Connecticut Parachutists, Inc.'s USPA-certified instructors accompany first-time and inexperienced skydivers during tandem jumps. From two miles up in the sky, duos exit planes and free-fall at speeds of up to 120 MPH before lazily floating back to earth during canopy rides. Of course, some students aspire to become instructors themselves, so they can use the tandem experience as a literal jumping off point into more advanced training programs.
For the past 34 years, Soaring Adventures of America, which boasts an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, has presented earth-bound clients a variety of ways to explore the skies. Their balloon rides take crews of up to four on a peaceful journey to heights as high as 2,000 feet in the air, capped off with a champagne or fruit juice toast. The pilots are FAA commercially certified, and the balloons are inspected for every 100 hours of flight to ensure a safe experience.
From a perch on Long Island, airplanes cruise high above some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including the sapphire waves of the Atlantic and the beaches of the Hamptons. But, though the views from the plane are pretty, the experience of soaring through the air above them is unforgettable. Just ask 516 Skydive?s team of experienced instructors. They specialize exclusively in tandem jumps, making skydiving accessible and approachable to all jumpers, regardless of experience level. The staff keeps them safe by adhering to the strict standards of the United States Parachute Association, which enforces rigorous regulations, safety guidelines, and Top Gun code names for instructors.
The bird's eye views of the Atlantic coastline, the Hamptons, and Fire Island are compelling enough, but that's only the beginning for visitors to Long Island Skydiving Center, which has enabled tens of thousands of jumps during more than a decade in business. After ascending thousands of feet, each guest is securely attached to a highly trained instructor of the United States Parachute Association before leaping out of a plane and free falling up to 40 seconds at 120 miles per hour. Then the parachute deploys, and jumpers enjoy a picturesque descent back to earth. Long Island Skydiving Center also offers video and photography services for an additional fee, which means you can share your skydive experience with friends and family and taunt your least favorite flightless bird for years to come.