After registration and some necessary paperwork, you’ll meet your instructor and get a 30-minute briefing where you learn about how tandem skydiving works, what you’ll need to do and the equipment you’ll be using.
Then the real fun starts. You’ll board an aeroplane, get harnessed to your instructor and take a 20 minute flight up to jump altitude (about 10,000ft). You’ll shuffle to the door and it’s time to Skydive!
You will freefall for 30-40 seconds at an incredible 120mph.
Then your parachute is deployed and you spend five minutes gently floating to the ground.
Afterwards you’ll receive your certificate and can relax with a cup of tea, basking in the glory of having done a Tandem skydive!
How long does it take?
Please allow four to six hours for the Tandem Skydiving experience.
When can I try it?
The Tandem Skydiving Experience is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March through to December.
What should I wear/bring?
We’ll provide jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and all the other kit you need to complete the jump. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and flat-soled shoes with no hooks - trainers are ideal.
Can my friends and family watch?
Absolutely, the more the merrier!
I need a carer/I’m booking for someone who needs a carer. Is that a problem?
Carers are welcome at all iCAN activities. For more details of what the carer place involves, please see our Questions and Answers page.
- We strongly advise a carer, friend or family member attends this experience. This is to ensure that you have someone to help you after your incredible experience.
- It’s suitable for people over 16 years, over-40s require a BPA Medical form signed by adoctor and under-18s require the signature of a parent or guardian.
- If you suffer from any of the following medical conditions, you must obtain a Doctor’s signature on a BPA Medical Form prior to jumping: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, dislocated shoulder, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction.
- This activity is not suitable for pregnant women.
- There is a weight limit of 15 ½ stone for men and 13 ½ stone for women.
- This experience can only take place if the right weather conditions are present for it to happen safely. Cloudy weather or high winds will result in the skydive being postponed.
There is disabled parking on site. The car park has a hard gravel surface that has been found to be manageable for wheelchair users. There are no steps to negotiate between the car park and the airfield hangar, but you may require assistance on the grassy surface when transferring to the plane.
There is a café on-site and the disabled toilets are located within.
Assistance dogs are welcome to enjoy the wide pathways around the site and the café will gladly provide them with water. But please do bear in mind that there could be other dogs around and all dogs must remain on the lead due to safety reasons. There are plenty of areas to “spend” your assistance dog, but as always, consider other customers and please clear up after your dog where possible.
The Tandem Skydiving Experience is suitable for people with the following disabilities:
- Hard of hearing / deaf
- Restricted – Arm*
- Restricted – Leg*
- Visually Impaired
* Due to the nature of this activity, we ask that if you do have restricted arm or leg movement, please call us before purchasing the tandem skydiving experience. In most cases there will be no problems, but we need to be sure to avoid disappointment.
If your disability is not listed here, but you are interested in doing a Tandem Skydive, please do contact us as we may well be able to accommodate other disabilities.