Do You Dare Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find information supplied by the companies running the Do You Dare events.

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What is a Tandem jump like?

A Tandem skydive lets you experience free fall without the need for lots of training. You will free fall normally from at least 10,000 feet with the parachute being opened at 5,000 feet. You then get to float down the last mile with your instructor to a soft landing. This is the perfect experience for your first-time jump as you are attached to an instructor who does all of the work for you. This leaves you free to enjoy the view!

How can I book as a group?

You can book on as normal by clicking the Book Now button in the top right-hand corner. Once you have entered your details on the first page there will be an option to tick a box and add group members. Enter the names and email addresses of everyone you would like to book in there.

If the person you would like to jump with has already booked in there is a Group Member Info box on the second page of the online booking form – just quote the name of that person in that box and we will group you in together!

How do I book group members for different charities?

You would need to make separate bookings if you are looking to jump for different charities – but that’s not a problem – you can still jump together! Just fill in your other group members’ names in the Group Member info box on the second page of the booking form.

After that we can group you in together when the bookings come into our system and then you can all jump together.

Where can I jump?

We have many airfields across the UK – a full list of which can be found here – please select your nearest one.

What date can I book for?

The majority of airfields operate on the weekend but there are some that open on weekdays too. You can check the Prices & Locations page for opening days. We usually recommend you book a couple of months in advance to ensure you get the date you want (especially in the warmer months).

What time of the year can I book for?

Our airfields are open all year round.

How do I book a date?

When you make a booking with us, we need to check with the airfield to see if they have space before we can confirm the date. We ask you to provide two date choices that you are available for, just in case your first preference is fully booked. You can book here.

What are your company’s terms and conditions?

You can read over our terms and conditions here. Everyone who books on with us needs to accept these before we can get you confirmed with the airfield.

How does the medical form work?

The British Parachute Association (BPA) insist that all participants bring their medical form with them on the day. Whether you need to get the form signed by a doctor depends on the following information.

The first BPA form is Form 115A. If you have any of the medical conditions listed on the form, then you must get Form 115B signed by a doctor. If you do not have any of the medical conditions listed on the form, then you may self-sign Form 115A. and bring that along on the day.

Please print your form double-sided and bring it with you on the day – if you are not able to do this please email us at [email protected] and we can post a form out to you.

If you book on for an accelerated free fall you will need to get the solo medical form signed. If you are 40 years or older and doing a solo jump, you will need to get this form signed by your doctor.

What if I have a disability – can I still jump?

Our airfields will look at each case individually, so please email us at [email protected] and we can check for you. With any medical condition- you will also need to have the medical form signed by a doctor.

What if my doctor tells me I cannot jump for medical reasons?

If your doctor refuses to sign your medical form or advises you not to jump, you need to send us over a note from your doctor informing us of this. If the doctor says you can’t do the jump, unfortunately you will need to take their medical advice.

What are the weight restrictions? Highest and lowest?

The weight limits for men and women can vary between our airfields – you can click here to see the limits at each airfield. Just click on your selected location to see the details.

Some airfields have a very strict height to weight ratio – if you are unsure please email us at [email protected] and we can let you know their limits with regards to your height. When you book on and provide your height and weight please ensure it’s within the weight limit of your airfield.

What are the age restrictions?

For the tandem skydives the minimum age is 16 – however anyone aged 16 or 17 would need to have a parental consent form on the day of their jump. You will have access to this once you have booked.

A few of our airfields have an upper age limit for tandem jumps: Cornwall has an upper age limit of 65, Lancaster and Whitchurch have a limit of 70 and Perthshire has a limit of 49.

I’ve booked on – now what?

Once you have booked your jump and paid the deposit, you will need to wait up to 5 working days for us to send a confirmation email. This email will have everything you need to know for the jump. If you don’t hear from us after 5 business days, it’s best to contact the office to make sure there is not an issue with your booking.

After I’ve booked on, can I change the airfield I want to jump at?

You can change to your preferred airfield providing that you give your original airfield at least 4 weeks notice of the cancellation with them and you haven’t paid the original airfield any jump cost. Also, keep in mind when changing that every airfield has different jump cost.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule?

If you have to cancel your jump, please contact our office on 0207 424 5522 or email [email protected] – remember, your deposit is non-refundable and you have until four weeks before your jump within which we can reschedule you for free. If you cancel or reschedule within four weeks of your jump, you are required to pay a £50 cancellation fee, and if this is within 48 hours of your jump date, this fee rises to £100.

How does the sponsorship work?

We ask that you raise a minimum of £395 for your charity – this is split into three parts: a £70 deposit paid to us at Skyline, around £200 jump cost to your airfield (the jump costs will vary depending on the airfield) and the remaining £125 to the charity. Please note that some airfields require a higher sponsorship level of £450 and the jump cost/sponsorship cost will vary. You can check the Prices & Locations page for details.

