Tandem Skydiving – First Skydive
Tandem Skydiving was revolutionized in the mid 1980s by Ted Strong and Bill Booth. They created technology that allowed for relatively safe, 2 person, skydiving experience. In the 30 years following Tandem Skydiving has become a global sample with more than 100,000 per year in the United States and countless more across the globe. The Jumping Place Skydiving center is rated Georgia’s number 1 Tandem Skydiving Experience.
Tandem Skydiving is recommended for first time skydivers and for those who just want to do a leisure parachute jump every few months or so. Your tandem skydiving experience begins with making a reservation (we do accept walk ups, but reservations are recommended). Upon your arrival at The Jumping Place Skydiving Center, our office staff (all skydivers) will check you in and get you started on some basic paperwork and skydiving videos. The first of these videos will go over some risks and history of skydiving. The second video will show you some of the many video options with have for documenting your tandem skydiving experience. After your paperwork is completed you will meet your USPA Tandem Instructor and be given an estimated Skydiving time.
The Jumping Place Tandem Skydiving instructor will brief you on some safety and skydiving information, and what is expected from you during your skydive. They will then suit you up and you will be ready to skydive. The student and instructor will load the airplane and fly a little over 2 miles above Statesboro, and skydive! The door will open, cold air will hit you, your adrenaline will be rushing, and you will jump towards the Earth at 120 MPH! After about a minute the instructor will pull the main parachute ripcord. The parachute ride will last anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on altitude and weather conditions. You will be given the option to fly the parachute if you want and the instructor has no other concerns. After you fly for a few minutes the instructor will take the controls back and tell you to get your legs up (VERY IMPORTANT). Now you are a skydiver!
What you Need:
- Photographic State or Federal ID Card
- Comforatble clothes (Nothing to tight or loose, Tennis shoes, Jeans, T-shirts, etc.)
- Form of Payment