The biggest adrenaline boost in all of Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Skydiving lets you experience Earth in a way many only imagine!

 

The biggest adrenaline boost in all of Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Skydiving lets you experience Earth in a way many only imagine.

Skydiving with us guarantees you an amazing experience!

Skydiving is an experience that cannot be compared to many others. The adrenaline that fills your body is what makes the experience what it is! When you skydive with us, you are going to experience exceptional customer service that will match the exceptional skydive that you will have jumping from one of our aircraft! If you have never skydived before, or even if you have, you are in for a treat as our team at Parachuting.com Grand Rapids delivers the most elite skydiving services and offers the most comprehensive packages to customers. Be prepared to experience an adrenaline rush unlike anything you have experienced before, and create a memory that you will always remember!


Book your adrenaline boost by calling us at 616-552-9659!



Tandem Skydiving


Tandem skydiving is perfect for beginner skydivers as it allows for all of the same functions of standard skydiving while pairing you with a Federal Aviation Administration certified instructor. Your instructor will attach themselves to you and jump along with you through the entire process. It is the most popular option we offer.

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Tandem Skydiving


Tandem skydiving is perfect for beginner skydivers as it allows for all of the same functions of standard skydiving while pairing you with a Federal Aviation Administration certified instructor. Your instructor will attach themselves to you and jump along with you through the entire process. It is the most popular option we offer.

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Skydiving Academy


Skydiving Academy gives more detailed and thorough training in with skydiving. This is a very good option for those wanting to become a certified instructor or a professional skydiver. Through one of two programs, Static Line Progression or Accelerated Free Fall, you will learn different techniques and skills to better your skydiving experience and increase your skydiving knowledge overall!

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Skydiving Academy


Skydiving Academy gives more detailed and thorough training in with skydiving. This is a very good option for those wanting to become a certified instructor or a professional skydiver. Through one of two programs, Static Line Progression or Accelerated Free Fall, you will learn different techniques and skills to better your skydiving experience and increase your skydiving knowledge overall!

Start Your Training Now


Parachuting Gift Certificates


Gift certificates are available for those who want to share the skydiving experience with their friends and families. Our gift certificates are transferable from person to person, and can be used at any of our locations across the country. Share the fun and include everyone with our gift certificates. You can use them on our Tandem jumps!

Purchase a Parachuting Gift Certificate

Parachuting Gifts


Gift certificates are available for those who want to share the skydiving experience with their friends and families. Our gift certificates are transferable from person to person, and can be used at any of our locations across the country. Share the fun and include everyone with our gift certificates. You can use them on our Tandem jumps!

Purchase a Parachuting Gift Certificate

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Prepare to be amused in Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a vivid city that offers excitement, indoor and outdoor adventure, and beautiful sights perfect for taking in from the sky! Being a city acclaimed for its art, music, beer and food, it has incredible things to offer tourists and locals alike. Downtown has over 100 art galleries, entertainment venues, restaurants and breweries.

There are many activities to do and see Grand Rapids. Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon is the largest amusement park in the state and has over 60 rides. Visit Higher Ground Rock Climbing for some fun rock climbing with your friends and family or visit John Ball Zoo Society. Provin Trails Park, and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are perfect for outdoor fun enthusiasts. Woodland and CenterPointe Mall give the retail therapists exactly what they need with over 100 stores collectively.

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Grand Rapids, MI Tandem Parachuting

Tandem jumps give you the experience and the fun!


Tandem skydiving is very popular and is the most recommended option for first time skydivers because it allows for the functional responsibilities of the dive to be facilitated by the instructor. At Parachuting.com Grand Rapids, all our instructors are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. This is great because it gives the student the ability to experience the adrenaline rush in conjunction with being able to take in absolutely breathtaking views from over 14,000 feet in the air!

To prepare for your Tandem skydive, it is important that you arrive at your drop zone much earlier than your scheduled jump time. This allows you have time to prepare for your jump, including meeting your instructor, watching an introductory video and learning the proper body positions for you to be in. You will also become acclimated with the facilities as well.

You will be outfitted in the appropriate gear, which includes goggles, a reserve chute, passenger harness. You’ll receive your container that contains your main parachute, a drogue chute and also an Automatic Activation Device. Your instructor will attach themselves to you with a harness and will complete the jump with you from start to finish. Additionally, you can have a camera flyer jump alongside you to capture the experience.

