HOW LONG DOES THE SKYDIVE TAKE?
For an AFF level or traditional Tandem (the highest in California!), free-fall lasts about sixty seconds, depending a lot on body-weight, surface area, and a number of other factors. You will then have about five minutes under canopy to enjoy the view and the ride.
For California’s Highest Tandem from 18,000 feet, free-fall will last about ninety seconds with the same amount of time under canopy. Quite a rush.
We highly recommend that you plan your day around the skydive. Due to the nature of the sport of skydiving, the entire process may take all day due to unforeseen circumstances such as wind speed and direction changes, butt coverage, gear and/or equipment maintenance, aircraft upkeep and operation, air traffic, and other factors that may affect the safety of your experience.