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A Tandem Skydive is an easy and enjoyable way to experience the thrills of skydiving. The Exhilarating Freefall combined with the peace and tranquillity of the parachute ride makes Tandem Skydiving a unique experience you will never forget.

After your safety briefing with an Experienced Instructor who will teach you everything you need to know, you will then be ready to take to the skies. On your pre-boarding call you will meet your Instructor who will prepare you for your skydive; fitting your jumpsuit, head gear, goggles (suitable for contact lenses/glasses), gloves and harness.

Once aboard our aircraft you will be securely harnessed to your instructor as you ride up to your chosen altitude. Our aircraft take approximately 10 minutes to climb to 15,000ft, giving time to take in views including the South and North Devon coastlines, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Many people say we are one of the most scenic Drop Zones in the country!

Once at altitude, you will get the green light for ‘GO!’ and you will experience the most exhilarating, adrenaline fuelled moment of your life as you and your instructor edge towards the door and launch into the sky.

During freefall you will experience speeds of approximately 120mph. Feel the air on your face for up to a full minute, falling around 2 miles!! Enjoy the unparalleled freedom of this unforgettable sport.

As the canopy opens, you will become aware of the sudden tranquility as your speed dramatically decreases. This allows you to talk with your instructor, take in the expansive scenery during the 5 minute approximate parachute ride and of course, have a safe landing. Help your instructor steer the parachute around the sky before gliding back to the airfield.

Restrictions

The standard upper weight limit is 15 stone / 95 kilos fully clothed. Please call the office if you are between 15 and 18 stone.

The minimum age is 16 years and there is no upper age limit. If you are aged between 16 and 18 you must obtain a parent or guardians consent. If you have any medical conditions you must consult your GP to sign and stamp the BPA medical form 115B.  This form will be sent to you with confirmation once a booking has been confirmed. Please bring these forms with you on the day of your jump (do not post), without these forms you will be unable to jump and you will lose your deposit.

Fitness: You are expected to be of reasonable fitness, but if you are in any doubt please contact us to discuss.

Points to remember:

• Jump and training completed in one day

• Harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times

• Jump from at least 10,000 ft - just like the professionals

• Freefall down to 5,000 ft - falling through the air at 120 mph!

• Ride the parachute down to the ground - we teach you how to steer onto the drop zone

• Landing controlled by your instructor

• Certificate to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ Tandem Skydive!

 

What must I do to qualify for a free jump?

All you have to do is raise £395* (or more!) for Breast Cancer UK by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor you.  Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you will find you can quite easily raise the minimum £395 sponsorship and remember, every penny you raise over the minimum will be further contributing to Breast Cancer UK and giving you the chance to make an exhilarating freefall parachute jump for FREE!

* For airfields based in Scotland and Northern Ireland the minimum sponsorship level for a tandem skydive is £450

What do I do next?

Currently we have two BCUK only events, however, if these dates or venues do not suit you, drop us a line, and we will assist you in making a booking for another time.  Regisration links to the BCUK events are found on the our website 

Where is the airfield?

The British Parachute Association approved centres that we use are located across the UK please see map. In addition to this, we also have an airfield in Honiton Devon.

Are there any restrictions on age or health?

For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old and be under 15 stone in weight. Please note some centres have lower weight limits - please contact us for details. The principal medical restrictions are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma. You will be required to sign a medical form before your jump declaring your fitness to take part - this will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation form but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; those aged 40 and over, or those with a medical condition, will need it signed by their doctor.

Pre-existing physical conditions will not necessarily prevent you from taking part but please inform Skyline of any physical condition as this may affect the location of your jump. If you are in any doubt then please contact us for further information.

What about insurance?

You will automatically be covered for up to £2,000,000 third party insurance but this will not cover you for personal injury. Should you wish to take out cover for personal injury you should either arrange this through your own broker or you can contact us on the number below and we will send you a Personal Insurance Form.

How do I book my place for a FREE jump?

Simply complete the enclosed reservation form and send it to us as soon as possible and certainly no later than the latest booking date indicated on the form. Please note you must also provide a £70 booking deposit made payable to ‘Skyline’ – this can be reimbursed with any offline funds you have raised once you’ve hit your target. Alternatively you can reserve your place online at https://www.skylineregistrations.co.uk/parachuting/booking.aspx?clientid=84537.

Paying your sponsorship money

Your have four weeks from the date of your jump before your money to charity is due. Full details of our sponsorship payment system are included on the following page entitled ‘Paying Your Sponsorship Money’.

Finally

We sincerely hope that you decide to give it a go - it has often been described as a thrilling ‘once in a lifetime’ experience and is an excellent way in which to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. There will be lots of other people trying parachuting for the very first time on the day, so you are welcome to bring along your friends and family so they can watch you on a day you will simply never forget: The day you perform an exhilarating skydive or parachute jump in aid of Breast Cancer UK.

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