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- Can anyone skydive?
- Why do I need BPA Membership?
- What type of jump do you recommend?
- How fast will I fall?
- Can you breathe in freefall?
- What if i'm afraid of heights?
- What if the weather is bad?
Most people have no problems. The weight limit for Tandem jumps is 15 stone, for AFF & Static Line RAPS jumps it is 14 stone, although these weights must be in proportion to your overall height. You do need to be in good health with average fitness for AFF and static line jumps. You do not need to be in excellent health to do a Tandem Jump. We have taken many people who, for one reason or another, are wheelchair bound. If you are over 40 you will need a doctor's stamp on a medical form (this will be sent with the information pack). If you are over 16, (minimum age), and under 18, you will require parent/guardian permission
Every person who wishes to jump in the UK is required to have either Temporary or Full BPA membership. This covers them on a 3rd party insurance for up to £2,000,000
We personally recommend the tandem jump to everybody except those that believe they want to take up the sport of skydiving. The reason for this is that a tandem jump will show you and let you experience free fall without all the need for lots of training. You will free fall normally from 12000 feet with the parachute being opened at 5000 feet. You then get to float down the last mile with your instructor to a soft landing
Yes you can! Very rarely a 1st time skydiver will have difficulty catching their breath. After a few jumps you would give breathing no more thought than you would now!
This is probably the most commonly asked question. A fear of heights can often be confused with a natural and healthy respect for the inherent dangers of high places. This respect is necessary and essential to survival!
UK weather being what it is you can never guarantee a jump will take place on the day booked. We will give you the option to call the night before the day of your jump for an accurate weather check. And if the weather is very poor we will rebook you for a different day of your choice. Do not pay too much attention to the T.V. weather forecast, if years in this sport have taught us anything it is that these forecasts can be very unreliable!
Any person in reasonable health should be able to participate in a skydive - there are some restrictions however, Anyone aged 40 or over will require to have the Student declaration of fitness form specific to the course they are undertaking signed by thier GP, these can be found on the right of each page or on our medical page!