Aspiring skydivers can can enjoy this course as a one off experience or as a way to progress on to freefall and skydiving
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What You'll Get
- What’s included: six-hour course and first jump
- Weight restrictions: merchant may be able to accept up to 16st 7lbs (105kg) after a face to face personal assessment, they require prior consultation with regard to any prospective participant weighing 14st (88kg) or more
- Please note: participants must be of a decent standard of fitness
The Fine Print
Expires 13 Apr 2020. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Booking required, please call 0191 517 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; provide Groupon code. Present printed Groupon on arrival. Voucher is non-refundable. Missed appointments do not entitle to the alternate appointment. A voucher may be transferrable up until the commencement of the course but it is non-refundable; once training has been commenced the activity is non-transferable as well as non-refundable. Must be 16 or older. Under 18s must have parental/guardian consent on BPA Form 106. Participants must meet the criteria outlined in BPA Form 115-C - Solo, participants with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27.5 or over and/or aged 40 years or older are required this form endorsed by a doctor. The SL Course requires a min. of 6-hour instruction. Includes coffee, lunch and tea breaks. The activity is weather dependent. The merchant does not have control over the weather and therefore does not carry any responsibility for weather-related conditions. The merchant does not guarantee the participant will jump on the same flight as their friends or family. All jumping conducted in accordance with the provider’s approved operations. Voucher holder must complete skydive before the voucher expires. £35 surcharge for a 4-month extension of the voucher, payable directly to the merchant. The voucher holder accepts weather might mean several attempts to complete jumping. Weather-related conditions include, but are not limited to, suitable visibility, cloud cover, wind speed and gusts, temperatures, moisture, rain, humidity, runway condition, and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, Visual Flight Rules. The Chief Instructor jointly with the Chief Pilot determines suitable weather conditions. Certain medical conditions are prohibitive. Please contact the merchant in advance if having a medical condition. Refunds are not issued for medical conditions. Transfer of voucher is permitted in this case. Voucher to be booked as soon as possible with validity ending 13 Apr 2020. Whilst merchant may be able to accept up to 16st 7lbs/105kg after a face to face personal assessment, they require prior consultation with regard to any prospective participant weighing 14st/88kg or more. They also have an increased chance of injury and would normally be restricted or advised to make a Tandem Jump as their first jump, particularly those weighing over 14st/88kg. Those aged 55 and older are restricted to making their first jump as a Tandem. Even when undertaking a tandem participants with a BMI of 27.5 or over, and/or weighing 14st/88kg or over, and/or aged 40 years and older have a higher chance of sustaining an injury - this might range from a bruising of the thighs on canopy opening, lower limb injuries on landing such as sprains or twists, or fractures, or worse. To put this into perspective the chance of serious injury when undertaking a tandem i.e. a fracture is assessed by the BPA to be in the order of 1 in 3,400 and of any injury i.e. bruising, twist, sprain, cut or graze 1 in 1,100. These rates increase for those falling into any of the categories (1) BMI of 27.5 or over, (2) weighing 14st/88kg or over, (3) aged 40 years and older however they would increase further still for those falling into two, or indeed all, of those categories. Should participants exceed a period of 3 months since last attending to jump, or should participants demonstrate a major lack of competence at any stage after completing their initial training, they will need to retake the full training syllabus again, normally by booking onto and attending another scheduled course with suitable availability. Should the latter be within 3 months of participants last attending the Centre but also within 12 months of their initial training no charge will be raised for such retraining. If over 3 months since participants last attended a fee of £50 will be charged for a full retrain. Any participants exceeding a period of 12 months since their initial training will need to attend another full course at the full course fee in place at that time. Please note: participants must be of a decent standard of fitness. If you are deemed unsuitable you may transfer to an anytime tandem skydive for £35. The courses normally take place on the first Saturday of each month with the jump normally taking place the next day (weather permitting). Other dates can be arranged for group bookings. Valid for option purchased only.
About Skydive Academy
Located at Peterlee Parachute Centre, the Skydive Academy benefits from the use of unrestricted airspace at a site where parachuting is the number one priority. The Peterlee Drop Zone has been operating since 1987 and offers solo parachute courses alongside tandem skydives from a choice of altitudes. Accelerated Freefall (AFF) courses are made up of eight one-to-one skydiving jumps and are designed for those who want a more comprehensive experience. Their Shotton Colliery site also features a canteen and licensed bar. Complimentary overnight camping and caravan spots are available by advance arrangement.