To Live Life to the Fullest!
People who skydive want to experience all that life has to offer. Watch this 80 year old couple go skydiving at Above the Poconos Skydivers.
Here is a description of what to expect when you come out for your first jump. Upon arrival, you will fill out a registration form, medical statement, and agreement and release of liability after watching an accompanying video. Then you will receive an introductory skydiving lesson from a highly experienced skydiving instructor that includes intensive ground instruction and practice on the aircraft exit and freefall position. This is the first step to becoming a licensed skydiver.
When your turn arrives, you and your instructor board the aircraft for a flight up to almost 2 miles above the Earth (9,000 feet). The door opens and a blast of fresh air hits your face. As your mouth gets drier and drier, you wait for the command, and then you are out into freefall accelerating to a speed of approximately 125 miles per hour (200 kph). You don’t sense the speed because there are no objects close enough for you to judge your speed; you feel the ultimate freedom….the freedom of flight!
Half a minute later at a mile above the ground, the ripcord is pulled and out blossoms a gigantic multicolored square parachute built for two. The excitement is now replaced with the quiet serenity of the canopy ride which will take over 5 minutes and gives you a beautiful view of the Pocono Mountains.
You’ll take the control lines and practice landing the parachute while you’re still almost a mile above the ground. Then with the instructor’s assistance you’ll steer the parachute and bring the parachute into the landing zone for a very soft, possibly stand-up landing.
Tandem skydiving lessons give you a complete view of skydiving and have proven to be the safest, fastest and most exhilarating way to experience the sport of skydiving. We have one of the best safety records in the industry.
After completion of this skydive you will receive a first jump certificate and information on how to continue your skydiving training to become a licensed solo skydiver.