Frequently asked questions

What is a Tandem Skydive?

A tandem skydive is a jump where you are connected with an experienced instructor who has a min. of 500 skydives. You will get a 20-30 min. briefing before the jump, a suit, glasses and possibly a hat and gloves if needed. 

Tandemspring frit fald og skive lufthavn
What is the price of a skydive?

"What is the price of a parachute jump?" - We get a lot of questions just like that, and it is understandable. It depends on the amount of jumps you want included and or whether the tandem is with or without video.

What is the price of a tandem skydive?

A tandem skydive costs 2200 dkk and if you wish to get a cool video of the jump it only costs 600 dkk on top.

A Solo course also cost 2200 dkk.

 

Who can do a tandem skydive?

Basically everyone can do a tandem. No age limit. Only limitation is the size of the harness. If you weigh 35 kg or less there is a risk that you wont fit inside the harness and it will be a pure evaluation from the tandem instruktor, whether it would be possible or not.

Passageren skal kunne  passe det seletøj vi bruger og lider du af en alvorlig sygdom som har indvirkning på dine motoriske evner, f.eks. spastisk lammelse, vil det ligeledes være en individuel vurdering fra tandemmasteren, hvorvidt springet kan gennemføres. 

The weight limit for a tandem is 110kg.

The harness fits down to very little people (down to 8-10 year old children), you are welcome to come by and see if you can fit the harness. 

Physical requirements

It does not take any serious physical requirements to do a tandem. Although you an not weigh more than 100 kg (in certain cases up to 110kg, but contact +45 50302063 in case you do). You also need to be able to bent your legs. 

Exit altitude and speed in free fall

The normal exit altitude for a tandem jump is between 3.000 and 4.000 meters depending on clouds and weather. We reach a speed of around 200 km/hr, the specific speed depends on the tandem instructor and passangers weight.

Who am I jumping with?

You will be jumping with an experienced skydiver who has a minimum of 500 jumps and a special tandem instructor education.

You can find all the requirements (in Danish) right here -> DFU Under "Faldskærmsbestemmelser" and "UB nr. 52".

What does it take of me?

The only things that a tandem skydive takes of you is that you can use your arms and legs and that you bring clothes that fits to the whether we are jumping in. 

What time of the year can i jump?

At "Faldskærmsklubben West Jump" we jump all year round. During the winter it can get a bit cold, but with the right clothes it is not a problem at all. The weather is clearer and the view is amazing.

How long does a tandem skydive take?

A tandem skydive takes approximately 1-1,5 hours from arrival to you can be out the door. The briefing takes 20-30 minutes and the flight takes 20-25 minutes and the jump it self takes 4-7 minutes. 

Why should i choose a tandem skydive instead of a solo course?

You should pick a tandem jump instead of solo course if you already now know that you are only after an amazing one time experience. On a tandem skydive you will get some free fall which you will not get on the first couple of solo jumps. On the tandem jump et only takes a couple of hours while a solo course takes between 6-8 hours of education.

A tandem is the perfect experience both for yourself and/or for someone you love!

Can i bring my own camera on the jump?

Unfortunately nut. The rules from the Danish Parachute Association states that you need at least 150 jumps before you can carry a camera on the jump.

But you can at only 600dkk buy a video of the jump.

What should i wear?

The clothes you should wear depends on what time of the year you jump. During the summer it is perfectly fine with t-shirt and shorts while in the winter you would want to wear some warmer clothes. We will provide you with a jump suit, if needed a hat and gloves.

Is it a problem if i use glasses or contact lenses?

Whether you use contact lenses or glasses it is not a problem. No matter what you will be given a pair of glasses, and we will have some extra large once so you can wear your own glasses underneath if needed. 

Can i bring family and friends?

YES! - You can bring all the family and friends you want! - We sell candy, chips, beer and much more which you can buy! If needed we have a kitchen and a grill that can be used for free. 

What is a solo course?

