Frequently Asked Questions!
Below are the questions that we are most often asked by people who are thinking about jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Should any of your questions not be answered here, please feel free to contact us. All of our courses are available to complete beginners as full training is included. All training is delivered by suitably qualified people. Should you be unsure about which course is right for you perhaps this may be of some use to you. Tandem Skydives are perfect for people who wish to experience the full trill of skydiving with the minimum amount of training. A Tandem skydive is perfect as a one off experience or an excellent way of raising money for charity. Should you wish to have more control over your skydive, or possibly be thinking that skydiving may be a sport that you may wish to pursue further than the Static Line Parachute Jump may be the one for you. If you have decided that skydiving is for you and you want to be a qualified skydiver as soon as possible then Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) is the one for you. You can also book just Level 1 of AFF if you want the full skydiving experience, with maximum free fall and control of your skydive.
Are there any requirements that i need to meet to take part in a skydive?
Tandem - You need to be at least 16 years old, however there is no upper age limit. If you are under 18 years old you will need parental consent. Your fitness level is less important for a tandem skydive compared to the other courses that we offer. If you are over 40 you will need a doctor's certificate. For full details please click here. Maximum weight is 15st 7lbs/98kg unseen but we may accept upto 16st 7lbs/105kg after a face to face personal assessment. Please note that weight limit can vary by DZ. If over 15st please contact us before making a booking.
Static Line Parachute Jump / AFF - You need to be at least 16 years old and under the age of 55 unless you have previous parachuting experience. If you are under 18 years old you will need parental consent. If you are over 40 you will need a doctors certificate. For full details click here. Maximum weight is 15st however some DZ's may allow up to 16st after a face to face personal assessment.
How high will I be jumping from?
People taking part in a Static Line Jump tend to exit the plane at 3,500ft. Tandem and AFF jumps will normally be from a minimum of 10,000ft and a maximum of 15,000ft.
Is it possible to breathe in Free Fall?
You will be able to breathe quite normally throughout your skydive, however the excitement and adrenaline rush may take your breath away.
Can I jump this Saturday?
Please contact us and we will check availability at your local Drop Zones. Courses do normally need booking in advance, however sometimes there is a space or two still available.
How much will it cost?
Prices vary per course and drop zone. Please see our prices page for more details.
I want a video of my skydive, how do I order one?
A video is an optional extra on Tandem Skydives and most AFF courses. Please make us aware that you want a video when making your booking. Alternatively most centres allow you to make the decision on the day of your jump. Prices vary per centre and payment should be made at your chosen DZ on the day of your jump.
Do i need to bring anything with me on the day?
Please ensure that you have all relevant documents completed and to hand on the day. After making your booking it is important that you read all emails that we send to you. The balance of your course fee will need paying on the day of your skydive before your training commences. Ensure that your clothes are comfortable and loose fitting. Jeans, Track suit bottoms etc are ideal. In the colder months wrap up well. Footwear wise we recommend trainers. Oh don't forget to bring your friends and family along with you to watch your skydive.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my Skydive?
A lot, if not all centres, will run the training course as normal. Skydiving is a highly regulated sport and strict safety limits are set. Unfortunately on bad weather days this may mean that your actual jump has to be re-scheduled. This is obviously beyond our control. However your safety is always our top priority, Please see our Terms and Conditions page for more details.
What time will my jump take place?
Unfortunately we are not able to give you a definite time slot as so many factors can effect it - such as the weather. We realise that this can be frustrating especially if you have friends and family coming to watch. For a Tandem skydive we recommend planning for it being an all day event. For Static line / AFF we advise setting aside 2 days although it is quite possible that you will jump the same day as your initial training.