Barber Airport, Alliance, OH
Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- All instructors are certified by the U.S. Parachute Association
- In operation since 1974, one of the oldest skydiving schools in the country
- 60 seconds of freefall at 120 mph!
- Stunning views of beautiful Berlin Lake and the magnificent Ohio countryside
This tandem sky diving experience is the opportunity of a lifetime to be extreme and experience the ultimate adrenalin rush of approximately 60 seconds of free fall!
As your aircraft reaches your jumping altitude, your instructor tells you its time. Your heart starts pounding from the adrenaline and excitement as you inch closer to the open aircraft door.
You peer over the edge and then, in a split second, you are on the most exciting thrill ride of your life with an expert instructor at your side.
As you fly through clouds at over 120 mph, for a full minute, you feel a complete and total sense of freedom not found anywhere else in the world.
To top off the skydive, you'll glide to earth during a serene 7 minute ride under a parachute built for two enjoying incredible views you normally only see from inside a plane!
Drop zone is a member of the United States Parachute Association and one of the oldest in the country.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and weigh no more than 250 pounds.
Plan on being at the drop zone for 2-3 hours.
1 per jump
Yes! They can watch from the picnic table area
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and sneakers.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider
How fast do you fall?
In a normal freefall, most individuals average 120mph but his may be significantly slowed or sped up, depending on body attitude, clothing, air density, and other factors. Tandem skydivers fall at a fairly fixed rate of 120mph due to the drogue that is deployed during the skydive.
Can you breathe in freefall?
Yes. They highly recommend breathing! If you're concerned about breathing, don't worry. They'll train you about breathing in the event that this is a concern. However, most people find they can breathe quite normally in freefall.
How long does freefall last?
About 60 seconds or so. You'll exit the aircraft around 12500 feet AGL, and deploy the parachute at approximately 5500 feet AGL. AGL is "Above Ground Level" which is not the same as above sea level.
What happens after freefall?
The parachute is deployed, and you and your tandem instructor float to the earth in a fast or slow descent. You can tell your instructor what kind of ride you'd prefer, and he'll do his best to accomodate your wishes, so long as they are within the bounds of conservative safety.
How qualified are the instructors?
The staff have thousands of jumps each, and are USPA certified and rated. Most of the staff members have multiple ratings including AFF, Tandem Ratings, Rigger, Master Rigger, Static Line Instructor, AID instructor, and other ratings. The drop zone operator is an active pilot and may well be on the aircraft with you and your instructor.
Does it hurt when we land?
Most skydive landings are about as soft as jumping off the lowest stair of a staircase.
What kind of training will I receive?
Prior to your skydive as a tandem student, you'll receive training on what you'll be wearing, how the parachute works, how you'll exit the aircraft, and how you'll maintain a body position in freefall. Your tandem instructor may have some additional training for you as well, depending on your questions and experience level.
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