First Skydive

What is tandem skydiving?

Tandem skydiving is a type of skydiving where the student, also known as a passenger, is wearing a harness that attaches to the instructor’s harness. In this configuration the instructor is wearing the parachute and the passenger is attached to the instructor; both use the same parachute. This is the most commonly known type of skydiving and it is perfect for instruction and for those seeking a minimal introduction to parachuting before taking the ride of lifetime. The first step in most skydiving instruction courses and the thrill of a lifetime for most weekend adventure seekers, a Tandem is the start either way and fun no matter how you look at it.

What to expect...

The tandem experience starts with a brief ground course on what you will be expected to do and what to expect. This course will cover the adjustment of the harness, how to board the aircraft, what will happen during the ascent to altitude, the exit procedures, what to expect, etc. This is a general outline of your big day. If you have any questions during this time please ask the instructor because the clearer it is to you before the more fun we’ll have and the safer it will be! Following a thirty minute ride to altitude you will exit 11,000 feet above the airport and enjoy about 45 seconds of free-fall followed by 4-5 minutes of canopy flight before returning to the ground to the resounding cheers of your friends and family! You can also expect:

  • Lots of wind in your face
  • The best view in Eastern North Carolina
  • A twenty minute ride to approximately 11,000 ft
  • About a 45 second free-fall
  • Approximately a 4-5 minute canopy flight
  • An adrenaline rush like never before

Other considerations.

Whatever time you book, please understand that skydiving is highly dependent on several factors including: weather, airplane, sunlight, and other skydivers. This means that while you may book a 2:00 PM tandem you might not jump at that time. We ask that you try and set aside at least half a day to this experience and be patient, we will get to everyone.

Please arrive 30 – 60 minutes before your appointment. There is paperwork to complete, decisions to be made, and the briefing. If you arrive early you can get this out of the way and watch others take the plunge, watch a few videos, and chat with everyone before your jump. Make sure to wear something comfortable, we recommend closed-toe shoes, and try not to wear anything you might not want to loose. You will have the option to wear a jumpsuit during your jump and you are allowed to store valuables in our safe while you jump.

What about the video?

We offer the following video options with your tandem skydive. All videos are in stunning 1080 HD and delivered via Google Drive or DVD.

Photo Package – includes approximately 100 photos of your free fall from exit to the ground.
Video Package – includes handcam footage edited into a 5-7 minute video with editor’s choice of music.

Tandem Details Price
In Season
Jump anytime between March through October
Off Season
Jump anytime between November through February
Second Tandem
Book a tandem within 6 months of your first one
Picture Package
GoPro takes 1 pic/second. Over 100 pictures!
Video Package
5-7 minute, edited video of your entire experience
Group Rate
Discount per person in groups of 5+