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What does skydiving feel like?
Skydiving is such an amazing sense of freedom. It is a sensation that is difficult to explain. It has to be experienced to be understood. Many people who make tandem skydives say the parachute ride is their favorite part. You can really see the earth as never before, and you have the best seat in the house as you and your instructor float down. You have a 360 view of everything. There really is no better view than looking at earth under a parachute. How hard will I land? Under most circumstances, you’ll land relatively soft. With state of the art parachutes, landings are most often light and injuries rare. Skydiving is a sport that has inherent risks, but those risks are minimized through awareness and through training and certification from the United States Parachute Association.
We Have All the Parachuting Options You Need!
Discover the thrill of skydiving with the security of an instructor right there with you. A tandem jump is the quickest way to get the feel of skydiving. It gives you the exhilaration of free falling from the top of the sky. You get to experience the elation of skydiving without actually learning how.
To experience more than just a first jump, learn to skydive. Get trained to perform and master the art of skydiving. Parachuting.com Garland offers a complete training program to earn your A skydiving license. You are provided the use of state of the art equipment, higher jumping altitude, and exceptional instruction from experienced instructors.
Give that someone you love a memory they’ll never forget. What better way to show someone you care than by giving them an experience they’ll never forget? A tandem skydiving gift certificate from Parachuting.com makes a great gift for any occasion because the experience of free falling from the sky is an indescribable feeling.
Jump for Fun!
Are you are professional skydiver looking for a drop zone to call home? Parachuting.com Garland has an energetic, welcoming fun jumper community filled with skydivers of all experience levels and disciplines. Drop in for a whole lot of fun and spend your weekend doing something life changing with others out doing the same thing.
To book your skydive, call 1-800-672-8942!
Garland, Texas area, the best for skydiving or parachuting
Garland, Texas, lies less in the northeast of Dallas and the 12th-most populous city in the state of Texas. If you’re visiting Garland, however, you’ll discover it has fun attractions, which include a museum, cultural performances, shopping, and a wide array of outdoor recreational options.
For water fun during the summer, Garland is home to two water parks—Hawaiian Falls and Surf and Swim. Garland’s biggest water playground, Lake Ray Hubbard, a 21,671 acre lake is available for year-round fun.
Visit Garland’s outdoor recreational venues and get a little exercise while communing with nature. Discover city owned Spring Creek Park, which features old growth bottomland forest with a gentle, wide spring water stream that flows through a bed of solid limestone.
For your shopping adventures, visit Firewheel Town Center, an open air regional shopping mall in Garland, Texas with a main street-style atmosphere
Tandem Jumps with Parachuting.com Garland
A Tandem jump is a thrill like none other. From the moment you get off the plane, you get to see the world in a whole new way. At an altitude of about 14,000 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) and wind blasting your face you get to enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of free-falling over the skies with the chance to get a great look at the amazing views
With a tandem jump, you’ll get to experience the thrill and beauty of skydiving with the security of an instructor right there with you. They are great for first-time skydivers.
Points to remember while preparing for your skydive
You are to arrive at the drop zone earlier than your scheduled jump. This way you’ll get acquainted with the facilities and determine where your family or friends may wait for you. You also get to meet your Skydive Instructor who will brief you on what to expect during your-your skydiving experience in order to prepare you for your skydive. This will include how to position your body properly. You will be given the opportunity to watch a video that would reveal to you what to expect during your Tandem Skydive.
Now you are ready for your skydive. As such you will be outfitted in the appropriate gear and board the aircraft along with your instructor. The plane will be ascended to the jump elevation in the plane, the instructor will attach him/herself to you.
After which you and your instructor will move toward the doorway and you will appear to be sitting right above the back wheel.
Now you are ready to jump. The jump which is to come from 10,000 plus feet will consist of a free fall to last for 26 to 30 second (some lasts slightly longer). At this point you may achieve speeds of up to 120 mph. The parachute will open at an altitude of about 5500-6000 feet and consequently the speed will reduce and allow for a peaceful decent back to the drop zone (this will typically take 6 minutes or so).
As you get close to the ground, it’s time to wave to your friends and family and then feet up whilst your tandem instructor takes control and lands the canopy then you can celebrate your achievement with friends and family.
Equipment for Tandem jumps
To be honest, skydiving, just like every other activity involves risk. However, like the rest of the activities, we’ve learned to accept them and we do so while striving to always minimize those risks in our lives.
- Passenger Harness
- 4 points at which the instructor can attach to the novice
- 2 on the shoulders, two on the hips
- Main Parachute
- Drogue Chute – Created to handle the stress of two people. Using the equation in which one determines that based on the excess in weight of two people using one chute, with the same wind resistance, it’s imperative to have the drogue to slow the acceleration of the speed of free fall. The drogue is a smaller chute attached to the main chute to provide supplementary resistance. The drogue allows for two people to free fall at the same speed as a single skydiver.
- Reserve Chute
- Automatic Activation Device (AAD) – In the simplest of terms, the AAD is a small device that monitors a skydiver’s speed and altitude and deploys the reserve chute in the event of an issue.
What makes our drop zones appealing
- Skydiving for the first time is really exciting, if a little nerve-racking.
- It’s important to jump with people you see yourself getting along with. Our instructors are super friendly and will make you feel comfortable and at ease.
- At our drop zone, we make both our safety and our customer’s safety as a priority. We employ the best equipment inspected by our very own FAA certified instructors.
- Family, friends, and pets (leashes for pets are required) are welcome to come join in the fun. Parachute.com Garland offers your guests a comfortable seating inside and out. We provide a comfortable clubhouse with all the amenities needed to enjoy a day of skydiving.
