Dallas Skydive Center
We are the ONLY drop zone in the Dallas Fort Worth area utilizing the same tandem parachute system used by the US Special Forces (the Sigma Tandem System). These rigs are very expensive and are out of reach of low budget operations. The higher cost of the system is due to the patented safety systems. From 13,500 feet you will see the Dallas skyline, Rockwall, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Tawakoni, Greenville, and on a clear day, Fort Worth. We provide a massive open landing area…651 acres! There are plenty of places to relax and watch the skies. Our 3,600 sq/ft hangar has a padded packing area, vending machines and clean indoor bathrooms. Our staff are handpicked, experienced instructors, chosen by our Chief Instructor, Jimmy Mendonca (13,000+ skydives, FAA certified parachute rigger and a Tandem Instructor Examiner). In addition, our staff is 100% drug free.
For first timers Tandem skydiving is the quickest and simplest way to make your first skydive. With this method you will be attached to a certified tandem Instructor, who will be in control from the time you leave the airplane until you’re back on the ground. Tandem skydiving allows you to experience the free fall and canopy flight as a passenger, leaving most of the responsibility to the instructor. After a brief introduction and training class, you will be fitted with a harness and interviewed for your video. Once in the air, your instructor will point out the various landmarks including Lake Ray Hubbard and the Dallas skyline while climbing up to 13,500 feet.
A few minutes before you jump, your instructor secures your harness to their parachute, and they will review the ground training before opening the door. Once free of the aircraft, you will accelerate to 120 mph as you experience human flight for up to 60 seconds of free fall. At 5,500 feet the instructor will open the parachute and give you the opportunity to fly back to Dallas Skydive Center. You can choose between the calm sightseeing flight, or the adrenaline filled spiraling canopy ride that will put any roller coaster to shame! Once on the ground you will receive your First Tandem Jump Certificate, along with your purchased video and pictures so you can relive your experience over and over again.