There is nothing that feels like a parachute jump. The huge adrenaline rush as you jump out of the aeroplane, the sensory overload as you plunge 2000 feet in freefall, the sudden jerk as the parachute opens and the perfect stillness of the rest of the descent. Parachuting is an amazing feeling. This package gives you the opportunity to experience this exhilaration in one of the most scenic settings in the UK. You will be given a full safety and orientation briefing by one of the highly trained instructors before being kitted out in jumpsuit, helmet, gloves and goggles. With your dual harness fitted you will be ready to be taken up to 7000 feet in the aircraft before yourself and the instructor that you are attached to will step out of the door and into the clear, blue void. At around 5000 feet your instructor will deploy the parachute and you will float gracefully to earth, enjoying the wonderful views of the Gower Peninsula on your way down. After your feet are back on terra firma, you will be presented with a commemorate certificate of your skydive.
This experience is available at Glamorganshire:
Glamorganshire (Wales) - Swansea
Your voucher is valid for ten months. This experience runs April - October only. Maximum weight for men is 16st, maximum weight for females is 13st. Your weight will be checked on the day of the course. Minimum age is 16 - for those under 18 years of age a separate signed letter of consent from a parent or guardian will be required before training commences. Upgrades to a higher sky dive on the day will be payable in cash only and subject to availability. If you are 40 years of age or over you must obtain written approval from your Doctor on the 'Declaration of Fitness to Parachute' form before commencing training - this can be found here
. You will also need a 'Declaration of Fitness to Parachute if you have suffered from any of the following: 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 or any condition which requires the regular use of drugs. Anaemia or have recently donated blood.
No person over the age of 50 years will normally be accepted for novice parachute training, other than for Tandem Skydives, where high ages may be acceptable. Exceptions to this rule may be allowed if the candidate either has previous experience or is of a high standard of fitness and can convince the Instructor of that fitness.
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.
Customers will currently need to pay a compulsory BPA membership fee of approximately £30 on the day of their experience.