Important health information

It is important that any person undertaking a skydive is fit to do so. Skydive St Andrews is required to have a Declaration of Fitness for every person who jumps with us, in line with the requirements of the British Parachute Association.
Everyone must review Student Tandem Parachutist Declaration Form (Form 115A) for medical requirements and eligibility for self declaration of fitness. Please see below for further information.
The minimum age for skydiving is 16 years old. Those undertaking a skydive who are under the age of 18 must have written parental or guardian consent – which is to be annotated on your membership agreement form – and have the same parent or guardian sign the declaration of fitness as a Witness.
Please note: Persons over the age of 70 must get in contact to the Chief Instructor prior to booking.

Weight restrictions

For safety reasons, strict weight restrictions have been put in place based on a risk assessment. Any person exceeding these weight limits will unfortunately be unfit for tandem jumping.

14 stone (89kgs), is the maximum permitted weight.
The Chief Instructor (CI) can authorise an increase up to 15 stone (95kg). This is generally for male participants only and is dependant on the individuals physical fitness, their age and with height/weight  being taken into consideration. Any clarification on this must be directed to the CI prior to initial arrival.

Minimum age

As mentioned above, the minimum age for skydiving is 16 years of age. However, if a person is under 18 years of age, they must have their parent or legal guardian sign the permission section of the BPA Membership Agreement form which is available below. In addition, it is a requirement that the same parent or legal guardian signs the Declaration of Fitness as the Witness.

The participant must bring some form of identification which shows their date of birth or proof of age.

Maximum age
There is no maximum age although persons over the age of 70 are required to contact to the Chief Instructor prior to booking.  Please note, a Medical Advice Form (Doctors certificate form 115b) is required for anyone who is 70 or over.

Required forms

The below forms have been produced by the British Parachute Association. To open them, you’ll require the free Adobe Reader program – you can download it here.
Please print these forms out and complete them (including the Witness section), bringing them with you on the day of your jump.

Download Student Tandem Parachutist Declaration Form (Form 115A) (PDF, 191KB)

Download Membership Agreement Form (Form 106) (pdf, 21kb)

Having read BPA Form 115A, if you have doubts about your fitness to do a tandem jump, please print the form below (115B) and take it to your doctor for advice. Please note that The National Health Service does not provide this advice and you may be charged for it. You may also have to pay for any additional tests or referrals needed to clarify your risk.

Download Student Tandem Medical Advice Form (Form 115B) (PDF, 495kb)

Disabilities and Skydiving

Further information on skydiving for disabled people