YOUR FIRST SKYDIVE
Ready to experience one of life's greatest thrills skydiving New York? Skydive Finger Lakes offers tandem skydiving to introduce first time skydivers to the world of skydiving. Tandem skydiving allows you to experience the thrill of skydiving with no prior experience required!
When you make a tandem jump at Skydive Finger Lakes, you can rest assured that you are jumping with some of the industry's most experienced instructors at New York's longest established skydiving center.
Conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY, we are the closest skydiving center to Ithaca, and within easy reach of Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton, and Auburn. There is no better place to experience the breathtaking beauty of Upstate New York than Skydive Finger Lakes.
So what are you waiting for? Skydiving New York has never been easier or more convenient!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Following a short instructional session, we will fly you to an altitude of 10,000 feet where your skydiving adventure begins. During the flight you will be flying over Lake Seneca and Lake Cayuga with the most amazing views of all the Finger Lakes as well as Lake Ontario. Harnessed to your own personal skydiving instructor, the door will open and you will position yourself in the door and prepare to exit the aircraft. When you are at the door it will be windy and you will probably be thinking to yourself, "What am I doing!" as you have your legs outside the aircraft and you are looking down 10,000 feet. Then you and your instructor will leave the aircraft and experience the thrill of 30 or more seconds of free fall. The words on this website cannot possibly describe the incredible feeling you will get when you reach free fall. You just have to give it a try and experience the rush for yourself. After free fall at around 5,000 feet your instructor will deploy the parachute open. Your instructor will fly you around, or let you fly the parachute on a 5-minute canopy ride back to the landing area while you enjoy spectacular views of the Finger Lakes.
SKYDIVING AGE & WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
You must be 18 years of age or older and weigh no more than 220 pounds. You must be in reasonable physical condition and not extremely overweight. Skydiving does not require great physical strength, but precision and technique. Men and women both can participate equally.
WHAT TO BRING SKYDIVING
Please dress according to the weather, you will be spending time outdoors. Appropriate dress includes long pants, T-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, gloves if it's cold, shorts if it's hot. Please wear sneakers. We will provide a helmet, jumpsuit, goggles, and parachute equipment. You may bring your friends and lunch if you like.
You can make a tandem skydive Monday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please schedule your reservation one week or more in advance if possible. Last minute reservations and walk-ins will be accepted if space is available. You should allow 1 to 2 hours to complete your jump. Before you leave home, call to check conditions. If weather conditions are not suitable for skydiving, you may reschedule for another day. Please arrive on time and well rested. A $50 deposit per person is required with all reservations.
For safety reasons and as a courtesy to others, your cooperation on the following will be appreciated.
- Alcohol may not be consumed anywhere on the airport during jumping hours.
- Controlled substances are prohibited at all times.
- Smoking is not permitted in all buildings, near aircraft or fuel sources, or in the parachute packing area.
- Please do not bring your pets (dogs, cats etc.) to the airport.
- Children are welcome but you are responsible for their supervision at all times.
Modern equipment and training techniques have helped increase the safety of skydiving but, like any other high adventure sport, a certain amount of risk exists that cannot be eliminated. You must assume responsibility for yourself, and for decisions regarding your safety. You will be required to sign an assumption of risk agreement before you will be allowed to participate in skydiving.
Parachuting is a high-risk activity which may cause or result in serious injury or death. Skydive Finger Lakes does not carry insurance of any kind to cover you for injuries, property damage or other losses while you are on the premises, flying in the aircraft, or skydiving.
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The whole experience was incredible! We were a nervous bunch of first time jumpers, and you guys made us feel so safe.
» Michelle L.