Tandem skydiving is the easiest and most hassle-free way to make your first parachute jump. You experience the thrill of freefall and enjoy a long parachute descent. You are securely attached in a dual harness to an experienced tandem instructor 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 30 minutes.
You will receive a safety briefing from one of our tandem instructors. The instructor will explain, in detail, how to exit the plane, your freefall position and what you are expected to do when reaching the ground. He will talk about the parachute equipment used. 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 jump suit 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.
Our club is affiliated to our governing body, The British Parachute Association. All our instructors and very experienced and BPA qualified.
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 Some Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Tandem skydives can be recorded to a DVD. 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). Please note that the minimum age for parachuting is 16 and the maximum age is 70. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
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.
|Height Feet/Metres||Weight Stone/Kg|
|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|
Tandem Skydiving Prices
Saturday or Bank holiday Monday Skydive
The cost of your skydive experience will be £190**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
The cost of your skydive experience will be £180**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
5 or more Skydivers
The cost of your skydive experience will be £170**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
The cost of your skydive experience will be £160**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
The cost of your skydive experience will be £150**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
5 or more Skydivers
The cost of your skydive experience will be £140**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
Thursday Skydive (From June to September. Second Thursday of the month)
The cost of your skydive experience will be £100**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
THURSDAY SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE AND LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE. Skydive to 8000 feet. Book video and get a free upgrade to 10000 feet.
* Flight Only Ticket must be purchased separately from the operators of the aircraft at Tilstock Airfield, The Parachute Centre Ltd.
** Memberships, Training and Equipment is provided by Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club Ltd and the British Parachute Association Ltd.
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