Our Terms and Conditions
Please read our terms and conditions carefully.
When making your booking with Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club Ltd (STFC), whether directly, over the telephone, online, or through an agent or friend (your agent or friend will be required to accept the Terms and Conditions on your behalf) you will have agreed to and be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions as binding. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact us.
Requirements for Skydiving
Parachutists need a reasonably high standard of physical fitness and must not be overweight (exceed their BMI) in relation to their sex, age and height.
All students will be weighed on arrival at the centre, anyone who is outside of our height and weight limits will be given the opportunity to re-book, our height/weight limits are here.
Prior to jumping all tandem students be put into a suspended harness where they will have to demonstrate they can adopt the necessary positions for freefall and landing, anyone who cannot complete this satisfactorily will not be allowed to skydive.
Please note that the minimum age for parachuting is 16 and the maximum age is 55 for Static Line Course.The upper age limit for Tandem Skydivers is 70.
Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
Solo Students 40 and over require the form 115c to be signed by a doctor.
If any of the conditions apply to you or a member of your group, please phone the Club (01948-841111) and we will forward the necessary forms.
We must have the completed consent/medical declaration prior to commencing the Static Line Training/Accelerated Freefall Course or Tandem Skydive.
Please bring it with you on the day as it may get lost in the post.
Please study the Club height/weight charts published on our web site, as persons who are very unfit or overweight relative to their height will not be accepted for training.
The MAXIMUM weight is 14.5 stones (92 kg.) for Static Line and Accelerated Free Fall courses and 15 stones (95 kg.) for Tandem Skydives.
The final decision as to the suitability of any person to jump will be made by the Club Chief Instructor. If you have any queries regarding age and fitness requirements, please contact the club.
British Skydiving Membership and Insurance
Membership of British Skydiving currently includes public liability insurance (third party) up to the value of £10,000,000.
Once purchased, membership of the BPA is non-refundable and non-transferable.
British Skydiving insurance provides no cover for personal injury.
Skydiving Days and Times
Jumping takes place at STFC:
- Thursdays 09:00 – 21:00 or sunset (April to November)
- Fridays 09:00 – 21:00 or sunset (March to December)
- Saturdays 09:00 – 21:00 or sunset (Februaryto December)
- Mondays 09:00 – 21:00 or sunset (Bank Holidays only)
Flights are not arranged by STFC. Flight-only services are provided at Tilstock Airfield by Tilstock Aircraft Limited, a separate operator. Flights are scheduled, and operate every 30 minutes from 09.00, subject to weather and operational issues.
A non-refundable deposit of £70 is required when booking parachute training with STFC.
An administration fee of £70 will be charged if you change the date of your booking with less than seven days notice (except in the case of bad weather or operational issues at the club).
Cheques are no longer accepted and payment must be by cash, debit/credit card or bank transfer.
The balance due to the STFC can be paid at any time up to and including the day of the booking.
Once paid, all monies are non-refundable.
Gift vouchers must be redeemed in the following time scales from the date of purchase:
Deposit Voucher – 6 months
Full Price Voucher – 12 months
The training booked must be regarded as an “all day” event and your check-in time as advised is no indication of the time that you may jump, which may be delayed or rescheduled.
If the activity is not able to take place due to weather or operational issues, your jump will be rescheduled for another date. It is your responsibility to contact the club within a month to re-schedule your activity.
Any vouchers purchased from the club must be redeemed by the quoted expiration date.
If you arrive at the club without all necessary documentation, you may forfeit your activity and all monies paid.
If you are unsure about the paperwork required, please contact us in advance of your booked date.
You understand that, despite the best training and equipment, parachuting in any form holds an element of risk and may result in serious injury or death.
You voluntarily accept all risks inherent in the sport and agree for yourself and your personal representatives to indemnify and hold harmless STFC and their representatives against any claim or claims whether on your own account or from third parties arising out of any accident or incident resulting in any loss or damage including bodily injury or death.
If you cannot accept the risk you should not participate.