What is a tandem skydive?
A tandem skydive is the easiest, most hassle-free way to make your first parachute jump. You experience the thrill of freefall skydiving and enjoy a long parachute descent. You are securely attached to your instructor, in a dual harness, who will give you a taste of what skydiving is all about. Because the tandem instructor takes control of vital functions such as opening the tandem parachute and landing, your preparation for the jump just takes about 20 minutes.
You will receive a safety briefing from one of our tandem instructors. The instructor will explain, in detail:
- How you will exit the plane.
- Your freefall position.
- What you are expected to do when reaching the ground.
- He will talk about the parachute equipment used and the harness you will wear.
- You will demonstrate to the instructor your exit position, freefall position and landing position. (See photos below)
The parachute equipment used for a tandem skydive is specially designed for two people. The parachute is over double the size of sports parachute equipment. The harness you wear is attached at four points to the front of your instructor.
When it is time to do your skydive, you will be supplied with a jumpsuit to go over your clothes, a pair of goggles and some headwear. We suggest you wear something loose fitting but comfortable underneath the jumpsuit. Jogging bottoms or tracksuit bottoms are good. Trainers are perfect for footwear. Once you are kitted up in your jumpsuit and wearing your harness, you will go and wait in an area we call the Pen. It is an area where you get checked out before you board the plane.
You will experience a 20-minute flight to ten thousand feet. The views out of the large windows on a clear day are breathtaking. You can see the whole of the Wirral, Liverpool, Snowdon and beyond. You will exit the aircraft and like the tandem student in the photo, you can experience the exhilarating skydive. Depending on your brief, you can use the opportunity to control the parachute. Your parachute descent starts at 5,000 feet. This is the ultimate skydiving experience.
Check *availability by using the online link at the bottom of the page or contact us by using the “Lets Talk” link at the bottom of the page or by calling us on 01948 841111 during office hours and speak to a member of the club.
* We operate Fridays, Saturdays, Bank Holiday Mondays and some Thursdays.
Tandem skydives can be recorded to a USB memory stick. To book the Skydive Camera Flyer call the club on 01948 841111.
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).
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.
Any person aged 60 or over will require form 115b signed by a GP.
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.
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|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|