They say that the first solo parachute jump is always the one you remember the most. There is no chance of you forgetting this opportunity. This splendid package puts you on a two day tuition course at the end of which you will make a solo parachute jump. The first day you'll do both theoretical and practical sessions on a range of subjects – safety regulation, sky diving techniques, steering, landing and many others in order to prepare you for the jump ahead. On the second day you'll be taken up to 3000ft, the aeroplane door will be opened and you will launch yourself into the void. The static line will release the parachute and you will drift slowly to earth, admiring the beautiful view and the complete tranquillity as you do so.
This experience is available at 2 Locations:
- Cumbria (North) - Grange over Sands
- Nottinghamshire (Midlands) - Nottingham
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. Weight limits between centres will vary between 14.5 stone and 16 stone.Your weight will be checked on the day of the course. Important Fitness/Medical Notes: You will be required to complete and sign a 'Declaration of Fitness' to Parachute before training commences (this will be provided when your booking is confirmed). The minimum age for sport parachuting is 16 years. For those less than 18 years of age a separate signed letter of consent from a Parent or Guardian will be required before training commences. 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 which is available from us):
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 wishing to go to the Nottingham or Cumbria venues will need to pay a compulsory BPA membership fee of approximately £20 on the day of their experience.