Everything you need to know about our tandem skydive packages
A Tandem Skydive is the best way to experience freefall and get a taste of this adrenaline fuelled extreme sport.
Here at Black Knights Parachute Centre, anyone over the age of 16 can book to take part in this amazing experience and jump with our fully qualified British Skydiving instructors, reaching speeds of approximately 120mph.
We offer cheaper prices for jumps during the week (£199 Monday to Friday to 11’000ft and £150 to 7000ft ) and discounts on groups of 5 or more.
Our Tandem jumps are the highest in the UK, from 15,000ft, when you upgrade from our 11,000ft price.
Please note: Weight restrictions are as follows – Females 13st, Males 15st. BMI will be taken into account so please phone if you are over these limits, you may still be able to jump.
You can have your amazing experience captured on video, with one of our specialist camera flyers, who will follow and record your jump from walking to the plane, freefalling and landing before editing it to music, so you can show all your friends and family.
Cameras and/or recording equipment are NOT permitted during your skydive apart from instructors and camera flyers.
Been there, done that? Then get the T-Shirt! Your skydive will be etched into your memory for the rest of your life. But it would be pretty cool to be able to have some souvenirs to show off.
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Age is just a number, although we have to start somewhere!
To do a tandem skydive with us, you will need to be at least 16 years old and have your parent or legal guardian’s permission until age 18. Please ensure you bring your ID with you if you are under 18. There is no upper age limit, but applicants aged 70 and over should request a British Parachute Associate Medical Certificate for completion by their doctor before their skydive.
With skydiving, weight is essential
Nobody likes to talk about their weight, but with skydiving, it is essential for your and your instructors safety that we have to work within certain parameters.
The minimum allowable weight for any course is 8 stone, the maximum allowable weight for any course is 13 stone for females and 15 stone for males, but body mass index will also be taken into account. We appreciate that some people will fall outside of these limits, but are still fit and active, so if this is the case, please call the office to discuss your individual requirements.
Please don’t be offended if you are weighed on the day. It is a requirement of all of our jumpers, and you will be asked to step on the scales prior to jumping.
Customer Notice: From April 2016 two BPA Tandem Student Parachutist medical form 115 A & B have now replaced the previous form 115 BPA medical form. The form 115A is for those Tandem Parachutist who are able to self declare; Form 115B Student Tandem Parachutist Request For Medical Advice is for those Tandem Parachutist who do not meet the requirements on Form 115A.
The requirement to have the Form 115 completed by your Doctor if aged 40+ has now been removed.
Essential forms you MUST fill out and bring with you on the day:
Form 115a – Tandem declaration form
Form 115b – Tandem Medical advice form
|Monday – Thursday
|Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Group prices – Group discounts are only applied on weekends and not applicable for 7000ft.
You’ve got your skydive booked, capture the experience forever
So, you’ve got your skydive booked and want to know how you can capture this once in a lifetime experience?
We know how important it is for you to be able to share this amazing adventure with your friends & family, and of course, to update that all important new profile picture!
Here at Black Knights, we have two options for you to document your day. Read on below to see which one suits you best.
DVD & Stills Package
Get one of our professional freefall photographers
This package costs £120. With this option, you will be personally assigned one of our highly trained, professional freefall photographers.
You’ll meet with them as your instructor takes you to get kitted up for your jump. They’ll then have a chat to you on the ground, with your family & friends, before flying up to altitude with you, documenting everything on the way! When it’s your turn to jump, your photographer will climb onto the outside of the plane, and fly with you using their awesome skills to record and photograph you simultaneously as you fall with style through the clouds! Once your instructor deploys your parachute, your photographer will capture the opening, then fly away under their own parachute, ready to meet you on the ground to encapsulate that massive smile on your face as you touch down back to earth.
Your footage will then be edited in a matter of minutes, so by the time you’ve finished trying to find the words to tell your supporters how breath taking the experience was, your DVD will be ready to watch, and take home with a full set of over 100 high quality photographs to share, post, print and tweet as you please!
Why not get up close and personal for the ultimate selfie?!
This package costs £95. Handycam does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a hand mounted camera worn by your instructor, to give you an alternative view of your skydive whilst taking both video and stills simultaneously. Your instructor will capture everything from the moment you are kitted up, to the second you touch back down.
Handycam focuses more on you and your facial expressions, in comparison to the DVD & Stills option, which will also give you a wider range of angles and scenery.
The great benefit of Handycam is that you will be able to include the canopy ride and your reactions as you glide down to earth. Remember, it records sound also, so watch those swear words if you’re going to be showing it to Grandma when you get home!
Spoilt for choice? The VIP Package
Combine all of the footage to create something truly memorable of your day
This package costs £190. Why not treat yourself to the VIP Package and combine both options together to get the best of both worlds?! After all, you’re only going to do it once… right?
Our editing technicians will be able to combine all of the footage to create something truly memorable of your day.
Terms & Conditions
Skydiving and parachuting is an activity sport and, as such, a degree of physical fitness is required for some of our courses. All customers must therefore comply with the following age, weight, height and health restrictions set out in our Terms. Please take the time to read the terms and conditions as this will help prepare you better for your jump. Click here to read our full Terms & Conditions.