We have selected some of the questions that are most frequently asked of us and answered them below. Obviously, if you have a question which we haven't answered here, then don't hesitate to contact us.
Q. What time should I arrive for my jump?
A. You will be advised of an arrival time when you book your jump.
Q. What if I'm late?
A. Please arrive on time! If you are booked to make a tandem skydive and you arrive late, you will be at the end of the queue. Directions to Dunkeswell Airfield can be found on HERE.
Q. What about the weather?
A. We will not jump in unsafe weather conditions, however you can never rely on the weather forecast entirely so you should turn up at the agreed time regardless of what the forecast says. Remember that if the weatherman says it will be partly cloudy, it also means that it will be partly sunny!
Q. How much are the training courses and tandem skydives?
A. Please check our current price list found here or our promotions page found here.
Q. Is the booking fee/deposit refundable, even if I change my mind about skydiving?
A. No, the deposit/booking fee is never refunded. In some very exceptional circumstances a refund may be considered at the manager's discretion.
Q. Will I jump in the same plane as my friend(s)?
A. If you want to guarantee you will be in the same aircraft load as another individual or group, you can buy a 'Group Boarding Pass' for £10 per person. Group size is limited to the availability of tandem instructors on the day of your jump and to aircraft capacity. We withhold the right to refuse this service.
.Q. I can't afford the costs. What can I do?
A. You can jump for FREE if you do a sponsored skydive for charity and raise enough sponsorship money or see our promotions page for the UKs cheapest skydive offers; here.
Q. What's your smoking policy?
A. Smoking is not allowed on any part of the dropzone. Parachute equipment is made of a nylon material which burns easily. You may smoke in the carpark, off site.
Q. Is there disabled access?
A. Absolutely. Disabled spectators and skydivers* are more than welcome. *It is perhaps worth mentioning that it is also possible for people with certain disabilities to make a tandem skydive (subject to medical approval). Please download and print the standard UK medical form required to jump if you have a disability, found here.
Q. Can I have my jump filmed or photographed?
A. It is possible to have a tandem skydive, or an AFF training jump filmed /photographed at an additional cost - see here for details. To avoid possible disappointment, it is advisable to pre-book by phoning the office.
Q. Will I enjoy my jump?
A. Almost certainly, although it is only natural that you might be a little anxious before your first jump. To see how much other people have enjoyed it, take a look at our reviews section here.
Q. Can I bring alcohol to the drop zone?
A. Alcohol may not be consumed on any part of the drop zone until after the last lift of the day has taken off. You may celebrate with a drink in 'The Avaitor Coffee Bar and Restaurant' 100mts up the road though!
Q. I may need some 'Dutch Courage'. Is it ok to have a small drink before I jump?
A. Absolutely not. Jumping following the consumption of even a small amount of alcohol is potentially very dangerous. Anyone whom an instructor suspects to have been drinking will not be able to jump and will lose their deposit. The 'The Avaitor Coffee Bar and Restaurant' which is adjacent to us on the Airfield has a licensed bar and you are more than welcome to go there for a celebratory drink AFTER you have made your jump.
Q. I am not local, Can you recommend somewhere for me to stay?
A. We have a free campsite and offer full use of our facilities. Just call the office to advise of us of your stay and give us the head's up! Or check out our local accomodation page
Q. Can I bring my pet?
A. Please don't. Active airfields are not suitable for pets.
Q. Am I insured?
A. All jumpers are covered by the British Parachute Association third party Liability Insurance of £2 million. For personal accident cover, please call the Office or visit www.extremeplus.co.uk