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WestPoint Skydiving Adventures: Professional Skydiving Instruction - The Safest Place To Skydive In Virginia*


- Freefall from 13,000 feet
- Fly more than 120 MPH
- Excitement of a lifetime!

Are The Risks With A Tandem Skydive?

Skydiving is an extreme sport. There is no question there are more dangers with skydiving then there are with staying home and sitting on the couch. With the added risk comes great rewards. In reality skydiving is considered the safest extreme sport by some people. Skydivers who follow the training and guidelines recommended by the USPA rarely sustain skydiving related injuries. It should be noted that the majority of the accidents occur to experience skydivers who failing to follow the Skydiver's Information Manual (SIM) and Basic Safety Requirements (BSR) and push the limits of their ability.

A tandem skydive can be the safest way to experience your first skydive. A tandem student is paired with an experience tandem instructor who as be specifically trained and certified in the operations of the tandem parachute system and tandem harness. Tandem instructors typically will have more than 5 years in the sport and over 500 jumps. This allows you to do your first jump with someone who has the experience to make your jumps as safe and as fun as possible.

At West Point Skydiving Adventures our parachutes are maintained by a FAA certified Master Rigger. Our equipment is retired or replaced more frequently than the industry average. Click here for more information on our tandem harness and parachutes. If you have any additional questions about the equipment that we'll use for your tandem skydive, email us.