Basic Requirements For Skydiving

Prerequisites for Tandem Skydiving

Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness and must not be overweight in relation to their height.

Please note that the minimum age for parachuting is 16 and the maximum weight is 15 stones (95 kg) and not overweight for your height.  The maximum age for Tandem Skydiving is 70. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian (BPA Form 106). Please note that the minimum age for parachuting is 16 and the maximum age is 70. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.

We have minimum fitness requirements. All participants must be physically fit, fully self-mobile with a full range of mobility and able to lift their knees to their chest unaided. Conditions and disabilities which reduce mobility are not suitable for skydiving. Please contact the club if you are unsure as participants are assessed on arrival and will not be able to jump if the minimum fitness requirements are not met.

Please read forms Form 115a - Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information and Declaration and Form 115b - Student Tandem Parachutist Request for Medical Advice.

We must have the completed consent/medical prior to commencing the training course.

The MAXIMUM weight is 15 stones (95 kg.) for Tandem skydives and that is relative to your height. Our weight restrictions.

If you are unsure please call the club on 01948 841111.

Height Feet/Metres Weight Stone/Kg
5 feet or 1.52m no more than 67kg or 10st 7
5' 1" or 1.55m no more than 69kg or 10st 12
5' 2" or 1.57m no more than 71kg or 11st 2
5' 3" or 1.60m no more than 74kg or 11st 8
5' 4" or 1.63m no more than 76kg or 12st
5' 5" or 1.65m no more than 78kg or 12st 4
5' 6" or 1.68m no more than 81kg or 12st 10
5' 7" or 1.70m no more than 83kg or 13st
5' 8" or 1.73m no more than 85kg or 13st 6
5' 9" or 1.75m no more than 88kg or 13st 12
5' 10" or 1.78m no more than 90kg or 14st 3
5' 11" or 1.80m no more than 92kg or 14st 7
6' or more or 1.80m or more no more than 95kg or 15st

Prerequisites for the Solo Parachute Training Course

Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness and must not be overweight in relation to their height. Please note that the minimum age for parachuting is 16 and the maximum age is 55. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.

Please read forms Form 115c - Solo Student Parachutist Medical Information and Form 115d - Solo Student Parachutist Request for Medical Advice.

We must have the completed consent/medical form prior to commencing the training course.

The MAXIMUM weight is 14.5 stones (92 kg.) for Static Line Solo Jump Course and that has to be relative to your height of over 6 feet. The Minimum Height is 5 feet 2 inches and at least 8 stone. If you are unsure please call the club on 01948 841111.

Here is a rough guide to the upper weight limits relative to height

Height Feet/Metres Weight Stone/Kg
5' 2" or 1.57m Minimum 59kg up to 68kg or Min 8st 7 up to 10st 9
5' 3" or 1.60m no more than 70kg or 11st 1
5' 4" or 1.63m no more than 73kg or 11st 7
5' 5" or 1.65m no more than 75kg or 11st 10
5' 6" or 1.68m no more than 78kg or 12st 3
5' 7" or 1.70m no more than 80kg or 12st 7
5' 8" or 1.73m no more than 82kg or 12st 13
5' 9" or 1.75m no more than 84kg or 13st 5
5' 10" or 1.78m no more than 87kg or 13st 10
5' 11" or 1.80m no more than 89kg or 14st
6' or more or 1.83m or more no more than 92kg or 14st 7 Max

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