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Experience the Amazing by Parachuting Through the Skies
Have you ever wondered what could convince someone to fall through the air with only a parachute strapped to their backs? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually make that jump? If you’re the kind of person who likes a challenge and lives for the thrill of adventure, skydiving is your ultimate rush. This experience, unlike any other, creates memories that last a lifetime, because nothing compares to the first time you look out of your airplane and then dive toward the sprawling landscape below. Best of all? It doesn’t cost much to get started, and there are a range of activities available to skydivers. Not only can you have the chance to take flight, but you can have the memories recorded on video and still photography. It is an adventure that you’ll remember forever and be able to tell stories about again and again.
We Have All the Parachuting Options You Need!
For many people, those first thoughts of skydiving can be scary. The vision of falling through the air with only a parachute on your back is both frightening and exhilarating at the same time. Guess what? You don’t have to go it alone. In a tandem skydive, you’ll experience the thrill of parachuting while having a professional skydiver along for the ride–literally attached to you! There’s no need to fear during a tandem skydive.
If you’re looking to take your skydiving to the next level, you can always become an experienced skydiver by enrolling in our Skydiving Academy. During your time in the Academy, you’ll find yourself guided by the most experienced and best skydivers in the business. You’ll learn all the ins and outs of making a safe but thrilling dive. And by the end of your schooling, you’ll be ready to take the jump on your own.
Do you want to stay grounded but know somebody who might like flying? Is there someone in your life who really needs to check out skydiving? Well, you can give that person the gift of a lifetime with a Parachuting.com Gift Certificate. These tickets to adventure can be used at our locations, giving your guests the opportunity to fly through the air. It’s the amazing gift that few others will ever match.
Jump for Fun!
Have you already been through the rigors of skydiving training? Are you ready to get back into the air so you can make your next big freefall leap? Don’t wait! You don’t need a reason to go skydiving. Every year, thousands of people go jumping for the fun of it, and you can do the same. We offer many options for skydivers, including photography packages, to make your dive the event of a lifetime.
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Experience the Thrill of Soaring Above Anchorage, Alaska!
There are few places where you’ll enjoy parachuting more than Anchorage, Alaska. Located against the gorgeous backdrop of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is a city bordered by pristine blue waters and covered by wonderfully clear skies. Contrary to popular opinion, there are plenty of warm days in this part of Alaska, with summertime temperatures rising to around 80 degrees. This makes for perfect parachuting weather. You’ll fall in love with the sensation of flying through the air while watching the amazing landscape of natural Alaska rushing up at you.
When you’re not free falling or drifting down under a parachute, you’ll find plenty to do on the ground. You can take the Alaska Railroad for a picturesque journey through the surrounding countryside, or visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where you’ll learn more about the long history of native Alaskans and how they lived for thousands of years.
Tandem Skydiving – Diving as a Duo
A tandem skydive is likely to be your most thrilling day ever. You’ll arrive at a drop zone before your jump and meet your instructor for the day. This person will be the one to brief you on what you can expect and how you’ll position yourself during the dive. Don’t worry, he or she will show you an informative video about the details of what to expect in free fall.
Your instructor will introduce you to all the equipment you’ll need for a safe, comfortable dive. You’ll be outfitted with goggles and a passenger harness that will keep you strapped to your partner. Of course, you’ll also get your skydiving gear, which includes both your main parachute and your drogue chute (a smaller chute that deploys first). There’s also a reserve chute and a device that will deploy your chute automatically if necessary. Once you have all your equipment and understand how to use it, you’ll be escorted to your aircraft, where you’ll wait for your big moment while the airplane takes off into the clear blue skies. Enjoy your flight as you ascend to the appropriate altitude. Take some deep breaths–things are about to get crazy.
Before you exit the plane, your instructor will strap him- or herself to you, and you’ll step out the door together. Your 10,000-foot drop will begin with a 30-second free fall at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. At about 6,000 feet, your chute will deploy, suddenly slowing your descent. You’ll still feel a rush as you plunge toward the earth, but now you’ll have time to enjoy the scenery as you drift down under your canopy. Your landing will be soft and successful. And then, of course, it’s time to celebrate!
Charm, Comfort, and Style at the Drop Zone
When you skydive, you won’t be landing in just any old field or in some random part of Alaska. What fun would that be for the friends you bring along to watch your adventure? No, the drop zones where you make your landing will have comfortable seating inside of their facilities. These seated areas are the perfect place for your guests to stay and watch as you sail down through the air. They’ll be able to witness your skydive in complete comfort. So, don’t worry about how they’re doing. We’ll take care of them while you focus on your dive.
Some of our locations will include additional amenities for your guests, such as food and drinks for sale and outdoor picnic tables. Of course, prices will vary depending on location. Still, with all the available options, your guests will be in good hands while you’re busy skydiving.
Choose Photography and Videography for Long-Lasting Memories
Skydiving is an experience like no other, and your memories of it will last forever. However, remember that old phrase: “Show, don’t tell.” In other words, you can just tell them how amazing it was, or you can actually show them. When it comes to something as indescribable as a parachute jump, people love to see what the experience was like for you.
