Briefing on skydiving techniques by fully qualified instructors
Jump from 10,000 feet harnessed to an expert instructor
Freefall for 30 mind-blowing seconds
Then your instructor opens the chute, and you float serenely to earth
Throwing yourself out of a plane at 10,000 feet might be considered utter madness. Reassure friends who think you are mad that you'll be attached to an expert instructor (literally) throughout the jump. It begins with around an hour of instruction on skydiving and landing techniques, before you go up in the plane. You'll be securely harnessed to your instructor, who will help you jump from the plane. You'll get about 30 seconds of freefall, which is so completely incredible there's no point in us trying to describe it. Then your instructor will open the parachute and control your descent while you admire the view and try to come to terms with the adrenaline rush.
Weekends and some weekdays, they also operate on bank holidays. The venue is closed from mid December to the first week of March annually. We recommend booking several weeks in advance, even earlier for summer weekend dates.
Max fully clothed weight is 15 stone for men and 13 stone for women. Minimum height 4' 6''. Min age 16. Under 18's need written parental consent. All jumpers are required to complete a health and safety form to confirm they are fit and able to jump.
The jump itself is subject to weather conditions and cancellations for this reason are made with your safety in mind. Please call the centre around 5.30pm the day before your booking to check the weather.
How long you'll be there depends on the weather and the number of participants on the day. Please expect to be at the venue for anything from several hours to a full day, including some waiting time.
Numbers on the Day
Your training might be shared, your jump is on a one-to-one with a fully qualified skydiver.
Spectators are welcome, but please note that covered space and facilities are limited if the weather's bad. Get them to bring a camera and binoculars.
Dress warmly and comfortably and wear trainers, NOT hard boots. Jump suits and all other equipment will be provided.
Please be aware that we require 21 days notice to make any booking changes or cancellations for this particular experience. The jump can be filmed by a professional skydiving cameraman. To upgrade, please call us quoting ref SKVKW.