Skydiving Tandem Jump from R2170.pp

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20km from Pretoria

Standard (no footage)        R2170.00 per person 
Footage Package                  R2950.00 per person

Our goal is to provide you with an exhilarating experience that you will never forget!!

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Tandem jumping is a perfect introduction to real skydiving without you having to deal with the actual deployment of the parachute, you enjoy the thrill of Free fall, while being harnessed to one of our highly skilled instructors (tandem masters). You exit the aircraft at 11000 feet, securely strapped to your tandem master who will control the free fall element of your skydive. You will have an approximate 40 second free fall where after the tandem master will open your parachute at around 5000 feet. The parachute is made for two. We are using the latest equipment technology in the form of a duel harness, and you are in the capable hands of some of the best experienced skydivers .A Tandem Skydive makes a great gift for an adventurous friend or relative.

Why not take the “Footage Package” one of our skilled camera men can video your experience, from you being fitted with the harness, your briefing, the plane ride, the exit and freefall (he exits with you and flies a few metres in front of you) and then films your landing.

Once the tandem jump is completed, our editing team will process your footage. We will send you links for both video and photos your email address. Please note that it could take up to 48 hours to receive the link due to the high volumes of footage that must be edited and uploaded. You will receive a DVD edited with great music and your ride of a lifetime! This way you can share and your friends and family that YOU DID IT!!!

The cameraman can only take footage of one tandem passenger in flight. Each tandem passenger wanting footage, must book his/her own cameraman. No person is allowed to take any camera equipment of any kind in the aircraft, unless they are a qualified skydiver cameraman.

The procedure:
We schedule tandem jump bookings on a basis of first to pay, will jump first. The amount of bookings will dictate what time we start. Final time confirmation will be given to you via e-mail the Friday before the weekend jump. We operate Saturdays and Sundays and most Public Holidays, depending on the amount of bookings the day ends at sunset.

Please arrive at least one hour prior to your allocated tandem jump time, so that you can complete our indemnity form and report at manifest for the briefing. Please do not be late as you will forfeit any payment and your “seat/booking” as the aircraft will not wait for you.

You will be provided a briefing on what to expect. The briefing covers the basics of free fall body position and what you should do to ensure that you get the most fun possible from your jump. You’ll be fitted with a jumpsuit and harness. As soon as it is time, you’ll board the aircraft for a picturesque 25 minute ride to 11 000 feet above ground level. On the way up you will enjoy the view surrounding Pretoria.

Just prior to arrival at altitude (11000 feet) your Tandem Instructor will verify that everything is ready for the jump with the 4 attachment points securing you to his equipment (each upper attachment is capable of holding 5000 lbs.). He will ask you if you are “ready to skydive?” He will move you to the aircraft door and you will exit!
The next 40 seconds will be an extraordinary rush of adrenaline. The excitement of freefalling above the earth at up to 200 kilometres an hour is a feeling that cannot be put into words. The instructor pulls the rip-cord to deploy the parachute at 5 000 feet. During the 5-7 minutes it takes to reach the ground your instructor can provide either a gentle ride to the ground or a more thrilling roller coaster experience demonstrating spins and stalls as he skilfully takes you to the landing area. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will jump at the allocated time as there are certain factors that we cannot control (wind, airport traffic, etc.)
We therefore request that you allocate between 3 to 5 hours to complete the jump.

Packages:
1. Standard package: 1 x Tandem Skydiving Jump – no footage.
2. Footage Package: 1 x Tandem Skydiving Jump with Footage (link to pictures) A camera person will accompany you on the jump and take both Video footage and still photographs of the event.

Standard (no footage)        R2170.00 per person 
Footage Package                   R2950.00 per person

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Includes Excludes
·       Ground instruction by qualified tandem master

·       Tandem Master’s Fee

·       A +/- 20 minute scenic Aircraft ride

·       Hire of equipment (the parachute, the harness, jumpsuit, goggles and helmet)

·       Packing Fee

·       Airport Fees

·       Administration Fee

·       Temporary club membership

·       Additional Activities

·       All beverages

·       All Meals

·       Gratuities

·       Items of a personal nature

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO FUEL PRICE INCREASES, AND CAN CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

1. The full amount is payable (per person) to secure your booking. The payment must be received 7 days before the date of your tandem jump. We will not confirm a booking unless the full payment is received.
2. We only accept eft (Internet payment) transfers. Your booking will be secured once the payment reflects in our bank account.

 

What kind of plane is used?

For your skydiving experience, we have different aircraft that we use depending on the work load of the day.

Equipment

Tandem equipment has a few differences from the normal sport skydiving rigs. All tandem skydiving systems use a drogue parachute, which is deployed shortly after leaving the plane in order to slow the freefall speed of two people down to that of a single skydiver. This is necessary for proper parachute deployment, lengthening the duration of the skydive, and allowing the skydivers to fall at the same speed as videographers. Tandem skydiving systems also use larger main parachutes (400 square feet and larger) to support the extra weight of two passengers.

Instructor certification

Tandem sky diving instructors are required to pass an instructor certification course for the system they jump before skydiving with students. PASA (Parachute Association of South Africa) requires each potential instructor to have over five hundred individual skydives and three years of skydiving experience. Individual manufacturers’ certification courses usually have additional requirements.

Where and when do jumps take place?

We do our skydiving jumps at Wonderboom Airport, North of Pretoria. We operate most weekends, and most Public Holidays. We normally start at 09:00 on Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:00, with both days ending at sunset. We can also operate on Wednesdays, but, that must be arranged well in advance. For obvious safety reasons our landing area is located a safe distance away from airport traffic, in front of our club house.

