Deafblind UK

The minimum age is 16. Anyone under 18 must have parental consent. There is no upper age limit for Tandem Skydives.

The maximum weight is 15 stone and a person must be reasonably fit for their weight.

People who have suffered from any of the medical conditions listed on Form 115A must be certified as fit to skydive and have Form 115B signed by their GP.

Deafblind UK supports anyone who is affected by combined sight and hearing loss. However, the majority of the people who we support have developed deafblindness over time as a result of ageing, an accident or health condition.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live the life they want, and we support people to achieve this by offering a wide range of services to our members. We focus on empowerment; helping people to help themselves. We show them the way forward and teach them how to adjust to new ways of doing things. We re-introduce skills that they thought they might have lost. We let them know where to go for help; we make introductions and start connections. We help them and their networks to understand deafblindness and to know where and when to get further support. We show them that they can still live the life they want despite sight and hearing loss.

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Questions & Answers

What is a tandem skydive?

Securely harnessed to a professional skydiver, you will free-fall from up to 15,000 ft, reaching a speed of about 120 mph!

The instructor deploys, flies and lands the parachute, leaving you to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Lake District.

A tandem skydive requires only a few minutes training and is the safest and most popular choice for first time skydivers.

Who can do it?

The minimum age is 16. Anyone under 18 must have parental consent. There is no upper age limit for Tandem Skydives.

The maximum weight limit is 15 stone and a person must be reasonably fit for their weight.

People who have suffered from any of the medical conditions listed on Form 115A must be certified as fit to skydive and have Form 115B signed by their GP.

Can friends come?

Friends and family are welcome. They can watch the skydive and be there to congratulate the skydiver upon landing.

A camping and picnic area, café and toilets (including a disabled toilet) are available for everybody.

Is it Safe?

Any action sport involves some degree of risk that must be managed. Very strict safety standards are enforced by the British Parachute Association, making serious accidents exceptionally rare for tandem skydivers in the UK.

All activities at Skydive Northwest are regulated by the British Parachute Association . All Tandem Skydive instructors are trained and certified by the British Parachute Association and have already done at least 1000 skydives before becoming a instructor.

We enforce extensive safety procedures to ensure Tandem Skydives are are carried out as safely as possible.

Skydive Northwest

Long Established

Skydive Northwest is one of the longest established skydiving centres in the UK, taking pride in providing skydiving experiences for over 40 years!

Modern & Fast Plane

Our staff are professional and friendly and our aeroplane is modern, fast and specifically made for skydiving.

Spectacular Views

With spectacular views across the Lake District, Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay, Skydive Northwest is one of the most picturesque skydive centres in the world.