Tandem skydiving is where you’re secured to a highly experienced instructor, so it’s the best and easiest way to experience the thrill of skydiving. After a short training session, all you need to do is enjoy the jump and let your instructor do all the hard work!
If you think it’s just for the adrenaline junkies, then think again! Ask any skydiver, there’s a real sense of freedom as you fall through the air from 10,000 feet. When the parachute opens, the tranquillity kicks in and you’ll see what it’s like to fly like a bird.
When tandem skydiving in Yorkshire you’ll see the Yorkshire Coast like never before. The white cliffs of Flamborough Head, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is only a short distance away. If the visibility is good you can follow the coastline from Whitby, right down to the Humber Bridge and beyond.
The beginning of your Yorkshire tandem skydive experience will begin with a short training session with one of our Instructors, giving you all the information you need to complete the parachute jump safely.
Once in a jumpsuit and harness you'll be secured to your instructor and it's time to go! Don't let the nerves get the better of you, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Coast and countryside as we fly up to our jump altitude of 10,000 feet. The journey will take around 20 minutes, and before you know it the green light will be on!
The door is open, the green light is on. Take a couple of deep breaths, it's time to jump! We'll accelerate to speeds in excess of 120mph and cover 5,000ft in approximately 30 seconds before your instructor opens the main parachute. If you've got the Gold Media Package, make sure to keep an eye out for your camera person and give them a wave in freefall!
The parachute opens and all goes quiet. Now it's time for that tranquil moment whilst you fly like a bird back down to earth. Soak up some of those Yorkshire views, and if the conditions are suitable your instructor may let you steer the parachute for a while before taking over again for the landing.
Congratulations, you've just completed the Yorkshire Tandem Skydive Experience! You'll receive a certificate to prove you fell out of a plane and walked away to tell the tale. If you added the Gold media package, then your digital photos will be ready to take away on the day and the DVD will follow in the post.
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 media 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.
With either option your media will be provided on USB stick shortly after your jump – so make sure you don’t rush off!
Sadly, we can’t share the love of skydiving with everyone. Due to the nature of the sport there are some age, weight and health restrictions.
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 stone (95.25kg) 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.
Third party liability insurance of up to £5M is included with the Tandem Skydive costs, however this does not cover personal accident insurance.
Personal Insurance is not compulsory but many jumpers do take out some protection. To find out more you can contact Skydiving Cover. Click below to visit their website.
This experience has changed my life, the instructors and the team were very professional and great to get along with, the jump itself is just incredible. Let's just say that I have booked myself on the training course... I can't wait to get back in the sky!
I did the tandem skydive and it was the best experience of my life! The whole team were friendly, funny and so enthusiastic! My instructor Colin was very knowledgable and made sure the experience was enjoyable!
The most amazing experience of my life. I loved every minute. Instructors were friendly, confident, professional and fun.