Skydiving is Excitement and Euphoria! Capture its Secrets
Bring your imagination to the Drop Zone. Sure, you’re about to travel up to 14,000 feet, but there’s a lot you can bring along. If you’re an experienced skydiver, strap a GoPro video camera to your wrist or helmet, or bring a camera. Record your own experience. Create your own memories to enjoy at home and then post on the Web to social media. You can also use the powerful GoPro microphone to create poems of the panoramic vista unfolding before your eyes, playback it back, relive your words, and gloat!
Book your tandem jump by calling 1-800-672-8942!
Learn to skydive with Parachuting.com Garland
Learn to skydive with our skydiving program in Parachute.com Garland in Texas.
Our instruction is facilitated by FAA certified skydivers, allowing the customer to train to become eligible to receive certification from FAA.
The two main styles in which training is observed are Accelerated Free Fall and Static Line Progression.
AFF – Accelerated Free Fall
Accelerated Freefall is a high level of instruction toward the pursuance of skydiving certification.
Steps in AFF Instruction
There are seven steps in USPA mandated AFF Instruction.
In levels one through three, two certified Instructors will jump alongside the students. At level three, the students will be released to fall entirely on their own.
In the levels 4-7 the students will receive Instruction for ‘In air skills’ and performing ‘Superman’ exits from the aircraft.
Congratulations on Completion of your AFF Instruction at Parachuting.com
So, what’s next?
Following the completion of level seven, the student skydiver begins what is called the Integrated Student Program (ISP) during which they continue to practice various maneuvers and apply principles on their own or with instructor’s until they have achieved the qualifying number of jumps (25) to apply for their A license.
Static Line Progression (S/L)
The student executes an exit from an aircraft, during which the main canopy is deployed by a static line affixed to the aircraft.
Static Line Progression Instruction Process
The student will receive a four to five hour ground instruction, after which the first S/L Jump will be commenced at 3,000 ft AGL. Other jumps will require 15 minutes of ground instruction. After the execution of two effective S/L jumps, students will be instructed on how to deploy their own chute and then required to demonstrate a free fall. Upon completion of 25 jumps, the student may apply for their A license and be cleared of student status.
Book your AFF training by calling 1-800-672-8942!
Purchase skydiving gift certificates with Garland parachuting
There is no better gift to give than the experience of jumping out of an aircraft. It’s a perfect timeless way to create a personalized adventure for someone you care about and show him/her how special they are to you. A skydiving gift certificate from Parachuting.com is an ideal and impressive gift giving solution for any holiday, milestone, or celebration. These skydiving gifts are affordable, fun, and unforgettable! An ordinary gift is quickly used or forgotten. Rather than spending money on something that will sit in a cabinet or closet, the gift of skydiving is something they will talk about for years to come. With safety being our number one priority, you can trust that we will do everything to make sure your loved one has a tandem skydiving experience that is fun, easy, and, above all, safe.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Gift Certificates have a two year validity following purchase.
- Gift Certificates are transferable between locations and individuals (small fees may be assessed for transfer to another locale).
- They can easily be purchased by contacting us. Our customer service representatives are available seven days a week.
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Share Your Skydiving Experience with Parachuting.com’s Imagery Packages
Don’t miss out on recording your skydive experience. It’s the best way to remember this experience forever. Also, it would be pretty cool to be able to share the big event with others.
We have two imagery packages available for purchase alongside our skydive services. One is our videography service in which a camera flyer is available to jump with you to film your experience from start to finish. Our GoPro/Handycam is our second option, and it includes your skydiving instructor wearing the GoPro camera equipped to record your actions and experience from a more up close and personal vantage point.
The camera flyer will record your thoughts as you prepare for your jump even prior to boarding the plane. They will exit the aircraft slightly before you to get the most advantageous perspective to capture you in excitement. They will record your various screams and yells and facial expressions. They will land a little before you to capture your amazing landing.
You will be given a CD containing the final edited version of your jump and still images that were captured throughout your jump.
Criteria for becoming a camera flyer
Shooting videos while skydiving or being a camera flyer can be a fun as well as a rewarding job. Flying a camera is as fun as it gets skydiving. In fact, you’ll get to be one of the few to get shots most people can’t even imagine.
It is important you know that to be a camera flyer, you should be an experienced skydiver. It is highly recommended that you are a C license holder before strapping on a camera. Jumping with additional equipment takes additional training.
Unlike a Tandem or AFF Instructor, who is required to qualify and earn a rating, there is no camera rating within the sport. The USPA and other organizations have come up with some general ideas as to what qualifications a beginning camera flyer should have, but most of these items are only recommendations and not a set training curriculum.
- Assistance in selecting camera equipment (cameras, mounts, etc.).
- Training on additional equipment such as suits, wings, canopies, etc.
- Camera equipment and its interaction with the parachute system.
- Wind-tunnel training with equipment before first jump with new equipment.
- Aircraft procedures and exit strategies for chosen discipline.
- Special emergency procedures.
- Break-off procedures.
To order your video with your skydiving adventure, call 1-800-672-8942!
Parachuting.com Garland Reservations
What makes parachuting.com the definitive choice for skydiving?
Here are just a few reasons to choose parachuting Garland, Texas for your skydiving adventure. Our team of skydiving staff is highly experienced and are licensed by the USPA (United States Parachute Association). Safety is our number one priority. We provide state of the art equipment, use on-site maintenance facilities, and follow all FAA and basic safety regulations. Experience the thrill of your first skydive or pick up gift certificates for loved ones with our tandem jump. Our well informed and courteous customer representatives are are available to speak to you seven days a week. Thank you for taking your time to check our website.
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