Skydive Courses: Static line and Tandem Skydive Courses
The Stirling Parachute Centre in Scotland organises courses for
beginners who wish to make their first parachute jump or skydive. We offer:
The maximum weight limits for all the first jump options are 196 lbs/14 stone/89kg. The minimum age for all parachute jumps is 16 years .
Persons under 18 years require the consent of their parent or guardian on a form provided by us. The maximum age for any person with no previous parachuting experience is 60 years
Static Line training courses
Solo static line training is for people who want to learn to skydive on their own. It is not suitable for a one off experience or jump to raise money for charity. The British Parachute Association syllabus which is taught at the Parachute Centre takes approx. 8 hours. So the training may be completed in one day. During the longer days of summer it is sometimes possible to make your jump during the evening of the first day.
The flight to the jump height of 3200ft, will take a few minutes and will reveal the
beautiful Central belt countryside beneath. For some this will be a first flight also. The instructor on board the aircraft will give the go command. As soon as you jump your parachute will open automatically. This is done by using a bag deployed static line system which has proven to be the most reliable in the world.
The transition from the nervous anticipation in the aircraft to the tranquil quiet of the parachute descent is breathtaking. This and the sight of the colourful parachute that has blossomed above you with a reassuring tug at the shoulders will be the experience of a lifetime.
You may then continue jumping as a club member and subsequent jumps are priced at £37 , which includes all equipment and further instruction. You may progress onto Freefall (Skydiving) after a minimum of 5 jumps . There is no charge for extra tuition after your first jump. Who knows you may one day be jumping with the club Display Team.
A high performance and a highly manouverable parachute wing which can fly in slightly higher winds than a round parachute. It can also provide a tip-toe landing with a nil downward descent rate.
Tandem Sky Diving
Tandem skydiving is a training method using a dual-harness system with you as the student. You jump attached to a highly experienced instructor who controls the freefall, parachute opening and the landing..
The jump will provide a freefall of about 30 seconds and a flight on a high performance parachute, all controlled by your instructor. In addition, we can also arrange for one of our experts to video your jump to give you a personal and permanent record of this amazing experience.
Charity Jumps and Gift
All our courses are suitable for Charity Jumps or Gifts Vouchers. They are also the perfect first step in a long term progression system.
Gift Vouchers are available to purchase online here.