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…)
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.
|Single Jump(licensed jumpers)||¥5,000|
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.