May 26, 2019 Jude Wilson

All you need to know about tandem skydiving:

This form of skydiving has been around since the 80’s. Because most people only jump once to check it off of the bucket list, tandem skydiving is the most popular way to experience the world of skydiving. It involves a student who is connected to a specially certified tandem instructor. The pair jump together, often with a videographer to document the event. The instructor deploys a parachute that is specially designed to handle the weight of two skydivers.

To make a tandem skydive at UK Parachuting, one must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age, with parental consent.
  • Weight restrictions are 17 stone for males and 15 stone for females. (Contact us for questions about the weight limit.)
  • Wear sneakers or sport shoes- no sandals, boots, or shoes with heels
  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing (Read more about what to wear skydiving)
  • Remove all loose items, such as any jewellery and accessories, and be sure to empty out your pockets.
  • Plan on being at the drop zone for at least 2/3 hours
  • Be sure to not have any alcohol in your system when you arrive at the drop zone.

We have a great diner for snacks, drinks and meals. If you would like to bring friends and family to watch they are very welcome, we ask that they arrive at the same time that you do to ensure they don’t miss you jump. Your dogs are welcome, on a lead.