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Skydiving in Titusville
Florida offers a whole host of opportunities for the adventure seeker, but none so exhilarating as skydiving.
Skydive Space Center in Titusville offers skydivers tandem jumps as well as lessons for those who wish to jump solo. Proclaimed as “Home of Florida’s Highest Tandem Skydive at 15,000 feet!” the Skydive Space Center is a family run business with expert instructors.
Arriving at the Center, you are met by the instructors, who give you 15 minutes of ground training and videotape instruction. You are then lead through to the main hanger where you put on your jump suit. This is when the nerves start to kick in. Depending on how many of you are participating, you will be split into groups, shown the positions you will need to take during the jump, and then up, up and away you go!
A short twenty-minute flight and you reach 15,000 feet. First time jumpers are attached by a harness to the front of their instructor. The “go” light is lit and one by one you exit the plane. The next minute will be the most exciting of your life! The rush is incredible, the wind steals your breath away and the free falling is something that you will never, ever forget as you plummet through the sky at 120 mph.
As your parachute opens at 5,000 feet you will be amazed at the peace and serenity of canopy flight. As you float back down to earth the views are amazing, the land and sea stretching out before you, a vast blanket of woven colours. The aquatic blue of the sea, the lush green of the land and the remarkable sight of the Kennedy Space Center with its distinctive Vehicle Assembly Building. Then before you know it you are safely back on earth and wanting to do it all over again.
As part of your jump package, you can purchase a video and photographs of the whole event from your time in the hanger, sitting in the plane to the jump itself and then the landing. I recommend that you say “yes” to the filming, as it is the perfect way to capture the moment and proof to your friends and family that you actually went through with it!!
Those that visit Florida are often there for the theme parks and the beaches, but how about an adventure in the sky? What better way to make your trip even more memorable? Of course skydiving is not everybody’s cup of tea but if you have a sense of adventure and want to experience something that will totally blow your mind this is the one for you. I guarantee you will be talking about it for weeks!
Skydive Space Center is open seven days a week. You should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or trainers, the jumpsuit and all equipment is provided. The price for Florida's Highest Tandem Jump at 15,000 feet is $159, the World’s Highest Tandem Jump at 18,000 feet is $199 (this includes your oxygen mask and oxygen!) and if you wish to have the complete video package with still photography this is an extra $89.95. To reserve your place call 1-800-823-0016.
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