As the oldest USPA Group Member drop zone in Southern Colorado, Out of the Blue is the obvious choice for first-timers. A tandem jump is the quickest and easiest way to experience skydiving for the first time. You’ll be paired with one of our USPA-rated tandem instructors who will be with you through the whole process. After about 10 minutes of ground instruction, you’ll be ready to make your first skydive. You and your instructor will be strapped together with special parachute gear designed for two. You’ll then enjoy a beautiful plane ride to an elevation of about 18,000 feet msl – that’s about 12,000 feet above the ground (agl)– where your skydiving Colorado Springs experience officially begins. From there, you’ll exit the plane with your instructor and experience the remarkable feeling of freefall. At about 5,000 feet agl, your parachute will be deployed. From there, you can sit back and relax for the scenic canopy ride back to earth. Or, if you want, you can ask your instructor for even more thrill and experience fast canopy turns and spirals. Your instructor will land the canopy right in front of our hangar for all of your friends and family to see. After jumping Out of the Blue, you are officially a skydiver!