Turn your dream of flight into reality! A tandem skydive with Skydive Cross Keys is a great way to experience the thrill of freefall for the first time. Don’t worry; a certified instructor will accompany you at all times. Our instructors are among the most experienced skydivers in the country, with thousands of jumps under their belts.
Your Jump Stats
Altitude – 13,500 feet
Airplane ride – 10 min
Freefall time – 60 seconds
Opening altitude – 5,500 feet
Canopy flight – 5 min
An experience you'll never forget!
Tandem Skydive Step by Step
Before the Jump
When you first arrive at the skydiving center and check in at our front desk, we will show you a quick orientation video. Then one of our tandem instructors will brief you for your skydive and gear you up in a harness, provide goggles, and you will be ready to go!
You and your instructor will board the airplane together. There will be plenty of unforgettable moments to capture on camera – make sure to book your photo and video package!
Once all jumpers board the plane (our Super Grand Caravan fits 17 jumpers), the pilot will take off and start climbing. It takes around 10 minutes to get to a full altitude of 13,500 feet. Ask your instructor to point out the local landmarks!
As you climb towards the clouds, your harness will be securely attached to your instructor’s harness. Your videographer will record a short interview to capture all your emotions on the way up!
Now, the most thrilling part. Stepping out of the airplane! Enjoy a breathtaking view of the clouds surrounding you and the ground far below, the wind in your face, and your heart pounding with excitement! 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 all of your freefall, from airplane exit to parachute opening. Feel free to high five them in freefall!
The moment the parachute opens will most likely catch you by surprise! It feels like you are getting pulled up slightly, as you move from your horizontal freefalling position to hanging vertically in your harness. You get to watch the canopy open, a thrilling sensation, and an experience in itself!
Once the parachute opens, you will slow down and enjoy the quiet yet spectacular canopy flight. As you gradually descend for about 5-10 minutes, you will have plenty of time to absorb the unique views and chat with your instructor. Ask them to point out the Philadelphia skyline, one of the reasons why skydiving in NJ is so special! To us, this part is just as enjoyable as the freefall, scenic and serene, as you get to fly and navigate your way back to the dropzone.
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, and your videographer will capture that moment of pure joy as your feet touch the ground!
Congratulations, you will have just completed your first skydive!
Words can not describe the emotions of this experience. It changed my life, and I can almost guarantee it will change yours if you let it. The team here has a great attitude, and it’s a really cool environment… I’m more than happy the Crosskeys’ Team was focused on my safety, that was their NUMBER ONE priority.
Everybody makes you feel extremely welcome. The feeling of safety and comfort that I had was 100% at no point did I ever feel like I was in danger I would 100% recommend this place if you’re looking for a skydiving experience a life-changing experience wait no longer this is a place for you.
Plenty of open parking. Well-spoken, happy staff. Relaxed preflight and instructional process that’s not rushed or overly hyped. Clean convenient bathrooms on site. A cold water fountain and vending machines. Shaded waiting areas outside and inside too. Souvenirs. Discounts for repeat jumps, including a “wanna go back up now?” option that ALMOST had me go again.
I would like to give a special thank you to my tandem instructor who walked me thru the whole process with a smile on his face from start to finish making my experience better than I could have ever hope for. The photo & video package is well worth it.