THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TANDEM SKYDIVING AT
Phoenix Skydive Center
First Time Skydive Experience
First Time Skydive Experience-Skydivers are harnessed to a certified U.S.P.A Tandem Instructor.- We provide everything from pre-jump instruction, all needed equipment and skydive goggles.Tandem Skydiving allows most people to experience terminal velocity and the sensation of flight under a high performance parachute. To freefall over a mile securely tethered to a USPA-certified instructor is the safest way to experience skydiving today.
Skydiving is an extreme sport that requires many factors to be in place to be safe. It is not uncommon to make more than one attempt at scheduling your jump. Many factors can delay or cancel jumps for the day including weather, airport delays, aircraft maintenance, instructor availability and other factors have delayed skydive operations. Skydiving is an extreme sport, be patient, plan ahead.
It generally takes 1-2 hours to complete your first Tandem jump. Remember to be flexible, plan to check-in for your skydive 15-30 minutes prior to your appointment time. At that time you will be given your actual jump time. in most cases you will be on the aircraft within 30 min. to an hour after arrival. Please allow 4 hours to complete your skydive. Arizona has pretty predictable weather, but unexpected delays are not unusual.
225 lbs. max weight*. Certain body types less than the max. weight still may not fit safely into the skydive equipment. If you weigh over 200 lbs. you must be at 68 inches tall. If you have concerns please speak with customer service for more information.
Leonardo da Vinci
First Skydive Experience
“Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”
We fly 2 Tandem passengers at a time in the aircraft. The two of you and your skydive instructors will fly to altitude in about 15-20 minutes. The Arizona desert is a skydiver’s dream. Enjoy the view and relax.
The door opens above 12,000′ – Relax! Your instructor will give you simple instructions and jump with you out the door. Freefall will last about 35-45 seconds at speeds over 125 miles per hour.
Your parachute opens around 5000′. You feel the wind stop and peacefully float down from 5000′. Your parachute ride lasts about 5-7 minutes. Groups will be able to view and photograph their friends and family from the skydive spectator area.
Please wear soft sole shoes, no boots or sandals. Eat lightly, drink plenty of water. Dramimine is great for motion sickness.
*fees may apply, see price page for details.