Skydive in Shropshire! Learn the parachute skills you need to get back to earth, then get up there and jump! This course can also count towards getting your Skydiving licence!
- Whitchurch (Shropshire)
- Price for 1 Participant
A Static Line Parachute Jump is the perfect
introduction to the wonderful world of, well, jumping out of
planes. The best thing about Static Line Parachuting is that you
get stuck right into parachuting independently, and can jump from a
plane after 1 day of training, without being strapped on to an
instructor. After an intensive 6 hours of training, you should be
feeling confident, and ready to get up there in the aircraft and
make your first ever jump. Your rig will be set up so that it
automatically releases just after you jump from the plane, leaving
you free to focus on gently guiding your chute, and yourself, back
This experience is amazing as a solo jump, and invaluable as a first step towards becoming a skydiver.
On the day of your RAPS First Jump course, you
will arrive at the centre for registration at 8am. Once registered,
you will hit the classroom for approximately 6 hours of canopy
training, until you have learned and practised the basics of
controlling your chute. After your day of training, and once you
have demonstrated a full understanding of the skills you need and
are feeling fully confident and comfortable, you'll take to the
skies and jump from a plane, to put all your new skills into
practice at 3,200ft!
Once you leave the aircraft, your 'Ram-Air Canopy' will activate automatically, so that straight away you are floating, and all you have to do is guide your parachute to the landing area opposite the club house.
The Shropshire Skydiving centre is open all year round, on Saturdays, Fridays (March to November), and all bank holidays
Maximum Age: 54 years old
Minimum Age: 16 years old. Under 18's must have the written consent of a parent or guardian if they want to jump.
Minimum Height: 5ft 2 inches Minimum Weight: 8 stone/50 kilos
Maximum Weight: 14.5 stones/92 kilos
If you are over 40 years of age, you are required to fill out this BPA declaration of fitness for skydiving form and have it signed by your doctor. You will be declined on the day if you fail to complete this.
If you are over the age of 40, or if you suffer or have suffered from the following conditions, please note you must have a Parachute Medical Certificate signed by a doctor; Seizures or epilepsy, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts/giddiness, any disease of the brain or nervous system High blood pressure, lung/heart disease, chronic bronchitis, rheumatic fever, asthma, liver or kidney disease, adrenal or other glandular disorder, pneumothorax, thyroid, diabetes Previous fractures, Recurring weakness/dislocation of any limb, back strain, severe joint sprains and arthritis Mental illness, alcohol or drug addiction Chronic sinus or ear disease Any medical condition which requires regular use of drugs.
Experience Duration: 08:00
Time at Venue: 08:00
You will be training for at least 6 hours, before getting in the plane - please allow a full day for this experience (with an early start!)
Participants: The RAPS Static Line Parachute Jump in Shropshire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are more than welcome at the drop zone, (sorry, but pets are not!). There is a café at the centre where you can order lunch, and serves up full breakfasts, chips, and bacon butties!
Please wear loose and comfortable clothing,
suitable for the weather on the day. Flat shoes or trainers are
ideal, however boots are not suitable for parachuting.
All necessary equipment for your parachute jump will be provided at the centre.
Your ground training will be able to go ahead, whatever the weather. You will never jump from a plane in unsafe weather conditions. If the weather makes jumping unsafe, you can reschedule for a different time.