Cumbria Tandem Skydiving - the ultimate in adrenaline experiences over the country's most fantastic grounds, free falling 14,500ft with an experienced instructor controlling the skydive.
- Grange over Sands (Cumbria)
- Price for 1 Participant
This skydiving experience brings you the serious thrills of a
tandem skydive in the Lake District in Cumbria, combining the most
extreme of extreme sports with the most beautiful of beauty spots
in the UK. Any skydive is a memorable experience, but when it is
enjoyed over the famous scenery of the Cumbria Lake District it
becomes something even more unforgettable.
See the Lake District from the best possible vantage point - 14,500 foot in the air, with the ground coming to meet you! The great thing about a tandem skydive experience is that you have very little responsibility - all you have to remember is how to position your body, and you can leave all the parachute work to your highly experienced skydiving instructor! This means you are free to simply enjoy the view of the lakes and relish that freefall feeling as you drop 5,000ft in 50 seconds!Your tandem skydive experience in Cumbria will begin when you fill out the registration forms and watch the safety & technique video with an instructor. Then, once briefed, you'll begin a short technique learning session - including where to tuck your head and legs throughout the skydiving experience. Then, once you are fully ready - you'll put the safety clothing on (boiler suit, cap, goggles & gloves) and make your way to the runway with your instructor and other skydivers. You'll get into the PAC 750XL plane - which is one of a kind and designed specifically for skydivers, sat in between the legs of your instructor with rows of jumpers to the side and in front of you. Once you've taken off and at a height of around 14,500ft - the hatch will open and you'll shuffle to the door ready to tuck your legs and roll out of the plane. Around 50 seconds of the most incredible free fall will ensue, dropping 5,000ft feet at 120mph before the instructor opens the parachute ready to begin eight minutes of floating back to ground level.
Tandem Skydiving in the Lake District is available on various dates between February and November.
Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: No maximum age - restrictions purely based on health
Maximum Weight: 15 stone
Prior to the jump, all skydivers are required to complete a BPA (British Parachute Association) medical declaration of health form - which must be witnessed. For under 18s, this witness must be a parent or guardian.
Please download the form,
Any jumpers who do not meet the conditions of the declaration of
health will be required to complete the
BPA Request for Medical Advice form - this is to be signed by
your doctor prior to the jump. Failure to complete this will
prohibit you from skydiving.
If you are disabled this does not mean you cannot skydive!
Experience Duration: 00:10
Time at Venue: 01:30
The Cumbria skydive will last for around 10 minutes in total,
with 50 seconds of free fall and 8 minutes of parachuting back to
The entire experience may last for between 1.5 hours and a whole day (9am - 5pm) depending on the weather conditions and which flight your jump is booked for.
Participants: The Lake District Tandem Skydive is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 10
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are more than welcome to watch your tandem skydive in
the Lake District, and are encouraged to bring a camera to capture
your excitement at ground level.
The clubhouse comes complete with a canteen serving food and refreshments, a pool table, showers and TVs - making the day a lot more comfortable for your spectators and waiting around.
Maximum booking for this skydive experience is 10 people. Each plane can usually accommodate between 2 and 4 tandems at one time.
You can wear comfortable causal clothes for your skydive in the
Lake District, as you will be wearing safety equipment provided by
the centre - including: a boiler suit, a cap, goggles &
In the colder months, you may be waiting around at the centre for a while so it is advisable to wrap up warm!
Skydiving in the Lake District is weather dependent.
If there is torrential rainfall, snow or sleet - the experience may involve waiting around at the centre for the best time to take to the skies. If the conditions are unworkable, your experience will be rescheduled for a more convenient and viable day.
The maximum weight for the Lake District Tandem Skydive is 15 stone. This is something the supplier is very strict on.
You can purchase a DVD at the site where you take your Lake District Tandem Skydive. The current price is £85 based on the rate for 2017. Please note that prices can change and is always best to check first.