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Tandem Skydiving in Baton Rouge

Tandem Skydives

If skydiving is on your 'bucket list' you really need to check out tandem skydiving with us here at Skydive Baton Rouge! Join us here at Skydive Baton Rouge for the most invigorating ways to experience the thrills and excitement of complete freefall sky diving over Louisiana. Skydiving is among life's greatest and best experiences. The feeling is indescribable, and the high lasts for weeks. Experiencing skydiving is a must for those who love to fly!

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Skydiving Training in Baton Rouge

Skydiving Instructing

There are many ways to become a licensed skydiver. At Skydive Baton Rouge, our affiliates offer an AFF (Accelerated FreeFall) skydiving school. Some of our partners offer training tandem jumps (Tandem Progression) that allow the student to gain knowledge and confidence with a licensed instructor attached. Call Skydive Baton Rouge now to learn about available skydive training options available in Louisiana.

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Skydiving Gifts Baton Rouge

Tandem Gift Ideas

Great for any special occasion, Skydive Baton Rouge Gift Certificates can be ordered as a tandem jump, a solo course or one of the great Baton Rouge Skydiving packages that Skydive Baton Rouge can provide. Gift Certificates are valid for 2 years from the time of purchase and are fully transferable so that the beneficiary can always re-gift it!

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Skydiving Videos Baton Rouge

Look back at the excitement over and over with a high-grade digital video of your Baton Rouge skydiving adventure! Pick from a range of video packages that consist of options like full HD video of your skydive set to a great soundtrack, high-quality still shots, and web-ready formats that allow you post your skydive video to your personal website or social media feeds.

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A Short Walk Through of a Traditional First Day.

Skydiving is a trendy sport that offers a surreal experience, causing many first time skydivers to keep returning to jump again. Skydiving is one of the only times when you can experience something similar to human flight, experiencing a feeling of newly discovered freedom. Many people would love to skydive but hold off as they feel the sport is a risky activity. However, The United States Parachuting Association has logged the dives of over 350,000 people who have completed more than 3 million skydives a year - there is a higher assumed danger associated when driving, particularly when compared to skydiving.

Why Tandem Skydiving Is Popular

There is an obvious safety aspect to it. To fly out on your own, you first need to go through a series of extensive training courses that will call for many hours of preparation. Aside from this, you will need to satisfy all the requirements including passing a written test along with demonstrating your skydiving capabilities. You can bypass all of these prerequisites with the help of tandem skydiving. After a brief training session, you will be harnessed to an experienced tandem instructor for an experience of a lifetime.

All About Tandem Skydiving

During a tandem skydiving session also known as tandem parachuting, a licensed instructor is securely strapped to your back and will guide you as you exit the aircraft and enter into the exciting freefall moment up to the moment you touch down. The majority of the labor of freefalling and navigating is delegated to the instructor, with the first timer simply enjoying the experience. The U.S. Parachute Association requires individuals taking part in skydiving to be a minimum of 18 years of age.

A tandem skydive adventure allows you to free fall at 120mph in about a minute. It is hassle-free because there is hardly any instruction that is required of the student, with minimal training including a short lesson on safety, as well as a walk-through as to what will happen from boarding an airplane, departing the airplane, piloting, and finally touching down. You will also learn how to deploy the actual parachute, although it will not be required for you to do so during the actual skydiving session.

Experiencing a little bit of nausea before and during the session is typical. If nausea does occur, it's likely due to the nerves or the slow and swaying portion of the canopy ride. People in the upper range of skydiving weight limits are at particular risk of feeling sick. However, this feeling quickly dissipates after landing.

There are several pieces of equipment that are needed during tandem skydiving. Your instructor will pull the drogue launch cable shortly after you exit the plane to allow the drogue to catch air, pulling the primary parachute from the container and causing it to expand. This action will also slow down your descent. Another important piece of skydiving equipment is the automatic activation device AAD) that detects whether you have opened the parachute properly and if not, it releases the reserve parachute hence saving lives.

Your Instructor's Qualification

Your instructor will generally have at least three years prior experience skydiving, hundreds of log hours in courses and exams, and hundreds of skydives under his belt. Further, she or he will have at least three years of skydiving experience and must be familiar with skydiving equipment, drop zone layout, free falls, airplanes, canopy flights and landings.

Advice for Your First Tandem Skydiving Experience

  • You will spend several hours in and around the drop zone. Request a briefing and get to ask any questions you may have in your mind to make sure that you have an idea of what to anticipate in the first skydive. Generally, you will be able to bring a light snack and it is encouraged that you eat it in the start of the tour, so you won't feel nauseous before and during the freefall.
  • Don't be afraid to take a small dosage of dramamine, or an over-the-counter medication for motion sickness, a few hours before flying.
  • After the briefing, you will be supplied with goggles, jumpsuits, headgear and safety equipment to help prevent serious injuries, especially during touchdown.

The Actual Skydive Jump

After you have asked your questions, have been suited with the proper gear, and made final corrections to your harness, it is time for the actual skydiving adventure. What follows is the thrill of a free fall experience and the amazing descent underneath a parachute. Many first-time users are shocked by the gush of wind pushing over their face and body. Just be sure you take a breath through your mouth and stay confident knowing your protective gear is in place to ensure safety throughout the skydive experience.

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