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Skydiving: the ultimate adrenaline pumping thrill ride
Skydiving is the ultimate rush. There’s nothing like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute strapped to your back. The feeling of the wind as hits your face at about 120 MPH is unimaginable if you have never experienced it. Scream all you want because at those speeds you can’t hear anything. You’ll never forget watching the earth go from tiny specks to up close and personal. Above all there’s nothing quite like the feeling of freefall. Some say it’s the closest thing to flying. Get out there and try it yourself! There’s not another adrenaline pumping, heart pounding experience like it in the world.
We Have All the Parachuting Options You Need!
Tandem jumps are a good place to start if you’re new to skydiving. When you do a tandem jump you’re hooked onto an instructor. The instructor takes care all the hard stuff like pulling the cord, and guiding you safely to the ground. You get to relax and enjoy every moment of the jump without having to worry about any of the logistics. Try a tandem jump and chill.
Skydiving academy is the place to go if you get hooked on skydiving and want to make it a hobby or a profession. In skydiving academy you’ll learn everything you need to get a skydiving license. You’ll learn the fundamentals of skydiving, and some cool tricks. Once you finish your instruction and obtain your license you’re free to do jump anywhere on your own!
Gift certificates are ideal for the adrenaline seekers in your life. They’ll love jumping and experiencing free fall, but most of all, they will love having the memory of skydiving provided by you! Gift certificates are a unique gift that your friends and family will love. Grab a gift certificate for just about any occasion you can think of. Get a gift certificate, and give the people in your life an experience they won’t soon forget.
Jump for Fun!
You’ve already gone skydiving before and you already have your license. Jump when you want, and where you want. When you jump for fun you have total freedom to do what you want. Bust out some tricks if you know any, or throw on a board and go sky surfing. When you jump for fun you have all the power. Hop and pops as well as lift tickets are available at parachuting.com!
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Modesto, California – The architectural hot spot
Modesto is a cool place to go skydiving. It has a semi-arid climate which means the winters are mild, and the summers are hot and dry. In addition to the climate, there are a lot of things to see.
Depending where you jump you’ll get to see all the lush farmland including walnut and almond groves that surround Modesto. You’ll get a chance to see views of both Tuolumne River and the Stanislaus rivers. Along with these natural sites there’s some great architecture as well.
You may get a chance to see the Victorian style McHenry Mansion which was built in 1880. There’s also the State Theatre built in the 1920’s with its old time façade. Modesto is known for its mid-century architecture so get ready to see a lot of beautiful buildings.
Whether you’re looking to see the natural landscape or architecture Modesto has something for you when you jump.
Tandem Jumps For The First Timer
Tandem Jumps are perfect for the first time skydiver. During a tandem jump you’ll be attached to a United States Parachute Association (USPA) Licensed instructor. The instructor handles all the hard work like deploying the chute and landing safely. You’ll get to sit back and enjoy every moment as you jump towards the ground from 14,000 feet.
You’ll want to get to the drop zone early so that your friends and family can grab good seats while they wait for you. Then you’ll meet your tandem instructor and he or she will go over body positioning and some of the basics. Once you’re done you’ll watch a video that gives you the rundown of what to expect from your jump. Then it’s time for the gear up.
Get Your Gear
Skydiving gear is pretty standardized wherever you go. You’ll put on goggles to protect your eyes, a passenger harness, a parachute container, and 4 connectors that will act as points of contact for the instructor. Each connector will be connected to the instructor: 2 on the hips and 2 on the shoulders. The container contains everything used to save your life: the main chute, reserve chute, drogue chute, and Automatic Activation Device (to deploy the backup ‘chute in the event of a primary malfunction). The drogue chute is used to counteract the weight of 2 people. Once geared, it’s time to climb in the plane and jump.
You’ll step out of the plane at about 10,000 feet. You’ll hit heart pounding speeds of up to 120 MPH, and experience 20-30 seconds of freefall. The instructor pulls the cord and glides you down safely under the colorful canopy of your parachute.
Once you land it’s time to celebrate with your friends and family!
Why Our Drop Zones Are The Best
Our drop zones have some great amenities that set us apart. We offer convenient seating both inside and out so your friends and family can wait in comfort. Some of our locations sell food and drinks to make sure your friends and family have a good time. Others have picnic style tables outside so you can bring a picnic for after you land. We don’t want you losing your lunch in the sky. Make sure to call ahead of time to see what amenities are offered at your specific drop zone. No matter what they are, we guarantee you’ll have the time of your life with one of our Parachuting.com locations.
Other Services For Your Skydiving Adventure
Make sure your friends and family bring cameras to get all the actions. If you’re flying solo, or want to get up close and personal we got your back. We offer videography services to capture every moment of your jump. Videography services are the best way to make sure your memory lasts forever and a great way to show your friends and family what it was like.
We also offer gift certificates so you can share the epic adventure of skydiving with loved ones. They’ll definitely want to go after they see how much fun you had on your jump.
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Sign Up For Our Skydiving Academy To Learn Advanced Skydiving
Parachuting.com Modesto’s skydiving academy is the place to go if you want to turn skydiving into a hobby or career. In our skydiving academy, you’ll learn everything you need to gain your skydiving license so you can jump on your own.
