Club Skydive Booking Confirmation
The Club Skydive Booking Confirmation which we sent to you by email contains the following important information:
Time of Arrival
Club Member ID
Photo Identification Requirement
You must have a valid drivers licence, garda id or passport identification on the day.
Public Services Card will not be accepted
If you do not you will not be permitted to skydive.
Location of Irish Skydiving Club
Our skydiving club is based at Kilkenny Airport which is located just 3km outside Kilkenny City - Google Maps Kilkenny Airport to find us Eircode R95Y6VA.
Arrival Times / Jump Times
The Club only provides the time to arrive to the dropzone. The Club is unable to confirm what time any member will actually jump. Delays can occur for any amount of reasons including weather and aircraft tech issues. Such is the nature of sport skydiving.
Once you arrive you should proceed to the manifest to sign follow the signs for check in
Several of your fellow Club Members will skydive on the same day. The Club issues arrival times and the Skydive Manifest operates on a first-come-first-serve basis. Typically around 6 Club Members jump per hour when everything runs according to schedule - subject to weather or tech issues.
Club Weather Notifications
For safety reasons Skydiving will only take place if weather conditions on the day are deemed suitable. The Club will issue a Weather Notice to its members who are booked to skydive if the weather is forecast to be unsuitable for skydiving. The Weather Notice will issue the day before a members skydive booking between 4pm and 7pm. The Weather Notice will issue to the Club Members email/mobile.
Everybody knows how weather dependent skydiving is. Weather frequently interrupts our sport and we can only skydive when the weather is suitable. All Club Members are equally affected when the weather is unsuitable. If the weather is bad it simply means that you must pick another date to skydive.
The Club does not respond to weather inquiries as we would simply get too many. If you have any complaints about the weather you should not send them to the Club as we can do nothing about it. Weather is a BIG part of our sport.
Club Wasted Skydive Fee - €120
If you cause a skydiving slot to be wasted on the day you will incur a strict charge of €120. The Club cannot be expected to incur the whole cost of the wasted skydiving slot. Each Club Member is responsible to ensure they have every thing in order on the skydive day.
This Fee must be paid before you can make a new booking for a date
Examples of when this fee will arise include:
failing to attend a booking.
failing to give at least 3 full working days notice to cancel a booking.
failing to meet our skydive limitations on the day.
failing to bring the required charity funds.
All Club Members are required to provide 3 full workings days notice to cancel an existing booking. The Skydive Club allows exceptions to this rule in cases of immediate family bereavement or other special circumstances - whereby the Club may allow a Member to pick a new date instead - Cancel Booking Here
What To Wear
The Club provides the jumpsuits, hats and goggles. You should wear clothes which are suited to the climate. Wear runners with laces. Do not weather bulky clothing or big boots. No belts, buckles, jewelry.
Club Members who have raised money for charity must bring Their Charity Card and a bank draft/postal order on the day - make it payable to the nominated charity.
If you raise funds online you must have a print out of funds raised and a receipt from the charity for this amount if the fundraised is connected direct with chatity
IF not connected direct with charity you must have a bank draft/postal order on the day for this amount and a print out of all funds raised online
If you do not have this with you on the day you will not be permitted to skydive. The Skydiving Club does not accept cash for charity.
If the Club issued you a Club Medical Certificate you must have it completed by your Irish Medical Doctor. you must bring the original with you on the day. If you do not have it on the day you will not be permitted to skydive and you will be charged to Club Wasted Skydive Fee of €120.
Skydive Video / Photos
Do yourself the biggest favour and make sure to get the Video / Photos if it is your first skydive. Your first skydive is a huge achievement and is something you will want to share with your family and friends. The Skydive video will help your mind overcome the sensory overload you will experience when you skydive for the first time - Order Skydive Video
For safety reasons only skydivers with 200 skydive or more are permitted to use a camera
For that reason no Tandem students are permitted to use their own camera
Visitors are Welcome
Club Members are welcome to bring friends and family to watch skydiving. Visitors are restricted to the designated areas. Kilkenny Aerodrome is an active airport with aircraft and parachutes coming and going.
Children must be kept under constant supervision by their parents or a suitable adult. Climbing of fences etc. is strictly prohibited.
It can be easy for Visitors to get frustrated if delays occur. We will not accept any Visitor approaching any Club Member complaining about delays.
The Club will have no difficulty instructing people to leave the airfield if strict adherence to safety is not being adhered to.
Club Skydive Booking Cancellations
The club does not recommend taking time off work or booking Accommodation for skydive dates
The club may have to cancel dates due to aircraft maintaince or technical issues , Runway condition ,Availability of Pilots or instructors
Any loss incurred by you if you choose to take time off work or for Accommodation
Is at your own risk and can not be redeemed from the club
! Warning ! Warning ! Warning ! Warning ! Warning ! Warning ! Warning !
Skydiving is a dangerous and high risk sport activity. There is a risk of serious injury or death with every skydive. While training and other measures may mitigate these inherent risks, they cannot be completely eliminated.
No guarantees as to any club members safety is given by Irish Skydiving Club Clg., its agents or servants. Club Members partake in skydiving STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you do not understand and/or accept the risks inherent in skydiving activities, you should not participate in them. The Club has no personal injury or third party liability cover whatsoever for skydiving risk. All Club Members must sign a legally binding Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement prior to going skydiving with the Club.