Towards the earth with 200 kilometers per hour
After a short introduction from an experienced tandem instructor you'll get a suit, harness and some goggles so you can see the world clearly in free fall. The aircraft brings you up to 4000 meters above ground in around 20 minutes. Enjoy the scenery in ascent and try to relax a little. During this time, your tandem master will go through the most important aspects of the jump with you once again.
When the altitude is reached, the huge back door of the airplane is opened and you will feel a fresh breeze in your face. Slowly, you and your instructor move to the ledge of the aircraft, where you can see the whole Leventina valley 4 kilometers below you. Inhale and exhale deeply, and you're ready to go.
With a small hop out of the plane you will accelerate within 10 seconds to 200 kilometers an hour. In free fall you can again enjoy the astonishing view while your adrenaline pump is working overtime. Rushing past the mountains into the valley, peaks rising to the right and left of you, and after around 50-60 seconds your instructor will open the parachute at an altitude of around 1500 meters.
First, take a deep breath. Now you are gliding back to earth with around 10 km/h. During the canopy ride that lasts around 5 minutes you can watch all the other parachutes and even dabble at steering your canopy.
After a short landing excercise it is now definitely time to head back to earth. Lift your legs a little and your tandem instructor will smoothly place you back on the ground. Take a moment to digest what you have done, it's not every day you fall down 4 kilometers from a fully functioning aircraft.
If you'd like, we'll have one of our videographers accompany you in the plane, in free fall and at landing with a video- and a photocamera. Afterwords you'll get your photos and videos to take home, so you'll have a nice souvenir to remember this breathtaking day. You can find all the information on pricing right here.
If you're not that crazy about adrenaline, but still want to see something you don't see everyday, you can also go on a passenger flight with our airplane without ever jumping out. You still get to see the beauty of the Swiss alps with a little less excitement. You can also register for a passenger flight here (add passenger flight in the field remarks)
Register today for your tandem skydive at the Mountain Gravity 2015. You can also preorder a T-Shirt in the registration form.
Take a look at some impressions from tandems in the alps:
Exit of a tandem with the videographer
Free fall with a view of lake Ritom
Landing of a tandem
parachute opening at 1500m
free fall above the Leventina valley
free fall in front of lake Ritom
free fall with the videographer
landing safely back on earth
rushing towards the Alps at 200 km/h
always keep smiling
exit with the videographer
the view of lake Ritom
opening the canopy at 1500m
exiting the aircraft