Tandem Skydiving

From: $200   Region: Portland (View all 24 Portland experiences)

Location(s):

Molalla, OR

Availability:

June - October:
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00 AM to Sunset
Monday & Friday - 10:00 AM to Sunset
Wednesday & Thursday - 12:00 PM to Sunset 

November - May:  (except January)
Saturday and Sunday - Weather permitting 

Imagine jumping from an airplane flying 14,000 feet above the Oregon countryside and soaring through the air for 60 seconds at 120mph!
  • All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association and many are world record holders in their respective disciplines
  • Over 70,000 student jumps with a perfect student safety record
  • Super Twin Otter aircraft capable of carrying 23 jumpers to 14,000 feet in under 20 minutes
  • 60 seconds of freefall at 120 mph!


More detailed description >

Description:
As your Super Twin Otter 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.

Once the canopy opens, and you parachute deploys, you can take in views of the stunning Oregon landscape!

The largest private airport in Oregon, dedicated solely to skydiving! All tandem jumpmasters have earned USPA's highest rating and have thousands of jumps to their credit. You are in good hands! Get ready for the ultimate thrill!

This is one experience you will never forget!



Key Info >

Essential Information:
Participants must be 18 years of age and weigh less than 230 pounds. This activity requires a moderate level of fitness.

Duration:
Plan for 4 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 person per jump

Spectators:
There is a spectator area for your family and friends, except the 4-legged kind. There are No dogs allowed on the airport and all children must be with a parent or guardian at all times. Additionally, there is No alcohol allowed during skydiving operations.

Weather Dependent:
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. Sneakers recommended, no open toed shoes or hiking boots. T-shirts with sleeves are recommended, no tank tops. Jump suits are available at no additional cost.

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'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

Experience ID:
AIR-POR-0005



View FAQ's >

  1. Can I jump with my friends?
    Yes! Sharing the experience with your friends and family is fantastic.
  2. What do I wear?
    Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes (NO open toed shoes or hiking boots or shoes with hooks). On warm sunny days you may choose to jump in shorts and a t-shirt, please note, tank tops or sleeveless shirts are not comfortable under the harness. On colder days jeans and a long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt may be appropriate. No bare feet or sandals are allowed.
  3. What will the skydive feel like?
    The sensation of freefall is more like flying than falling, and the parachute flight is quiet and inspiring.
  4. What does my first jump include?
    Your first tandem skydive includes:

    * Pre-jump instructional class
    * One tandem jump harnessed to a professional Instructor
    * Approximately one minute of freefall from 13,000 feet
    * A scenic 5 to 7 minute parachute flight
    * skydiving videos are available for an additional charge

  5. Can I get a video of my jump?
    Yes, of course.  You can purchase a video for $99.

    A 7 - 8 minute film of your skydive, dubbed on to a DVD, edited with music. We expect to film you at various times from when you leave the classroom to after your landing. However, because of the number of variables the only part that we guarantee is the freefall phase. Bonus footage may include climbing into the aircraft, takeoff, the climb to altitude, exit, under canopy and landing.
  6. What kind of parachute will we use?
    The parachutes used are specifically designed, large "ram-airs". A ram-air is a high technology "square" parachute, as opposed to the old style round parachutes.
  7. What time will I jump, so my friends can watch?
    If you are making a Tandem Skydive, jumps usually begin between 1 and 4 hours after your scheduled class time. The first hour of your day is spent on training and paperwork, so if your friends want to show up a bit later, that is okay. Once your class is trained, we assign groups to aircraft loads. Classes have 1 - 12 people and are comprised of various groups and individual students, so there will likely be more than one airplane flight and not everyone will be on the first load. We suggest you plan 3 - 4 hours for weekday tandem jumps and 4 - 5 hours on weekends.
  8. Can I take my own camera with me?
    No. You are too busy with your skydive to look after your cameras. It may very easily get lost or broken and we can not risk dropping it in freefall or under parachute.
  9. What if the weather forecast is bad?
    Neither we, nor the weatherman, are 100% accurate at predicting the weather here in the NW. We do not cancel jumps based on the forecast - all weather decisions are made on the day of the jump. We do not jump in the rain or through the clouds, but lots of partly cloudy / partly sunny days are especially great for skydiving, but those days can require long waits, so patience is involved. If you have a question on weather, you can call shortly before you head out for your scheduled time and we'll let you know the status of the day. If for some reason we need to cancel, we'll give you a call.

Customer Reviews:

  • Tandem Skydiving

  • September 21, 2012

  • 5

  • Portland

"My daughter and I had a most memorable experience; however, I am disappointed with the video. We paid for 2 videos. I called to ask that footage from both our videos be shared to make better/longer videos since ours were going to be very short due to dropping through the clouds. I know that the cloud cover could not be helped, but the videos would have been better if footage from both was shared. Plus, neither of the 2 songs I chose, classics easily available online, were used. For the price we paid times 2, I had hoped for something more to share with family and friends. I completely understand that the photo/videographer has to work with what footage we get, just think it could have been better with a combination of footage and more effort put into the songs used. Thank you."