IMPORTANT ! The following restrictions apply:
Medical and Age Information:
Undertaking a course - the medical requirements. You will be required to complete and sign the appropriate 'Declaration of Fitness to Parachute' form before training commences - this will be provided when we confirm your booking. The following is a guide only and an up-to-date copy of the declarations can be downloaded here - they are right at the top of the list.
You need the correct form for the event or course you are booking. These forms MUST be used; a 'letter from the doctor' or other 'doctor's note' is NOT acceptable.
For Tandem skydives: form F115a - Student Tandem Medical Information and Declaration and the medical Advice: form115b -Student Tandem Medical Advice Form
For AFF courses: form F114a - Solo Student Declaration of Fitness
For Basic Skydiving (Static Line) Courses: form F114a - Solo Student Declaration of Fitness
Note that form F114 - Declaration of Fitness to Parachute is for Experienced Skydivers ONLY
The minimum age for sport parachuting is 16 years. For those less than 18 years of age a copy of Form F106 - BPA Membership Agreement signed by a Parent or Guardian will be required before training commences. This may be downloaded here.
For a Tandem Skydiving Course the age related medical requirements have recently been removed, however we strongly recommend that you read the form fully and if you have any medical related questions or you have suffered from any of the following, you must obtain written approval from your Doctor on theform F115a - Student Tandem Medical Information and Declarationtaking with you form115b -Student Tandem Medical Advice Form before commencing training:
For an AFF course or Basic Skydiving (static Line) If you are 40 years of age or over, or you have suffered from any of the following, you must obtain written approval from your Doctor on the 'Declaration of Fitness to Parachute' form 114a before commencing training:
Previous fractures, back strain, arthritis and severe joint sprains. Chronic bronchitis. Asthma. Rheumatic fever. Pneumothorax. Liver or kidney disease. Thyroid, adrenal or other glandular disorder. Chronic ear or sinus disease. Any condition which requires the regular use of drugs. Anaemia. Recent blood donation.
N.B: Some applicants who are excluded using the above criteria may still be fit to make a Tandem Skydive - contact UKSKYDIVE for details.
No person aged 55 or above will normally be accepted for novice parachute training, other than for Tandem Skydives, where high ages are normally acceptable subject to medical approval.
You will not be allowed to undertake parachute training if you have ever suffered from any of the following medical conditions, unless you and your Doctor have obtained the prior approval of the Medical Advisor to the British Parachute Association (who may be contacted via the address on the 'Declaration of Fitness' form):
Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction.
Important: Weight Limitations
Your weight (fully clothed) is a consideration when selecting your course. Please note the maximum weights shown for each course. Also, you should not be significantly overweight for your height. Be sure to read the medical/fitness notes provided with the Application.
Please note that while the weight limit for solo jump courses is higher, solo jumping requires you to be physically fit, well co-ordinated and committed.