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Tandem Skydive

Selected locations UK wide, including Cumbria, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Fife, Devon, Wiltshire

Price £249

Experience freefalling from a plane with a tandem skydive!

How do you fancy jumping out of a plane at 12,000 feet strapped to someone else? Sounds crazy doesn't it, especially when you'll be freefalling to Earth at speeds of up to 120mph before that someone else deploys your parachute at around 5,000 feet.

It doesn't sound so crazy when you find out that your partner in what many see as the ultimate adrenalin experience is a qualified instructor.

First things first though. Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will pull a skydiver's jumpsuit over your clothes (wear something comfortable such as a track suit and trainers). Then after fitting a tandem parachute harness and putting on your headgear and goggles, the jump plane will take 20-25 minutes to reach the required altitude!

The plane journey itself can be a nail-biting affair, but when you reach 12,000 feet and the engines soften, you know the real fun is about to begin!

Then it's out of the plane!

The tandem skydiving takes place at various locations arounsd the UK. Weight limits vary between centres will vary between 14 and a half stone and 15 stone, but at the Devon jump location a surcharge may be paid for weights up to 18 stone.

The minimum age for sport parachuting in the UK is 16 and anyone under 18 will need parental permission to participate. And if you are over 40, you will need to obtain written approval from your Doctor on a 'Declaration of Fitness to Parachute ' form before commencing training (this will be provided when your booking is confirmed).

And to parachute or skydive in the UK,you will also need to pay a compulsory BPA membership fee of up to £30 on the day of the experience.

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