Have you already checked out our frequently asked questions about tandem skydiving? Awesome. Now you’re ready for the more interesting stuff! We’re stoked to prepare you for your first time skydiving with some next-level information to help you get ready for the most thrilling adventure of your life.
Sure, you’re getting harnessed to a stone-cold-pro athlete and rolling out the door of a plane into the big, blue void — but this is far from a passive “ride.” While it’s true that the majority of the work on a tandem skydive is done by our first-rate instructors, there remain a few (key!) responsibilities that you’ll take on as a tandem skydiving student: lifting your legs for a safe landing, for instance. The upshot: You should be in fairly good health and physical condition.
What does that look like in practice? Well: We won’t ask you to run a 5k, but we will ask that you possess close to full range of motion in your extremities. If you have any doubts or questions about your physical or medical ability to skydive, please give us a call! There are medical limitations that can be managed if our instructors know about them.
Here’s some solid advice on what to wear skydiving: dress comfortably for the weather on the ground. Wear clothes that move with your body that you don’t mind potentially scuffing with a bit of grass debris or dirt. If it’s a little chilly on the ground, put on a pair of leggings underneath and keep your top half cozy with a base layer and a fleece. Footwear is simple: just wear lace-up trainers.
Preparing for skydiving is a mental game for everyone who makes that first jump. Nearly everyone is a bit nervous when they make their first skydive, but the zinging euphoria that’s waiting on the other side of that anxiety makes meeting the challenge totally worth it.
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