Skydiving is an experience, you just cannot compare to anything else. You can’t say its like “this” or like “that”, like a roller coaster or like flying. It’s just something so unique unto itself, you have to try it to know what we are talking about. Skydivers have a saying “we know why the birds sing…”
Tandem Skydiving is by far the most common way to experience skydiving for the first time and any time you don’t want to go through extensive training to be able to jump by yourself. With the Tandem skydive you get to experience all aspects of skydiving in the capable hands of a highly experienced and qualified instructor. You get the thrill and excitement, the fear and the fun while someone takes you through the process and you don’t have the added worry and stress of doing it all by yourself.
On the day of your jump, once you have finished your paperwork, you will receive a short training from your tandem instructor on what to expect and what he/she needs from you. You will learn how to safely exit the aircraft, free fall techniques and body position during landing.
Then, you’ll be ready to “gear up”. We will get you in your harness and the instructor will put on the rig (parachute) and you’ll be ready to go. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way until you are safely back at the office. As you can see from the photos, you are harnessed to the front of the Tandem master for the actual jump.
An incredibly scenic ride to jump altitude precedes your exit from the plane. You will have stunning views of the Sierra mountain range, Lake Tahoe and the many surrounding lakes in the area. After about a 20 minute ride to your jump altitude you will exit the plane and and enter into the exciting world of freefall! Then, once your freefall is over the fun continues as you fly back down under your parachute and land, right back where you started!
We couldn’t possibly describe what this will all feel like, so give us a call to schedule your tandem jump asap and find out what all the excitement is really about!
Our skydiving center adheres to the strictest safety measures. We are a group member of the USPA (United States Parachute Association), follow all safety requirements set out by this organization and the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority). All of our instructors are expertly trained, highly experienced and certified by the USPA.
We are not a third party company selling Tandem skydives, we are a locally owned and operated business that offers tandem skydives in our home town of Truckee California. Truckee is located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains close to the north shore of Lake Tahoe: Just a short drive from Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe, California.