A tandem skydive is the ultimate initiation into the world of skydiving. Your eye-opening experience is designed to adapt your head to the mental rush that is involved. We also take safety very seriously, we want to make sure that you can walk before you fly. After a brief training session, you will have all of the fundamental details that you will need for your experience. You see, with us, only the slightest effort from you is necessary because a USPA certified instructor will be secured to your back the whole time. It couldn’t be more simple!


When your turn comes, you will load into the plane and prepare for launch! As you ascend to altitudes of 14,000 feet, take a breath or two, and get ready to see the sky as you never have before! Once the door opens, you and your instructor will inch towards the exit. After a brief countdown, you jump! Make sure to keep your eyes open so you can soak up the view! The freefall lasts about a minute long, and your mind will definitely do everything it can to stay on top of the clamor of the wind, weightlessness of pure flight, and also views above and beyond your imagining. Just as you are acclimated to falling, the parachute is deployed. Most skydivers agree that this time is the calmest with the most spectacular views as you float back to the ground under a full, colored canopy.

One of the most common fears of skydiving comes from the idea that the parachute won’t open. This is not even a possibility for us because all of our instructors are fully equipped with a reserve parachute and an Automatic Activation Device (AAD). This device makes sure that the reserve parachute is ready to deploy all on its own once it reaches a specific altitude. Also, the FAA requires that all reserve parachutes are repacked every 180 days whether they were deployed or not. So the only thing that you’ll need to worry about is enjoying the view during your exhilarating experience!

Tandem Skydiving Progression

The tandem skydiving in Philadelphia progression is an intro for the enthusiastic but not yet fearless Philly Skydiving student. If you are convinced you'll want a bit more flight time before diving with a solo rig, then this is the best introduction to relax your mind into skydiving like a seasoned pro. The most crucial aspect of what we do is lead rookies into the world of skydiving. Get to know what it feels like to freefall, check your altimeter until it reads close to 5,000 feet, and have the impulse to do something more daring each dive. As safety is taken very important at any location we offer, rest assured that all aircraft, rigging, AAD (automatic activation device) and various other FAA specified measures are monitored meticulously. With the right equipment and training, you'll have thousands of jumps in no time.


This level of tandem skydiving is designed to expose you to the arch body posture, freefall turns, elevation focus, main parachute deployment, and canopy control. The benefit to the Philadelphia Skydiving tandem progression system is that you have an instructor with you through the entire freefall and parachute ride. During the canopy (parachute) section of your skydive, the teacher will provide you with a functional understanding of canopy operations as you execute the maneuvers.


Stage 2 of skydiving with one of our Philadelphia area crews offers you with the opportunity to regulate more pronounced freefall turns and greater stability. Well before you release your parachute, you need to wave off. This is pivotal, due to the fact that it helps other skydivers in the area know that anybody above you needs to move out of the hazard zone. Novices have to pull at a higher altitude in comparison to more proficient jumpers for safety, so you'll open the chute at around five thousand feet. Show that you're taking the training course to heart as you and the driving instructor will coordinate using the risers to flare before a soft landing. Practice makes perfect, and PLF (Parachute Landing Fall) training will allow you to minimize what may end up being a harsher landing. Once you've landed, your instructor ought to go over what you can improve upon during your jump. Assuming you've been paying attention and executing appropriately, you're headed to level three.


Releasing your canopy, sustaining your heading at an advanced level, fairly accurate 360 degree turning in freefall, and shifting forwards are the main training elements you'll come across in part three. After this level and following the 6 hour ground school, one of the instruction teams will help you enter the accelerated freefall (AFF) skydiving school plan at level 4. Now that you have the jitters out of your system, it will be that much less complicated to smoothly regulate your movements and build upon your skill. The adrenaline rush is present, but it's not the uncontrollable craze that you deal with during your initial skydive. You're on your way to emerging as a proficient skydiver!

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