When should I start fundraising?

You can start fundraising straight away, however most people book on and will start fundraising once the date is confirmed.

How can I fundraise?

You have the option to fundraise online or offline or both! When you book on, we will send a confirmation email with more details about fundraising.

How do I get my £70 deposit back if I am doing a charity jump?

If you are skydiving for charity and would like to reimburse yourself for your deposit, you can do so out of any cash donations that you have received. You cannot be reimbursed from any funds raised on your online fundraising page.

If you no longer wish to complete the skydive we can cancel your jump, but the deposit is non-refundable.

What sponsorship should I bring along on the day?

If you have raised your money on an online fundraising page and reached the minimum funds on there, you would just need to make sure that you let us know of the page. Once you have done that, there is no money that you will need to bring along on the day.

If you are fundraising all of your money in cash, you would need to bring the minimum along on the day but it would need to be in two parts. The first part would be your jump cost (this varies between £190 and £280 depending on the airfield) which would need to be paid to the airfield in either cash or card. The second part (varies between £95 and £145 depending on the airfield) would need to be brought along in a cheque made out to your chosen charity. It is preferred to make a direct donation to your charity instead of bringing a cheque, e.g. via their website, over the phone or a bank transfer.

If you have not collected all of your cash in just yet then you can post date the cheque for four weeks after your jump to give you time collect the remaining sponsorship in.

What if the weather isn’t looking good?

The one aspect of your day that is out of our control is definitely the weather – if the forecast is looking bad in the days leading up to your jump, you may be contacted by the airfield to reschedule, and you are free to contact the airfield yourself to ask about whether the jump will be going ahead. However, if you have not heard anything to the contrary, you must still turn up to your jump.

Can I have supporters come with me on the day? What time should they arrive?

Of course you can bring along supporters! We would recommend that they arrive about an hour after your arrival time – this would give you time to have your training and get kitted up.

What time do I need to be at the airfield for?

Your arrival time at the airfield would have been sent to you in your confirmation email and can be viewed under the ‘Profile’ tab in the menu – it is usually between 8am and 9am. Please note that we cannot provide a jump time as it is weather dependent.

Can I use a GoPro?

The airfields do not allow you to use your own recording equipment for the jump – however you can purchase filming from most airfields on the day. Please check your booking details on the portal to make sure whether you need to pre-book your video or can book upon arrival. The cost of this can be found here.

Are dogs allowed at the airfield?

The airfields vary on their restrictions for dogs – some allow dogs (on lead) however the following airfields do not: Bridlington, Brigg, Coleraine, Errol, Honiton, Lancaster, Maidstone, Netheravon (Salisbury),Nottingham and Swansea.

How long does the process take to complete the jump?

We will give you an arrival time once you are confirmed with the airfield – this is when you will check in and receive your training for the jump. The jump time would depend on the weather and how many other people are booked in that day. There is a small chance you could wait all day until you jump. The airfields do operate a first come first served basis though – so the earlier you arrive the earlier you will jump!

What do I wear?

The airfield will provide you with a jumpsuit on the day. You just need to wear comfortable clothing underneath and suitable tie up shoes (trainers or something similar would be ideal). We recommend layering up on a colder day and wear ski gloves (optional).

Can I wear glasses or contact lenses?

You can wear both of these. The airfields will have a range of goggles made to fit over glasses.

Bungee Jump

Are there any weight restrictions?

  • Maximum weight limit for a solo jumper is 120kg (18.9 stone)
  • Maximum weight limit for a tandem jump is 217kg (34.17 stone)

What size are the waist harnesses?

  • Waist harnesses fit waist size of 40cm (15.7 inches) to 125cm (49.2 inches)

Are there any health restrictions?

You cannot jump if you are;

  • Pregnant
  • Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs

If any of the following apply, you must seek professional medical advice before jumping and sign a non-standard waiver;

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart condition
  • Suffer from dizziness or epilepsy
  • Damage to neck, back, spinal column, legs or eyes
  • Asthma
  • Medication – if you are taking any form of prescribed medication, please inform us of how this may affect you

To view UK Bungee’s health notice click here

How old do you have to be to do a bungee Jump?

All Bungee Jump Experiences

  • No under 14’s
  • 14 and 16 year olds require a parent or guardians permission and signature

Is there an upper age limit?

There is no upper age limit, however all participants must be fit and healthy.

If you are over 50 years old, you must seek professional medical advice before jumping and you will be required to sign a non-standard waiver stating this, alongside the fact you are aware that your age may contribute to a greater risk of aggravating any present or past medical and/or physical condition.

To view UK Bungee’s health notice click here

I have an injury or illness can I still participate?

If you are not in good health you should not participate.

We are not medically trained professionals and therefore cannot comment on individual cases, therefore we strongly recommend you consult your doctor if you have any concerns about your health. UK Bungee’s health notice can be viewed here 

If when I get to the top I don’t jump do I get a refund?

