What is tandem skydiving?
Tandem skydiving is where you are strapped to a professional instructor in which you are along for the ride. The two of you free fall from over 2 miles up and you experience one minute of free fall and about five minutes under a parachute. Tandem skydiving is where you can "get your feet wet" and see what skydiving is all about. From under the parachute, you can even see the UConn campus and the dome of Gampel! Has skydiving been on your bucket list for quite some time? This is your best opportunity to go skydiving. You can convince all of your friends to go with you and even get a video!
How safe is tandem skydiving?
Tandem skydiving is the safest method of making your first jump. You are strapped to a professional instructor who often has thousands of jumps. But what if the parachute doesn't open? It is very rare that a parachute experiences a malfunction, but in the event that it does happen, there is a secondary, reserve parachute that is also part of the parachute rig.
What are the requirements?
When can I go?
We hold a tandem weekend for UConn students once a semester. During this weekend we offer a deeply discounted skydive for UConn students. We offer carpools from campus if you need a ride. Plan on being at the drop zone for most of the day and dress for the weather. We will post more information regarding dates and pricing when the event gets closer. Don't want to wait until we hold our tandem weekend? You can also go any time our home drop zone is open, but you will not receive the UConn discount.