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Tandem Skydiving in San Jose

Tandem Skydiving

HOLLISTER, CA

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Experience the thrill of skydiving in Hollister, CA at one of the most experienced skydiving centers in the world!
  • All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association
  • Thousands of tandem jumps with a perfect safety record
  • Top 100 MPH as you freefall through the sky!
  • Stunning views of the spectacular Northern California countryside

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About this Experience

  • Experience the thrill of skydiving in Hollister, CA at one of the most experienced skydiving centers in the world!
    • All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association
    • Thousands of tandem jumps with a perfect safety record
    • Top 100 MPH as you freefall through the sky!
    • Stunning views of the spectacular Northern California countryside

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  • As your Super King Air aircraft reaches altitude 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 on the most exciting thrill ride of your life with an expert instructor at your side.

    As you fly through clouds at over 100 MPH, you feel a complete and total sense of freedom not found in any other experience on in the world.

    Choose from an 8,000 foot altitude jump with 5-10 seconds of freefall, an 11,000 foot altitude jump with 30 seconds of freefall, a 15,000 foot altitude jump with 60 seconds of freefall, or go for the highest tandem skydive jump available in California with a 18,000 foot jump with 90 seconds of freefall.

    Once the canopy opens, and you parachute deploys, you can take in the stunning views of the Northern California countryside.

    All of the jumpmasters have earned USPA's highest rating and have thousands of jumps to their credit. You are in good hands!

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  • Essential Information

    • Participants must be at least 18 years old
    • Participants must weigh no more than 250 pounds and if over 200 pounds there is a $2 per pound fee

    Duration

    Plan on spending 2-4 hours at the jumpzone.

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    Maximum Participants

    Up to 14 per plane including instructors

    Spectators

    Allowed from the ground for free. Or, one spectator per person is allowed to go up in the plane for a $40 fee, however we do need advance notice if you are planning on bringing a spectator.

    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. Please note, you will have the option to put on a jumpsuit on over your clothing, and it does get warm around the airport in the summer months, so dress accordingly.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 5 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 5 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in either a $50 fee, or 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

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    AIR-SJO-0003

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    1. Is it safe?
      All of the equipment used is serviced and maintained by FAA certified technicians of the highest ratings.  The parachutes are packed by professionals, the reserves packed and repacked even if used (it's not only a good idea, it's the law).  Although it is an inherently dangerous sport, they take every precaution to assure your safety while on the drop zone. 
    2. What should I eat before skydiving?
      Rather than not eating at all, you may want to eat something light, or bring something to snack on with you. 
    3. Does if feel like you're falling?

      Briefly.  A human body leaving an airplane at 8,000 - 18,000 feet reaches terminal velocity within just a few seconds.  After that you no longer feel like you're falling, just like you're moving down a cushion of air. 

    4. Is freefall noisy?
      Yes and no.  Don't plan on carrying a lot of conversations in the air, but you won't need earplugs either.  It's like sticking your head out of a car window when it's moving.
    5. Does it hurt when the parachute opens?
      No, it doesn't hurt.  The harness is tightened so that there's no real shock from it pulling when the parachute opens.
    6. What if I panic/ pass-out/ get hurt and can't pull the ripcord?
      All of the rig's are equipped with a device called an Automatic Activation Device (AAD).  This device constantly measures your speed and altitude during a skydive and it your going too fast too low it will deploy your parachute for you.

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Location & Availability

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Year-round
Fridays & Mondays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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