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Tandem Skydiving in Fort Wayne

First-Time Skydiving

If you're looking to experience the unbeatable thrills of skydiving for the very first time, tandem skydiving is what we would recommend for you! Join us here at Fort Wayne Skydiving for the most heart-pounding ways to experience the fun and excitement of complete freefall sky diving over Indiana. It's on to the plane and climb up to 2.5 miles for an experience that you will never forget.

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Fort Wayne Skydiving School

Skydiving Certification

There are many ways to become a licensed skydiver. At Fort Wayne Skydiving, our associate dropzones offer an AFF (Accelerated FreeFall) training technique. Some of our affiliates offer training tandem jumps (Tandem Progression) that allow the student to obtain understanding and confidence with a licensed instructor attached. Call Fort Wayne Skydiving right away to learn about the skydive school options available in Indiana.

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Fort Wayne Skydiving Gift Certificates

Skydiving Gift Ideas

Great for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas, Fort Wayne Skydiving Gift Vouchers can be ordered as a tandem sky dive, a solo course or one of the awesome Fort Wayne Skydiving packages that Fort Wayne Skydiving can provide. Gift Cards are valid for 2 years from your purchase date and are fully transferable so that the beneficiary can always pass it along!

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Skydiving Video Packages Fort Wayne

Skydiving Videos Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Skydiving sky diving centers have some of the most experienced aerial videographers in Indiana to capture every second of the jump of your lifetime! Some dropzones also utilize a different camera, a sportscam, (a video camera mounted on your Tandem Master's wrist) for a lower cost, HD video.

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Come and join us for the most electrifying experience at Fort Wayne Skydiving - a high-flying, action-packed tandem sky dive over Indiana! A Tandem Skydive is a rare experience for nearly anyone. Fort Wayne Skydiving affiliates use airplanes and facilities that are designed to handle parties of any size - whether you are an individual or in a party of a hundred, we will guarantee that your skydiving experience is as extraordinary as it can be. Onlookers are of course encouraged to join in and share in the action! Call 1-888-565-5867 and ask one of our Skydiving Professionals for details and the best deals on our most popular packages!

A Walk Through of a Person's First Skydive

Skydiving provides the best adrenaline rush that will make every first-time jumper want to come back for more. Skydiving is one of the only times when you can experience something similar to human flight, experiencing a feeling of newly discovered freedom. Most people who have an interest in skydiving are hesitant, thinking that the activity is unsafe. However, The United States Parachuting Association has logged the dives of over 350,000 people who have completed more than 3 million jumps a year - there is a higher assumed risk associated when driving, particularly when compared to skydiving.

Why is Tandem Skydiving Recommended?

There is an obvious safety aspect to it. To fly alone, you will need to complete a multilevel program that will call for hundreds of hours of preparation. Besides this, you will have to fulfill all the criteria including successfully passing a written test as well as demonstrating your skydiving capabilities. For individuals looking to skydive just for entertainment, a tandem skydive is best as it is less demanding. After a brief training session, you will be strapped to an experienced tandem instructor for an experience of a lifetime.

First Time Tandem Skydive

Also called tandem parachuting, tandem skydiving requires that students be strapped to an instructor that will lead them through the process of exiting the airplane, diving, and safely landing onto the ground. Most of the hard work of freefalling and piloting is delegated to the instructor, with the first timer purely enjoying the experience. The U.S. Parachute Association requires individuals taking part in skydiving to be a minimum of 18 years old.

A tandem skydive adventure enables you to free fall at 120mph in about a minute. It only requires a brief ground instruction where your instructor will guide you on how to exit the aircraft, proper body positions, canopy control and good landing positions. You will also learn how to deploy the actual parachute, although it will not be required for you to do so during the actual skydiving activity.

If you are prone to sudden nausea before your skydive experience, don't worry as this is typical. If nausea does occur, it's likely as a result of the nerves or the slow and swaying portion of the canopy glide. Individuals with average weights of around 200lbs are at a higher risk of feeling sick but should not worry as this is just a short-term feeling. In spite of this, the feeling of unease quickly goes away shortly after landing.

There are several pieces of equipment that are needed during tandem skydiving. Usually, a drogue is used instantly after exiting the aircraft to stabilize terminal acceleration. This action will also slow down your descent. Another essential piece of skydiving equipment is the automatic activation device AAD) that detects whether you have launched the parachute effectively and if not, it releases the reserve parachute thus saving lives.

Tandem Instructor Qualification

A skydiving professional instructor has to belong to USPA and log a minimum of 500 jumps and 3 hours of freefall. He is familiar with every aspect of skydiving, every piece of equipment and tools.

Tips for Your First Skydiving Experience

  • You will put in several hours in and around the drop zone. Ask for a briefing and get to ask any questions you might have in your mind to make sure that you have an idea of what to anticipate in the first skydive. Typically, you will be able to bring a light snack and it is encouraged that you consume it in the beginning of the tour, so you won't feel nauseous before and during the freefall.
  • Don't be afraid to take a small dose of dramamine, or an over-the-counter medication for motion sickness, a couple of hours before flying.
  • After the basic training, you will be provided with goggles, jumpsuits, helmets and safety equipment to help protect against serious injuries, especially during landing.

The Adrenaline Rush

Once you are finished with the briefing session, you will be harnessed to your instructor and get to enjoy a plane ride before diving out the aircraft with help from your instructor. Typically, your instructor will have a countdown before propelling himself and you out of the aircraft. Breathing should be simple in free fall. Just be sure to take a breath through your mouth, and enjoy the views via the safety of your protection goggles.

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