Yes, you should book in advance. In some cases it will be possible to jump on the day of your call, especially on weekdays, but availability must be sufficient. The amount of time to book in advance is difficult to assess. Imagine that the weather is unfavorable 3 consecutive weekends, then there will be an important traffic for the jumps during the next weekend of good weather. Generally, during the week, 3 to 5 days in advance are sufficient and 7 to 10 days for the weekends. You can always check our booking calendars to see the remaining places available.
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TandemShould we book in advance?
Yes. The deposit allows us to ensure your presence on the day agreed for your first tandem jump. A deposit of $ 50 per person will be required for booking. This deposit is non-refundable. However, it is transferable to another date if the weather is unfavorable. If you want to cancel, you can transfer your deposit to another person (be careful, a deposit = one person, so if you book for 7 people, there must be 7 people making a jump, so you can not Deposit to an existing jumper). The deposit remains in your account for a period of three years. If you do not show up for your appointment on the day agreed and the weather conditions allow the jump, your deposit will be lost.
You arrive on the day at the skydiving center at the time you made your appointment. We will ask you to reserve 4 hours of your time from your appointment time even if the event itself lasts about 1 h 30. Several constraints, including weather, can lead to delays on the day of your parachute jump. You then proceed to the manifest where you will be asked to complete the skydiving risk acceptance document (waiver). Shortly thereafter, you will follow a small training of about 15 minutes for first time skydivers. During your wait, you will maybe see the landing of the jumpers that precedes you, since the landing area will be right in front of you!
Then comes the time of dressing up, the final revision and finally the embarkation. The flight will last 15 to 20 minutes during which you will fly over the National Capital. When the exit altitude for your skydive is reached, the aircraft door opens and you will approach the airplane door firmly attached to your instructor. You let go and … you let the fun begins! When the freefall part ends, the parachute opens and you will go on a canopy for 4 to 7 minutes. Finally, you will land in front of your loved ones.
The adventure tandem is a product that was launch in 2015 as a result of a comprehensive market research. Using a survey sent to many of our tandem customers, we were able to put together a new product that meets the wishes of our customers.
While all parachute schools focus on freefall in a tandem jump, our poll revealed that among the most enjoyable moments, the freefall comes in fourth position behind Exit, the opening of the parachute and the ride under canopy. The survey also revealed that customers would like to have more control, more information about skydiving and a more affordable price.
The adventure tandem offers much more complete training that allows you to fly the parachute and wear an altimeter while providing the necessary information for those wishing to continue in the sport. In addition, by reducing the altitude of the jump, the adventure tandem allows the price to be cut considerably (essentially to flight time, fuel and total take-off mass) while eliminating all the possible discomforts associated with an Altitude High and prolonged free exit (earache, very cold temperatures, difficult to breathe well). Free fall during a Tandem Adventure Departure lasts nearly 25 seconds! We believe that this product will meet the expectations of our most demanding customers at an unprecedented price on the market.
The minimum age for a tandem jump is 14 years old with the permission of both parents. From 16 years old, we ask for the permission a one parent. If parents can not be present at the time of the jump, it will be important that they complete and sign the parental consent form first. It will also be important to bring a photocopy of an identity document from the absent parent(s).
Dress comfortably and normally according to weather conditions. If it’s warm, shorts and a t-shirt will be enough, on the other hand if it’s a cooler day, a cotton sweatshirt and a pair of pants is worn. Closed shoes are required (no sandals) and they must not have snags (hooks for laces). If this is the case, we will have to tape it to cover the hooks. You will also need to wear a combination that will be provided by the center and that will be worn over your clothes for the duration of your jump.
The list of prices for the first parachute jumps is available here!
Our activities are very weather dependant. If it is raining, if the clouds are too low or the wind is too strong, we may have to resume your first skydive jump at a later date that suits you. Thus, your jump can not be canceled, but it can be postponed in situations beyond our control.
For people with disabilities, it depends on your disability and we evaluate each case individually. We have already skydive with paraplegic and even quadriplegic people. Regardless of your disability, we will ask you to meet with our instructors to discuss with them before setting an appointment for your first jump.
Yes, you can move your jump at the time of your choice. However, we ask you a minimum of 48 hours in advance for any modification.
No, gift certificates have no expiry date. Thus, they always retain their monetary value. However, costs may increase between the time the certificate is purchased and its use. In these cases, the difference in price will be required.
No problem! You can bring your lunch provided that it does not contain alcoholic beverages. Several picnic tables are available on the site of Parachute GO Skydive.