Get comfortable at our accommodating drop zones

Your friends and family will be comfortable and accommodated while waiting for you. Our drop zones are unique and much better than those of our competitors. They offer comfortable seating, both inside and outside, and additional accommodations to keep your guests relaxed while they’re waiting for your return. Some of the drop zones offer other amenities but these vary with location, so phone us to ask. Some locations offer picnic tables for your family to bring lunches and other food for their wait. Additionally, specific locations do offer food and beverages for purchase, but please ask us about this.

We offer anything skydiving you could desire!

We also offer various other services in addition to our skydiving package options. We have videography and imagery packages that customers can select if they want someone to capture the experience for them from start to finish. We also encourage you to have your friends and families bring their cameras along, so that they can capture the action as well. You can also redeem a Tandem skydive gift certificate for your jump, or share the fun and include others by purchasing Tandem skydive gift certificates for other friends and family that you have!

When leaping from a plane isn’t enough!

Have you ever heard of BASE-jumping? BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth (meaning cliff). BASE jumpers leap from any and all of these four fixed objects with parachutes designed specifically for rapid deployment. This activity is recognized around the world as the most extreme of extreme sports.

For BASE jumpers, leaping out of an airplane at over 15,000 feet above ground level and Free Falling at over 100 miles per hour is exhilarating but not even daring enough. BASE jumpers leap from bridges, cliffs, and manufactured objects. They are usually jumping from low altitudes and do not have a lot of time to deploy their parachute, which leaves little time for malfunctions or complications. For BASE jumpers, this is the real exhilaration.

Bridge Day is the most celebrated legally organized BASE jumping event in the world. On average, 400+ BASE jumpers from nearly every state and from countries as far away as China gather for what is known as the biggest and most exciting extreme sports event on the planet. By 1984, over 400 jumpers attended annually, as they have each year since, making an average of 800 jumps each time.

Ready to take a tandem parachute jump? Call 616-552-9659 today!


Solo Parachuting Academy in Grand Rapids, MI

Expand your knowledge and skills with our Skydiving Academy


Skydiving Academy is also something exciting we offer! Are you interested in learning more about the specifics of skydiving? Do you want to learn to skydive solo? Curious to learn more about the Free Fall process? Skydiving Academy is designed to expand upon your general knowledge and allow you to experience more. Skydiving training is recommended to anyone who wants to skydive solo, pursue certification to transition into training others, or skydive professionally.

Parachuting.com Grand Rapids offers two methods of skydiving instruction. Accelerated Free Fall Training (AFF) is the most popular instruction course that we provide. AFF Training is designed to teach you specifically how to skydive both safely and expeditiously. Incorporating seven different levels, AFF exposes you to the various techniques and skills and prepares you for the various types of solo skydives you must complete. Two FAA-certified instructors will pair with you to jump alongside you, and the jump will start at 10,000-12,000 feet above ground level.

With Static Line Progression, the jump will be from 3,000 feet above ground level. As you fall from the aircraft, the main canopy is deployed by a ‘Static Line’ affixed to the aircraft, which pulls your chute immediately. With Static Line Progression, you will have roughly four to five hours of instruction time on the ground before you do your first jump. You’ll perform three more Static Line jumps while demonstrating you can pull your own ripcord, and then move on to Free Fall jumps.

With both training methods, after you have successfully completed 25 jumps, you can apply for your solo A license and be cleared from student status.

Smokejumpers experience the real adrenaline rush!

Many people are not aware of smokejumpers and all that they are able to do and have done. These are some of the concerns that led to the invention of smokejumping over 70 years ago. Smoke jumpers are wilderness firefighters who jump out of airplanes and parachute into remote areas to fight wildfires. Their job is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Permanent smokejumping operations were established in Winthrop, Washington, and Ninemile Camp, Montana. On July 12, 1940, Rufus Robinson and Earl Cooley made the first actual fire jump at Rock Pillar near Marten Creek in Idaho’s Nez Perce National Forest.

