We often field
questions from potential customers inquiring how we offer $99.00
skydive when other operations start at $180.00+.
The answer is
easy. First off the $99.00 is a promotional offer for static line
group rates. The offer is not for a tandem parachute joy ride.
While it is true that you get
one on one instruction (about a 10 minute video followed by 2 minutes
practicing exiting the aircraft) and a freefall from 10,000 feet with
a tandem ride. Keep in mind that you receive four hours of intensive
instruction and drilling before you exit our aircraft solo from 3,500'
with a safe static line deployment.
Let it be known
the differences between a skydiving club and a commercial operation
(or as skydivers affectionately call “a tandem factory”).
Clubs take great care in the
comfort level and safety of their students and other skydivers. We
take the time that is necessary to build a bond of trust that one
needs to “get out of a perfectly good airplane”!
a student crosses a clubs door, they are immediately welcomed to our
world. From there they receive top notch instruction from their
instructor who follows United
States Parachute Association standards. When they progress
from static line to freefall, they get one on one instruction from
Instructors, Coaches, and national competitors, free of charge. Club
members have a love of this sport more than the love of money. In
order for a club to continue to operate at reasonable rates, the more
experienced skydivers donate their time to reduce overhead to the
club. This insures a clubs ability to purchase expensive new
equipment, properly maintain said equipment and aircraft, and pay for
factories, on the other hand, are entirely driven by greed. Don't
believe me? Go to a commercial operation unannounced. Look around and
notice how nobody will pay attention to you until you reach into your
pocket. After that, you'll be shown a small video and jump. After the
jump, you'll receive a video (assuming you paid for it), a handshake,
and away you go with a lot less money in your wallet. You see, they do
not have the time to spend because they have to get the next customer
up and gone. A commercial drop zone is just that...commercial. They
have to pay the pilot, tandem master, AFF instructors, camera man,
packers, manifest scheduler, and advertising. With such overhead, it's
easy to see why commercial operations are more expensive and why they
don't have time for YOU as an individual.
we've shed the light on the differences, Come on over and LETS