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“Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.”
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses
What can you say you have done today that you are proud of? You enjoy the simple things in life, but ask yourself, are you really living? When you are free falling, absorbing breathtaking views of our beautiful planet, you’ll never ask yourself the same question again. Once you’ve gone skydiving, you’ll have embarked in one of the most thrilling, exhilarating experiences life has to offer. Maybe you are ready for life’s next big challenge, but you wonder, is this really safe? The answer is yes, of course it’s safe! The United States Parachute Association (USPA) reported in 2015 as low as 0.006 fatalities per 1,000 jumps. This was years ago, and safety rates improve every year! Don’t let fear stand in the way of living your life to the fullest. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you live a life you’re proud of.
We Have All the Parachuting Options You Need!
Tandem skydiving is the program designed perfectly for beginners. You free fall alongside a certified instructor who holds your hand every step of the way, ensuring a proper lesson, and a thrilling experience for you. When you have an instructor guiding the free fall, you have the freedom to check out views and relax as much as you can as you descend from thousands of feet above! Learn about one of our most popular options below.
We offer students two different program options to become skydiving professionals. You can choose from Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) or Static Line Progression (S/L progression) programs. Our AFF program trains you with side by side instruction, and you complete it at an accelerated rate. You rely on a line attached from the aircraft to your parachute in your second option, but both options prepare you to be licensed professionals.There’s more information on these programs below.
Our gift certificates are both easy to get and even easier to give. Whether you’ve jumped yourself, want to experience for the first time with someone else, or simply have a loved one who would jump for joy at this gift, anything is possible with our gift certificates. You can purchase a gift certificate for our tandem skydive or our level one of our AFF program. We can help you decide the perfect gift below.
Jump for Fun!
Why not go beyond the amateur jumps that, though still unbelievably amazing, are just the tip of the iceberg with how exciting the sport of skydiving can be. The tandem skydive is a great way to start the beginning of your skydiving career. There are many more ways to jump, and we can help you learn about all the interesting ways to skydive, such as sky surfing, indoor skydiving, or even base jumping! Find out more about these options below.
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From Mountains to Landmarks, Riverside is Best from Above
You might think you know Riverside, but you won’t even imagine what you’ll learn about this city when you’re free falling above it. Why wouldn’t you get the best view of Mount Rubidoux that’s possible when gliding in range of it from a parachute? Let us not forget some of the best quirks of Riverside, aside from the amazing scenery. Get your fill of the “World’s Largest Paper Cup” when you catch sight of seeing Riverside’s famous, three-story Dixie cup. You can’t forget that you might to get an aerial view of one of the most famous hotels in the country, the Mission Inn. It’s architecture is even more admirable from the skies. Maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to see what could be the source of the orange juice you drink today when you fall witness to the original navel tree that jumpstarted the citrus industry in 1874.
Tandem Jumps, for First-Timers and View Admirers
There are many reason why tandem jumps are among the most popular choices for our first-time skydivers. First of all, it is the option where people feel most safe. When partaking in a tandem jump, you’re harnessed to an instructor certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This instructor is beyond passionate about what they do, and they’re going to make sure you have the chance to fall in love with the sport the same way they did. They will worry about the hairy details of a jump and make sure you learn the ropes, too. You’ll get all the first hand advice on exactly how to exit a plane in a free fall. From there, you’ll see what it looks like to be piloting your parachute through the skies until the rewarding landing itself. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way.
We have a very thorough process to prepare you for your tandem skydive. Skydiving is more than just a thrill, it takes some preparation. We’ll have you come in an hour or so before your scheduled jump time so we can brief you and set a spot where your family and friends can wait for you when you land. This is also when you’ll get the chance to meet your super helpful instructor. Your instructor will break down everything you need to know to prepare for your dive. After your prep, we’ll get you suited up in your gear just before you board the plane with your instructor. Once you reach the jump height of 10,000 feet or more, your instructor will harness you both together at four points of your body to ensure your safety (two at the shoulders and two at the hips). You’ll free fall for 30 seconds, give or take, more than likely falling at up to 120 mph! You won’t start to use your parachute until you’re about 5,500-6,000 AGL, and it’s smooth sailing from there. Because of these speeds and elevation, you’ll be locked and loaded with a steady set of goggles your secure harness. While you’re jumping, we’ve got the coolest drop zones for friends and family to wait. Here they can buy a lunch and relax in any of our indoor/outdoor seating options.
