can you handle the height?
The high adrenaline free-fall starts as you and your instructor jump, you fall through the air and rush towards the earth at about 125 mph – if you’ve chosen to jump from 10,000 ft this will last approximately 30 seconds or 60 seconds if you’re jumping from 15,000 ft. At 5000 ft your tandem instructor will deploy the parachute, this will slow your rate of descent to about 30mph.
What to expect on the day
Check-in and induction
You’ll need your ‘booking reference’ to register your arrival and input any final details. You'll then get called through to the induction room where the customer service manager will give you the low-down on what to expect throughout the day and give you some tips on how to get the most out of your tandem skydive experience.
Training centre and kitting up area
About 20 minutes before your jump you’ll be called through to the kitting-up area to put on jump suits, goggles and a leather hat. You’ll then be fitted with a harness before your specialist training begins.
The pre-jump training session is conducted by highly qualified instructors in a simulated training environment. Lasting about 10 – 15 minutes it will give you the instruction required for your tandem skydive.
Here you’ll meet you instructor and record the start of your tandem skydive movie as you wait for your flight to be ready. Once your flight is ready your instructor will escort you to the plane.