tandem skydive

Aaand we’re back! (17.03.04~05)

The air-worthiness inspection is done and the Tokyo Skydiving Club is open again for business. I packed my bags and got everything sorted on Friday night… Only to wake up late on Saturday morning. (more…)

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Jumping at Tokyo Skydiving Club

One of the facts that makes the Tokyo Skydiving Club a good place to skydive is that it is a fun-jumper friendly drop zone.

Now, it’s by no means the best drop zone in the world. That said, many skydiving operations do not have the best interests of fun-jumpers in mind and are often called “tandem factories.”That we are not.

Our manager is a skydiver first and business person next. He was a member of the Japanese formation skydiving team and competed in international events. He makes sure that us fun jumpers have a great time jumping all the while balancing a tandem skydiving experience.

Generally things in Japan are more expensive than they are in America or Europe. Our club does a good job of keeping jump costs down. The breakdown of a jump ticket pays for staff, the pilot, the plane and maintenance, the runway, the …. blah blah… everything.

Tandem ¥32,000
Single Jump(licensed jumpers) ¥5,000
30 tickets ¥90,000(¥3,000/jump)

Just because you are a licensed skydiver, that doesn’t mean you can just show up and jump right-away. There’s a mandatory background check that is conducted by a government body. It’s nothing more than a formality, unfortunately it takes a week to complete and I believe you are required to submit some form of ID. So before just showing up, be sure to contact the club and let them know what’s up.

http://www.tokyoskydivingclub.jp/mm07_contact.html