Tandem Skydiving – Your First Jump!
Turn your dream of flight into reality! A tandem skydive is a great way to experience the thrill of freefall for the first time. Don’t worry, you will be accompanied by a USPA certified, experienced instructor at all times. Our instructors are among the most experienced skydivers in the country, with thousands of jumps each under their belts.
Curious about your first skydive? Of course you are!
The Step by Step details of your first tandem skydive are below!
Arrival | Check-In | Gear Up
When you first arrive at the skydiving center proceed to check in at our Manifest window (there are signs to lead the way). Our helpful manifest staff will confirm everyone in your group has completed payments and all required waivers. Once this is completed one of our tandem instructors will brief/train you for your skydive. Your instructor will gear you up in your harness and you will be ready to go!
Boarding | Time to Go!
Your instructor will guide you every step of the way boarding the airplane. There will be plenty of fun moments to capture on camera, so be sure to select the video and photo package when you make your reservation!
Take Off | Climb to Jump Altitude
Once all jumpers have boarded the plane, the pilot will take off and start climbing to our jump altitude. It will take you 12-16 minutes to get to full altitude depending on the jump altitude you selected. Of course you chose the 18000 ft. jump!!!! Ask your instructor to point out the local landmarks!
Once the airplane is climbing, your harness will be securely attached to your instructor’s harness. Your instructor will record a short interview to capture all of your emotions on the way up! (Did we mention you should get the video and picture package?)
Time to Fly!
The most thrilling part.. stepping out of the airplane into the blue sky! Be sure to smile for the camera as you exit the plane!
A breathtaking view of the clouds and the ground far below, the wind in your face and your heart pounding with an excitement you’ve never felt before! You will be in freefall for about 60 seconds. Take in the view with nothing to worry about as your instructor will open the parachute when it’s time! Your instructor will capture every second of your freefall from exit to parachute opening, to landing.
Free Fall | Opening
The moment of parachute opening will most likely catch you by surprise! It feels like you are getting pulled up slightly, as you move from the horizontal freefalling position to sitting vertically in your harness. Don’t forget to look up as the canopy inflates, it’s an amazing sensation and experience in itself!
Parachute (Canopy) Flight
Once the parachute opens, you will slow down and enjoy the quiet yet breathtaking canopy flight. As you slowly descend for around 5 minutes, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the sights and chat with your instructor. Ask them to point out the notable spots on skyline! To us, this part is just as enjoyable as freefall, scenic and serene, as you fly and navigate your way back to the dropzone! Your instructor will show you how to steer the parachute allowing you to “drive” as much or as little as you like. You will also practice the landing at this time so you know what to expect as we come in for a nice soft return to earth.
And finally, the landing! Your instructor will steer the canopy to the landing area right next to our hangar. Your friends will be there watching you land from our spectator area. Our photographer will capture that moment of pure joy as your feet touch the ground! (Did we mention – BE SURE TO GET THE PHOTO AND VDIEO PACKAGE 👍🏻 👍🏻 👍🏻)
Time to Celebrate!!!
You did it! Now you can fully understand why we say…….
To those that have jumped, no explanation is necessary.
To those that have not jumped, no explanation is possible.
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