I jumped with these guys on the 26th January at about 9am. Upon arrival I was swiftly booked in and warmly welcomed by the team instantly putting any chance of unease at rest. The Skydive cafe is a great place to grab something to drink (was advised to be cautious about eating before jumping - Great tip!) Before long I was walked over to the hanger to get geared up and a briefing on the procedures of which is easy enough to remember and understand and run through a few more times at different stages so don't panic! Tim was my instructor and an absolute legend it must be said! With over 24,000 jumps this guy knows what he is doing and is keen to put you at ease and have a laugh at the same time making it an awesome adrenaline filled experience! I opted to have the jump filmed and photographed for £135 as I figured something as big as this I could do with having filmed. They advised you can get anywhere from 50+ photographs and a polished video for the price. Once geared up the my photographer / videographer Callum came over and introduced himself, and was wanting to do a pre-jump interview. A great little addition I hadn't planned for but really helped build the entire experience. Off camera we had a chat for a few minutes whilst waiting for the others to be ready to head over to the plane. Once boarded and snug (be prepared for someone to be sat between your legs....it gets cozy!) I realised was the only tandem on the flight which made it quite interesting being surrounded by experienced skydivers and a lad completing level 1 of the AAF course. Then began the climb and all along people chatting making equipment checks and generally enjoying the hype. Then the door opened....and one by one the others were jumping into thin air. Then it was my turn! We shuffled to the edge and went for it from 13,000ft! The rush of freefall is one that is almost impossible to describe. The wind hitting you at 120mph and the feeling of your face trying leave you is really quite unique. The view from that height is truly breathtaking and one that everyone should experience. Callum flying all around us and up close on a few occasions to video and take photos which made it feel crazy skydiving with someone else like that. After around 30-45 seconds of freefall the canopy opened and gracefully slowed us down. Whilst under the canopy Tim was fantastic showing how the controls work and also pointing out all of the local areas from great height. The gradual descent was actually very peaceful after the adrenaline rush that is freefall and a great way to calm back down whilst also at about 5000ft. All in all I cannot praise the team at UK Parachuting enough, Tim, Callum (absolutely awesome cameraman), Mark all of the team are absolutely fantastic and nothing but professional. My other half stayed on the ground to watch and one of the instructors stood with her to keep her company and was pointing us out. If you are looking for the best place to throw yourself out of a perfectly working plane at 13,000ft then look no further this is the place for you. **5 Days later I received a memory stick in the post with 50 fantastic photos and a brilliant video of the day. I've seen others on here comment on the fact the freefall footage is only 20 seconds or so long....well you only fall for around 30 seconds or more anyways and the cameraman does have his own safety to be concerned with too... The video and photo package is great and well worth the money! You get a copy of the raw footage as well so if you are a dab hand at editing you can always create your own video from it **
TANDEM SKYDIVING – WHAT’S INVOLVED?
If you want to experience every aspect of our sport on your very first jump, a Tandem Skydive is just the thing! Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive.
With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.
On the day of your skydive your tandem instructor will explain in detail what you have to do and what will take place during the flight up, the free fall descent and the ride down under the parachute. This briefing normally takes around 20 minutes.
After this, you will be provided with a skydiver’s jumpsuit to go over your clothes (you should wear comfortable clothing, such as a track suit, and a pair of trainers). After fitting the tandem parachute harness (and appropriate headgear and goggles) you are ready to board the plane for the 15 minute ascent. Then it’s one glorious leap out into the blue!
UK Parachuting is affiliated to the British Parachute Association. All tandem instructors are very experienced free fall parachutists who hold BPA Tandem skydiving Instructor ratings. You are in safe hands. We offer a full range of skydiving activities and can cater for large groups of any size – corporate days, hen and stag parties.
(Female Instructor available on request)
Just £50.00 will secure your place.The balance of payment will be due on the day of your skydive. If you are looking to purchase a flexable voucher, that is valid for 12 months, please Click Here
The weight limit for a Tandem Sky dive is Male 17 Stone (107 Kg’s) Women 15.7 Stone (99Kg’s)
The minimum age is 16 (under 16’s why not try Indoor Skydiving Click Here for more details)
Over 40’s do not need to get a medical form signed by a doctor to take part in a Tandem skydive. The new form can be downloaded here
If you have doubts about your fitness to do a tandem jump, please discuss this with your doctor. They should read this form before giving the advice
Personal Insurance is not compulsory but many jumpers do take out some protection. To find out more you can contact Skydiving Cover. Click here to find out more
Special Events – call or email for further details.
How much does it cost?
Just £50.00 will secure your booking and the balance is payable on the day of your jump
1 person booking: £240.00
2 people booking: £220.00 per person
3 people booking anytime: £215.00 per person
4 people booking anytime: £210.00 per person
5 - 9 people booking anytime: £205.00 per person
10 + people booking anytime: £200.00 per person
Friday Special: £189.00 per person
Midweek (Mon - Thurs) £199 per person
Have your once in a life time tandem skydive captured on film – Cost £99
Adrenaline Junkie Reviews
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From 332 Customer Reviews
I jumped with these guys on the 26th January at about 9am. Upon arrival I was swiftly booked in and warmly welcomed by the team instantly putting any chance of unease at rest. The Skydive cafe is a great place to grab something to drink (was advised to be cautious [...]"
- Tom Jones, 25th February 2018
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Charity Tandem Skydive
just £50.00 will secure your booking and the balance is payable on the day of your jump
Once you have made your booking you will receive a confirmation pack, which will include the following:
- Charity sponsor form
- Parachute centre declaration form
- Directions and instructions for the day
Most UK Parachuting charities will allow the cost of the sky dive to be covered with the minimum raise being £100.00 above the cost of the skydive (£315.00 in total)
Some UK Parachuting charities require a higher minimum raise. Please check with your charity to confirm the minimum raise
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