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I Want to Tandem Jump! Now!

Tandem parachute jump | Pic from Kristian Vlogs

Looking for the fastest way to make your first jump? Tandem skydiving is your go-to sport. You will see that it utilizes a dual harness parachute, where the instructor wears the parachute, and the student (you) is strapped to the instructor while jumping. 

However, the maximum weight for a tandem jump is 240 pounds. In a tandem skydive, you make your dive from 14,000 feet with the help of your instructor. 

A jump should take about 90 minutes, including the training. Here is a rundown of a typical tandem parachute jump

Tandem Jumping Step-by-step

Check-in at the drop zone to fill out some paperwork

Well, this is when you check in and get over with the paper work, and get a feeling of the dropzone. 

Twenty Minute Call!

When it gets to the time for you to jump, your team calls your name over the PA, and you go straight to meet your instructor. Getting there, you get to put on your goggles, jumpsuits, and harness. 

After this, you review the lessons with your instructor, especially on body positioning. If you are going for a video and picture package, the camera crew gets you on film at this stage. 

Five Minute Call!!

After suiting up, make your way to the loading area. Then, board the plane together with your instructor. 

Take Off!!!

Now, you are about 13,000 feet above ground level! Enjoy the beautiful view, and if you wish on capturing pictures of the view, the videographer will help you do so.

Three Minutes!

Now, you hear a buzzer notifying you of an imminent exit. Your instructor then straps you to the harness and walks you through the exit plan. 

Door!

As the plane gets closer to the drop zone, the pilot asks the instructors to open the door. When the instructors open the door, they wait for the green light, which signifies the go-ahead to jump.

Green Light!

After the plane passes the drop zone, the instructor turns on the green light. When this happens, the instructor directs you to walk over to the door. 

Ready, Set, GO!

Your instructor chants “Ready, Set, go!” and you jump out. You get to experience 60 seconds of freedom while falling at a speed of 120 miles per hour. The videographer takes close-ups of you at this stage. 

5000 feet, pull!

After falling for 9000 feet, your instructor pulls the ripcord, and the parachute opens. Now, everything becomes peaceful as he steers the parachute back to the drop zone while you enjoy the scenery.

Flare!

After your instructor steers you to the drop zone, you make your approach to the ground. At about 12 feet above the ground, the instructor pulls down on both break toggles to flare up the parachute to enable soft landing. 

If you also decide to get closes at this stage, the videographer covers this need. 

Looking for the fastest way to make your first jump? Tandem skydiving is your go-to sport. You will see that it utilizes a dual harness parachute, where the instructor wears the parachute, and the student (you) is strapped to the instructor. 

However, the maximum weight for a tandem jump is 240 pounds. In a tandem skydive, you make your dive from 14,000 feet with the help of your instructor. 

A jump should take about 90 minutes, including the training. Here is a rundown of a typical parachute jump. 

Tandem Jumping Step-by-step

Check-in at the drop zone to fill out some paperwork

Well, this is when you check in and get over with the paper work, and get a feeling of the dropzone. 

Twenty Minute Call!

When it gets to the time for you to jump, your team calls your name over the PA, and you go straight to meet your instructor. Getting there, you get to put on your goggles, jumpsuits, and harness. 

After this, you review the lessons with your instructor, especially on body positioning. If you are going for a video and picture package, the camera crew gets you on film at this stage. 

Five Minute Call!!

After suiting up, make your way to the loading area. Then, board the plane together with your instructor. 

Take Off!!!

Now, you are about 13,000 feet above ground level! Enjoy the beautiful view, and if you wish on capturing pictures of the view, the videographer will help you do so.

Three Minutes!

Now, you hear a buzzer notifying you of an imminent exit. Your instructor then straps you to the harness and walks you through the exit plan. 

Door!

As the plane gets closer to the drop zone, the pilot asks the instructors to open the door. When the instructors open the door, they wait for the green light, which signifies the go-ahead to jump.

Green Light!

After the plane passes the drop zone, the instructor turns on the green light. When this happens, the instructor directs you to walk over to the door. 

Ready, Set, GO!

Your instructor chants “Ready, Set, go!” and you jump out. You get to experience 60 seconds of freedom while falling at a speed of 120 miles per hour. The videographer takes close-ups of you at this stage. 

5000 feet, pull!

After falling for 9000 feet, your instructor pulls the ripcord, and the parachute opens. Now, everything becomes peaceful as he steers the parachute back to the drop zone while you enjoy the scenery.

Flare!

After your instructor steers you to the drop zone, you make your approach to the ground. At about 12 feet above the ground, the instructor pulls down on both break toggles to flare up the parachute to enable soft landing. 

If you also decide to get closes at this stage, the videographer covers this need. 

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