First Time Jumpers
So you're ready to Experience Human Flight? Awesome! You're going to love it!
If this will be your first jump, you’ll be able to choose from three different methods to do it. Each method is sanctioned and approved by the USPA to assure the highest level of personal safety for you, the first-time skydiver.
Tandem skydiving is by far the most common and popular method for your first skydive.
A tandem skydive is our recommended method to experience human flight for the first time. With less than an hour of training, you will be ready to take your first skydive, safely harnessed to one of our USPA-Certified professional instructors! You (and all your friends!) will be able to do your training and jump in the same day.*
A tandem skydive at Skydive Tecumseh can take you higher than any other dropzone in Michigan, up to 18,000ft! At that height, you'll get over a full minute of freefall!
Want to jump solo? No problem! Skydive Tecumseh offers two USPA-approved training methods to get you in the air quickly and safely:
IAD - Instructor Assisted Deployment
Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) allows you to be in control of your own parachute. With an IAD jump, you'll exit the plane solo and pilot your own parachute to the ground.
An IAD skydive also counts as the first jump in the IAD Training Progression, should you decide to pursue your own skydive license! (First Jump Course req’d)
AFF - Accelerated Freefall
Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is the best of both worlds. You will experience the thrill of freefall from full altitude and be able to control and land your own parachute! With an AFF jump, you'll exit the plane with two instructors who will help guide you through your jump, then fly your parachute back to the ground and land it by yourself.
An AFF skydive is also the first jump in the AFF Training Progression, should you decide to pursue your own skydive license! (First Jump Course req’d)
No matter which method you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll have the time of your life, and you’ll have gained an experience that you’ll never forget!
*Weather-dependent > Read more about weather restrictions here