What You Need to Know Before Going on a Stunt Vacation
Before you start planning your stunt vacation, you're going to want to know a few details about what you're getting yourself into. To begin with, you must be 18 years of age and be in reasonably good health, as determined by each individual stunt vacation provider. Your health can dictate your participation, depending on the physical demands of the stunt. No one who suffers from heart attacks or high blood pressure will be jumping out of airplanes.
In addition to filling out a participant packet outlining your medical conditions and concerns, you'll be required to sign a waiver. Stunt vacation providers assume no liability for injuries that may result from any of the stunts. But just because they don't want to be sued doesn't mean you're not safe or protected. In fact, as of this writing, Las Vegas-based Thrillseekers Unlimited has a perfect safety record since 1992 and provides $5 million worth of insurance coverage. However, you'll want to verify the safety record and insurance coverage with each individual stunt company before booking your vacation.
Last but not least, you should research the credentials of your potential stunt instructor(s). Depending on the degree of difficulty and risk involved, you will want to have a certain level of security. If vacationing in the United Kingdom, for example, you can reference your instructor in the JISC Stunt Register, where a full member has seven years of work experience in stunt productions. As with most professions, the more experience, the better.