What the heck is Tandem style you ask?
Tandem Skydive: This package includes a short 20 to 40 minute briefing prior to your jump and then you ready to fly. You and your Tandem Master will travel to 12,500 feet together... the door will open and it’s “go time”! You and your Tandem Master will exit the aircraft attached and freefall for 60 seconds, traveling at 200 KPH. The Tandem Master will then deploy the main parachute and the two of you will steer and land this large parachute together.
All of tandem equipment is TSO approved and made by Strong Manufacturing. Our tandem equipment is barely a year old and we are using Strong’s latest canopy – they deliver soft landings and are still a lot of fun to fly.
Weight Restriction: Male - 235lb; Female - 205lb
Restrictions - Big No No’s!
Safety for our students and instructors is our number one concern. Therefore, we reserve the right to refuse anyone permission to participate at our drop zone. Below are some common restrictions that you should be aware of:
Weight Restrictions: Only those who are in reasonable physical condition and weigh less than 235lb. (107K) Please Note - This weight may vary due to your height.
Age: At least 16 years old for solo, 14 for Tandem. If under 16, you must have parents at the drop zone to provide their consent.
Previous Injuries: Please inform us of any injuries that may be of concern.
Medical Conditions: Any medical condition must be brought to the attention of your instructor. Also, if you are taking any medications, including over-the-counter drugs, please inform your instructor. This is for your own safety and the safety of your instructors, Confidentiality is assured.
Alcohol/Drugs: No alcoholic beverages of any kind will be permitted on the drop zone during skydiving activities. There is a Zero Tolerance Drug Policy!
How exciting is this?
In Freefall you will have the sensation of floating rather then falling. This is more than a ride at an amusement park - this is true human flight! The parachute ride is more tranquil - take a look at the landscape and fly.
What if I am afraid of heights?
This is no problem. Many skydivers suffer from the same phobia. Once you pass a few hundred feet the sensation of height is generally unnoticeable. 25+ people come each year to conquer that fear. They all Jump!
If it rains, can I chicken out? Yes, Skydiving is a weather-dependent sport and operations will cease while it rains. However, classroom training will continue in all weather conditions. If the rain stops, operations will continue as soon as it is determined safe to proceed.
What weather can't I jump in?
- We cannot skydive in snowy conditions; however we will skydive as long as it is above -10ºC on the ground.
- Students are not permitted to jump in winds greater than 15mph (~24kph) nor in any winds considered turbulent.
- We can not skydive in low cloud cover. Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) have limitations about flying in and around clouds. Our pilots must follow these regulations and, as a result, parachuting activity may not be possible.
What should I wear for my first jump?
Footwear: Running shoes or boots without hooks. (They must be able to be tied tight!) Sandals will not be allowed. Wear something comfortable (e.g. sweats, track suits). Goggles will be provided for those who wear glasses or contact lenses.
Can I jump with my friend - it's our first time?
Not at the same time but you can go in the airplane together. You will be separated during the jump vertically and horizontally.
My mom is 85 and in good shape, can she jump?
Most likely yes!! We have had several people out in their 80's.. No one 90 yet, but with a doctor's approval, anything is possible.
Have people died at Edmonton Skydive?
No but skydiving is an “extreme sport” and does pose risk of injury and even fatality.
Has anyone ever cried in the plane?
Yes, mostly the football player types ;)