Turn your dream of flight into reality! A tandem skydive is a great way to experience the thrill of freefall for the first time. Don't worry, you will be accompanied by a certified experienced instructor at all times. Our instructors are among the most experienced skydivers in the country, with thousands of jumps under their belts.

Your first tandem skydive step by step


When you first arrive at the skydiving center and check in at our Manifest, we will show you a quick orientation video. Then one of our tandem instructors will brief you for your skydive. They will gear you up in a harness, provide goggles and an altimeter, and you will be ready to go!

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Your instructor will guide you to board the airplane. There will be plenty of fun moments to capture on camera - make sure to book your photo and video package!

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Once all jumpers board the plane (Our Super Grand Caravan fits 18 jumpers), the pilot will take off and start climbing. It will take you 8-10 minutes to get to full altitude of 13,500'. Ask your instructor to point out the local landmarks!

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Once the airplane is climbing, your harness will be securely attached to your instructor's harness. Your videographer will record a short interview to capture all of your emotions on the way up!

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The most thrilling part.. stepping out of the airplane into the blue sky! A breathtaking view of the clouds and the ground far below, the wind in your face and your heart pounding with excitement you've never felt before! You will be in freefall for about 60 seconds. Nothing to worry about - your instructor will open the parachute when it's time! Your videographer will capture every second of your freefall from exit to opening. Feel free to high five him in freefall!

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The moment of parachute opening will most likely catch you by surprise! It feels like you are getting pulled up slightly, and move from your horizontal freefalling position to hanging vertically in your harness. You get to watch the canopy open, it is a super fun sensation and experience in itself!

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Once the parachute opens, you will slow down and enjoy the quiet yet breathtaking canopy flight. As you slowly descend for about 5-10  minutes, you will have plenty of time to look around and chat with your instructor.  Ask him to point out the Philadelphia skyline! To us, this part is just as enjoyable as freefall, scenic and serene, as you get to fly and navigate your way back to the dropzone!

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And finally, the landing! Your instructor will land the canopy in the landing area right next to our hangar. Your friends will be there watching you land from our spectator deck. Your videographer will capture that moment of pure joy as your feet touch the ground! 

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You will have just completed your first skydive! 

If you enjoy it and decide to pursue your skydiving license, and skydive regularly as a hobby or a sport, you can enroll in our AFP (Advanced Freefall Progression) program and keep jumping with us!


Altitude – 13,500 feet
Airplane ride – 10 min
Freefall time – 60 seconds
Opening altitude –  5,500 feet
Canopy flight – 5 min
Impression lasting for – lifetime


Snack Bar & Grill
Observation Deck
Basketball Court
TVs to watch your jump video
Souvenir Store


I've never felt more alive before!

 - Kristen M.

From my first jump to now my 85th jump, this place has been a 5 star dropzone. I honestly can call this place HOME!

- Sonja S.

Felt like home from the moment I arrived!

- Michele P.

Best time I've ever had!!! I cant wait until I go again!!!

- Daniel K.

Awesome drop zone filled with awesome people and awesome vibes.

- LT

Absolutely the best time I've ever had. 

- Brian M.

This actually one of the best places I have been to.  The crew is really awesome.  Thank you guys for giving us such an amazing experience!

- Bassem K.