First Time Skydivers
What You Should Expect on Your First Tandem Skydive
Upon arrival at our drop zone you’ll be greeted by our courteous staff who will guide you each step of the way through the skydiving process. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us, there are no silly questions.
We’ve prepared this information to explain the entire process from the documentation to the landing at the end of your jump.
One of the first things you will do upon arrival is receive our pre-jump documentation package. This will include such information as your weight (we have different sized parachutes so please be accurate), your date of birth, your driving license details, etc. as well as a waiver and release of liability form for your review. Safety is important to us, but there are inherent risks associated with skydiving and aviation related activities, and in order to participate it is important that you understand and acknowledge this.
Thanks to the nature of the tandem skydive the formal training required can be kept to a minimum as your personal tandem master will control the free-fall and the parachute decent. However there is some information and rules that you need to be familiar with to help with the safe outcome of the jump. By educating you as what to expect in the airplane, how to hold your body during free-fall and what to expect when the parachute opens your fears can be eased and your fun maximized.
When we arrive at the drop zone you will be equipped with a jumpsuit, soft helmet, goggles and a harness. This will connect you to your instructors equipment prior to jumping. After being double-checked you will be led to the airplane and seat belted in ready for take off.
Airplane Ride and Jump
As the plane rolls down the runway and lifts off you can have pride in yourself that you have made a commitment to face a challenge and embark on one of life’s truly special experiences. While you enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Charleston, Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip the pilot will be guiding the plane to our jump altitude over 2 miles above the earth. As jump time approaches your instructor will give you one final check and then via 4 attachment points secure you to his equipment (each upper attachment is capable of holding 5000 lbs.)
When the door finally opens and you exit the aircraft most of our students say their fears stay in the plane and the feeling they are left with they describe only as indescribable!!!
For over 45 seconds falling at speeds in excess of 120 MPH you will finally understand why the birds sing!
Our digital video packages enable you to relive the thrill over and over with price as low as $89
The Parachute Descent
All too quickly you will find the parachute opening and your adrenaline charged free-fall transitions into a quite peaceful parachute decent, where you and your instructor can talk and share the moment with you. During the 5-7 minutes it takes to reach the ground your instructor can provide either a sedate gentle ride to the ground or a more radical roller coaster experience demonstrating spins and stalls as he skillfully takes you to our landing area.
Prior to your return to your hotel you will receive your certificate of completion ready for framing. For those of you who are interested in watching the parachutes being re-packed or if you are just curious about maybe taking classes then our staff will be on hand to assist you in any way possible.
We are able to offer both Sunset Tandem Skydives and for the ultimate sensation of falling, Tandem Jumps from a hot air balloon.
Some restrictions apply. Please call us to make arrangements.
Have a Great Skydive!!!