Why should I jump with a parachute?
There are several arguments – it is limitless sense of freedom, it is flying man, it’s safe, you can overcome all fear, it’s amazing feeling and a new experience. These are just words, but in order to know the meaning of them, it is necessary to try a parachute jump!
Will it be scary to jump with a parachute?
Yes, to jump with a parachute is scary. Fear of heights and fear of what you do not know, is a natural psychological factors. Before the jump you will be excited and thrilled. Enjoy it!
Which type of jump should I choose STATIC-LINE or TANDEM?
It depends on what you want to experience. Individual STATIC-LINE jump is from 1000-1200 meters altitude. There is no free fall, the parachute deploys automatically, you need to manage the parachute by yourself and land safely on the ground (instructor will advice you by using radio). Wider STATIC-LINE description here.
TANDEM jump from the STATIC-LINE jump differ in that from the aircraft will jump with an experienced instructor and there will be about 30-40 seconds of free fall. Later, when instructor will open the parachute it will be same as STATIC-LINE, only the instructor will manage the parachute. True if you want instructor will let you to manage the parachute. Wider jump TANDEN description here.
How could I learn to jump with a parachute by myself?
If you realize that you can’t be without jumps, contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +370 681 11077 and we will discuss the details, when you could start an accelerated parachute training (AFF) program at Siauliai skydiving club.
Do I become a member of Siauliai skydiving club??
All participants becomes members of Siauliai skydiving club according to the Statute of Siauliai skydiving club and decisions made by the General Meeting of Siauliai skydiving club. Part of contributions paid by customer will be divided in to two parts – membership fee and payment for service as described in Statute of Siauliai skydiving club and decisions of General Meeting
Do I need to register in order to make a jump?
Yes, registration in advance is preferred. During the registration we will check significant matters (your weight, your preference, verify your coupon code, write down your name, contact details and we will set the jump time). In case you arrive without registration it can be that you could not jump due to instructors or aircrafts occupation.
Note. TANDEM jump time is appointed individually. STATIC-LINE briefing which is necessary usually starts at 9.00 am on Saturday. Registration must be made by phone +370 681 11077 or email email@example.com
How much time it takes to jump with a parachute?
STATIC-LINE jump takes most of the day. TANDEM jump takes about 2 hours from the arrival at the airfield. In all cases, the jump cannot happen and be delayed because of weather or technical reasons.
How long does the briefing takes before the jump?
STATIC-LINE briefing takes about 2 hours, it is conducted for a group of people. TANDEM jump briefing takes about 15 minutes, it is for you individually before the jump.
Is there an age limits?
People over 18 years old can jump with the parachute. People from 14 years of age can jumps, if their weight is more than 40 kg and there is written parents consent (consent is filled before the jump along with other documents).
Is there a weight limits?
Your weight has to be more than 40 kilograms. For a STATIC-LINE jump you have to weigh less than 120 kilograms. For a TANDEM jump you have to weigh less than 100 kilograms.
What documents are required?
You need to have an ID with a photo (identity card, passport or driver’s license) and a coupon if you are not paying in cash. Also, before the jump you will be asked to fill the health status declaration and to sign the request to jump and for that you have been instructed.
What kind of clothes should I wear?
Wear athletic and comfortable clothes, sneakers/sport shoes. No high heels.
Is it possible jump while intoxicated?
Absolutely no alcohol and/or drugs in your system 24 hours before making a jump.
Can I bring my camera?
No, it is not safe! Because it can cause entanglement with parachute lines and prevent proper functioning of the parachute system, so there is a risk for health or even life.
Can you take a video and photo of my jump?
Only a part of STATIC-LINE jump can be filmed. This part is the exit of the plane, there will be no video of how you fly under the canopy. If you want this kind of video you need to ask for it your instructor or manifest staff.
TANDEM jump can be filmed by your instructor and cameraman.
Instructor takes only video. He is filming with camera in his hand. In this video will be: you in the aircraft, your exit, free fall, flying under the canopy. Instructors video sample here
Operator can make a video and photo. He is filming and photographing with cameras attached to the helmet. In this video will be: you in the aircraft, your exit, free fall, and landing. Cameramans video and photo sample here
What kind of aircraft is in Siauliai skydiving club?
Siauliai skydiving club uses two aircrafts – AN-2 and Cessna 182P. The AN-2 plane is for TANDEM and STATIC-LINE jumps. Cessna182P is for TANDEM jumps.
What kind of parachute systems are used for jumps?
Siauliai skydiving club uses parachute systems, which are suitable for the jumps. Before each season parachute systems are inspected by skilled professionals and it is marked in the parachute system documents. Therefore to use skydiving equipment is certainly appropriate and safe.
What to do and what will happen if the parachute would not open?
If the main parachute does not open or would be not suitable to land safely, there must be used backup parachute. If you will jump with instructor (TANDEM jump), he will do all necessary steps. If you take STATIC-LINE jump, within 2 hours of instruction, you will learn what to do in such situations.
It should be noted that in all parachute systems are special devices (AAD), which automatically decompresses backup parachute if the main parachute is not opened at the required height.
What will happen and what to do if neither of parachutes opens?
We will not lie to you. World parachuting practice is occurred in such cases, and they are possible. This is the worst possible scenario of a jump. If this happens, your jump will never end…
But the good news is that statistically there are more chances for you to win a million in the lottery than happens the scenario described above.