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I am not local, Can you recommend somewhere for me to stay?
Accommodation

We have a free campsite and offer full use of our facilities. Just call the office to advise us of your stay and give us the head’s up! You may also view our local accommodation page.

Is there a maximum age for skydiving in the UK?
Age

There is no longer a maximum age for tandem skydiving in the UK. The maximum age for learning to skydive is 55 years of age.

What is the minimum age for skydiving in the UK?
Age

The minimum age for skydiving in the UK is 16. If you are under the age of 18, parental consent will also be required.

Can I bring alcohol to the drop zone?
Alcohol

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’ 100 meters up the road though!

I may need some ‘Dutch Courage’. Is it ok to have a small drink before I jump?
Alcohol

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.

Is the booking fee/deposit refundable, even if I change my mind about skydiving?
Booking

No, unfortunately deposits and booking fees are non-refundable.

Is there disabled access?
Disability

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).

I can’t afford the costs. What can I do?
Funding

You can jump for FREE if you do a sponsored skydive for charity and raise enough sponsorship money.

Am I insured?
Insurance

All jumpers are covered by the British Parachute Association third party Liability Insurance of £2 million.

Can I bring my pet?
Pets

Please don’t. Active airfields are not suitable for pets.

Can I have my jump filmed or photographed?
Photo and Video

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.

GoPro / Phone Camera / Own Camera
Photo and Video

Unfortunately this is not allowed by our Governing Body, the BPA. The only people that can wear a GoPro are licensed skydivers with at least 200 jumps.

What’s your smoking policy?
Smoking

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 car park, off site.

Are spectators allowed on site?
Spectators

Family and friends are more than welcome to watch your unforgettable experience but please let them know that as a spectator there can be some waiting time.

How much are the training courses and tandem skydives?
The Jump

Please check our current price list found here.

What about the weather?
The Jump

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!

What if I’m late?
The Jump

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 here.

What time should I arrive for my jump?
The Jump

You will be advised of an arrival time when you book your jump.

Will I enjoy my jump?
The Jump

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.

Will I jump in the same plane as my friend(s)?
The Jump

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.