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Tandem Skydive

What is a Tandem Skydive?

A Tandem Skydive means that you are securely attached to an experienced and qualified British Parachute Association (BPA) approved Tandem Instructor. Using hi-tech equipment that is specifically designed to carry the weight of two people, you can experience everything skydiving has to offer and you don’t need any previous experience.

What are the age limits?

The minimum age is 16 years old with parent/guardians consent or 18 years old without. There is no upper age limit however if you are over 40 years old or over on the day of your skydive your BPA Medical Declaration Form must be signed and stamped by your GP.  No one is too old to skydive, in fact we have taken many people in their 80’s on skydives! Let’s face it you only live once and are never too old to have fun!

How long is the training?

You will have a short training session, which lasts about 30 minutes. During this the instructor will explain about all the equipment that will be used and everything you can expect to happen during your experience.

How long does the skydive take?

Once you have boarded the aircraft and left the ground it will take about 20 minutes to reach 13,000ft (approx 2 miles from the ground!). You will be securely attached to your instructor before take off and once the aircraft reaches 13,000ft your turn will come to exit. You will immediately feel the rush of free fall reaching speeds of 120 mph or more! You will experience free fall for around 50 seconds and when you reach 5000ft your instructor will deploy the parachute. Immediately you will be able to feel the difference between the incredible exhilaration of free fall to the calm, serene, peaceful movement of the parachute. You will then enjoy a 5-7 minute canopy flight and can take in the breathtaking views. Your instructor may even let you have a go at steering the canopy!

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothing such as a tracksuit and trainers is best. Slip on shoes, shoes with hooks or high heels are not to be worn. You will be issued a jump suit, goggles, gloves and hat to wear for your skydive. Don’t worry if you wear spectacles as we have goggles designed to fit over them. On top of the jump suit you will wear a harness, which attaches you to the instructor’s parachute. Don’t worry, your instructor will fit this and make sure it is secure.

Who are the Instructors?

Don’t worry; you are in very safe hands! All of our instructors are approved and registered members of the British Parachute Association (BPA) and they are very experienced freefall parachutists who hold up to date BPA Tandem Instructor Ratings. They have all been trained to the highest standard and have several years of experience.

Are there any medical restrictions?

You may be surprised to know we take plenty of people with a range of medical conditions on tandem skydives every year.  There isn’t much that will stop you, however if you have a known medical condition you will have to get your doctor to sign the BPA Medical Declaration Form which has guidelines for them to follow). Maximum weight limit for doing a tandem skydive is 15 stone 7lbs

DVD and/or Digital Still Photographs

Why not have your experience captured on DVD and/or digital still photos by Skydive Images? A Free Fall Photographer will film your jump from boarding the aircraft to landing. You will receive a DVD edited to music and about 50 – 80 still photographs capturing not only the amazing view but also your expression on a CD.

Photo gallery & prices

How much does it cost?
Sat & Sun
1 person booking; £240
2 people booking anytime; £225
3 people booking anytime; £220
4 people booking anytime; £215
5-9 people booking anytime; £210
10+ people booking anytime; £205
Mid week special
Per person (no group rates) £199

Prices as at Jan 2011

You can also buy Tandem Skydive Gift Vouchers or raise money for charity and jump for FREE!

We can also help you celebrate a special occasion: Stag and Hen dos, Corporate or Charity days, whatever your needs we will ensure your experience is an unforgettable one!

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