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!


How much does it cost for a tandem skydive?

Your first tandem will cost ONLY $200.00. We require a $30.00 (non-refundable) deposit per person. After you have completed your tandem skydive, if you would like to make another tandem skydive within 90 days, the cost is only $170.00. Tandems are available by appointment only. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for paperwork. Skydive Rick's accepts payment via Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Can I get a video with my tandem skydive?

Skydive Rick's can video your tandem skydive for an extra charge of only $75.00. You can take the video home the same day as your skydive to show all your friends that didn't think you would jump. Your tandem video will be a great reminder of the day that you jumped from a perfectly good airplane!!!

What should I wear?

Dress should be comfortable depending on the weather. Shoes of any kind can be worn with the exception of sandals and shoes that have hooks, for the safety of our students. We will supply a jumpsuit to go over the clothes that you wear.

Are there any requirements or limitations?

Absolutely! You must be at least 18 years old and in reasonably good physical condition. Due to safety considerations, the weight limit for a tandem skydive is 220 lbs, with height and weight being proportional. Various factors will be assessed to determine our ability to take you on a skydive. These include but are not limited to: weight, height, body type, and medical history.

I'm ready to skydive! What's next?

Give us a call at 330-426-2565 or click "SCHEULE MY SKYDIVE" above to submit a booking request.

Can I ride in the plane to watch but not jump out?

Yes! If there is room on the airplane load, you can ride along as a passenger for $20.00. You will be able to watch the skydivers exit the plane and you will then return back to the airport with the pilot in the airplane.

How long will this take?

Plan on being here for about 3-4 hours for your jump, weather permitting.