Special to the Daily Leader
Air Capital Drop Zone will be coming to Liberal to perform during AirFair 2010 Oct. 2, and they will also be providing a special opportunity for local parachute enthusiasts.
Tandem jumping entered sport parachuting in the mid-1980s. Prior to that time, the only way to make a skydive was to jump alone the very first time. With the advent of tandem, it has become possible to train and jump with a highly experienced instructor on your first skydive. When you make your tandem jump, you will be attached with a specially trained and rated skydiver called a “tandem instructor.”
Your tandem instructor will wear a parachute system that has double-sized main and reserve parachutes designed to safely support both you and him. Since your tandem instructor is there to handle the skydive, the instruction required before your first tandem jump takes only 15 minutes.
Those interested in a tandem jump prior to the show can register for one of the limited spots available.
The cost of the jump is $250. To reserve a spot, a $50 deposit is required.
Jumpers must be 18-years-old or older, have no major health problems, and be 220 pounds or less.
To reserve one of the special jumps, call Jennifer Lyddon at 620-629-7076, Lyddon Aero Center at 624-1646, or email her at