Skydiving As a Recreational Sport:
Sure, for beginners it would seem that skydiving is simply something to do just to ‘say you’ve done it.’ Whether you’re doing it for the story or as a profession, there are many different dimensions of skydiving that are noteworthy. Have you ever gone surfing at the beach or snowboarding in the winter? Maybe you’ve given these sports a chance, but imagine skysurfing. Yes, skysurfing is a thing, and it takes some crazy-skilled professionals to rock gymnastics type moves in our skies. They ride a board similar to a skateboard or snowboard but ride the wind as if they’re atop a California wave. Or have you ever heard of indoor skydiving? Yes, that’s a thing too! With technology and some heavy duty fans, we can recreate the feeling of being thousands of feet in the sky all under one roof. Indoor skydiving is a great way to practice the sport and perfect skills or just get that exhilarating free fall feeling. You can get even more creative with B.A.S.E. jumping, an acronym for “building, antenna, span, and Earth.” BASE jumping is the most extreme form of jumping because it’s somewhat unmonitored. BASE jumping can be from the side of a cliff, buildings, antenna towers, or without limits or regulations to their jumps. Jumping from a plane is only the beginning.
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You’re Never Too Cool For School
School is cool when you’re a student at our skydiving academy. If you want to become a certified professional or you just want to skydive solo, we offer two different tracks: Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) and Static Line Progression.
How We Help
We’ve got a staff of FAA certified professionals who execute a thorough training program to ensure the best skydiving education possible. Your lessons are catered to your learning process and designed to accurately assist your progression from newbie to professional.
The Two Different Options for You:
- Accelerated Free Fall (AFF): This is for those who can’t wait to wrap up the learning process and be able to fall freely at their own accord. This form of training involves seven levels, and although the student will be jumping alongside an instructor, they’ll be jumping totally alone sooner than later.
- Your First Free Fall in AFF: You’ll jump alongside two experienced AFF instructors between 10,000-12,000 AGL. Instructors will keep in contact with you via Harness Holding Training (HHT). They’ll help you deploy, but after that, you’re on your own, experiencing 50 seconds or more of free falling!
- Lucky 7 Levels: In the first three levels of your training, instructors brief you on altitude awareness, chute deployment, etc. The third level is where you’ll free fall entirely by yourself! In your final levels, you can start performing superhero style stunts. We’ll film your jumps to help you perfect your training for the next level and make sure you’ve totally nailed each level.
- Static Line Progression (S/L progression): S/L progression is named after the ‘static line’ between the student and the plane. This line tightens as the student jumps, from around 3,000 Above Ground Level (AGL), deploying the student’s canopy.
The Colorful Characters of Skydiving
The beauty of professional skydivers is that there isn’t a rigid archetype of what they look like, where they’re from, or what else they’ve done for a living. Skydivers are bound by their spirit, and your spirit can’t be put into a box. Take smokejumpers, for example. Smokejumpers are the coolest form of firefighters you’ll ever see, deploying their canopies over raging wildfires to diminish the damage and save lives. There are more ways than one that skydivers can be superheroes, replacing capes with canopies. There are also such a thing as pararescuers, a rescue squad that is a division in the U.S. Air Force. These brave guys or gals free fall for more than just a thrill when they are landing in obscure, dangerous areas to save the lives of others. There are also teams of people who make all this stuff possible, like a professional packer/rigger. This person is a master down to the fabrics of parachutes and is trained to repair, maintain, pack, you-name-it as long as it involves a parachute. There really is no limit to what you can do in pursuing skydiving professionally, whether you want to be a soaring superhero or training the next group of great divers, the choice is all yours.