A solo course is a course where you get all the practical and theoretical information you need to do a solo jump from 1.000 meters. The course takes 6-8 hours and usually takes place Friday night with the jump happening Saturday morning with a staticline as shown on the picture.

Solo faldskærmsudspring med staticline
What is the price of a skydive?

The questions about how much a skydive costs is easy to answer!

A Solo course with 2 jumps included costs 2200dkk. If you want a package with 5 jumps more it only costs 800dkk and if you want 10 extra jumps that only cost you 1400dkk. 

A tandem skydive also costs 2200dkk. 

When you have taken the solo course, you can buy extra jumps at only 180dkk per jump.

 

Who can do a solo course?

Basically everyone can do a solo course, although there is a few things that can influence it:

To be able to do a solo course, you must be at least 16 years ols and be able to use both legs and both arms fully. You must not suffer from epilepsy or similar.

Should you have diabetes or similar, you must bring a medical certificate. You can not way more than 110kg to do a solo jump.

If you are under 16 years old, you still have the option of doing a tandemspring.

If you are in doubt whether you can jump or not, feel free to call us on +45 50302063 or write to us at info@westjump.dk.

Exit altitude

The first couple of jumps is from 1000 meter. You can choose a different educational track if you want. It is called "Accelerated Free Fall". You can hear more about that after your first jump or call +45 50302063 

How do i get started?

The easiest way to get started is by booking a course by clicking right here Solo Jump  

If you have question, feel free to contact us!

Who is helping me through this education?

We have a lot of great and professional instructors which helps you through all parts of the education.

What does it take to become a certified skydiver?

The specific requirements to become a certified skydiver you can find right here FB

In short, it takes a Solocourse , and then it takes a minimum of 40 jumps and a good amount of education which you will receive throughout your education. 

What can you do as a certified jumper?

As a certified jumper you are allowed to jump without any instructors present, you can buy and use your own gear, go outside Denmark to jump and much more!. - Even though you are certified, it does not mean that you are done evolving. There is a lot of different disciplines you can do. read more about that under the tap "General" and here -> disciplines.

What time of the year can i jump?

At "Faldskærmsklubben West Jump" we jump all year round. During the winter it can get a bit cold, but with the right clothes it is not a problem at all. The weather is clearer and the view is amazing.

How long does it take to do a solo course?

All in all it takes approximately 6-8 hours. Usually we teach friday night from 18-22 and afterwards the education continues Saturday morning followed by the jump right after.

Can i buy a gift card?

Off course you can buy a gift card! It could be the perfect Christmas gift og birthday present for a loved one, this could be the perfect idea! You can buy a gift card quick and easily right here GIFT CARD You wish a nice gift card being made? - Text or call us at info@westjump.dk / +45 50302063 and we will sent it to you on email asap.

Why should i choose a solo course instead of a tandem jump?

You should pick solo course over a tandem jump if you wish to jump out of a plane all on your own for the first time! It is the easiest way to kickstart your skydiving carrer! After your first two jumps you can purchase many more jumps at only 180dkk pr jump. A tandem jump only requires a 20-30 min briefing while a solo course takes 6-8 hours.

Is it a gift, you can choose to buy a gift card for the person instead and you can buy it right here GIFT CARD this allows the person to choose what she or he wants to do.

Is it a problem if i use glasses or contact lenses?

Whether you use contact lenses or glasses it is not a problem. No matter what you will be given a pair of glasses, and we will have some extra large once so you can wear your own glasses underneath if needed. 

Can i bring family and friends?

YES! - You can bring all the family and friends you want! - We sell candy, chips, beer and much more which you can buy! If needed we have a kitchen and a grill that can be used for free. 

What happens after your first jump?

After your first jump, if weather permits and time allows, you have the option of taking your second jump that is included in the price. If you wnat more jumps than that it only cost you 180dkk pr jump. After few jumps you might get the chance of going on your first free fall and pull the parachute yourself and on the way to becoming a certified skydiver. 