Smokejumpers are often referred to as forest firefighters as they are lowered down into often remote areas that have experienced a fire. More likely than not, they are in the middle of forest fires. Smokejumpers go through very intensive physical training as many times their equipment is either lowered or tossed down to them, or they must jump with the equipment attached to them. They experience grueling physical challenges, so smokejumpers are typically some of the most well-built and sculpted individuals around.

Prepare your own skydiving escapade by calling us at 616-552-9659!

Parachuting.com Grand Rapids Tandem Parachuting Gifts

Give a gift that will be appreciated and memorable!


Parachuting.com Grand Rapids offers gift certificates that can be transferred between locations as well as between people. Small fees may be assessed for transfer to another locale, however. Our gift certificates are valid for two years from the date of purchase. You can buy them easily by contacting one of our customer service representatives who are available seven days a week. The gift certificate can be used for Tandem skydiving or for Level 1 of Accelerated Free Fall jumping.

Parachuting.com gift certificates make the perfect gift for various milestone celebrations, achievements and special occasions including:

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduation
  • Job promotion
  • Career switches

You can even gift them just because. Everyone knows an active thrill seeker, and purchasing one of our gift certificates gives them the experience that they are hunting for. Purchase one for the special person in your life, and let them experience flying in a way they never have before.

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We have multiple options to treat your loved one with a parachuting gift! They are good for any occasion and are available to purchase online! Not only are they good in the Grand Rapids area, but they can redeem theirs at any of our nationwide affiliates!

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Parachuting.com Grand Rapids Videos and Imagery

Dynamic imagery packages for a dynamic skydiving experience!


Our imagery packages are some of the most dynamic packages Parachuting.com Grand Rapids offers. Having our video package enhances the overall experience of a skydive, especially if it is your first time jumping. We have two main video packages available for our customers to choose from.

Our videography service includes a camera flyer jumping with you to film your experience from start to fruition. With our GoPro/Handycam alternative, your Tandem skydiving instructor wears the GoPro camera. Each imagery option provides different benefits. If you want a more up-close vantage point and perspective, the GoPro cam is the perfect option for this because your instructor is recording the jump from a perspective similar to your own. The camera flyer package gives you a documentary-style video, with a professional, cohesive account of your entire experience, with dynamic angles and shots.

Our camera flyer option is competitively priced, yet slightly more costly than the GoPro option. This is because you will have a professional videographer jumping alongside you to record your actions and experiences. Whichever imagery package you choose, your video is professionally edited and set to music at the drop zone, and ready to take home with you in less than an hour after you land.

Become a flying cameraman and create stories through your lens!


Becoming a professional camera operator for skydiving experiences is something that is exciting and intense, and has no two similar days. However, people do not know the requirements to become one or what it takes to create skydiving memories in a video for person after person.

One of the first things that needs to be done is becoming a professional skydiver. You must enjoy skydiving and get excited by the idea of living on the edge of fear in order to be successful. Becoming certified through the Federal Aviation Administration is the first step. Then, you will need to purchase you a helmet that allows for camera mounting. It is also important to consider your angles and surroundings. This includes moving around your skydiver(s) in order to get various angles and also considering the location of the sun and making sure it is behind you. Lastly, make sure you are able to tell a story from your shots.

The point is to make something that the skydiver will have and be able to actively relive as if it were yesterday. How you shoot your video and the angles you use play into this.

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We offer what the others don’t!

If you are interested in certification and skydiving, Parachuting.com Grand Rapids is the premier establishment to accomplish your goals with. We provide exceptional customer service and memorable experiences that will fulfil your skydiving dream. We also offer gift certificates so you can share the amazing experience you had with others you love and cherish. Our customer service team is courteous, knowledgeable and able to assist you seven days a week. We appreciate your time and consideration . Take flight with the most elite in all of Michigan and take in the picturesque Grand Rapids natural scenery.

Parachuting.com Grand Rapids proudly services the Grand Rapids area, which includes these nearby cities:
East Grand Rapids, MI – Wyoming, MI – Walker, MI – Grandville, MI – Kentwood, MI – Northview, MI – Jenison, MI – Cutlerville, MI – Forest Hills, MI – Holland, MI – Grand Haven, MI – Ionia, MI – Muskegon Heights, MI – Norton Shores, MI – Muskegon, MI

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