This was a great time and a great experience. I had wanted to skydive for a few years. While in Vegas, I thought it would be the perfect time to do so.
I searched the web for a place to skydive and found Skydive Las Vegas.
They were top notch from start to finish. They offer free shuttle to and from Vegas to Boulder City airport (the jump is over Boulder City, Nevada). They didn't pick up me up at my motel but picked up across the street from the Mandalay Bay.
Once we arrived at the jump location, the shuffled us through registration and a brief safety class pretty quickly. The class focused on what to do when leaving the plane and how to land. After the safety class, we paid for the jump and were allowed to purchase pictures and/or videos of our personal jump.
I would recommend at least getting the DVD. They do a good job of putting together a video of your jump. The jump itself goes rather quickly and you probably won't remember much of it due to adrenaline. BUY THE DVD!! It is fun to laugh at your own face distorted by the 120mph winds.
They took everyone up eight at at time. The rest waited in a waiting room. The room had a couple of tables and a big screen TV that was playing ESPN. They also had vending machines for refreshments.
Once it was our turn to jump, they called us into the hanger to suit up. They provided jumpsuits, harnesses, and goggles. They only thing we had to bring were our own tie up shoes. After we were suited up it was about a 15 minute wait for the jumpmasters to get back into the hanger and grab another parachute. Then we were off to the runway to board the plane.
The flight up was pretty close quarters. I think we were all a little to nervious to really care.
Once we were at altitude, they opened the door and shuffled us one by one out the door and into freefall.
The jump is like nothing else and you have to experience it to know the feeling.
After the jump, we went back to hanger to get the gear off. We had another 15 minute wait or so for the DVDs to be done and the shuttle back to Vegas. On the way back, we got to watch each others jumps and laugh at ourselves.
All in all, I was very happy with Skydive Las Vegas and the experience. I would recommend them to anyone. During the entire adventure, I never felt unsafe and was confident in there ability to get me back to the ground safely.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT JUMP MIKE!!!!