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Is Tandem Skydiving safe?

is_skydiving_safe_240x300Of course, skydiving has a greater risk then bowling or playing putt putt. Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes is always going to carry some risk. We free fall at average speeds of 120mph, falling for one minute and floating down for 5 minutes. The goal is a safe, gentle landing under a perfect parachute. To answer the question is tandem skydiving safe, there are a number of factors to consider.

No Limits Skydiving has a exemplary safety record. We rigorously take steps to make are tandem skydives as safe as possible including paying constant attention to equipment. All our airplanes have a complete inspection every 100 hours. The aircraft are looked at by a certified A&P Mechanic. They complete inspection required by the F.A.A.. This covers all parts of the plane from the engine to the tires.

We use Strong Enterprises Tandem Parachutes. Strong Enterprises are the worlds leading manufactures of many types of skydiving equipment, including tandem skydiving systems. Strong Enterprises has many rules and procedures governing how their systems are treated and inspected. We send the entire parachute and container to their headquarters for inspections as required for a complete inspection and maintenance. Tandem parachute containers actually contain two parachutes, a main and a reserve. The reserve is inspected every 6 months by a F.A.A. Certified Rigger. It is also repacked before being back into service.

Each one of our tandem Systems is installed with a device called a Automatic Activation Device. These devises are installed in every parachute system at No Limits Skydiving. The are used to automatically deploy a parachute in the unlikely event it was unable to be deployed manually. The device determines if a skydiver is falling to fast and and getting to the ground. In the case of not having a parachute deployed by a certain altitude, the A.A.D. will automatically deploy the reserve parachute. This is a back up system that ensures a parachute will be deployed under any circumstance.

Is Tandem Skydiving safe?

While there is no way to make skydiving 100% safe, No Limits Skydiving takes great steps to make sure your skydive is safe as possible. So, is tandem skydiving safe? That question must to be answered by each person who makes a jump. Is driving your car safe? Is it really? There is an order of magnitude more people injured by cars than by parachutes every year.