Tandem Skydiving (Parachuting) is the best and safest way for a complete novice to 'taste the sky'. We mainly conduct tandem skydives for everyone’s safety.
You will be assigned your very own highly qualified tandem master. Training: there is no need for a full day's training as instruction for a tandem skydive only takes 15 minutes. You will be supplied with all necessary accessories. Your tandem master will brief you about your jump, gear you up and bring you to the aircraft. You are then securely attached to your personal tandem master by four attachment points. At 10,000ft or even higher, the aircraft door will open. Time to go………. freefall. “I feel the need……the need for speed!” Upon exiting the aircraft, gravity takes over and you accelerate to over 100mph in five seconds, reaching your terminal velocity (the speed at which you won’t increase speed further) after another five seconds. Terminal velocity is usually around 120mph (200kph). You freefall at this speed for around 30 to 35 seconds. Parachute ride: your tandem master opens your parachute, which is purpose-built for two, at 5,000ft. You now have four to seven minutes to float around under canopy, taking in all those spectacular views of Kilkenny city and the surrounding countryside. Landing: modern parachutes are designed for graceful soft landings. Our tandem masters would not have thousands of parachute jumps completed otherwise. DVD of your experience: just ask when you check in at our centre on the day and we should be able to look after your needs.