Texas Skydiving Company Defends English Language Requirement
A North Texas skydiving company is defending its requirement that skydivers must be able to speak English.
The Dallas Skydive Lodge, located in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, has a list of tandem skydiver requirements, including that customers must be over 18 years old, must have a government-issued photo ID, must sign a waiver, must understand that skydiving is dangerous, and must be able to speak English.
The Dallas Skydive Lodge website specifically states: “You must be able to read/write/speak fluent English so you can understand and fill out legal paperwork, and we can communicate.”
Owner Hank Schraeder has defended his company’s policies, and has stated that the English language requirement is a safety requirement, and has further claimed that race is not a factor in his policies.