Tandem Skydiving in New Jersey

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

Women pose in front of plane

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!

Man does thumbs up in plane

Airplane Ride

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!

Woman smiles mid-air on tandem skydive.


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!

Skydivers float above green countryside.

Canopy Flight

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.

tandem skydivers on the ground after a successful jump


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!

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!