TANDEM SKYDIVING - THE QUICKEST WAY TO FLY!
The tandem skydive at Rick's is by far the most popular way to make your first skydive. With minimal ground training, you are able to experience the exhilaration of freefall for nealy 40 seconds.
Training will be provided by the instructor that will be accompanying you on your tandem skydive. You will be given the opportunity to pull your own ripcord and help steer the parachute to the ground. Afterwards you will receive a first jump certificate that will be personally signed by your instructor to reflect your accomplishment.
After approximately 15-20 minutes of instruction, you and your tandem instructor will climb in the aircraft to an altitude of nearly 2 miles above the earth. Before you exit, your instructor will attach you, via your tandem harness, to the front of the tandem parachute system that he is wearing. Securely connected to your Instructor at four points of contact (on the shoulders and hips) and ready for freefall, you will both exit the airplane and freefall together until you have descended to an altitude of 5,000 feet.
At 5,000 feet, your instructor will deploy the parachute that suspends you both. You will receive "hands on" instruction in parachute control, steering, and landing. The canopy (parachute) ride will last 5-7 minutes.
Skydive Rick's has USPA and Strong Enterprises Certified Tandem Instructors. Our Tandem Instructors meet and exceed any and all regulations that are issued by both the USPA and Strong Enterprises. Our safety record speaks for itself!