About 13yrs ago, I jumped out of a plane . Jim Wallace Sky Diving at the south end of Lake Elsinore. The 1st time was tandem. After that I took some more classes so i could jump solo. Tandem is still a Rush !!!!! Have a great time !!
Yes- Jim Wallace Skydiving is a good operation.About 13yrs ago, I jumped out of a plane . Jim Wallace Sky Diving at the south end of Lake Elsinore. The 1st time was tandem. After that I took some more classes so i could jump solo. Tandem is still a Rush !!!!! Have a great time !!
So I'm sitting with my 14 year old son at the drag boat races at Elsinore. We are watching the sky divers at Perris between the runs.
Suddenly my son says "I want to jump out of a plane!" I asked if he was serious and he said yes. Has not quit talking about it since the races.
Looks like its going to happen later this month. How does the tandem deal work? Does he still get the same thrill?
Perris here we come!
You have to be 18 to jump. Bummer. Guess its a hot air ballon ride for the birthday boy.I got certified and have jumped a bunch of times out at Perris. I am surprised that they will let a 14 year old jump, but if they will, great! In my opinion, you are more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the drop zone than jumping from a plane. It is surprisingly safe!
For a first skydive, the tandem is the way to go. It will give him the same feeling as jumping by yourself. He can take in the experience without over concentrating of your rate of decent, pull altitude, emergency procedures, etc... He can just have fun!
Personally, I would not spend the $ on the videos. They are expensive and not worth it.
I am pretty sure that most cypresses are set to open the chute around 1500'. I know that is where mine activates. At 2500 you still have time to deploy, perform a canopy controll check, make your decision if it is OK, or pull your reserve. I routinely pull at 3,000.There is also an auto pull device on the chutes that learners have to wear. I believe it deploys the chute automatically at 2500' .