1. What should I wear/bring?
This will depend on the time of year you are jumping. During the colder months it is advisable to wear several warm thin layers. In the summer you could wear shorts and T-Shirt! Trainers or flat soled shoes are ideal footwear. You will be given a jumpsuit to wear over your clothing along with a helmet and goggles.
2. I wear glasses and/or contact lenses, will this be a problem?
There is no problem! Goggles are worn by all skydivers and these will keep your spectacles or contact lenses protected and firmly in place
3. Can I bring spectators or pets?
You can bring any spectators along, but please make sure that children are supervised at all times. No alcohol can be consumed before/during the activity and alcohol is not permitted out of the café/bar areas. The airfield provides a restaurant and terrace for refreshments afterwards. No pets (dogs) are permitted on the airfield. Please remember we are on an active airfield, and we reserve the right to ask any spectators to remain in the café/bar areas.
4. Can I eat food before my skydive?
Yes, you can. There is no reason why you should not eat normally on the day of your jump. We recommend also drinking plenty of water, especially during the summer months. The heat, the waiting and the excitement will take a lot of your energy and you will be feeling much better if you have eaten normally.
5. Are there any restrictions if I am disabled?
People of varying levels of disability can participate in a Tandem skydive, however we must know the full details in advance of the booking and a fitness form must be signed. Please contact the centre for more information. For safety reasons your Instructor has the final decision on your suitability to do the jump.
6. How long does the experience take?
When making a booking you are given an arrival time on the day of your jump. This is the time we want you to arrive at the office on the dropzone to register for your jump, this is not the time of your jump. For individual bookings or small groups of up to 3 people, we endeavour to complete your experience within 3 hours of your arrival time. Obviously for larger groups, the completion of all jumps can be considerably longer. Due to the many variables which affect our sport we advise that you keep the whole day free. Please be as prompt as possible, because we operate on a 'first come, first jump' basis. This means if your arrival time is 10am, and you are late, there is a chance the customers booked in at 10.30am may arrive before you, and they will jump first.
7. What if I am afraid of heights?
This is a very commonly asked question. Many people who have come along to skydive have believed they have a fear of heights. We all have a natural awareness that heights can be dangerous and this can easily be confused with a phobia. If you really had an intense fear of heights it is very unlikely you would be thinking of doing a skydive! If you have no fear of flying it is unlikely you will have a problem. Unlike standing at the top of a ladder or looking over a tall building you will have no real comprehension of how high you are, due to no reference.
8. Can I breathe in freefall?
Yes! Your freefall speed is around 125 mph but you are able to breathe perfectly normally through nose and mouth.
9. Can I have my skydive filmed?
Yes, it is possible to have your skydive filmed and photographed. For the tandem skydive your camera flyer will exit the aircraft with you to capture your free fall experience. As a result it is only possible for each camera flyer to film one person at a time. The video will be handed on DVD and the photos will be handed on CD approx. 30 minutes after the landing of the jump. The price quoted on the website is per person and for video (DVD) and digital photos (CD). If you like the option of recording your jump, please let us know upon booking.
10. What is the refund policy?
All deposits and gift vouchers are non-refundable. However, we would transfer the skydive to another person of your choice should you need to do so. The person replacing you must conform to the relevant age, weight and health requirements (see restrictions for details). Any transfer of name must be done 10 days prior to the jump date or voucher expiry date.
11. Can I extend my gift voucher?
Yes. There is a standard 50,00 fee to extend the voucher for another 3 months (the regular validly is 12 months after purchase). Vouchers can only be extended once. You would also need to pay any difference in price since the voucher was purchased. To extend a voucher simply call our office giving the voucher number. Refer to the CONTACT page for details.
12. What if the weather is unsuitable?
All aviation activity is dependent on suitable weather conditions, of which we mostly have in southern Spain. However, weather conditions such as rain, heavy low cloud or high winds can all prevent your skydive going ahead. If you cannot complete your skydive due to weather conditions you will be able to arrange another date at no extra cost. You have up to 12 months from your original jump date in which to re-book your skydive.
13. How safe is skydiving?
Thousands of people skydive every year. Skydiving is an adventure sport and as a result there are risks attached. However, compared to other adventure sports such as skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing etc. skydiving has far less injuries.
14. What happens if the parachute does not open?
The simple answer is that all skydivers carry a main and a reserve parachute. If the main parachute fails to open the reserve would be used. During your tandem skydive this procedure will be done by your Instructor. In addition to the two canopies there is an automatic device known as an Automatic Activation Device (AAD), which would open the reserve parachute if the instructor were unable to do so.
