Read these frequently asked questions. If you still wish to send me an email, then please use the contact form below.
The time you book is your arrival time, not your takeoff or landing time. You should allow a minimum of 4 hours to make your skydive. You will have time to advise any spectators, on the day.
Yes. All vouchers were extended to cover the Covid-19 situation, but will now expire on 30th November 2022.
The current cost of booking a Tandem Skydive is £360. At the time of taking your skydive, there may be a nominal fuel surcharge due to current increasing overheads, and aviation fuel price. The video option remains an additional £130.
16 with parental consent. There is no upper age limit, subject to fitness.
Yes. Strictly 95Kg, 210Lbs, or 15 stones. This is due to equipment limitations, your comfort and safety when landing. Please do not enquire about exceptions.
The medical self declaration form F115A details the fitness requirements. If you do not meet these, then a Doctors certificate F115B will be required. View Medical Forms
Yes. The full skydive price will be calculated on the day of your jump, and may be subject to a nominal fuel surcharge, depending on current fuel price stability.
It is not safe or practical for you to attempt to film your own jump, therefore it is not permitted.
Tandem skydives can be filmed for a cost of £130 we produce 10 min. movie of your event and include still photographs, which will all be emailed directly to you. You may copy and share this.
You should wear casual clothes and flat soled shoes, such as trainers on your feet. We supply all the equipment including overalls and goggles.
Your Tandem jump is made from up to 10,000 feet, equivalent to 2 miles high. This gives approximately 30 seconds of free fall time, before the parachute is deployed, then a further 5 minutes descending under the parachute.
No problem. We can supply oversized goggles to account for glasses.
We DO NOT guarantee that you can jump at the same time as a friend, although we would try to arrange this if we have two instructors available. If you attend and we have only one instructor, we would expect you to fly & jump separately, and on two flights if necessary.
Parachuting is constrained by weather, for reasons of safety. Wind speed must be less than 20 Knots, and if there is complete cloud cover below our operating level, jumping may be suspended. Parachutes still operate normally in wet weather, but for your own comfort this is avoided.
We shall re-schedule you to the next available slot, you can be available.
Visit our booking page to select a date, and book online. You are required to pay a deposit at this time, or submit a deposit gift voucher number. You may call us if you have problems using the online option. Tel. 747410
Our designated landing area is at the Gunsite slipway, in St. Aubin’s Bay.
No. The chosen landing area has been officially approved for landing with Tandem Parachutists.
We have to assess each case individually, but subject to your condition, and a doctors certificate, it may be possible.
Modern parachute equipment is now extremely reliable, however In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to operate correctly, all equipment is fitted with an emergency backup parachute, which can then be deployed.
If for any reason the Instructor does not open the parachute, an automatic activation device will initiate the parachute deployment at a safe altitude.
It should go without saying that making a parachute jump is not entirely without risk. However, the tight controls which are implemented to maintain safety at all British Skydiving affiliated parachute centres, do so very effectively. You are required to sign an indemnity waiver, accepting the possible risks before you make your skydive.
You are only covered by British Skydiving 3rd party insurance whilst making your parachute jump. This covers any damage you may potentially do, to any other person or property during your skydive. Personal accident insurance is available online, from various companies, which can be found with an internet search & includes options for individual jumps, or annual cover.
British Skydiving governs British sport parachuting, they ensure that parachute centres operate with rules and regulations, and maintain a high standard of safety. All British Skydiving instructors have attended stringent courses to gain qualifications, and the necessary skills.