Static Line Restrictions

AGE & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Restrictions

At Skydive Hibaldstow we want as many people as possible to experience freefall, however for solo skydiving in particular there do exist some restrictions:

CourseMin AgeMax AgeFitness form 115-D Signed by DoctorMax WeightBody Mass Index
 Static Line Training16 with parental consent49Age 40 to 49 (or with medical conditions at any age)15st / 95KgMust be within recommended BMI

Weight

The maximum acceptable weight for solo skydiving (both AFF and Static Line students)  is 15 stone / 95kg fully clothed, however as well as being under this overall weight limit – 

All students must be within their recommended Body Mass Index (height:weight ratio). 

Check your own height against the table to right to see the maximum acceptable weight.

Exceptions may sometimes be made for those with a good level of fitness with a high BMI due to muscle mass, however assessments are made on an individual basis at the Chief Centre Instructors discretion.

A reasonable level of fitness is also required. 

Age: 16-49

  • Age 16 – 17: The minimum age for solo skydiving is 16 years. A parental/guardian signature of consent is required on three forms (the centre membership form, the BPA fitness form and the BPA membership agreement) which will be provided upon booking.

 

  • Age 16 – 39: Will be required to sign a BPA Solo Student Declaration of fitness form 115-C on arrival. Those unable to sign the form due to medical conditions or injuries must bring a copy signed and stamped by their doctor instead.

 

  • Age 40 – 49: The maximum age we accept for solo skydiving courses is 49. Those aged 40+ must bring a fully completed BPA Solo Student Declaration of fitness form 115-D signed and stamped by their doctor along on the day of training.

Forms to Download

Medical Conditions And Notes

Please bear in mind that the full day of ground training does require students to be able to concentrate in a classroom environment for long periods of time as well as understand and apply basic principles. The written test section of the ground school is designed to highlight any elements that a student may not have fully understood. If you suffer from learning disabilities then please contact us in advance.

We regret that certain medical conditions may prevent you from taking part in a skydive. These include –  epilepsy, some cardiovascular and neurological conditions, some forms of diabetes and recurring injuries such as dislocations. A full list with notes can be found on the back of the medical form. You can also contact the parachute centre on 01652 648837 if you have any questions.

You can download a copy of the BPA Solo Student Declaration of Fitness form 115C. If you need a medical form signing as a result of the conditions mention in Form 115-C above, then please fill out the Form 115-D and get your doctor to sign.

Kindly note that we cannot accept letters or notes from doctors – this particular form must be used.

Your Safety

Skydive Hibaldstow is a British Parachute Association affiliated dropzone and we demand the highest standards from our instructors and staff. Our primary concern is for your safety and we reserve the right to refuse training to anyone we feel may be unsuitable.

All Static Line and AFF students weights and heights are checked on arrival so please ensure you have provided accurate details otherwise you may not be permitted to take part in the course.

Please bear in mind that the full day of ground training does require students to be able to concentrate in a classroom environment for long periods of time as well as understand and apply basic principles. The written test section of the ground school is designed to highlight any elements that a student may not have fully understood so that the instructor can re-visit those areas. If you suffer from learning disabilities then please contact us in advance. Training is assessed and only students who pass both the theory and practical elements of the ground-school will be permitted to jump on their own.

The ground training can be both mentally and physically tiring and it’s best to start fresh in the morning. You should stay overnight or come back soon after your initial training. For safety reasons we require you to return and jump within two months of your training.

If you do not live locally, then we strongly recommend staying onsite or nearby rather than driving a long distance before your course starts.

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