FAQ Skydive Taupo – Tandem

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Thinking about giving Tandem Skydiving a go but you have some questions? We have compiled a few skydiving questions and answers to help you out. If you have any other questions that are still not listed, or would feel more confident talking to one of the team, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

 

So, what do you wear?

Recommended clothing is comfortable and suitable for the weather on the ground. All other skydiving equipment is provided by Skydive Taupo.

 

Do you have to “sign your life away” before skydiving?

As with most sports, there are potential risks involved and it is standard to address safety concerns. Upon arrival at Skydive Taupo, all jumpers must fill out a registration form and sign a liability release.

 

How fast do you freefall?

Around 110 mph or approximately 1,000 feet for every six seconds of freefall.

 

Will I lose my stomach, like on a roller coaster ride?

Surprisingly no! There typically isn’t a “sudden drop” feeling. Falling at such a fast speed, the air acts almost like a cushion, supporting your body as you fly through the air.

 

Will I lose my breath?

No. The rush of air and adrenaline may make you feel that way, but just relax and breathe normally through your nose or mouth.

 

How old do you have to be?

At least 16 years old with notarized parental or guardian consent. Most commonly, skydiving centers require a minimum age of 18.

 

Where can I learn to skydive?

Skydiving centers or “drop zones” are located in many places and countries. There’s most likely a drop zone near you! Or talk to us about our learn to skydive options. Our prices are compeditive and you will never get sick of jumping out of the plane ofver the stunning Lake Taupo!

 

What are the physical requirements?

All participants should be in good health and physical condition and should not be on medication which could affect judgment or performance. Before scheduling a jump, check with the local drop zone’s requirements.

 

How long do you freefall?

For tandem skydivers, approximately 45-60 seconds before deploying your parachute between 3,000 and 5,000 feet above the ground.

 

What if you get caught up in the moment and forget to pull the ripcord?

Don’t worry, on a tandem jump, the instructor is ultimately in charge of pulling the ripcord, so if you forget to do it, he or she will!

 

SKYDIVE TAUPO HAVE A GREAT RANGE OF TANDEM SKYDIVING OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, FREE PICK UP AND DROP OFF OPTIONS IN OUR LIMO, AND HIGHLY COMPEDITIVE PRICING. CALL US TODAY.