Tandem Skydiving

From: $229   Region: Dallas (View all 28 Dallas experiences)
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Location(s):

Whitewright, TX

Availability:

May - August:
Thursdays, Fridays & Mondays - 9:00 AM to Sunset
Saturdays & Sundays - 8:00 AM to Sunset

September - April:
Mondays & Fridays - 9:00 AM to Sunset
Saturdays & Sundays - 8:00 AM to Sunset

Imagine skydiving from an airplane sitting 13,500 feet above Dallas and soaring through the air for 60 seconds at 120 MPH!
  • All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association and have thousands of jumps to their credit
  • Jump from a Super Twin Otter aircraft, capable of carrying 23 jumpers to 13,500 feet in under 20 minutes
  • Experience the adrenaline rush of 60 seconds of freefall at 120 MPH!
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Dallas countryside as you glide effortlessly before returning safely to Earth!


More detailed description >

Description:
As your plane reaches an altitude of over 13,500 feet, your instructor tells you it's 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 experiencing the thrill of a lifetime with an expert instructor on your back.

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.

Once the canopy opens, and your parachute deploys, you can take in views of the beautiful Dallas countryside!

Find comfort in knowing that all tandem jump masters have earned USPA's highest rating and have thousands of jumps to their credit.



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Participants should not weigh more than 225 pounds
  • There is a $20 additional charge for students over 200 pounds
  • Video of your skydive is available for purchase on the day of the experience

Duration:
This experience may take up to 3-5 hours. It typically takes about an hour or so to complete ground school, then 2 to 4 hours to complete your jump. Duration will depend on the class size and a variety of other factors.

Maximum Participants:
1 participant per tandem jump

Spectators:
Friends and family are encouraged to come along and watch. There is an observation deck, picnic tables, and even an on-site cafe if you get hungry! If you bring children, make sure that there will be someone present to watch them at all times.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent but ground school will be held rain or shine. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and tennis/gym shoes. A jumpsuit and goggles will be provided.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living'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 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours 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 be able to reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider

Experience ID:
AIR-DAL-0007



View FAQ's >

  1. Is there an age limit?
    Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to skydive.  For legal reasons, there are no exceptions to this rule, even with parental consent.
  2. Is there a weight limit?
    Each participant weighs in as part of the check-in process. There is a $20 additional charge for participants over 200 pounds, with a maximum weight of 225 pounds. This maximum includes the clothing you're going to jump in.
  3. Why is there a weight limit?
    Weight limits are based upon the reserve canopy's maximum wing loading, a value calculated by comparing the participant's weight (and the weight of the instructor) to the square footage of the reserve parachute.For safety reasons, this wing loading value must not exceed the manufacture's recommendations for that parachute.
  4. What should I wear?
    Dress comfortably for the current weather conditions, keeping in mind that the temperature at altitude is typically colder than it is on the ground. Make sure you wear tennis shoes or sneakers.Participants are not allowed to jump in sandals, boots, or shoes with heels.A jumpsuit and all other equipment will be provided. Participants who wear glasses will be provided with special goggles that can fit over them.
  5. How long will it take?
    It typically takes about an hour to complete the ground school and then 2-4 hours afterward to complete your jump. These specifics vary wildly dependent upon class size, weather, and other factors. Plan on being there for at least half the day.
  6. What if the weather is bad?
    Ground school will be held rain or shine and they will often try to jump for at least part of the day. In the event that the weather preludes your skydive, you will be able to reschedule the jump at the drop zone after you have completed your training.
  7. At what altitude do we jump?
    The typical jump altitude is 13,500 feet (over 2.5 miles). Occasionally,a high altitude cloud cover will force you to jump from a lower altitude, but you will always get at least 10,000 feet. You'll spend about 60 seconds free-falling, then experience a peaceful canopy ride lasting approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. How fast will I fall?
    You will freefall at roughly 120 MPH!
  9. What does skydiving feel like?
    Many people say that if feels like flying.It's very intense, exciting, and liberating! However, there is no falling sensation as with a roller coaster.
  10. What is the landing like?
    Most landings are quite soft. Modern parachutes are highly maneuverable with collapsible wings and fly very much like a glider.

Customer Reviews:

  • Tandem Skydiving

  • May 05, 2015

  • 5

  • Dallas

"Outstanding Tandem Skydiving experience!!! This is my 2nd item purchased through Cloud 9 Living and I am very pleased. After my first skydiving experience, I purchased a 2nd jump. Cloud 9 Living performs the due diligence and partners with quality companies focused on outstanding customer experience and service."

  • Tandem Skydiving

  • April 29, 2014

  • 5

  • Dallas

"I like doing extreme things once in life and when I received a Cloud 9 experience to rent a Harley,... I thought about trading it in for something I've never done before. See I owned a motorcycle in the past so I know what riding is all about. When looking through the different experiences Cloud 9 had to offer, I saw the skydiving package available in my area and had to jump on it. I paid the difference in price and secured my appointment with Dallas Skydive. The experience went very smooth from Check-in to classroom, then from suiting up to jumping... everything was great. I got to experience the feeling of jumping out of an airplane and it was really exhilarating!!!"

  • Tandem Skydiving

  • September 11, 2013

  • 5

  • Dallas

"I went skydiving and it was a life changing experience. Well maybe not life changing since I haven't changed anything but it was the best gift I've ever been given. I've told everybody about it and how I got a discounted rated for a friend through cloud 9."