15. How long does the AFF course take?
The duration of the course depends on each individual while each student sets his own pace for the jumps and depends also on other factors like weather, sunset times, condition etc. However, the average duration to finish the complete AFF course is app. 3-4 days. In another 2-3 days, all your needed solo jumps (consolidation jumps) can be managed as well.
16. When do student courses start?
We are pretty flexible and can run the ground training most days, if you are booking alone we can suggest already existing ground training dates so you can join other students, learning is always better with other people. Pick your best suitable dates for your trip and confirm them with us.
17. How many jumps can I do per day?
The number of daily jumps depends on you, your energy and physical condition (adrenaline takes a lot of energy) as well as your budget. Most students reach an average of 2-4 AFF jumps and an average of 3-5 consolidation jumps per day.
18. What do I need to bring to the course?
As we will provide you with all the necessary rental skydiving material (jumpsuit, helmet, goggles, altimeter), please make sure to bring comfortable and sportive clothing and shoes. Trainers are preferred for jumping. During the short winter (although temperatures are never that low in Seville), we also recommend to wear long sleeves and to bring some warm gloves, scarf, hat etc for the time in between jumps. If you wear glasses, bring your sporting glasses or lenses. If needed you can wear your glasses during the jump, we can provide you with skydiving goggles to wear on top of your own glasses.
19. Do I need to see a doctor and bring a medical?
For the student courses there is a need to bring our doctors medical if you are over 39 years of age (please ask our booking office to have it sent to you by email if you need it). If you are uncertain about any possible physical limitations however, we recommend to consult your doctor (regular GP doctor who knows your medical history) - just to be on the safe side. If you have any doubt, please contact us for double checking prior to booking your course.
20. Are there any age or weight restrictions for the course?
There is a minimum of 16 years of age. In addition, minors have to present written parental consent for jumping (please ask our booking office to receive the form by email). There is a maximum age restriction of 50 years of age for the student courses. We cannot accept anyone over 50 for the solo student courses. The students must meet a good physical condition and body posture. In general, the maximum weight limit is 95 kg (15 stones or 209 lbs) and the body height should not exceed 2m. For any doubts, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
21. I have never jumped before. Is the tandem skydive the first jump?
Without any previous experience, you can start your AFF course right away and jump AFF Level 1 as your first skydive. The course is designed for beginners and you will be taught all the necessary requirements in the ground training prior to jumping in order to feel secure and confident about your first jump. The tandem jump is not mandatory, however a good way to be introduced to the free fall in a more relaxed and less pressured environment. If you are uncertain about purchasing the full AFF Course, you have the option to try first the tandem skydive.
22. I have already done static line jumps. How can I convert this towards AFF?
Previous experience with static line jumps definitely will help you while training AFF as you are less nervous and prepared for a good plane exit position. There are some parts in the ground work which you need to learn and you will go through the same process of the AFF program as other students. If you have jumped static line before, please contact our Office regarding possible conversion to AFF.
23. What exactly are the so called consolidation jumps or solo jumps?
Once you have been graduated from your AFF Course, you are still officially a "student in consolidation status" being supervised by an instructor. During the next jumps which you will do on your own, there are still some skills for you to learn and to perform while receiving learning aims and feedback of your previous AFF instructor on each jump. During those 10 solo jumps you will gain more confidence and routine before working on the next step of your skydiving career: the A-license.
24. When I finish my AFF Course, do I get my license right away?
Finishing and passing the AFF Course does not make you eligible for the A-license right away as this would be a later hurdle requiring more skills. We have the qualified instructors to help you gain your British (BPA) or American (USPA) A-License.
25. What happens if I do not finish my AFF Course?
In case you are not able to finish your AFF Course for whatever reason, the remaining jumps of the course can be finished at a later date, however, please make sure you are away of your currency requirements laid out in your AFF Course Manual. The unused AFF Level jumps will be credited and will be on hold for a timeframe up to one year (12 months) after booking, although the currency requirements are strict, they are for your safety. If you live in the UK, it is also possible for you to finish your course at our sister UK dropzone in North Lincolnshire, Skydive Hibaldstow. The remaining levels will be converted into its monetary value in Euros, this will be given in a credit note for you to use towards your jumps at the UK dropzone. Your account with us at Skyidive Spain will be zeroed.
26. Am I likely to repeat a Level jump?
Not necessarily as there are many students who pass the course and its seven levels with seven jumps. However on average, students tend to repeat one of the AFF levels.
27. Can I use money paid for the full AFF course towards my repeat jumps?
You have paid in advance for the AFF Basic Course for the discounted price. You cannot use some of that money towards any necessary repeat levels. Please come with a small amount of contingency money for any possible repeat levels.