West Australian Skydiving and Parachute Training Information

AFF Skydiving Perth

There are 2 types of 1st time jumps available and it is really a matter of personal choice as to which one you choose.

1. Tandem Freefall Skydives

2. AFF Beginners First Jump Course

Experienced Skydivers/Fun Jumpers can find Information on our Licensed Skydivers/Fun Jumpers Page.

The Tandem Jumps require very little, in the way of instruction with traditionally only a 20 minute briefing required to show you exactly what is involved and what to do. You are secured to the front of an experienced Tandem Master prior to exiting the aircraft, throughout the 200km/h freefall, the parachute ride and landing....easy, and a great gift idea. click on the Tandem button for more information.

AFF (Accelerated Freefall) beginners first jump courses are run regularly with training tailored to your requirements. Certainly more involved than the Tandem jump but the feeling of self esteem once completed makes the extra effort worthwhile. Two freefall Instructors jump with you actually holding on to you to and monitor and help out where required and once you are under parachute you simply follow them home to the landing area. See the AFF page for more Accelerated Freefall information.

What is a Static Line Jump?

Static Line jumps rely on you exiting the aircraft by yourself at low altitude, usually from only 3,500ft. As you drop away from the aircraft by yourself you depend on a line attached to the aircraft one end and to the parachute the other end, to activate your main parachute.

NB: The Academy does not offer Static Line jumps as a beginners first jump option.

RESTRICTIONS:


Tandem weight

95kgs or below (conditions may permit up to 110kgs). An additional $5 per kg will be charged when over 95kgs.

AFF weight

Strictly 95kgs or below. No exceptions!

Minimum Age

12 years for Tandem (Exceptions can be made)
16 years for AFF

Booking and are subject to terms on the Booking Conditions page of this website.

NB: All jumps are subject to weather conditions and other factors which may affect the view, cause delays or cancellation. Delays or cancellations will be at the discretion of the Academy's Drop Zone Safety Officer (DZSO) and rescheduling will be performed when necessary.

Age

The minimum age for a Tandem Skydive is 12 years. To do an Accelerated Freefall (AFF) jump the minimum age is 16 years. Parent/guardian consent is required for all jumpers under 18 years of age. There is NO Maximum age!

Weight/General Fitness:

The maximum weight limit for all types of jumps is 95kg. It is the responsibility of of all clients and/or their agents to ensure they meet with this criteria at the time of booking. Bookings made which are then are not able to be performed due to this provision may forfeit the booking deposit.

Under certain circumstances clients up to 110kg may be permitted to jump but will incur additional costs as detailed on the Bookings & Prices page of this website.

Height will be considered before allowing any jump to go ahead and general fitness will be assessed mainly through a health questionnaire. Known health conditions will not necessarily prevent a jump going ahead but considerations may have to be made to manage clients properly.

All Tandem clients must demonstrate their ability to lift their legs while in a seated position and sustain this position to the satisfaction of the Briefing Instructor prior to enplaning. Bookings made which are then are not able to be performed due to this provision may forfeit the booking deposit.

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