AFF Restrctions

Age & Weight Requirements to Learn to Skydive

Restrictions

There are some restrictions for solo skydiving, these are outlined below:

 CourseMin AgeMax AgeBPA Fitness form signed by doctorMax WeightBody Mass Index
UK Accelerated Freefall16 with parental consent49If unable to agree to all health statements on 115C then 115D must be signed by Doctor.15st / 95KgMust be within height:weight ratio

Weight

The maximum acceptable weight for solo skydiving (both AFF and Static Line Students is 15 stone / 95kg fully clothed.
 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 on the chart here to see the maximum acceptable weight.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is also required.
  • Exceptions can 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.

Age

  • 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 solo student declaration of fitness form 115C and the BPA membership agreement) which will be provided upon booking.
  • Age 16 – 49: Will be required to sign a BPA Solo Student Declaration of fitness form 115-C. Those unable to sign the form due to medical conditions or injuries must bring a copy of 115-D signed and stamped by their doctor instead.
  • Age 50 – 54: The maximum age we typically accept for solo skydiving courses is 49. Those aged 50-54 in good physical condition with a BMI less than 27.5 may contact us to arrange an assessment in person. The maximum upper age for solo beginners in the UK as set by the BPA is 55 years.

Height

The minimum height we can take customers on the AFF course is 5ft 2″ (158cm) regarding of your BMI ratio.

Downloadable Forms

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 so that the instructor can re-visit those areas. 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 115-C (above). If you need a medical form signing as a result of the conditions mention in Form 115-C above, then please fill out the following Form 115-D (above) and get your doctor to sign.

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 suspect may be unsuitable.

All students weights and heights are checked on arrival.

Please also note that all solo training is assessed and only students who pass both the theory and practical elements of the ground training will be permitted to make a solo skydive.

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