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Tandem Skydiving


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Experience the thrill of skydiving in Hollister, CA at one of the most experienced skydiving centers in the world!\

  • All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association
  • Thousands of tandem jumps with a perfect safety record
  • Top 100 MPH as you freefall through the sky!
  • Stunning views of the spectacular Northern California countryside
Hollister, CA

Fridays & Mondays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Participants must be at least 18 years old
    • Participants must weigh no more than 250 pounds and if over 200 pounds there is a $2 per pound fee
    Plan on spending 2-4 hours at the jumpzone.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    Up to 14 per plane including instructors
    Allowed from the ground for free. Or, one spectator per person is allowed to go up in the plane for a $40 fee, however we do need advance notice if you are planning on bringing a spectator.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Sneakers recommended no open toed shoes. Please note, you will have the option to put on a jumpsuit on over your clothing, and it does get warm around the airport in the summer months, so dress accordingly.
    Is it safe?
    All of the equipment used is serviced and maintained by FAA certified technicians of the highest ratings.  The parachutes are packed by professionals, the reserves packed and repacked even if used (it's not only a good idea, it's the law).  Although it is an inherently dangerous sport, they take every precaution to assure your safety while on the drop zone. 
    What should I eat before skydiving?
    Rather than not eating at all, you may want to eat something light, or bring something to snack on with you. 
    Does if feel like you're falling?

    Briefly.  A human body leaving an airplane at 8,000 - 18,000 feet reaches terminal velocity within just a few seconds.  After that you no longer feel like you're falling, just like you're moving down a cushion of air. 

    Is freefall noisy?
    Yes and no.  Don't plan on carrying a lot of conversations in the air, but you won't need earplugs either.  It's like sticking your head out of a car window when it's moving.
    Does it hurt when the parachute opens?
    No, it doesn't hurt.  The harness is tightened so that there's no real shock from it pulling when the parachute opens.
    What if I panic/ pass-out/ get hurt and can't pull the ripcord?
    All of the rig's are equipped with a device called an Automatic Activation Device (AAD).  This device constantly measures your speed and altitude during a skydive and it your going too fast too low it will deploy your parachute for you.

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    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 5 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in either a $50 fee, or the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider

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