You don’t feel more alive as you do when you are freefalling from the sky. Tandem jumps allow you to explore the world of skydiving safely with your jumpmaster. For those who want to take 3km.it further you could consider doing an accelerated free fall (AFF) program or a accelerated student program (ASP) which once completed allows you to jump solo. Ohio has many extreme sports centers, here is a look at some that offer tandem jumps and AFF.
Tandem Jumps At The Cleveland Parachute Centre
Located at 15199 Grove Road, Garrettsville your first tandem jump would cost $219, successive jumps are cheaper and if you do your 2nd jump on the same day it is priced at $119. Look out for special discounts such as the Fall Special. Add another $80+ and you could have a VHS tape or DVD of your free fall and landing, which you can relive every time you view the recording. At Cleveland Parachute Center you can train on the VR Skydiving Simulator and get a real feel of what the jump will be like. 15 minutes on the simulator are considered similar to the experience of 3-4 jumps. Some of the courses offered at this extreme sports center include static line course, accelerated static line course, tandem course, tandem freefall progression and AFF.
Finding Your Way To The Centre
If you are coming from South-West Cleveland then take Rt. 82 East to the light turn at Hiram where you proceed to the Rt. 700 North for about 2 miles. Take a right turn to Allyn Rd. and a two mile drive east and you will find us on the right on Grove Rd. For those who are driving in from Pittsburgh choose the turnpike West to Ohio Exit 209 and after the toll booth you will need to take Rt. 5 West and drive for a mile. Next you take the 534 North to 82 West at the traffic light and at the stop light you proceed onto the 88 North for five mile. On your left is Grove Rd. and another 1.2 miles down it will bring you to the Center.
Skydive Greene County
Set in the beautiful greater Dayton, Ohio-Miami Valley the Skydive Greene County is proud of its fleet of airplanes that include the Super Otter and Cessna 182. When you do your first tandem jump with the Skydive Greene County it includes training as the actual jump. With an enormous area this extreme sports center offers restrooms, a T.V viewing area where you can see your jump recording. Furthermore the center allows free camping at its drop zone.
Prices and Directions
Price of a tandem jump is $205 but there are also discounts that can be availed. Weekday prices and group prices are lower and there is also a discount for college students and military personnel. Located at 177 S. Monroe-Siding Rd. Xenia the center is easy to locate. From Dayton select the US35 East to Xenia and move on to the bypass to use the Bickett Rd exit. Here you will need to turn right and drive until you reach the flashing light at Jasper Rd, where you turn left. A mile down you will find the S. Monroe Siding Rd on your left. A 1/4th mile drive will bring you to the Center