fitness for skydiving

Restrictions & fitness to skydive

Please selct your style of skydive from the below tabs and download and read carefully the information in the forms

SKYDIVING LIMITATIONS 2017 (Amended May 2017)
tandem skydiving
AGE RESTRICTIONS Tandem Skydiving
Minimum Age 16 (parental or legal guardians consent required for age 16/17)
There is no upper age limit for tandem skydiving, subject to health.
BPA FITNESS FORMS Tandem Skydiving
All tandem jumpers are required to sign a BPA Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information & Declaration Form 115a. Those unable to sign the form due to medical conditions or injuries must bring a copy of Form 115b Tandem Student Parachutists Doctors Medical Certificate signed and stamped by their doctor instead.Only the official BPA forms should be used - letters or notes from doctors or medicals for anyother activity will not be accepted. All forms should be brought along on the day - we do not require them in advance.
Customer notice :

Our governing body the British Parachute Association (BPA) has changed the regulations regarding fitness forms for tandem skydives. From April 2016 two BPA Fitness forms 115 A & B have replaced previous form 115 and the mandatory requirement for doctors medicals for age 40+ has been removed. Customer who have already had the the old form 115 will still be accepted and do not need to get the form replaced.

 

WEIGHT & HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS - Tandem Skydiving
Maximum weight
15 stones (95.25kg)fully clothed at Reading
The minimum weight is 7st and minimum height 4ft11. Those who have a height and/or weight under this will require a harness fitting assessment before being approved, There is no upper height limit, as yet we have been able to accommodate taller customers, but we advise that anyone over 6ft5 will need to fit comfortably in the harness.
WIND &LIMITATIONS Tandem Skydiving
Please be aware that approval to skydive on a given day is based on wind strength & speedand your own unique personal combination of Age, Height and Weight as tandem jumpers are required to lift their legs up 90 degrees to their body to assist with the landing. Therefore not all conditions are suitable for all tandem students and, for your safety, theChief Instructor may choose to postpone your jump until wind conditions are more suitable. In some cases this unfortunately may result in your skydive being rescheduled for an alternative date.This particularly affects those tandem students who are elderly, less agile, have limitedmobility or are otherwise less physically fit as well as those who have a high body mass index particularly females, or those close to the upper weight limit.We suggest that those with a BMI of 30+ are likely to need suitable wind conditions, and those with a BMI of 35+>will most likely need a constant wind speed of at least 10 knots. We regret that those with a BMI of 39+ are not able to take part in a tandem skydive. We hope this does not demotivate you from taking part, but we do feel that it is important to be as honest as possible so that our customershave a realistic understanding of the complexities of such an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity and and for you to appreciate that we only have your best interestsand safety in mind.

AGE RESTRICTIONS Solo Courses - AFF & Static Line Parachuting
AFF Skydiving
Overall age range: minimum age 16 to maximum 49 years old.
Age 16-17: Parental consent will be required. Age 16+: will sign a BPA solo studentfitness form 115C on arrival.
Anyone unable to declare or with any of the noted medical conditions: must have a BPA Solo student fitness form 115D stamped by a doctor.BPA Solo Student Declaration of Fitness form 115D Everyone needs to complete the top section of the form. The bottom section of the form is to be signed and stamped by a doctor for those with medical conditions, recent or recurring injuries or are unable to declare themselves fit to jump for any reason regardless of their age.
WEIGHT & HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS Solo Cours
es (AFF) and Static Line
Solo students must be under 16 stones (100kg) AND weight should be in proportion to height with a Body Mass Index (BMI) no greater than 27.5.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Certain medical conditions (for example, epilepsy, some cardiovascular and neurological conditions and some forms of diabetes) or recurring injuries (for example, recurring dislocations) may prevent you from participating in a skydiving course.If you are in any doubt, please contact us or consult your doctor.

 

tandem skydiving

You may self certify for a Tandem Skydive by completing BPA Form 115A

BPA Form 115ABPA Form 115A

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115A then you will need to take the below form 115B to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115BBPA Form 115B

AFF Skydiving

You may self certify for an AFF Skydive by completing BPA Form 115C

BPA Form 115CBPA Form 115C

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115C then you will need to take the below form 115B to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115DBPA Form 115D

Static Line skydiving

You may self certify for a Static Line Skydive by completing BPA Form 115C

BPA Form 115CBPA Form 115C

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115A then you will need to take the below form 115D to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115DBPA Form 115D

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You may self certify for skydiving by completing BPA Form 115E

BPA Form 115EBPA Form 115E

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115A then you will need to take the below form 115F to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115FBPA Form 115F