Make your jump even more unforgettable by capturing everything on your instructor's hand-mounted camera!
Free fall 30-40 sec
Airplane flight 25-35 min
Parachute flight 10 min
Why should I jump
The quickest and easiest first step into the world of skydiving. You will experience everything experienced skydivers feel on your first jump: The acceleration and the noise of the engine as the aircraft takes to the sky, the beauty of our planet as you look down on it through the windows during your climb to altitude, the cold rush as the door opens and you sit on the edge of it knowing that you will be leaving the airplane in a matter of seconds, that initial moment that feels like eternity when you let go and begin falling, the insane adrenaline rush you feel falling towards the ground at terminal velocity, and the absolute serenity and silence when the parachute opens above you. Once under canopy, you will have a go at trying to steer the parachute yourself and performing a couple of turns, but don’t worry, your instructor will (literally) be right there behind you during the whole experience. And when you land and the adrenaline winds down after a couple of hours, you will realize that you came as close to actual flying as it is humanly possible, because if traveling on an airplane is flying, then traveling on a boat is swimming.
What do I need to wear for my tandem jump?
A tracksuit or any other kind of clothing that does not restrict your movement, and a pair of trainers are the best choice for your tandem jump. If the weather is cold, a light jacket may be required. Make sure the clothes you choose are comfortable before anything else – you will look cool jumping out of an airplane regardless of what you wear. Do note that hooded sweatshirts and jackets are not allowed as the hood will get in the way during freefall, nor are sandals or slippers, as they may pose a risk during freefall and landing. Long hair should be tied, and no jewelry, cell phones or cameras are to be carried on the jump.
Can I bring my friends or family with me?
You are encouraged to bring your loved ones with you, and they may attend your pre-flight briefing with you. However, they may not accompany you on the airplane, as seats are reserved for skydivers only. Instead, they may relax at the airport restaurant while waiting for your climb to altitude. They may join you again on the landing area after your jump. Please note that, while you are allowed to bring children or pets with you, they would require extremely close supervision for the safety of all involved, as Lisičji Jarak is an active airport, and access to the runway and taxiway area is not physically restricted.
How long will my tandem jump take?
Your pre-flight briefing and gearing up will take roughly 30 minutes, your ride to altitude will take between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on the altitude, and the actual freefall and canopy ride about 7-8 minutes. While it is technically possible for you to complete your jump and be on your way in an hour and a half, we encourage you to take it easy, arrive early, and stick around afterwards, our dropzone is a relaxing and friendly place, and there is no need to rush through the best experience of your life.
Is any preparation necessary before arriving at the airport?
There is no specific preparation required before you arrive at the airport, we recommend that you come to well rested, and to have a light meal before arrival. Being hungry, tired, or having a raging hangover from the night before will not help your experience. Remember, you are a tandem student, not a passenger – consumption of alcoholic beverages before your flight is not allowed ?
Can I bring a cellphone / camera to record my tandem jump?
We do not allow our tandem students to bring any electronic devices with them for the purpose of recording, handheld devices that are dropped from several hundred meters in the air can cause serious injury to people on the ground, and devices mounted on the body without special mounting brackets pose an entanglement hazard during deployment of the parachute. We offer tandem packages with professional recordings, either from cameras mounted on your instructor’s hand on a special mounting bracket, or from an external camera – an experienced skydiver flying next to you and recording your jump. Professionally edited video is available within a few days of your jump.
What training is required for a tandem instructor?
All of our tandem instructors are highly experienced skydivers with many decades in this sport and are licensed by the Serbian national aviation authorities to perform the job of a tandem instructor. In order for someone to become licensed, they have to hold a category D skydivers license (500 jumps minimum), to hold the rank of skydiving instructor, to attend special training held by the manufacturer of the tandem parachute, and to pass a tandem instructor exam. Overall, you are in safe hands.
Will any medical conditions prevent me from doing my tandem jump?
There are no special medical tests you need to pass in order to become a tandem student. Do note that if you have a cold or a toothache, you may experience pain and discomfort due to the rapidly changing air pressure during your jump, so you might want to reschedule your jump if you are currently sick. If you suffer from any chronic conditions or regularly take prescription medication, please consult your medical care professional before doing your tandem skydive.
What if it rains?
Skydiving, like all aerial sports, is heavily dependent on the weather. Many conditions, such as wind speed, type and quantity of clouds, or any kind of precipitation can cause your flight to be delayed. If the weather forecast is less then ideal, we will let you know the day before weather your jump will be rescheduled, or you should come to the airport, but expect to have to wait for the weather to clear at some point. We do not want to jeopardise your safety by jumping in bad weather conditions, the sky will always be there another day 🙂