What is Tandem Skydiving?

During a Tandem Skydive, which requires only minimal instruction, you are harnessed to an instructor for the entire jump.

What is Accelerated Free Fall?

Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) is your quickest route to becoming a certified skydiver. For approximately 50 seconds of each jump, you will be accompanied and guided by expert instructors.

Most of our AFF skydives are from 15,000 feet.

How will I know how I am doing in the AFF Course?

After each skydive, our affiliate instructors debrief you on the jump. We also offer videos of each jump. The videos give you a visual of how you are doing, and you will want to keep the entire video set in order to record the exciting journey to your skydiving certification.

What does freefalling feel like?

Free Falling feels like you are hovering on a cushion of air. You experience a buoyancy similar to floating in water, but the freefall thrill is infinitely greater. You have got to experience North Carolina Skydive!

What happens if I do not open my parachute?

Opening your parachute is very easy. You simply throw a toggle into the airflow, and it opens the parachute.

If, during your jump, you were to lose altitude awareness, our instructors would guide you via hand signals, directing you to open your parachute. If you did not respond to the instructors' directions, the instructors would open your parachute for you.

And there is yet another safety valve to ensure you enjoy a safe jump, should neither you nor your instructors open your parachute, Your parachute is fitted with an automatic activation device that would, if needed, open your parachute for you.

After I open my parachute, will it be easy to find the landing zone and fly the parachute to the target landing area?

Yes, it will be easy to both find the landing zone and to fly your parachute to the designated area.

And, to make things even easier, we will talk you down via a radio mounted on your gear.

Also, you will have a terrific time flying our canopies across the sky at approximately 20 mph.