How to Schedule My Tandem Skydive
First of all, we need to make sure you meet our requirements, which should have been explained to you before you scheduled:
- At least 18 years of age
- 230 pounds or less for men making a tandem jump (we can take up to 250 pounds in some cases, and an additional charge is required over 200 pounds)
- 200 pounds or less for women making a tandem jump.
- Reasonably physically fit
- Speak and understand the English language
- Payment in full is required to reserve your spot.
- No alcohol consumption for at least 8 hours before you arrive at the drop zone
Contact Information for Making a Reservation for Your Virginia Skydiving Experience
You will need to arrive at your scheduled time, or maybe a few minutes early. You should plan to be there for at least a six hour time frame to allow for delays. So if you show up at 10 AM expect to be there until 4 PM. In general, the tandem jump usually takes three hours to complete, but delays can occur.
Food is available at the drop zone. You can always bring a picnic lunch and plan to enjoy the time while you are waiting for your jump or chilling out after you have landed. We suggest you eat at the Robin’s Nest Cafe right on our airport.
We do our best to get your jump done when you schedule. Often times we are dealing with weather issues that can cause delays or even make it necessary to reschedule for another day.
If you are scheduled for a tandem skydive and the weather looks windy or cloudy, you can call us at 804-785-9707 before you leave for the DZ, and we can let you know how to proceed.
What To Wear?
Wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the temperature and a good pair of lace-up tennis shoes. So if it is 50-60 degrees on the ground a sweat shirt and jeans will work well. Shorts and t-shirts work well for the warmer days. We will have jump pants that covers you from the waist down. The price of your jump includes everything, there are no hidden “Equipment” charges.
Larger groups will, of course, need to plan for more time for everyone to finish their jump. We are often contacted by someone organizing a group of 20 to 30 people and the group ends up being two or three. Funny how that happens! Apparently skydiving sounds like a much better idea in a bar at 2 AM, than when the time comes to actually make the reservation! For that reason, we only consider someone scheduled when the jump has been paid for ahead of time. Group organizers should make sure that each of the participants in the group has secured the reservation with the payment. It is often better for one person to handle it for the entire group than to rely on individual people to get it done themselves, human nature being what it is!
We often handle groups of people anywhere from three to 20, who come together to experience skydiving as a group. We normally train everyone together as one large group and then take two people at a time, with each jump cycle taking 15-60 minutes depending on staff and aircraft availability, etc.