Tandem skydiving is the best way to experience the thrill of skydiving. After a short training session giving you all the information you need to complete a tandem skydive safely you will be fitted into a harness and jumpsuit before boarding the aircraft. Once securely harnessed to your experienced instructor we can take off and climb to around 10,000ft.
The journey up takes around 20 minutes where you can view the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Coast and countryside. When the green exit light comes on it’s time to jump! Take a couple of deep breaths and we’re off.
Once in freefall we will accelerate to speeds in excess of 120mph and cover 5,000ft in approximately 30 seconds before your instructor opens the main parachute. Once the parachute is open you will have a few minutes floating back to earth and if the conditions are suitable your instructor will let you steer the parachute for a while before taking over again for the landing.
Once safely back on the ground you will be given a certificate to prove you fell out of a plane and walked away to tell the tale and you can then boast to all your friends and family you’ve taken off in planes more times than you’ve landed in them!
What's included? The course cost includes the tandem skydive, training, one year provisional membership of the British Parachute Association, the equipment needed for the jump and a certificate – there are no hidden extras to pay on the day unless you want to take the DVD/photo package option (see below).
Please note: To take advantage of group discounts, the booking for all participants must be made at the same time / within the same order.
From April to September our dropzone is also open on a Friday from 12pm. Book for a Friday and you can take advantage of the following.
The minimum age for tandem skydiving is 16. Under 18’s require parent/guardian permission in the form of signing the British Parachute Association membership agreement and medical declaration here. Participants no longer need a doctor's signature if over the age of 40, however it is advised you read the Medical Declaration Form 115A as described below.
The maximum weight for tandem skydiving is 15.5 stone (98.4kg) fully clothed (unless you want to jump naked) and your weight must be in proportion to your height. There is no height limit.
There are a few medical conditions which can cause issues when skydiving – these can all be found on the Medical Declaration Form 115A.
It's important that you read and understand the Medical Declaration Form 115A. If you have a medical condition listed, it doesn't mean you can't jump - you will just need your doctor to to sign Form 115B.
If you have any concerns over health and fitness please contact us for advice.
The skydive may feel like it's over in a few seconds, but you can relive the experience again and again with one of our DVD / Photo packages.
With the Silver Package your Tandem Instructor can film the jump with a specially designed 'hand-cam'. You'll get a pre-skydive interview, the plane ride, some close-up freefall action plus footage from the parachute flight.
With the Gold Package you can hire your own personal camera person to jump with you, capturing movie and photos throughout the experience. You'll get a pre-skydive interview, the plane ride, freefall and landing. Your digital photos will be ready to collect shortly after the jump, with your DVD to follow in the post a few days later.
I've now jumped at about 10 different DZs in the UK, and Brid is without doubt one of the best. It's a small DZ, but it copes brilliantly with fun jumpers and Tandem jumpers alike.