Sore Through the Skies With the Backdrop of Witbank
Static Line Courses, Tandem Jumps and training in Witbank. Skydive Witbank is situated less than 1 hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and has been operating since 1980.
With operations starting back in the 80’s, Skydive Witbank has plenty of experience! With Static line first jump, Tandem jumps and AFF options available and situated an hour outside both Pretoria and Johannesburg, this is the perfect location for those in the area! We have a large club house with office, canteen serving breakfast and lunch, bar and shop and large hangar for packing.
TandemMake your 1st jump at 220 km/h. The ground instruction takes about 20 minutes. When it’s your turn to skydive, you and your instructor board the aircraft together for the ride to altitude. On the way up you will enjoy the view for kilometres around, the plane ride is about 20 minutes long. Once at 10 000ft AGL you and your tandem instructor, who is attached behind you, move towards the door. You then exit the aircraft and skydive, freefalling for about 35 seconds. At 5000ft AGL your tandem master will deploy the parachute followed by a 6-7 minute canopy ride until you land. A cameraman can be arranged if you would like one to accompany us on the jump. He will film ground footage as well as the jump itself. You will then be able to watch the experience over and over again.
We will require that you are at least 18 years of age (or are over 16 years of age and have written parental consent) for Static and AFF courses. Tandem can be younger but special requirements are needed. Also, we will only permit you to do a first skydive if you weigh less than 100Kg.
Visitors welcome and we have a large braai area available.
Bookings are essential
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Skydive Witbank, situated less than 1 hours drive from Johannesburg & Pretoria, has been in continuous existence since 1980. We are a non-profit skydiving club where the emphasis is on fun skydives and a great social scene. We offer static line first jump courses every 2nd Saturday and can accommodate people wanting to do AFF and tandem skydives as well. Whatever your skydiving need, you will find satisfaction at WSC. We operate on weekends – weather permitting. The aircraft we use is the Atlas Angel Turbine aircraft – 9 seated. We are a member of the Parachute association of South Africa. We have a large club house with office, canteen serving breakfast and lunch, bar and shop and large hangar for packing. Visitors welcome and we have a large braai area available,
How old do I have to be to skydive?
Before you will be allowed to make a first skydive at Skydive Witbank we will require that you are at least 18 years of age (or are over 16 years of age and have written parental consent) for Static and AFF courses. Tandems can be younger but certain requirements are required, please call for more information.
Are there any other restrictions?
To ensure your safety while making your first skydives, we will require that you are medically fit. This means that you should not have any illness or ailment that could prevent you from doing a first skydive. If you have any doubts or reservations, please consult your physician.
Also, we will only permit you to do a first skydive if you weigh less than 100Kg. There are many reasons for this but the most important of them is that the equipment that we use for student training is only rated to carry a student who weighs less than 100Kg.
When the parachute opens, your body will be exposed to a certain amount of strain (called opening-shock). If you have a pre-existing spinal cord injury or have any back problems of any description (including persistent back-pain) it is highly recommended that you consult your physician before attempting a first skydive.
The Accelerated Freefall (AFF) program is designed with the serious skydiving student in mind. It costs a bit more than the static line option, but is well worth it if you know that skydiving is the sport for you.
Students who choose to go the AFF route will also need to complete ground-school training. The student can either attend the static-line ground-school and do one static-line jump and then do a short conversion course to switch to AFF, or they will need to complete full ground-school training with an AFF instructor.
After a ground school, the students will be ready to freefall with 2 instructors flying with them. The course has 10 levels, with one jump each for levels 1-7, and a further three jumps for level 8. On levels 1-3 the students will be accompanied by two AFF instructors. On levels 4-7 the students will only be accompanied by one AFF instructor and on the level 10 jumps the students will be jumping solo. Each jump builds upon skills learned in previous dives, so the students must pass each jump to move to the next level.
Many people pass the course in the minimum required jumps (10), but some require more. During the course the students learn how to perform equipment checks, how to handle aircraft and freefall emergencies, the basics of body flight and how to control their canopies to a safe landing. Upon graduation, students will be fully qualified to skydive without the assistance of a jumpmaster.
To do AFF you must be at least 18 years old (16 with parental consent) and weigh no more than 100kg.
Courses are to be arranged with the club.
The Static line course costs R 1200.00
The cost includes full ground training (including aircraft and exit procedures, landings, emergencies, and much more), your first jump, a full year’s membership to PASA (the Parachute Association of South Africa) for a year (OR until you obtain your A-Licence).
When and where can I attend the course?
The course is run on alternate Saturdays. Please contact us to enquire about the course dates and book your seat in advance. The course starts at about 09:00 and lasts for about six to eight hours depending on the size of the class.
To do Static line course you must be at least 18 years old (16 with parental consent) and weigh no more than 100kg.