What is a tandem skydive?
Tandem skydiving is the easiest and most hassle-free way to make your first skydive.
You will be in a dual harness, securely attached to your instructor who will give you a taste of what skydiving is all about. You’ll experience the amazing thrill of free-fall skydiving and enjoy a long parachute descent.
Because the tandem instructor takes control of all the vital functions, such as opening the tandem parachute and landing, your preparation for the jump only takes about 20 minutes and you’ll have nothing at all to worry about.
You will receive a safety briefing from one of our tandem instructors. The instructor will explain, in detail:
- About the parachute equipment used and the harness you will wear.
- How you will exit the plane.
- Your free-fall position.
- What you are expected to do when reaching the ground.
You will demonstrate to the instructor your exit position, free-fall position and landing position. (See photos below)
Equipment and clothing
The parachute equipment used for a tandem skydive is specially designed.. The actual parachute is over double the size of sports parachute equipment because it is supporting two people. 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 sexy jumpsuit to go over your clothes, a pair of goggles and some head-wear. We suggest you wear something loose fitting but comfortable underneath the jumpsuit. Jogging bottoms or tracksuit bottoms are good, but jeans are too close-fitting for comfort. Trainers are perfect for footwear and, 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.
The ultimate experience
You’ll enjoy a fabulous 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’ll experience the most amazing and exhilarating free-fall.
Your parachute opens at 5,000 feet and you’ll float gently to the ground. Depending on your brief, you can have the opportunity to control the parachute.
Video your adventure
We have a video service where you can relive your unforgettable tandem skydive. A professional videographer will be your host through your entire experience, filming you before, during and after your skydive. You have the option of having your Tandem skydive recorded to USB memory stick media in high definition.
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 call 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.
How much does it cost to jump?
Prices start from £200. You can see more information on our skydive prices here
Conditions for Tandem Skydiving
The minimum age for parachuting is 16. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian (BPA Form 106).
The maximum age for Tandem Skydiving is 70. Anyone aged 60 or over will require form 115b signed by a GP.
The maximum weight is 15 stones (95 kg) and you must not be overweight for your height. Please check our weight restrictions.
Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness. 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.
Unfortunately, if you have a condition or disability which reduces your mobility, you won’t be able to skydive. Please contact the club if you are unsure, as participants will be assessed on arrival and will not be able to jump if the minimum fitness requirements are not met.
- 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 forms prior to commencing the training course.
If you are unsure about any of the details, 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|