Parachuting is an extreme sport and consists on exiting an airplane and returning to land with the help of gravity, while using a parachute to slow down the speed during the last part of the descent. Our tandem parachuting jumps in Rio involve a certain amount of free-fall. History says that parachuting started with Andre Garnerin who made successful descents using a canvas canopy and small basket but the first real free fall jump with a ripcord-operated deployment is credited to Leslie Irvin in 1919 . Early competitions go back to the 1930s, and the sport became international in 1952.
Parachuting in Rio – Program
Tandem Parachuting in Rio takes place in Resende city. Resende is about 2 hours away (100 miles from Rio city), in the country side of Rio state. The jump in Resende has transportation included in the price, as well as pictures, video and equipment rentals.
Before jumping, the instructor will talk about safety procedures with the passenger, so it is important to pay attention to his advises regarding position and behavior, during the free fall and before landing. After the jump, just relax and enjoy the free fall the best you can, because it will the the longest 40 seconds of your life ! The free fall starts from an altitude of 4000 meters (13120 feet) and the view around is breathtaking. Maximum speed achieved can reach up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) per hour. No previous experience is required.
Full day trip, from 06:00 am to 4:00 pm ( in average), with a 2 hours drive from Rio
Pick up, drop off, equipment rentals , plane tickets, photos and video ( handycam).
Easy, as the instructor takes control of the whole process, between jumping, gliding and landing.
Saturdays and Sundays only, with pick up at hotels between 6:00 am and 6:30
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Please check the weather a day before by sending an email or a whatsapp message.
90 kilos or 198 lbs
Parachute Rentals for passengers over the weight limit:
People between 91 kilos and 100 kilos – R$ 150,00 per person
People between 101 kilos and 110 kilos – R$ 250,00 per person
People over 110 kilos will not be able to jump
R$ 350,00 per person