General Skydive Headcornprovide facilities daily regardless of weather to permit you the opportunity to make skydives/parachute descents. These include, but are not limited to, Instructors, Equipment, Packers, Riggers, Office Staff, Cameramen, Jumpmasters and Ground staff. (They do not provide the flight which must be purchased separately from the operators of the aircraft Headcorn Parachute Club Ltd)
Bookings Once a booking has been made the following terms will apply: All monies paid to confirm a booking (including vouchers) will be lost in the event of complete cancellation or a change of date without 48hours notice and balance of payment, if applicable, will still be due. These charges apply for any reason including non-attendance, changes due to injury or illness, being over our weight restriction or not having the correct medical documentation. A £50 per person fee is applicable for a change of date with more that 48 hours but less than two weeks notice. If you choose not to go through with your training or jump for any reason no monies paid will be returned or transferred to any one else or any other type of jump. A refund will be made for a cancellation within seven days of purchase. All deferred payments will be held for a maximum of six months. If a date is not booked in that time then the money will be deemed used. In the unlikely event of the club facilities (or an aircraft provided by Headcorn Parachute Club Ltd) not being available, we will transfer your jump to another day at no extra charge.
Gift Vouchers All gift vouchers are non-refundable (unless cancelled within seven working days of purchase) and must be redeemed within their validity period of six months. After this time they will be deemed to have been used. In exceptional and unforeseen circumstances gift vouchers may be subject to a small surcharge when used within their validity period. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the recipient complies with our restrictions.
Weather If weather prevents your Tandem Skydive from taking place on your booked date, you must return and make your jump within six months. After this time you will incur additional costs and after one year the full fee will be applicable. If you have taken advantage of the discounted weekday price and book to return at a weekend or on a bank holiday, the full fee is applicable. If weather prevents your AFF or Static Line jump from taking place, you must return within two months to make your jump. After this time you will incur additional costs, and after six months the full fee will be applicable.
Weight Restrictions For safety reasons our general weight limit fully clothed is 86kg (13½ stone). A lower weight limit of 80kg (12st 9lbs) applies to someone who is 1.57m (5’ 2”) or shorter. However, if you are 1.72m (5' 7") or taller; our absolute limit is 92kg (14½ stone).
You may be weighed during registration. We reserve the right to refuse your jump if you exceed these limits. The cancellation charges set out in the booking terms above will apply to anyone exceeding these limits on the day of the training or jump.
Health Restrictions Everyone must sign a self-declaration of fitness on the day of their training/jump. Anyone unable to sign one because of a medical condition may still be able to jump by seeking qualified medical advice from a doctor who will assess their risk. Please view the forms.
AFF or Static line Medical Failure to sign a self-declaration or produce a signed medical one on the day means the cancellation charges set out in the booking terms above will apply.
Age Restrictions There is no upper age limit for Tandem Skydives
The upper age limit for the Accelerated Free Fall and Static Line courses is 54 years of age. The lower age limit for all types of jumping is 16. Anyone aged 16 or 17 must have the correct Self Declaration medical form witnessed by a parent or guardian and also a BPA form 106 signed by their parent or guardian.
General Exclusions For tandem jumping you must be able to walk unaided, climb a short ladder and lift your knees to hip level when suspended in a harness. For solo jumping you must have a good level of mental and physical fitness Jumps may be refused to anyone, either temporarily or permanently, that we do not consider fit or suitable for parachuting. This includes not being able to fit into the harness due to body shape. No alcohol may be consumed prior to parachuting or at the centre until all jumping has finished for the day.
Rules and Regulations All parachuting and Skydiving at Headcorn Airfield takes place under the auspices of Skydive Headcorn Ltd who are affiliated to the British Parachute Association. All aircraft used for parachuting and skydiving at Headcorn Airfield are operated by Headcorn Parachute Club Ltd All participants agree to abide by the rules of Skydive Headcorn, the British Parachute Associationand Headcorn Airfield.
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