Tandem Skydive 

 

Our Club Members get to experience the amazing and life changing experience of freefalling from altitudes of up to 10,000ft on their first skydive. Dropping through the skies at speeds of up to  200 km/h is an experience our members will never forget. The awesome and unique experience of freefall will have you dreaming of wanting more.

We welcome you to come and play in the skies with Ireland's #1 skydiving club for Tandem Skydiving Safety. We have the best prices in Ireland for Tandem Skydiving. Membership to our is included in the payment for the Tandem Skydive. We look forward to you becoming a member of our Club and taking to the skies of Kilkenny.  

Skydive Season 

 

Due to unsuitable weather and dangerous skydiving conditions throughout the Winter months, the skydive season is April – October. The temperatures can reach -20 degrees at 10,000ft during Winter.

FreeFall 200 km/h

 

Freefalling through the sky at speeds of up to 200km/h is an incredible experience that you  will never forget.

You will never forget the feeling of the aircraft door opening, sliding over and falling out. You will feel the force of

the 200km wind blasting on to your body like nothing else. You'll be glad to know that breathing normally is perfectly fine and easy to do during freefall. You will experience freefall for up to 35 seconds. 

Parachute Flight & Landing

 

At approximately 5,000ft AGL the Tandem Instructor deploys the primary parachute. Once the parachute is fully

open everything then becomes much quieter. At this point you assist with steering and navigating the parachute

guided at all times by the Tandem Instructor. Navigating the Parachute is enjoyable. The Parachute Flight is silent,

peaceful and is an enjoyable and is the more relaxing part of the skydive. The Parachute Flight lasts approximately 4-5 minutes until touchdown on the aerodrome.

Our Club Tandem Instructors will tell you when it is time to get into your landing position The Instructor will perform a flare for a softer landing. The most important thing you must do is get your legs up as instructed. 

Skydive Safety Limitations

 

You must meet all of our Skydive Safety Limitations to be permitted to skydive. These strict limitations exist

solely for safety reasons. The minimum age to skydive is strictly 18 years. The oldest is 65 years. Our safety limitations are STRICT and there are no exceptions.

 

Height & Weight Limits:

 

Tandem Skydiving is subject to very strict height and weight limits for safety reasons.

This is not only for your safety but also for the safety and consideration of the Club Instructors. 

If 71”+ inches in height the max weight allowed is 225 lbs – provided our Club Instructors are willing to take you. Our Club Instructors are not obliged to take any person weighing over 210 lbs

Our Club instructors charge a fee of €30 for any person weighing over 210 lbs and 71"+

Skydiving Equipment has certified maximum weight limitations. This maximum weight-limit determines

how much weight combined is permitted to be carried on the parachute equipment. This is obviously

essential for a number of obvious safety factors including a safer landing and to mitigate chance of injury.

Skydiving requires a certain minimum level of personal fitness, flexibility and agility. It is imperative that

you are able to hold your legs up for landing to mitigate the chances of personal injury to you or the Instructor. 

Medical Limits:

 

The inherent and obvious safety risks involved in skydiving means that even a perfectly fit and healthy person

can suffer injury or even death. Having a past or reoccurring medical condition may exasperate the risk of injury.

 

If you continue to have reoccurring symptoms from an injury or medical condition you may be required to obtain a medical certificate of fitness to skydive. It is not always clear-cut as to whether a person is medically fit to skydive. It is not just your safety which concerns us. It is also the safety of the club skydiving instructor who you will be attached to for the Tandem Skydive. 

 

Members must complete a Personal Medical Declaration on the day of a Skydive. If you do not meet our medical

limitations you will not be allowed to skydive. 

 

The following medical limitations apply:

 

  • If you are suffering from any symptoms from a personal injury. 

  • If you are suffering from any symptoms from a medical condition.

  • If you are prescribed certain medications.  

  • If you have certain surgically installed rods, plates, pins, screws.

  • If you had invasive surgery for any reason in the past 12 months. 

  • If you have a physical or mental disability.

  • If you have any mental health issues. 

 

If any of the these medical limits apply to your circumstances you must follow these 3 steps:

Step 1: Contact us in advance of booking and advise of your personal circumstances.

Step 2: A Doctors Medical Certificate may be required.

Step 3: The final decision strictly rests strictly with the Club - ultimately you proceed at your own risk. 

Safety is Paramount

 

Our Skydiving Club has the best safety record in Ireland. We achieve this best safety standard by adhering to the highest safety standards. Read about Club Safety

 
 
 

Irish Skydiving Club Clg.

Kilkenny Airport

Airfield Road

Holdensrath

Co. Kilkenny

R95y6va

Registered No. 491527

Limited by Guarantee of its Members

Established 2010

Email: info@skydiveclub.ie

Website: www.skydiveclub.ie

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