All Parachuting.com’s skydiving academy instructors are United States Parachute Association licensed skydivers. The training is in-depth and is designed to maximize your understanding within the USPA timeframe. There are 2 main styles of training.
Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)
AFF is thought of as an accelerated training method because you have your first jump at 14,000 feet after about 7 hours of ground instruction. There are 7 steps involved with AFF training. In steps 1-3 you’ll learn the basics such as body position, stability, and pull sequence. Steps 4-7 are advanced training where you’ll learn turns, forward movement, and superman exits. After you finish the 7 steps you’ll move into the Integrated Student Program.
Integrated Student Program (ISP)
In ISP you’ll continue to practice everything you learned from the 7 steps both alone and with an instructor. After 25 jumps in ISP, you can apply for your skydiving Class A license.
Static Line Progression (S/L)
In S/L training you start jumping at 3,000 feet with a static line attached to you that automatically deploys your chute. You have 15 minutes of instruction between every jump after your initial jump. After 2 more successful jumps you’ll start pulling a dummy cord. After 3 jumps pulling the dummy cord, you’re ready to start pulling the cord for real. You’ll start by pulling the cord immediately after you jump. The next jump you’ll pull the cord after a 10 second delay. You’ll continue this pattern as you gradually go up in altitude. After you finish 25 jumps you’ll be eligible to get your skydiving Class A license.
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Gift certificates for the daredevils in your life
A gift certificate is the ideal gift for the adrenaline junkies in your life. They’ll love getting a chance to experience freefall and all the heart pounding action that comes along with it. A gift certificate for a tandem jump or AFF level will be something they never forget. Gift certificates a great idea for any occasion.
Give a skydiving gift for your next anniversary and watch your spouse light up. They’re great for a milestone birthday like a 16th, 18th, 21st, 25th, or 50th. Pick up one as a wedding gift and be the envy of everyone there, because you brought the coolest gift. Get one for graduation and let the grad in your life have a thrill before entering the professional world. You don’t need any special occasion to get a gift certificate, simply grab one to show someone you care.
Parachuting.com Modesto gift certificates are completely transferrable between people and locations. A small fee might be applied for changing locations. All gift certificates are good for 2 years from the date of purchase. Our friendly staff is available 7 days a week to answer your questions and help you to make your purchase. Get a gift certificate and give someone a rush!
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Video Services To Help Preserve Your Skydiving Jump
Your friends and family may bring cameras to capture your experience, but if you want a real record of your jump you’ll want to get one of our video packages. We offer two different packages to fit your budget.
Your tandem jump instructor can be outfitted with a GoPro to capture your jump. He or she will get an up close and personal view of you while you’re in the air. They’ll catch all the screams as you plunge down to earth. It’s a great way to capture your jump, but if you want to capture everything, you’ll want a videographer.
A videographer will come along and capture everything from you getting on the plane, to grabbing your last words before you jump. They’ll get every face, freak out, and noise as you head back to earth. They’ll even land before you to catch your landing.
Your video will be edited together with music and put on a cd. You’ll also get some great photos of your jump. All of which are perfect for social media.
Call in advance if you want to have a videographer. Grab a video package and save the memory of your jump forever!
How To Become A Skydiving Videographer
Becoming a skydiving videographer can be an awesome job for those that love skydiving. As a skydiving videographer you can expect to make anywhere from $20,000-$40,000 a year. The journey to becoming a videographer is long so settle in.
Most companies require a minimum of 50-100 jumps before they’ll hire you as a videographer. This means you need to put in a lot of time on your own before any money comes in. If you’re still interested then it’s time to buy some gear.
Get prepared to capture the best moments!
There just a couple essential pieces of gear: a camera and a helmet. Thankfully cameras are getting smaller and lighter by the year (your neck is going to be happy). Make sure your camera uses a memory card so you can transfer videos quickly and if you can swing it, grab a wide angle lens. You’ll want to get a helmet that keeps the camera as enclosed as possible to keep it safe. Then it’s time to shoot.
Ideally you want to keep the sun at your back to avoid getting glare in your shots. Also do your best to tell a story. Then it’s time to practice, practice, practice. Review your videos and try to improve.
Skydiving videography is an important profession, because without the use of cameras during dives, our clients wouldn’t have their most amazing memories on video to watch again and again.
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Parachuting.com Modesto Is the Place For Skydiving
We have everything you need for a great skydiving experience. All of our drop zones have great amenities so everyone can enjoy your jump. If it’s your first jump, reserve your tandem and let us take care of all the hard work. Don’t forget to get a gift certificate for your friends and family. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available 7 days a week to answer all of your questions. We want to thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We strive to take of all of your skydiving needs both now, and in the future.
Parachuting.com Modesto serves the below cities within the Modesto, CA area:
Ceres, CA | Riverbank, CA | Ripon, CA | Oakdale, CA | Turlock, CA | Patterson, CA | Manteca, CA | Lathrop, CA | Livingston, CA | Tracy, CA | Garden Acres, CA | Stockton, CA | Atwater, CA | Country Club, CA | Merced, CA