Soaring for a Cause: Tandem Skydiving Fundraiser
for Children of Fallen Heroes
Join us for an exhilarating adventure with a purpose! Our Tandem Skydiving Fundraiser for Children of Fallen Heroes promises an unforgettable experience while supporting a noble cause. We invite thrill-seekers and compassionate individuals to take a leap of faith and make a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much.
1. Tandem Skydives:
Participants will enjoy the ultimate thrill of tandem skydiving from a Helicopter or Plane.
A minimum of 20 tandem jumps will take place during the event.
2. Fundraising Goal:
Each skydiver participant is required to raise a minimum of $5,000.00.
Funds raised will directly benefit the Children of Fallen Heroes nonprofits Retreat and STEAM Education Center, providing support and resources for children of fallen military, first responders, foster kids, caregivers including a variety of community outreach programs.
3. Jump Logistics:
The jump platform is a Helicopter or Plane, ensuring a breathtaking ascent and descent.
Our experienced ground crew, certified tandem instructors, and parachute-packing team will ensure a safe and thrilling experience.
The jump location will be chosen based on strict adherence to safety guidelines outlined by the United States Parachute Association and FAA Rules.
4. Participant Inclusions:
All participants will receive a custom limited edition jump apparel, and lithograph and challenge coin to keep as a memento.
Delicious meals and beverages will be provided to keep energy levels high throughout the day.
Professional videography of the jump will capture the heart-pounding moments, creating lasting memories.
5. Safety Measures:
Participants will undergo a comprehensive training class to familiarize themselves with safety procedures and techniques.
Strict adherence to United States Parachute Association guidelines and FAA Rules will be maintained.
All participants will be required to sign waivers to ensure a clear understanding of the risks involved.
How to Participate
Sign up for the event by visiting our website or contacting our event coordinator.
Utilize our online platform to create your fundraising page and reach out to friends, family, and colleagues for support.
Prepare for Takeoff:
Attend the mandatory training class to familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
Take the Leap:
On the event day, experience the thrill of a lifetime as you tandem jump from the A Star Helicopter.
By joining our Tandem Skydiving Fundraiser, you not only get to experience the adrenaline rush of freefalling from the sky but also contribute to a meaningful cause. Your fundraising efforts will directly impact the lives of the Children of Fallen Heroes nonprofit, providing them with the support they need for a brighter future.
Join Us in Making a Difference!
Take the leap and make a lasting impact on the lives of those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Join our Tandem Skydiving Fundraiser for Children of Fallen Heroes and help us soar to new heights for a noble cause!
Can I bring my friends and family to watch?
Absolutely! Friends and family are more than welcome to join and observe the ground activities.
How long is the first tandem jump training?
The training class lasts approximately 10-15 minutes. Your instructor will review the essential details before the jump to ensure a safe and thrilling experience.
Are there any physical requirements?
While being in good shape enhances the experience, we welcome individuals with various abilities. If you have specific concerns, give us a call, and we'll work to make your dream of flight come true!
How long will I be on the dropzone?
Plan to spend the entire day for weekend reservations. Tandem classes last 10-15 minutes, and the jump time depends on factors like weather and sign-in times. Ideally, a tandem jump can be completed in half a day, but be prepared for a full-day experience.
Is there a weight requirement?
Yes, tandem jumps should generally be limited to 230lbs. Exemptions can be made, and there's an additional fee for participants between 230lbs and 250lbs. The instructor will assess safety for those over 250lbs.
Is there an age requirement?
Participants must be at least 18 years old, regardless of parental consent. No exceptions. A valid photo ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport) is required for registration.
What type of payment do you accept? We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, or Cash and Checks 4 weeks prior to the event.
What happens if the parachute doesn't open? While unlikely, each jumper is equipped with a main and reserve parachute. Our equipment also features an Automated Activation Device (AAD) for added safety.
What kind of parachute will we use?
Modern "ram-air" parachutes, rectangular and glider-like, are used for their exceptional maneuverability and safety.
What’s the landing like?
Landings are usually soft, with most participants experiencing a gentle sliding sit-down landing.
How fast do you fall?
The average freefall speed is around 120 miles per hour.
How long does the skydive last?
Up to 60 seconds in freefall and about 5-7 minutes under the canopy.
What will the skydive feel like?
Freefall is more like flying than falling, offering an exhilarating and liberating sensation. Canopy flight is peaceful and relaxing.
Is skydiving safe?
When properly trained and executed, skydiving is as safe as any other extreme sport. Modern equipment has significantly improved safety.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO
Can we get one video for our whole group? Yes, a video from the fundraising event will be produced and edited for you to share with co-workers, family and loved ones.
Can I get a video or photographs of my jump?
Absolutely! We offer edited videos with music and high-definition digital stills to capture every moment.
Can I bring my own camera?
No, bringing personal cameras is against USPA safety regulations. Your focus should be on the skydive, and we'll take care of capturing the memories for you.
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