Skydiving in Evora is only one of the activities that proves that there are many reasons to visit Evora. Even for the daring! Because there is a lot of adrenaline over here!
The tranquillity that everyone immediately associates with the Alentejo is one of the reasons why a parachute jump in Evora is a highly safe and unforgettable experience. My own father, at the age of 64, after this dream had chased him all his life, made a tandem jump and loved it. He will do it again for sure!
What is tandem skydiving or tandem parachuting?
Basically, a tandem jump is the easiest way to skydive. After some time of simple preparation on the ground, you are able to jump from the plane at 10000ft (3000m), 13800ft (4200m) or 16400 feet (5000m) connected to the experienced instructor. All you have to do is enjoy the view.
For a few seconds, depending on the height you jumped, the drop is at 125mi/h (200km/h). After the parachute opens, you can see Evora and the wonderful landscapes for 5/7 minutes while you descend slowly and safely.
To keep the testimony of the day you approached Evora from above, do also buy the package that includes photo and/or video of the jump. The images are recorded on the ground, in the plane, during the flight (free fall and open parachute fall) and again on the ground. A proof of your courage!
Other ways to skydive in Evora
Besides the first step tandem jump, other more advanced options are available to go skydiving in Evora.
– Free Fall Initiation Course (FFI)
– Accelerated Freefall Course (AFF)
– Jumps for licensed parachuters with their own equipment
Evora Airfield Map – Evora Skydiving
Evora Airfield is located only 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city on road N254 (Evora-Viana do Alentejo), right next to Embraer factory, the third biggest aeronautical company in the world.
Invite a friend or a group of them. Challenge your family to have a rest in Evora, visit the city before or after you try skydiving, something that will bring you even closer. It will be a subject of conversation for decades to come.