Tandem Skydive with the Army Parachute Association in Netheravon - enjoy 45 secs of free fall on a 13,000ft parachuting experience over Wiltshire's main drop zone airfield. Experience the adrenaline!
- Netheravon (Wiltshire)
- Price for 1 Participant
Tandem Skydiving with the Army Parachute Association in Netheravon is up there with the most extreme of activities available today, as the mixture of intense adrenaline and incredible views of the Salisbury and Wiltshire countryside ensure parachuting experiences at one of Europe's largest drop zones are some of the best in the country. With three dedicated planes and a team of highly experienced skydivers, your tandem jump will be the most spectacular passenger ride of your life - as all you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself! With 45 seconds of free fall and an overall height of around 13,000ft, this tandem skydive in Netheravon is one of the most exciting experiences you could possibly do!Your tandem skydive experience with Netheravon's Army Parachute Association will begin with a welcome to the Salisbury airfield, where you'll sign the registration documents and move to the video room. After a video brief on what to do, you can move to the practice mats to begin some simple training in where to put your limbs and head throughout the jump - and then you'll be ready to dress up in the safety gear. Once fully dressed up in your jump suit, cap and goggles - the instructor will strap your back to his chest and you'll both take a seat on the floor of the plane. Sat between his legs and in one of two rows, the plane will take you up to the desired height, and the hatch will open ready to begin the descent! Once the first jumper has made the leap, you'll shuffle your way to the hatch - where you can dangle your legs over the edge, take in the views, and roll forward on the instructor's call. After around 45 seconds of incredible free fall, covering 13,000ft at 120mph; the instructor will deploy the parachute and you'll begin the gentler float back to ground level - which should take around 6-7 minutes. Once landed, you'll take off the safety gear, be presented with a certificate and will be free to go home!
Tandem Skydives at the Army Parachute Association are available
on Wednesdays, Fridays, Weekends and Bank Holidays - subject to
Weds: from 12:00 noon
Fridays: from 12:00 noon
Weekends: from 8:00am
Bank Hols: from 8:00am
*DVDs and photographs cost £125.00 - this can be paid to the centre, upon arrival.
Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Weight: 16 stone
No maximum age - restrictions based purely on health.
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!
All participants and spectators must provide photo identification upon arrival.
Experience Duration: 00:10
Time at Venue: 02:00
The skydive itself will last for around 10 minutes, with 45
seconds of free fall followed by around 6-7 minutes of parachuting
back to earth.
Depending on the day's weather conditions and the flight that your jump is booked onto, you could be at the centre for anything from 2 hours to a whole day.
Participants: The Tandem Skydive Netheravon is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
There are limited spaces available on each plane. However, if you are doing your tandem skydive as a pair the centre can normally guarantee that you will be able to be lifted in the same plane, so you can enjoy the experience together.Friends and family are of course welcome to watch your skydive in Netheravon, and are advised to bring a camera and capture your excitement both pre and post jump!
Please be advised that spectators must also provide photo ID on
There is a canteen on site that serves refreshments and food throughout the day; which is a real treat during the hard freezes of the winter months!
You should wear your normal comfortable and casual clothes for your skydive in Wiltshire.
Please do not wear boots or shoes with hooks - trainers are
The Army Parachute Association centre will supply you with all of the equipment that you'll need on the day, including: jump suit, cap, goggles and gloves.
It is advised that you wrap up warm in the colder winter months, as standing around waiting for your jump or the air at two miles high can be mightily chilly!
Skydives in Netheravon at the Army Parachute Centre are weather
If the rain is too heavy, the wind is too strong or the visibility of the ground is poor; you may need to wait around at the centre until the weather clears.
If the weather doesn't clear on the day - your jump will be rearranged for a more convenient date.
The height for the Tandem Skydive Netheravon is 13,000ft and your free fall time generally lasts around 45 seconds with speeds up to 120mph.