Our tandem jump is an adrenaline rush unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. After a quick 5-10 minutess training, its up to sky you go. The plane climbs into an altitude of up to 4,000 m. (14,000 ft.), which takes about 15 minutes so you can enjoy yourself while admiring the beautiful Czech countryside. Then the green light flashes, the plane door opens, your heart stops for a while and off you go, time to jump! Flying like a bird, free-falling for about a minute at a speed of more than 200 km an hour, then the parachute opens and you are cruising the sky for another 6 minutes. For the landing you simply lift your legs in the air and our professional tandem pilots will get you safely to the ground again.
Is it safe?
We use the most modern student, solo, and tandem gear. All of the equipment is serviced and maintained by certified technicians. The parachutes are packed by professionals, the reserves are packed and repacked even if unused (it's not only a good idea, it's the law). Statistically speaking you are more likely to be struck by lightning than having a skydiving accident.
What if the parachute doesn't open?
Every skydiving rig is equipped with both main and reserve parachute. Every rig! As a tandem skydiver, you are with a trained professional who knows how to handle a malfunction and deploy the reserve canopy if it's necessary. We take your safety very seriously and we have never had a fatality. Also all our rigs are also equipped with a device called an Automatic Activation Device (AAD). This device constantly measures your speed and altitude during a skydive and -- if you are going too fast too low -- will deploy a parachute automatically.
How long does the skydive take?
For a tandem skydive, we take you to 4000 meters. Freefall lasts about sixty seconds, depending a lot on body-weight, surface area, and a number of other factors. You will then have about five minutes under canopy to enjoy the view.
How long does the plane ride take?
Our PAC750 XL gets to the desired altitude in about 15-20 minutes.
Can you breathe in freefall?
At 120mph, inhaling is real easy. If you find it difficult to exhale, panic and scream, which is just another way to exhale. Then inhale which, as mentioned, is very easy at that speed. In short, yes, you can breathe in freefall.
Can I have my jump recorded / photographed?
Yes. We do have professional cameramen waiting to catch your special moment for you.
How do you videotape/photograph a skydive?
A highly trained skydiver leaves the plane with you (a little before, actually) and follows you down. You will be recorded on the plane ride, throughout freefall and through canopy deployment. Your landing will also be recorded for posterity. So enjoy and smile!
Can i bring my own camera for the jump?
Not even if I own a special camera like GoPro?
No, not even GoPro. We know it may seem like we just want to take more hard earned cash from you for the videos, but trust us when we say that anyone in the air without proper training and experience of handling the device is a great hazard. And we would not only be risking your own safety, but of everyone around you. You can ask anywhere in the world, and you will not find a dropzone that allows this on tandem jumps.
What if I'm afraid of heights?
At first it is hard to believe for anyone who did not try before, but believe us that afterwards you will. We tell everyone with fear of heights this: it’s like looking at Google maps. At 4000 meters the ground is a long way.
Should I eat beforehand?
That is very individual, I’d stick to your usual eating habits. Don’t overeat, but also don’t come starving from your 3 days "salad before skydiving diet." Stick to your usual routine, but if you know that you throw up on a rollercoaster or a usual commercial flight, modify your meals accordingly.