Skydiving: noun: sky-diving
Definition: the sport of jumping out of an airplane and performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during freefall before landing by parachute.
Tandem skydiving is when a first time passenger is harnessed to a licensed, USPA tandem instructor. No experience is needed for people who want to try first time tandem skydiving. Read our step-by-step process for going on your first skydive!
Step 1 - Harness Up & Training
Step 2 - Airplane Ride
Some locations skydive from 10,000 ft while other locations skydive from 14,000 ft. Learn more about Exit Altitude.
Step 3 - Exit
Step 4 - Freefall
Step 5 - Parachute Ride
Step 6 - Landing
There are over 200 skydiving centers located in the United States. There are two main websites that list the skydiving facilities in the US:
A tandem skydive is something that most people can do and requires no prior experience. If you can jump off of a picnic table and land on your feet without any trouble then you are most likely physically capable. of skydiving.
Skydiving center's have restrictions based on age and weight for tandem skydive passengers. Weight restrictions are in place to with customer/instructor safety and to meet requirements made by tandem harness manufacturing companies.
Looking for more information? Skydiver's subscribe to 2 monthly publications that are available for the public to read. Both magazines offer a glimpse into the world of skydiving and have articles reviewing safety protocol, new inventions and events happening at different skydiving center's throughout the country.