By purchasing our photography or videography package, your family and friends will be able to share the thrill you felt as you were falling through the air. Photographs can capture you at the height of your journey, when you’re caught up in the moment with wind whipping through your hair. However, if you really want to share what it feels like to go skydiving, we recommend our videography package. Share every moment from the second you step through the door to the moment you touch ground.
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Learn With the Pros by Joining Skydiving Academy!
If you ever want to skydive solo, you’ll need the appropriate certification, which you can obtain from Skydiving Academy. The Academy provides instruction from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified divers. This training lets new divers receive the certification they need. However, the length of time before you’re allowed to take a solo free fall depends on what type of training you take.
There are two styles of training that you can pursue at the Academy.
Accelerated Free Fall
The first is Accelerated Free Fall (AFF). It’s an accelerated training program that will advance you toward certification over seven steps of training. This program is ideal if you want to dive on your own more quickly. It’s a great way to get into the skies faster than you would in Static Line Progression training. AFF training includes direct assistance with two certified flight instructors, guidance in which techniques to use under which circumstances, and instructions for how to move through the air. The final step of your training will include what’s called an Integrated Student Program, where you’ll have time to practice on your own and with instructors.
Static Line Progression
Static Line Progression (SLP) is another training method in which the novice skydiver has their canopy deployed by a static line remains attached to the airplane when they jump. The student still gets two to three minutes of falling time before their chute is deployed. SLP training requires four to five hours of ground instruction before you head into the air. Afterward, you’ll jump once you’ve reached 3,000 feet above ground. After you’ve been able to make a few static line jumps, you’ll be allowed to make a free fall jump on your own. Both SLP and AFF training require 25 jumps before you can apply for your license.
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Parachuting.com Gift Certificates: The Gift of Flight!
Although certain requirements must be met before anyone can make a solo skydive, a Gift Certificate is a great way to start someone jumping out of airplanes. We recommend this gift for anyone that you think would love a Tandem Skydive. However, Parachuting.com Gift Certificates are also good for an Accelerated Free Fall skydive, which requires two certified instructors to jump alongside the guest. This close physical proximity to trained professionals ensures that our guest will meet all the safety requirements for a jump.
Gift Certificates come with a few awesome advantages. They’re incredibly flexible and totally transferable between locations and individuals, meaning that you’ll be able to give these gifts to anyone and use them at any location. The only limit is that there may be a nominal fee for using the certificate at a different location. These Gift Certificates are also long lasting, valid for up to two years from the time of purchase. This means that your guests will be able to save your gift for a special occasion or just the right moment.
You can buy a Gift Certificate for someone whether it’s for a birthday, a holiday, or just to be nice. They’re ideal for any friends or family who love skydiving, or who might love it once they try it. They’re available seven days a week by contacting one of our customer service representatives. Remember, when it comes to the perfect gift, there’s nothing that compares to a safe and secure skydive!
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Memorialize Your Skydive With an Amazing Imagery Package!
While there’s little doubt that your skydive will be amazing, you might want some evidence of your adventure. Photos and video are the perfect way of capturing your skydive, and you can also show off your pictures to friends who want to share in your adventure.
We have two Imagery Packages available. The first is our Videography Service, which includes a camera flyer who jumps with you as you dive. The second service is our GoPro and Handycam Service. These cameras are held by your instructor as you soar through the skies. The main difference is that a GoPro or Handycam option is a little more up close and personal.
These packages are competitively priced, although the GoPro option is slightly more expensive. The extra cost pays for the service of the professional jumping along with you. After you’ve purchased your package, most of your skydive will be much like normal. You’ll board your plane and take your skydive at an appropriate altitude. However, your cameraperson will be there with you to record your thoughts before you jump. You’ll also be recorded while you’re plunging through the skies, so all of your reactions will be captured for posterity.
Videos will be edited and set to music, and you’ll get a final edited version on CD. You can then upload those video files to the internet or send them to friends. A video package helps to enhance your overall experience by letting you relive the moment later.
Becoming a Camera Flyer
The people who fly through the skies with you, recording your adventure as you fall, are skydiving lovers themselves who just so happen to have a passion for photography and videography. Being a camera flyer is a fun job, but it requires a significant investment to qualify.
Before they can begin recording anyone else, camera flyers have to log their own 50 to 100 jumps. This is required so that they can demonstrate their proficiency during a skydive. These individuals should be able to manage their equipment safely and use proper techniques while also dealing with extra equipment required for all skydivers. After a camera flyer has proven that they can skydive safely, they still need to make the ongoing investments of upgrading their camera equipment and staying updated with the latest technology.
Camera operators have an impressive range of equipment to choose from. Some of the highest-end cameras come with ultra wide-angle lenses that maximize the specialized capabilities of an environment camera. Other camera flyers use mini-DV cameras, which are more common. Their choice of equipment is up to them, but they typically have to reach agreements with local skydiving providers about what cameras they should use during dives.
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Experience the Adventure of a Lifetime by Skydiving!
The adventure of a lifetime awaits when you choose Parachuting.com as your skydiving service. Not only will you be supported by the most experienced personnel in the business, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of the many imagery packages available. If it’s your first time skydiving, a tandem dive will help you learn the ropes of skydiving while strapped to an experience professional. You can also get gift certificates for the people you love and have them share in your adventure. Thanks for visiting Parachuting.com and we look forward to seeing you in the skies!
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