The tandem in details
Preparing for your first skydive actually begins before you even leave your home.
A few pro-tips for the day of your jump:
- Check the weather before you leave and call us if you have any doubts.
- Arrive at least 30min early and plan to spend most of the day at the airport. With all the prep and training you'll see that skydiving is more involved than just "show up and go up".
- Dress for success - sneakers, t-shirts and jeans (or shorts) are fine. Anything hard to maneuver in (e.g. miniskirts, baggie pants, your tuxedo) won't work. And seriously, bring sneakers.
When you arrive, we'll welcome you and have you register.
Registration includes signing a legal waiver (usually the scariest part of the jump). At this time you can also request a video and photography stills package for your jump.
After being welcomed to our Drop Zone, your instructur will fill you up with the following information (and you'll practice too!):
- How we sit securely in the airplane during takeoff and ascent.
- How to safely exit the aircraft together as the plane reaches jump altitude and the transition into freefall.
- Proper free-fall body position as we jump so you can enjoy the beautiful view.
- What the parachute ride is like as our canopy inflates smoothly overhead and gracefully descends back to the airport.
- How we perform our landing.
After training, we'll fit you for goggles and safety equipment and your instructor will harness for your jump.
Throughout the entire process our staff are available for questions and will be performing safety checks and otherwise working to make sure you have an incredible skydive.
Once you've donned your gear and had a safety briefing you'll be ready to make your jump.
This is the time for us to make final adjustments on your harness, answer any remaining questions you might have, and for you to enjoy any down time before getting in the plane. You're now ready to board our jump-plane and make the leap of a lifetime with an experienced Tandem Instructor.
Note: Skydiving is typically an all-day activity for many reasons (including weather holds, training, and delays from large groups that may arrive at the airport before you) so plan with that in mind! We ask that you be open to rescheduling if inclement weather forces us to move your reservation. It's rare, but it does happen.
Expect to celebrate back on the ground with an official certificate to log your first jump and a grin to match the indescribable feeling of having jumped out of a plane.
At xtreme Divers we are proficient and experienced at jumping with the disabled. Give us a call to discuss your particular situation and plan your first jump!!
Here is the process described by images.