At WNY Skydiving, your first jump will be a tandem skydive. Tandem skydiving is by far the easiest and most popular way to experience the thrill and excitement of your first skydive. Tandem skydiving allows a student to be attached to a highly trained and qualified tandem instructor. While securely attached to one of our licensed and experienced instructors you will exit the aircraft at 10,000 ft and accelerate to more than 120 mph as you free fall together. When the parachute opens your instructor will guide you through steering the parachute back to the landing area. (Don’t worry, your instructor will fly the parachute if you choose not to!) Tandem skydiving require no previous experience. A licensed instructor is there to guide you through the entire jump. It is no wonder that tandem skydiving is the number one choice for first time skydiving in NY and across the globe.
The training process to make a tandem skydive is very simple. When you arrive at our facility you will sign in and watch a short video and fill out paperwork. At this point you will be introduced to one of the licensed tandem skydiving instructors. This instructor will take you through a 30 minute pre-jump training class. This will cover everything you need to know to make your first jump!
First you will be taught about the basic freefall body position. This is “your job” on the skydive and the most important thing you will learn. An instructor will explain what this position is and why it works. The instructor will demonstrate this body position for the class. Then students will have the opportunity to try it themselves. Next the instructor will talk to the class about basic airport and aircraft safety. Students will learn about entering and exiting the aircraft. Following this students will learn about how to fly and land the parachute. Finally instructor will show you our state of the art tandem skydiving equipment. You will learn about the harness you will be wearing and about the parachute system used for your jump.