What to wear:

Please dress comfortably: jeans, t-shirt, tekkies/running shoes/sneakers. Ladies: v-neck t-shirts, or low-cut tops will reveal your “cleavage” so we suggest something more appropriate. We do request that you tie up long hair.

Eating before the jump:

We strongly recommend that you eat something before arriving for your tandem skydiving jump.

 

Can I skydive if I am disabled?

Disability is not necessarily a barrier. However, all disabilities or health issue that could influence a safe tandem sky diving jump, must be declare before confirming your booking. It is worth noting that the final responsibility, and therefore the final decision as to a person’s suitability, rests with the Tandem Master.

I wear spectacles / contact lenses. Will this be a problem?

No. Goggles to fit over spectacles will be provided, and these will securely retain your spectacles in place. Goggles will also protect contact lenses and prevent them from being displaced.

What if the weather is bad on the day of my jump?

All aviation activity is mostly dependant on suitable weather conditions. The normal procedure would be to phone on the morning you’re booked to sky diving jump to check the local weather. Should we not be able to complete your tandem sky diving jump on the day, we will re-schedule your tandem sky diving jump booking. Please note that all reschedule tandem sky diving jumps must be done within 3 months of the date of the original booking.

What do I need to take with me to the Drop Zone?

You’re going to have fun so in order to do so, be comfortable. A comfortable pair of running shoes is recommended and clothing like jeans and a sweater. If you have long hair, bring something to tie it up for your sky diving jump.

 

Spectators

Spectators are welcome and are advised to bring a camera and binoculars to capture the best of your experience. We have a tuck-shop, selling cold drinks, toasted sandwiches and snacks. We normally only allow 5 spectators per tandem passenger. Please arrange should you wish to bring more spectators with you. We do not allow alcohol or any other intoxication consumption on the premises. Bring a picnic basket, have a braai at our premises and enjoy the day with us. Please do not bring any pets with you!!

 

IMPORTANT TO KNOW….

Please ensure that you read our Rules & Safety Regulations as we do apply them strictly without any exceptions.

1. As we work on a tight schedule and can only accommodate limited amount of clients per day, you are requested to arrive 1hour prior to the allocated time for your jump. Should you be late, you will forfeit all payments and your scheduled skydive . 2. We can’t guarantee that you will be able to jump in a group when you book two or more tandems – this will depend on the amount of bookings on the day. We will however do our best to accommodate you as a group if and when we can.
3. Your payment for the tandem skydiving jump is seen as your confirmation and commitment to complete the tandem jump as per the arranged date and time. The final time confirmation for your jump will be via e-mail the Friday mid-morning before your jump. We will only refund if your booking is cancelled within 5 days after payment, with R500.00 non-refundable deduction.
Please understand that the allocated time for your tandem jump can be delayed by weather, air traffic, refuelling, etc. We therefore request that you allocate between 3-5 hours for your jump. We suggest that you bring a picnic basket, have a braai at our premises and enjoy the day with us. Please do not bring any pets with you!! We do not allow alcohol or any other intoxication consumption on the premises.
4. Booking is essential. A non-refundable deposit is required should you book more than 3 weeks prior to the date of your jump. Full payment must be made to secure your skydive 7 days before the date of your tandem jump. You will forfeit all payments if you are late and/or do not reschedule your appointment 5 working days before the scheduled appointment. No tandem jump will be completed unless the full payment is made.
5. Maximum passenger weight is 105 kg’s for men. Woman should weigh less than 85kg’s. Please be aware that we will request that you weigh yourself in front of us should we feel that your weight is a concern. You will forfeit all payments if you exceed our weight limit. You are responsible for ensuring that you are healthy enough to complete the tandem jump, and you must be able to lift both your legs for landing purposes. You should disclose all and any health issues that could potentially be a concern. A minimum weight of 45kg is required to complete a skydive. Children should be of the age of 12 years and older. 6. Tandem sky diving jumping does not qualify the passenger to perform any other skydive.
7. You can purchase a video and/or photos of your skydive. The video and/or photos will be uploaded to the Skydive Pretoria account and the link sent to your email address. You will be able to download the video and/or photos using the link when you have completed your skydive. Please allow 2 days for the video and/or photos to be uploaded. NOTE: For the Footage Package you will not have footage of your time under canopy, but only of you in free fall and as you land. We strongly recommend that you opt for the footage package as so many people wish they had after their jump. The jump video has proved to be the best thing out there for showing to your children, grandchildren, etc.

You are not allowed to take any kind of camera gear/equipment with you on the aircraft.

8. We allow 5 spectators per tandem passenger. Please arrange with us should you wish to bring more spectators with you.

Club Rules & Regulations will be sent upon confirmation. 

Terms & Conditions:

  • This is an adventure “high adrenalin” sport which poses certain risks to your physical health and safety.
  • Activities take place at High Altitudes and under instruction by a leader whom requires your adherence
  • Medication in response to acrophobia or alternative chronic disease should be carried
  • Age, health and weight restrictions apply
  • It is important that individuals are in a healthy and altitude fit state, to avoid unnecessary complications during excursions.
  • Locations where these activities apply are contained in indigenous environments and risks posed by co-existing species exist i.e.: spiders, snakes, birds etc
  • A sound & calm state of mind is key in any emergency situation – panic should be avoided at all costs.
  • Please ensure waste is recycled where possible and alternatives disposed of in allocated BINS

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