Is it dangerous to skydive?

This question is a question we get often. It would be wrong to answer no, because off course there is risks connected to jumping out of the plane. But so is there by driving a car. 

The equipment is the best of the best. It is getting checked every year from top to bottom by specially educated people. 

When was skydiving invented?

The first person who ever jumped out with a parachute was Andre-Jacques Garnerin in 1783. The first free fall was done in 1919 by Leslie Irvin and the first competition was done in the 1930´s.

Highest exit altitude

Many believe that Felix Baumgartner is the record holder with his 39km jump, but in reality it is actually Alan Eustace who beat the record two years after by jumping from over 41km. The normal exit altitude in Denmark is 4km. 

Baumgartner set the record for the fastest freefall with 1,357.64 km/hr against the normal speed of about 200km/hr. Joe Kittinger still holds the record for the longest freefall of 4 minutes and 36 seconds. His record dates back to 1960.

Different disciplines

There is numerous of different discipline within skydiving. Just beneath is a list of some of the most common.

FS (RW) - Formation skydive (FS OR RW - RELATIVE WORK) is a discipline where skydiver jump out if the plane at the same time to try and make different formations on their belly. This i normally the first discipline you do after or at the end of your student education. It is also one of the most well known.

FF - Free Fly is the discipline where you plan to jump out of the plane with others but intend to be on every other axis than on the stomach. The most known expressions is Head Up and Head Down. 

WINGSUIT - Wingsuit is perhaps most known by people as a squirrel suit. Often it is known to be connected with Base Jump and although the suit is similar, the disciplin is very different. A Wingsuit makes a skydiver able to fly further and to stay in the air for much longer time.

CANOPY PILOTING - Canopy piloting or "Swoop" is not a free fall discipline but a discipline that is being done under the canopy. Canopy piloting is all about creating speed under the canopy and making manoeuvres close to the ground with very high speeds. There is multiple disciplines within canopy piloting such as Speed, Distance, Accurace and Free Style. 

Accuracy - Accuracy is about landing the canopy as close to a specific area as possible and hit within 2 cm, that will reward you with a score of 0. 

CRW  - Canopy Relative Work is a discipline which is happing under the canopy. Is basically like Formation Skydive just under a canopy. It is about flying close to each other and grab on to each others canopy in order to make certain formations. 

 

Formationsspring fra Stor flyver cessna caravan
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Who is skydiving?

That is an easy question! It does not matter what job or anything else you have or do, you can still skydive! 

What can free fall compares to?

Vi får ofte spørgsmålet om hvordan det er at springe faldskærm? – Det er et spørgsmålet der næsten er umuligt at svare på, da det er svært at finde noget at sammenligne frit fald med, det skal simpelthen prøves!

Often people say they have tried free fall in Tivoli or something, and that is probably the closest you get to the real thing, but there is still quite a difference. 

Is skydiving an extreme-sport?

Yes it is, skydiving is categorised as an extreme-sport.

How much does it cost to jump out of plane?

The questions about how much a skydive costs is easy to answer! tandem skydive and Solo course costs 2200dkk. 

When you have taken the solo course, you can buy extra jumps at only 180dkk per jump.

Is it a problem if i use glasses or contact lenses?

Whether you use contact lenses or glasses it is not a problem. No matter what you will be given a pair of glasses, and we will have some extra large once so you can wear your own glasses underneath if needed. 

Insurance

Should you get injured during a skydive it is your personal accident insurance that needs to cover. 

Are you allowed to drink alcohol prior to jumping?

No, it is not allowed. 

Som udgangspunkt må man heller ikke som tandemgæst have drukket alkohol før sit spring, heller ikke selvom det er et polterabend. Årsagen er at man har nemmere ved at kaste op så snart man blot har drukket en enkelt genstand, og det er ikke lækkert for hverken dig selv eller tandemmasteren. 

Can you breath during the free fall?

Yes, it is not a problem.