tandem

All you need to know

A tandem jump is a quick and simple way to experience the whole range of thrills available in skydiving – including a long freefall and canopy ride – while riding with a highly experienced instructor.

When

We provide tandem jumps all day on weekends and holidays, and late afternoon on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays - from May to October. Booking your jump in advance is a good idea, however if you're flexible with regard to time there are frequently even spaces available at the last minute. Once you're ready to book you can book online or call/email us.

What You Need

  • Proof that you are at least 18 years old
  • Running shoes with decent support
  • Suitable clothing - it's a lot cooler at altitude!
  • Ability to read English and understand spoken English
  • Maximum weight 250 pounds - with some flexibility (up to 265 pounds is usually straight forward)

Training

The training for a tandem jump is not long since there is not a lot that you, as a tandem passenger, have to do. The half-hour briefing is all you will need to learn everything you need to know. After the briefing, you and your tandem instructor (also known as tandem master or tandem pilot) put on your equipment. The two of you will share a parachute system, with your harnesses securely connected together. Then it's off to the plane...

The Jump

The ride to your jump altitude (usually 13,500 feet!) takes approximately 12 minutes. You'll have lots of time to appreciate the amazing view as your adrenaline level slowly builds: the patchwork quilt of farmland around you, the blue of Lake Simcoe, and in the other direction the skyline of Toronto. Then it's time to go... "Get ready!...Set!...Go!!" You and your instructor dive out of the plane into freefall - there's nothing holding you up but the air rushing by. You can feel the pressure of the wind as your speed builds to about 200 km/h. Your instructor activates the drogue parachute which keeps you from going too fast. You have lots of time - about a full minute - to experience the sensation of riding the wind, watching the ground approach ever so slowly closer. Your instructor activates your parachute and you feel a firm tug from above. A few seconds later the two of you are riding under your beautiful open canopy. The flight back down takes around five minutes so you have plenty of time to look around and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, have fun with the canopy, and talk with your instructor. At the end of your ride your instructor expertly brings the canopy in for a gentle landing.

Post-Jump

Your instructor will debrief the jump with you and if you ordered video and/or pictures then you can check them out before you take them home to show them off!

Ready to jump?

If a tandem jump is for you then you can book it now by either using our online booking form or by calling/emailing us.

$299 + HST

Frequently asked questions

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be casual fit, roomy, and athletic with ample ankle support (no boots, sandals, or speed-lace hooks permitted). On warm sunny days shorts and a t-shirt are acceptable, however note that even though it is warm on the ground it may be quite cold up at jump altitude. On cooler days, long pants and a sweatshirt may be more appropriate. We do provide jumpsuits in case you need them. If you have any jewelery or piercings please note that you may need to take them out prior to jumping. If you have glasses or contacts you can jump with them without any problem. If you have long hair bring some hair elastics. Parachute School of Toronto will provide everything else you need to enjoy your skydive!

Yes! We provide goggles that can fit over top of glasses which hold them snugly to your face. The goggles also protect your eyes in case you wear contacts.

This is a hard question to answer and it depends heavily on the weather and how busy we are at the time that you arrive. If you are doing a tandem you should plan on being here for a few hours.

Manufacturer regulations state that you must be at least 18 years of age on the day of your jump and generally no more than 225 lbs – however there is some flexibility up to 250 lbs depending on how fit you are. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate anyone greater than 250 lbs or younger than 18 years of age.

Please note that although we can not jump if it is raining or low cloud cover the weather forecasts are rarely accurate. It is also not uncommon for it to be raining and then sunny and jumpable an hour later, or for it to be raining hard in Barrie but jumpable at PST. If you are concerned about the weather then please call us on the day of your jump prior coming up. Only then will we be able to give you an accurate assessment of the weather and what your options will be

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Testimonials

"Did my first tandem jump yesterday, had a blast great people working there in a very friendly environment. I recommend this place to anyone looking for one of the greatest thrills ever."
-Al
"Thanks for helping me cross off a big one on my bucket list! Had a blast and can't wait to do it again! Best roller coaster of my life."
-Kara
"Awesome experience. Really friendly, easy going staff who helped me feel at ease and excited to do my first ever jump! Can’t wait to go again."
-Amy
"I did my first tandem and first jump course at PST. It is an awesome place! Love the laid back atmosphere. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. Coaches and instructors are top notch! Looking forward to this season! Dz owner is a true gem! Highly recommend."
-Jen

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Contact
1-800-DO-1-JUMP

info@parachuteschool.com

5714 Smith Blvd. Baldwin, ON, Canada