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Tandem Skydive

jondeanp
jondeanp

I happened to stumble across an advert last week for sponsored skydives via the British Heart Foundation.

I wanted to do a skydive a number of years ago whilst in New Zealand but the opportunity passed me by.

After seeing the ad it's reignited the desire to do one, but a brief look into it seems to suggest it would be difficult to pass the medical declaration with a history of AF. The form i saw even says "I have never had fractured or broken bones". I mean that must wipe out a good percentage of those willing to have a go at this "extreme" sport.

Are there any AF'ers out there that have any advice?

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BobD
BobDVolunteer

I have never seen the benefit of jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft myself but each to their own. I am sure Tena do a suitable product for such times. My niece did one while on holiday in Australia and the video showed her mouthing a word that she never uses all the way down!

jondeanp
jondeanp in reply to BobD

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Gave me a good laugh too🤣😂

Then see if you can or not and GO FOR IT

there are a number of airfields that offer skydiving tandem jumps that arent linked to charitable causes. maybe explore a local one to see what their take on medical conditions is? never done one myself but always fancied it.

Cheers. I think they all adhere to the same code which means the same medical declaration. I'm a bit reluctant to ask 'cos then i think they'll stop me dead in my tracks as soon as the wrong answer is given.

I suppose i could ask at a site that i wouldn't want to go to anyway. It may be that as long as they have asked the question then they are covered.

yeh - I'm sure that you'd need to declare any current medical conditions but that proviso mentioned "I have never had fractured or broken bones" just seems a bit much as how many people can actually say they never have??

as an ex-rugby player/skier/mountain biker I would fall at that hurdle straightaway yet it's never stopped me doing other daft stuff - paragliding, zip lines, mountain climbing etc - with no insurance problems even with having had to declare cancer treatment in the past.

Hi my daughter is doing a sky dive next month, for BHF. She is type 1 diabetic, she had to get one of the forms signed by her GP. Read the guidelines then check with your GP. Good luck

jondeanp
jondeanp in reply to Pennie1958

Thanks. And good luck to your daughter next month

Pennie1958
Pennie1958 in reply to jondeanp

She’s done it, said it was the best ever ... planning on doing another with her sister. No problems with GP . My plan is now to lose enough weight so I can do it, with GP approval

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