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Tandem Skydive

A Tandem Skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the exhilaration of being in freefall! Strapped to a highly qualified tandem instructor you will jump from 10,000 – 12,000 feet falling at speeds of around 120mph before your parachute is deployed for you to enjoy the views as you float back to the ground. No previous experience is necessary and it takes just 20 minutes to be trained to make the jump!

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Training for your tandem parachute jump is simple and takes around 20 minutes, covering the following:
The tandem parachute equipment and how it works.
How you will be attached to your tandem instructor.
What you need to do when you exit the aircraft.
What is expected of you during free fall.
What happens during the canopy ride and landing process.
When it’s your turn, you will be given a jumpsuit, hat and goggles, and then fitted into your harness.
Then you walk with your tandem instructor to board the plane where you will then be securely attached to your instructor.
The plane will climb to an altitude of between 10,000 – 12,000 feet.
When it is safe to do so, you and your tandem instructor will move to the door ready to exit the plane!
On leaving the aircraft, you will freefall reaching a speed of 120mph before your tandem instructor opens the parachute at around 5,000 feet.
You then get to enjoy the local views, gliding through the air whilst suspended underneath your tandem parachute. You may even get the chance to take control and fly the canopy back to the landing area!
As you get near to the ground it’s time to wave to your friends and family and then feet up whilst your tandem instructor takes control and lands the canopy.
Then smile for the camera as you are presented your certificate for completing your tandem skydive.
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Approximately 20 minutes of training is needed and the tandem parachute jump can be completed on the same day.
There is no upper age limit and you can start tandem skydiving as young as 16 years old!
If you are 40 years or over, a medical certificate is required.
Wear warm, loose, comfortable clothes and trainers with no hooks.
Your tandem skydive can be captured using DVD and still photos by one of our skilled camera flyers, so that you can relive your experience.
There is a maximum weight limit which may vary from centre to centre. Please check before choosing the centre where you wish to do your tandem parachute jump.
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Tandem Parchute Jump
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Smiles after completing a tandem skydive
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