tandem skydiving near durham nc

Skydiving Durham, NC

98 Miles South of Durham, NC

Durham is a city known for excellence. From their national champion collegiate sports teams, prestigious universities and thriving food scene, everything Durham does, it does to a high standard. If you want to get in on the farm-to-table movement, Durham is the perfect place, however, if you want to go earth-to-sky, there are no places to go skydiving in Durham NC.

That’s why hundreds of Duke University and North Carolina Central University students make the drive to Skydive Paraclete XP to cross skydiving off of their bucket list! Skydive Paraclete XP is located in Raeford, less than 2 hours south of Duke University and North Carolina Central University! Ready for the ultimate study break? Learn more about first time tandem skydiving. No prerequisites required! You can be trained and ready to jump in less than an hour.

Coming from The Triangle, we know you’ll do your research before making a skydive and we fully support it! Whether it’s a once in a lifetime experience for you or the start of a new hobby, it’s important to jump with a dropzone that you trust. While it can be hard to stretch that college budget, we caution first-time jumpers not to book solely based on price. We strongly encourage our Durham skydiving guests to read reviews on the dropzone, call ahead of time to ask questions and check the dropzone’s safety records before you book.


Located in Raeford, NC, we are approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Durham, North Carolina.

  1. Start out going southwest on N Mangum St/US-15 Bus S/US-501 Bus S toward City Hall Plz.
  2. Turn left onto S Service Rd E.
  3. Merge onto NC-147 S via the ramp on the left toward Res Trl Pk/Airport/Raleigh (Portions toll).
  4. Merge onto NC-540 W toward Sanford (Portions toll).
  5. Merge onto NC-540 S via EXIT 66Aon the left toward NC-55 E/Apex(Portions toll).
  6. Merge onto US-1 S via EXIT 56Btoward Sanford.
  7. Turn left onto US Highway 15 501/US-15 S/US-501 S/NC-211.
  8. Take the 2nd left onto Raeford Rd/NC-211. Continue to follow NC-211.
  9. Turn slight left onto Turnpike Rd.
  10. Turn left onto US-401 N/Fayetteville Rd.
  11. Turn left onto Doc Brown Rd.
  12. Turn left onto Raeford Municipal Airport.
  13. Skydive Paraclete XP, 143 Airport Dr, Raeford, NC, 143 AIRPORT DR.

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Ready to go skydiving near Durham? We’d be honored to welcome you into our skydiving community and introduce you to our beautiful North Carolina skies.

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student in freefall with psp instructor

I went on my first tandem skydive yesterday and I couldn't ask for a better experience! If you're looking for a fun experience with welcoming people you need to come check this place out. I look forward to going back for my second jump soon!

Sara Lynn