A tandem skydive allows you to start skydiving and experience the thrill of skydiving while minimizing the risk associated with skydiving on your own. Tandem skydiving has revolutionized the way we introduce people to skydiving today. Skydive Columbus specializes in providing tandem skydives for persons who are age 18 and older wishing to start skydiving. Some people do not have the self-confidence to perform all of the tasks necessary to safely exit an airplane and guide their parachute to the ground. Most people just want to freefall one time to see what it is like. Tandem offers these people the opportunity to go along for a freefall ride with only minimal training. In the past, while training for static line jumps typically took all day, training for tandem skydiving typically takes less than 30 minutes. More often than not, tandem students determine that this skydiving "thing" is really exhilarating and they usually want to do it again and start skydiving.
With a tandem skydive, you are attached to a highly skilled and licensed tandem skydiving instructor who remains with you throughout the entire skydive. This is accomplished by wearing a harness that is securely attached to the parachute worn by your instructor. The instructor guides you through the entire activity, allowing you to experience what many can only dream of without the associated stress, cost and time-consuming training of jumping alone.