You experience begins with a short briefing which will cover the safety equipment used, how to exit the aircraft, landing techniques and the question everyone asks…what to expect while you are freefalling from 12,000ft at a zooming 200km/h! After you briefing, it’s time to hop in the plane. Your pilot will cruise to your 12,000ft altitude, giving you the opportunity to take in the amazing views of the Gold Coast, high rises and its beaches. Then it’s GO TIME!
Securely harnessed to your Tandem Instructor, the two of you will take your position as the aircraft door opens. Try not to worry about too much; as your experienced instructor will talk you through it all! The countdown beings: 1…2…3…JUMP! Here you will experience the indescribable yet incredible feeling that only skydiving can offer! After reaching terminal velocity, and approximately 45 seconds of freefall your instructor will deploy the parachute for a 4 to 5 minute glide back to earth.
Here you will have another, perhaps more relaxing chance to take in the sights of the Gold Coast and chat with your instructor…that is if you aren’t speechless! Your skydive ends with an remarkable beach landing, a presentation of your Jump Certificate and a smile that will be hard to wipe off!
DVD and photo options are available on the day!
Duration - Best to allow two hours including preparation, flight, and jump time.
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Q. Can I take my camera up in the plane?
A. Unfortunately no. CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulations prevent loose articles being taken up in the aircraft if the door is being open mid flight. However we do offer a full video and photo service for you to choose from.
Q. What happens if the weather is bad?
A. There are certain weather conditions that we cannot jump in. We do not jump in rain and we are restricted by a wind speed limit. If the weather conditions are unsuitable on the day that you are booked in to jump you may receive a phone call advising you that your jump has been delayed. As weather conditions are difficult to predict and can change frequently your jump may be put on hold at anytime before you exit the aircraft.
Q. I'm really nervous, is that normal?
A. It's perfectly normal to be nervous. It's not everyday that you jump out of a plane. Enjoy the nerves it's all part of the experience!
Q. Can my friends and family watch?
A. Of course! Bring your family and friends with you to our office and we will ensure that they are there when you land.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Make sure you bring a pair of flat soled running shoes. We provide you with a jumpsuit to wear over your clothes. Your main concern is to be comfortable so wear casual clothes that are non-restrictive. If you are jumping during winter time, ensure you bring warm clothing as it gets very cold up there! If you are jumping during the summer you are most welcome to wear shorts and a t-shirt, no vests or singlets.
Q. Where will I be landing?
A. We have two landing areas, North Kirra beach and Len Peak Oval. The landing area that you will use is determined by the weather conditions. In light winds it is safer to land people on grass, in stronger winds it is safer to land people on the beach. We will always do what is in the best interest for the safety of our customers. Both landing areas are equally spectacular and you will get to fly your parachute right above town over the beautiful Gold Coast beaches.
Q. I'm afraid of heights!
A. Many people are scared of heights this is normal! However, jumping out of a plane is different to standing on the top of a tall building and looking over the edge. The chief instructor has a terrible fear of heights and he has completed almost 12,000 skydives.
Q. How long will it take?
A. Please allow between 1.5 - 2 hours for the whole experience. If you have a group booking the duration will depend on how many people will be jumping. We are also very dependent on the weather so some delays may occur due to weather conditions which is beyond our control.