Skydiving Colorado

About Tandem Skydives

When you're ready to go skydiving, you may not understand why you should experience a tandem jump first. Some very adventurous ones are ready to simply strap on the chute and jump from the plane, and those who have experience in high altitudes such as skiers and base jumpers may feel they're just as ready. However, a tandem jump is almost always recommended for first time skydivers, no matter your physical abilities and your experiences at high altitudes. Your safety is always going to be of utmost concern with your instructors and the people that take you up, so they will decide what's best for someone new to the experience. A tandem jump, meaning someone strapped to your back is almost always chosen for beginners.There are many reasons why a tandem jump is preferred by beginners and why it's required as a first jump by some schools and instructors. 


AVAILABILITY: Open Wednesday thru Sunday. Jumps are at 9am and 3pm.

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About the Owner

Mat “They Call Me Splat” Clark


Owner, FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot, FAA Licensed Parachute Rigger, Licensed Tandem Instructor, IAD  Instructor, Videographer, B.A.S.E Jumper, Coach, U.S. Army Ranger Veteran, Farmer, Post Hole Digger, Fence Mender, Rental Property Consultant, Cat Herder, Car Detailer, Therapist, Shower Head Mechanic, Professional Landscaper, President of The Shawdow Hills Estate Antique Tractor Association, 5 Time World Amateur Champion of Putt-Putt Golf in the County Road Division


About Me - In his own words...


I did my first successful jump in October of 1997 off of a roof. My first jump out of a airplane was in October of 2003 while stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia. During my five years and three months of service, I served with the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. During that time, I completed seven combat deployments, four trips to Iraq and three to Afghanistan.

I started Civilian Skydiving in 2004 and since then have made well over 2,000 skydives including 98 B.A.S.E. Jumps off of nearly everything you can think of. After Skydiving all over the U.S., I became a licensed Tandem Instructor in 2007. I moved to Canon City, Colorado during the summer of 2009. I assumed ownership of Skydive Colorado in November of 2013 and enjoy the sport and my dysfunctionally functional sky family. 

What to Expect

During the plane ride, you will have a stunning view of the Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, and panoramic mountain views of the Arkansas River Valley. Once you reach an altitude of approximately 13,500 feet msl, you and your instructor will exit the airplane. Ten seconds after you leave the plane, you will reach a terminal velocity of 120 mph! After a 30 second free fall, the instructor will deploy the parachute. 


Once the parachute is open, the two of you will steer the parachute to a nice landing on the ground. The landing area is spectator friendly so family and friends are welcome to watch from the moment you exit the plane.


AVAILABILITY: Open Wednesday thru Sunday. Jumps are at 9am and 3pm. 


PRICES: Start from $175/Winter and $199/Summer for Tandem Skydive

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