A tandem skydive is the safest and quickest way to experience the exhilaration of free-fall. After a short pre-flight briefing, you will be securely attached to the front of an experienced instructor who wears a parachute built for two! You will normally be flown up to between 9.000 and 12,000 feet at which point you will exit the aircraft and enter up to 40 seconds of freefall, reaching speeds as high as 120mph. The instructor is in full control and will take you through a variety of skydive manoeuvres before opening a large square parachute at around 5,000ft. What's more, you'll even receive an exciting wind tunnel simulator experience.
Following a short pre-jump briefing you will be provided with a skydivers jump suit to go over your clothes (you should wear comfortable clothing such as a track suit and trainers). Then after fitting a tandem parachute harness (and appropriate headgear and goggles) the jump plane will take 20-25 minutes to reach the required altitude - then it's out in to the blue! What's more, you'll even receive an exciting wind tunnel simulator experience.
This experience is available at Cambridgeshire:
Cambridgeshire (South East) - Stoney March
Your voucher is valid for ten months. Please ensure your weight fully clothed does not exceed 15 stone (95kg). You will be required to complete a Declaration of Fitness prior to jumping. However, those aged 40 or over must have a doctor complete this form in advance, and you should request a copy when you make your booking - this can be found here
. Minimum participant age is 16 (if you are under 18 you will require parental consent in order to jump.) Your skydive will take place on the date booked weather permitting, so please be prepared to be flexible. Please note the wind tunnel simulator is subject to skydiving instructors availability on the day of your jump and therefore it is not guaranteed that you will get to use it on the day.
Those with the following conditions must have a doctor corroborate their Decleration of Fitness to Parachute: Asthma, Rheumatic fever, Pneumothorax, Liver or kidney disease, Thyroid, adrenal or other glandular disordords, anaemia, 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 £20 on the day of their experience.