Skydiving School and Dropzone  -  Hot Springs Airport, Hot Springs South Dakota
Who can make a Tandem Jump?

Anyone in good health, that is 18 years of age or older and weighs less than 190 lbs.  We also have to consider age and height/weight ratio.  Everyone is different.  Please call if you have any questions about this. If you have any physical ailments, please consult your physician before contacting us for a tandem jump.

How much can I weigh?

The weight limit for tandems is 190 pounds.

What if I weigh 193 Pounds?

You will need to lose 3 pounds before you can tandem Jump.  Sorry.

What if I'm 5'0" 180 Pounds?

This could prohibit jumping. We consider height/weight ratio as well.  
This is important to ensure correct fitting of the passenger harness.
Call or text to discuss.

What if I'm 75 years old?

This is also a consideration. The most difficult parts of a tandem jump are getting out of the plane and a possible hard
landing. Safety of our customers is paramount. We will always error on the side of safety.  

How much does it cost?

Tandem jumps are $250.  Tandem with video is $330.

How do I sign up?

You can e-mail us, or call Colin at (605) 209-0917 to schedule your jump.  Note:  In order to secure your slot, we require an $50.00 non-refundable deposit for each jumper. Presently we are not offering Group Discounts due to increased fuel prices.

Can I get a video of my jump?

Yes, we offer Hand-Cam Video. (See pictures below) The cost is an additional $80 and includes stills. 

What about advanced training?

Following your first tandem, we offer advanced progression where you can become a licensed skydiver.

What is a Tandem Jump?

A tandem jump is a skydive that is made with the instructor and the student fastened together from the time they leave the aircraft until they reach the ground.  A specially designed parachute is used to attach the instructor to the student.

The main and reserve parachutes are considerably larger than the ones used by a solo jumper.  

At our drop zone, the jumpers exit the aircraft from an altitude of 10,000 feet above the ground.  They freefall for about 35 seconds to an altitude of 5,000 feet, and then open the main parachute.  At this altitude they will have approximately 5 minutes under the canopy until they land.

Assumption of Risk

Please review the video to the left to understand the process of making a tandem jump, and the risks involved. 
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