Charles Close Tandem Skydiving at Skydive Elsinore

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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Tandem Skydiving is the most exhilarating way to make your first skydive! Imagine the rush of exiting the skydiving aircraft and accelerate up to speeds of 120mph! With just about a minute of free fall, you will experience a rush of adrenaline which will take your breath away! You will also have the opportunity to pull the ripcord (Don’t worry, your instructor will do it for you if you wish) as you decelerate to enjoy a 4 minute canopy ride while soaking in the breath taking views throughout Southern California, and truly understand why birds sing.

Tandem Skydiving is the quickest and safest way to enjoy your first skydiving experience, as you will be securely attached to a United States Parachute Association (USPA) licensed Tandem Master.

Skydive Elsinore adheres to and surpasses the highest levels of safety standards set for by the USPA. Additionally, we have an incredible safety record and have the longest running civilian Skydiving operation in North America which was established in 1959.

If you are looking for scenery, then look no further! Skydive Elsinore is by far the most scenic skydiving center throughout Southern California! With views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Lake Elsinore, Mount Palomar, Big Bear, and Mt. San Jacinto, you will quickly realize why Skydive Elsinore is the most scenic, popular Skydiving Center throughout Southern California.

Being the closest Skydiving Center to Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties; Skydive Elsinore is a short drive from anywhere throughout Southern California!

Your instruction will include specific training on the equipment you will use with your Tandem Master, you will also learn about the aerodynamics of arching your body in free fall, along with how to assist flying the parachute with your instructor.

Video which will last a lifetime

You can never repeat your very first skydive – the excitement, the adrenalin, the pure freedom you feel that is utterly unlike anything else in the world. You can’t repeat it but you can relive it!

We offer professional freefall photography services for your first jump and for training purposes. Your camera flyer will jump out of the plane with you, video and still cameras on his/her helmet, following you throughout freefall.

Your video and still pictures will include some pre-jump footage, up close freefall footage and the after jump excitement. Don’t miss out on capturing forever this once in a lifetime experience!

What is the Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Program?

The AFF course is the unsurpassed method of training if you are interested in jumping with your own equipment and ultimately becoming a licensed skydiver. The AFF course is the most advanced skydiving training course offered and is endorsed by the United States Parachute Association (USPA).

On your first AFF Level, you will receive 4-6 hours of ground training, followed by the jump utilizing your own equipment and jumping with two USPA certified instructors. Under normal conditions, you will jump the same day as you complete the ground training.

The AFF Course/Program is structured in a two-phase training progression program. Phase I consists of eight jumps, where you will be jumping with an instructor on each level. Each one of the eight jumps is regarded to as “learning categories (modules).” Each category features a performance objective that must be accomplished prior to advancing to the next level. Completing Phase I qualifies you to make solo skydives under the supervision of an AFF qualified Instructor. At this point, you will be allowed to skydive on your own as you will now be on Student Solo Status.

What you can expect on your first jump

After reaching the desired altitude (12,500’a.g.l.), it is time to free-fall with your two instructors who will grasp your harness on each side. Upon exiting the aircraft, you will quickly accelerate to over 120 miles per hour for up to 60 seconds in free fall! You will then pull the deployment handle (ripcord) and enjoy a breath taking five minute flight under your own parachute. Yes, these parachutes truly fly and you get to steer your parachute during your descent. We will help you guide your parachute via radio communication and control commands for a safe landing. After the skydive, you will be critiqued and given a First Jump Certificate and a skydiving logbook. As you pass to the next learning level, your instructor will outline the next lesson plan and explain the new objectives.

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