TANDEM – THE FAST WAY TO MAKE A SKYDIVE
So you want to go skydive? Tandem skydiving is by far the most popular way to make a first freefall, it is named such because it involves being harnessed to your instructor ‘in tandem’ for the duration of your skydive. It is the ‘fast way’ because it requires only 20 minutes on-the-day training to be ready to jump.
Your tandem skydive will see you jump from roughly 2.5 miles above the earth, freefalling at 120 mph for around 45 seconds until your instructor deploys the parachute and flies you back to the dropzone.