Tandem Skydiving and AFF course. Experience Something You Will Never Forget.
The only club in South Africa that operates a type certified Turbine aircraft with a capacity of up to 13 jumpers at a time.
TANDEM EXPERIENCEAfter your briefing the tandem master will escort you to the aircraft. You will enjoy a scenic ride to 11,000 ft, where you will exit the aircraft securely strapped to your tandem master. Then plunge into the rush of a unforgettable free-fall Experience. At approximately 5,000 ft your tandem master will open the parachute and you begin a gentle decent while taking in the spectacular view before landing safely back at the club.
AFFAccelerated Free-fall (AFF) is the modern, and most successful way to become and independent and safe skydiver. As a student you receive personal one-on-one tuition. Your course starts with ground school followed by 10 levels of in-air instruction from our highly qualified AFF instructors. AFF is operated on a pre-booked basis in order to provide students with a professional and personalised service.
Vital Information: Bring lots of excitement and maybe an extra pair of pants!
All are welcome must just be under 100kg.
Preferably closed shoes as you do not want to loose them 10000feet in the air.
Bookings have to be made to see availability.
Come experience one of the greatest feelings ever! You wont regret it.
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With 52 years of experience, the premier skydiving club in South Africa situated at the Wonderboom airport has great history starting with hosting the 1st National Championship back in ’64. Offering both Tandem jumps and AFF courses, what better place to feel the thrills of the skies than at the Pretoria Skydiving Club
Tandem skydiving is undoubtedly the safest and most convenient way to experience skydiving for the first time.
We have a team of highly professional and qualified tandem masters and camera flyers who take care of every aspect of your jump and provide you with a professional, safe Experience and a beautifully edited DVD of your entire Experience.
These Are The Rules Of Pretoria Skydiving Club. Abiding By Them Will Ensure That You Will Enjoy Your Time With Us, And Are Also For Your Safety. Please Adhere To These Rules.
• Do not abuse any of the club’s assets.
• Keep all cooking restricted to the braai area.
• We have braai facilities*, but no washing up facilities. Please supply your own braai utensils and other braai related items. Please take your dishes etc. with you.
• Be conservative with the use of water.
• Only use the dedicated ablution facilities behind the clubhouse and next to the admin building.
• Keep partying at the braai and clubhouse and not at the huts.
• Use the waste bins provided.
• Do not park any cars on the grass, use the allocated areas.
• Please note that you bring your children to the drop zone at your own risk.
• Keep children away from people packing parachutes.
• No bicycles are allowed (even small ones for children).
• The huts/rondawels are not open to the public, so please do not enter them.
• No pets allowed (even the ‘cute, fluffy-stay-in-your pocket puppies’ and cats, snakes birds, etc.).
• No alcohol consumption allowed during the day.
• Do not use any drop zone tools, equipment or vehicles without the permission of management.
Frequently asked Questions
HOW DO I GO ABOUT STARTING THE AFF (ACCELERATED FREEFALL) COURSE?
You will need to book a week in advance. The number of students doing a Level 1 skydive are limited to 5 per day. Instructions start just after 07:00 on a Saturday / Sunday morning. This is in order for the instructors to give sufficient attention to each participant. Please note that we cannot guarantee what time you will jump as there are certain factors that we cannot control (like wind, airport traffic, amount of students etc.). We therefore request that you schedule the whole day to be on the drop zone, at least until 19:00 that evening.
IS 4 HOURS LONG ENOUGH TO LEARN HOW TO SKYDIVE?
Yes. You will learn everything you need to, in order to perform a safe skydive. You will not learn everything about skydiving. This comes with actually skydiving, and spending time at the drop zone.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO JUMP?
While you are a student, at least once a month, but it is better to jump more frequently, to maintain your currency. The more you skydive, the quicker you will learn, and become more confident. Currency is a very important safety factor in our sport and therefore it is important to jump as often as possible to remain current. Please check the safety & training section for currency requirements for detailed information. Please note that we only jump weekends and most Public Holidays. Please note that you need to complete the course in three months.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO START SKYDIVING?
None. Our Club provides all the equipment you will need while you are a student. Once you progress off student status, you will need to consider buying your own equipment.
HOW MUCH WILL THE EQUIPMENT COST ME?
You can buy good used equipment for around R5000. That includes a harness, a main parachute, and a reserve parachute. A Protect skydiving helmet will cost you around R200. An altimeter costs around R800. A jumpsuit can cost anything from R300 to R900, depending on the type.
I WEAR CONTACT LENSES / GLASSES, CAN I JUMP WITH THEM?
Yes, you will get a pair of goggles which protect your eyes in freefall.
WHAT ABOUT HEAD PROTECTION?
Students are required to wear a hard helmet which will be issued to you with your parachute.
HOW OLD MUST I BE BEFORE I CAN SKYDIVE?
You must be at least 16 years old. Persons younger than 21 years will require written and signed consent from their legal guardian.
WHAT ABOUT MY WEIGHT?
You must be in reasonably fit condition and less than 100 kg