Find your skydiving calling, contact our Riverside number 1-800-672-8942!
Dare to Give
There are a gazillion reasons why everyone should skydive at least once in their lives. One of the many is to show someone how much you care with a skydiving gift certificate! If you give a loved one a gift certificate for our services, they’ll be all out of excuses to say no to this unbelievable life moment. You can purchase a gift certificate for our beginner’s tandem skydive or for our AFF level one jumps. The lucky recipient will have two whole years to use this certificate (in case you have to butter them up on the idea), and they can transfer the certificate between different locations for limitless sightseeing. You can reach us everyday of the week to buy your gift certificate for any celebrations that should be shared with a skydive, such as:
- Promotion/New Job
- …just because!
Sharing this experience with a loved one is an irreplaceable gift. Ditch the social constructs of buying fancy purses or over-priced concert tickets. Give someone you love the gift of life and living: experience. Live life on the edge and share something that will change your outlook on life forever in the most positive of ways. Take a risk and ditch the monotonous routine of gift giving with experience giving.
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Make Memories to Take Home
You simply can’t skydive and not show everyone how bold and daring you were. We have two options to help you make this happen. You can either purchase our videography option or out GoPro option. For the first option, a camera flyer can hop out of the plane with you whereas the GoPro/Handycam option will be a camera attached to your instructor for those up close and personal angles.
There’s More than Meets the Camera:
When you choose for the camera flyer to shoot your whole jump, it’s a bit more pricey. You’re paying for the flyer themselves, and it’s also shot documentary style. The camera flyer will document your thoughts before and after the jump. Both options will catch every intoxicating moment, from your initial fear to your “oh yeah!” moments, everything will be on camera and edited so that it’s set to music and even cooler to watch. We’ll give you a CD of the footage so you can email, Instagram, Facebook, or share in any form of your choosing. The moment is fun, but also fleeting, so it’s really important you get that footage to relive every moment of your jump. The pure, raw feelings will be very hard to imitate, so the best you can do is watch them again when you’re feeling nostalgic or searching for a little inspiration.
If you thought the job of a skydiving instructor was exciting, just imagine the job of the camera flyer. This skilled diver has gone through all the expansive training as your skydiving instructor but has gone above and beyond with mastering a camera all the while. These professionals have to undergo twice the amount of practice jumps than a traditional instructor, completing the initial required jumps then yet another set of jumps with their camera in tow. They need specific helmets and cameras, and they don’t just press ‘record’ and relax. They capture the best moments and the surroundings, they even film you before you’ve left the ground. Camera flyers are artists. It’s their job to create a story and make your story as best as possible. They’re piecing together your fear, excitement, anxiety, relief, your flood of emotions, and juxtaposing it against your journey through the clouds. This is both a creative piece for these talented videographers just as much as it’s a personal narrative for you, and if you ask me, that’s an impressive combination. When camera flyers aren’t working on your personal DVD, they’re also simply filming to document the profound phenomenon of skydiving. Camera flyers often catch shots of divers from above, truly drawing attention to the wonder of a human body challenging the laws of nature. Skydiving pushes the limits that are enforced by nature, and the camera flyer has an important job in recording this awe-inspiring occurrence.
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Explore the Vast Potential of Skydiving with Us!
At Parachuting.com, we take pride in providing our clients with a knowledgeable staff, extensive options for service, and a thorough execution of those services. We know how valuable your skydiving experience is to you, and we make sure we show you that we value it just as much. We want you to experience the thrill of a lifetime in booking your tandem skydive or in the pursuit of your license. Whether you’re booking for yourself or choosing a gift certificate for a loved one, our customer service representatives are eager to guide you every step of the way with Parachuting.com. We’re grateful that you chose us, and we thank you for helping us provide you the best services possible.
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