For the adrenaline junkie there is no greater challenge than a sky dive. Experience the wind in your face as you free fall down to earth at 200 metres a second. A tandem dive is the perfect introduction to the daddy of extreme sports, as all you need to do is jump. Your qualified instructor will take care of the rest. You’ll be fully kitted out in a jumpsuit, tandem harness, headgear and goggles. After you board the jump plane, it will take 20 nerve shredding minutes to reach the required altitude, and then you and your instructor will leap out into the blue! You'll feel exhilaration like never before, surging through the air for 7,000 feet, before the instructor deploys the parachute. You’ll then have a few minutes to catch your breath and enjoy the view as you slowly float back down to earth.
This experience is available at Northamptonshire:
Northamptonshire (Midlands) - Brackley
Your voucher is valid for ten months. The weight limit for participation is 15 stone. Your weight will be checked on the day of the course. For those under 18 years of age a separate signed letter of consent from a parent or guardian will be required before training commences. 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):
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 approx £30 on the day of their experience.