Ever wondered what it would feel like to experience a breathtaking, heart pumping, mind numbing adrenaline rush, as you are looking down on Earth, flying at 120mph, with no control of your body, the wind rushing against you and gravity plunging you down? Well, why wonder when you can experience this once in a lifetime opportunity yourself? Put your body through a physical and mental challenge with The Seekers’ Quest campaign and experience a thrill like no other! Get ready to freefall out of a moving plane at 13,000 ft. and sign up to The Seeker’s Skydive now!
In order to take up the challenge you will need to pay a £60 registration fee to cover the cost of travel and part of the skydive itself (which alone usually costs in excess of £175) and fundraise a minimum of £650 for The Seekers’ Quest’s chosen causes.
Tandem Skydiving – what’s involved?
This challenge will be a Tandem Skydive where you will be securely strapped to a qualified instructor (female instructor available for sisters) who will guide you through the thrill and exhilaration of freefall and fly you back to safety. The simplicity of Tandem makes it possible for anybody to have a go. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase video and stills taken by a professional skydiving photographer so that you can relive the moment again and again.
Upon arrival at the Parachute Centre you will be briefed and trained by professionally qualified skydiving instructors on the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute. You will then be provided with a skydiver’s jumpsuit to be worn over your clothes (you should wear comfortable clothing, such as a track suit, and a pair of trainers), as well as appropriate headgear and goggles. You will then be securely attached to your qualified instructor, with a parachute specially designed for two people.
After fitting the tandem parachute harness you’ll board an aircraft and when you reach around 13,000ft (approx. 2 miles high!), you’ll jump out of it with your trusted instructor on your back (literally). You will be falling at 120mph, descending to 5,000 ft. in around 40 seconds, where your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to base! You’ll have around 5 minutes under the parachute to enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area.
For all our first timers be rest assured that you will not be alone as many other newbies will be there on the day. You will all be at the great hands of professionally qualified skydiving instructors as well as experienced skydivers from The Seekers’ Quest team, who will also be at hand to give you advice and personal reassurance.
UK Parachuting is affiliated to the British Parachute Association. All tandem instructors are very experienced freefall parachutists who hold BPA Tandem Instructor ratings.