No – Unfortunately, all our events are pre-booked and therefore places are limited if you fail to jump we could have filled that space with another jumper. In addition by the time you get to the top you have already gone through quite a labour intensive and costly process.

What should I wear when I do my experience?

  • Clothing: Please dress according to the weather. Dress in comfortable, casual clothes. Dresses and skirts are not recommended.
  • Footwear: Please refrain from wearing boots or anything that may interfere with ankle harnesses otherwise they will have to be removed prior to jumping. Trainers and securely fastened shoes are fine.
  • Glasses / Contact lenses: Unfortunately glasses and hard contact lenses cannot be worn however soft contact lenses for jumping are allowed

Can I bring spectators?

Normally you are welcome to bring as many spectators as you like to our events.

In addition all of our events are free of charge to spectators, however on the rare occasion that there is a charge for spectators it will be mentioned in the event information on our bookings page and is likely to be at a one off event, festival or show.

What weather conditions could affect my experience?

High winds and thunderstorms are our main concerns. Although events can be cancelled during the event day please log onto UK Bungee’s live event page or call the office before you travel for up to date information.

Cancelling an event can be a huge inconvenience for both participants and us here at the UK Bungee Club however the safety of our jumpers and crew is paramount and we would appreciate your understanding with this.

How long will it take for me to complete my experience?

Obviously some people can take longer than others, the times below are not exact but are the maximum amount of time you should allow to complete your experience

  • Bungee Jump – please allow at least 2hrs on site
  • Triple Whammy Experience – please allow at least 3hrs on site
  • Awesome Foursome Experience – please allow at least 3hrs on site

Can I purchase photos, videos and merchandise of my bungee jump?

Yes you can! Photos, videos and merchandise (including t-shirts & hoodies) can be purchased online during the booking process, over the phone with our Customer Care Team or on the day of your jump.

Do you use a back up harness?

Yes – this is an essential part of bungee jumping, you should always jump with a backup harness with two separate connections. The UK Bungee Club use ankle harnesses with a backup waist harness both with separate connection points to the jump station.

What is the BERSA Code?

The BERSA Code of Safe Practice outlines the requirements and guidelines for the safe conduct of Bungee Jumping in the UK. It was compiled and produced over a 14 month period in full consultation with the UK Health and Safety Executive, their safety advisers and other Bungee Jumpers.

The UK Bungee Club conducts all its operations in accordance with the principles laid out in The BERSA Code.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured and our insurance document is always available to see at our events. If you have any specific questions please contact us.

However we always recommend you have your own satisfactory insurance cover to take part in any form of extreme sports or adventure activities. The UK Bungee Club insurance is for Public Liability and this provides cover for our business’s legal liability to pay damages which result from a negligent act on our part.

What qualifications do your crew have?

All our instructors and senior site staff have received rigorous training and sat written and practical exams. All crew training and work experience is logged.

Is your equipment tested?

Yes – all our equipment is independently tested and all certificates are available to view on site.

How do I know its safe?

As with any activity, there are risks involved in participating,

As with any activity, there are risks involved in participating but we try to minimise these as much as possible. Please read a lot of this FAQ’s in this section as well our information on the safety page it will help you to understand how we operate and to help to inform you of the risks involved.

On the day of the jump you will go through a process where you will be checked individually on a one on one basis by five separate people before you will be allowed to jump. Throughout the process our crew will explain what it is they are doing, please don’t hesitate to speak to them or to speak to the site controller if you have any questions or need any further instruction.

White water rafting

Do we have a guide with us?

Yes. You will be paddling the raft but there will also be a qualified guide with you at all times who is in control of the raft.

Our guides have world wide experience and hold International Rafting Federation qualifications. The river here still draws them back every summer, due to our fantastic rapids.

If there are more than 6 of us in the group or we have a child with us can we swap over mid-session?

No. Due to the nature of white water rafting we must insist that the same participants remain throughout as they will have to attend the safety briefing and gain a level of familiarisation with the activity and the guide as the session progresses.

Can i wear my GoPro camera?

No. Unfortunately the use of Go Pro’s is prohibited whilst white water rafting as a safety precaution.

Please call to check the availability of a photographer being present for your session.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes. The maximum weight limit for activities with the NWWC is 115kg (18st), and the maximum chest size is 130cm (51in).

Is there an age limit?

Yes. Each activity has a strict minimum age. Please refer to the terms and conditions for each activity. We have no upper age limit!

I’ve never done anything like this before, does that matter?

Not at all! The only pre-requisites are that you are able to swim and are physically fit. You will attend a full safety briefing before going on the water where your experienced, qualified guide will make sure everyone is happy with the commands.

We would recommend you have some whitewater experience or have rafted before if you’re interested in the Orca Adventure, this is because it’s quite a challening activity and we want you to enjoy it!

Are there any physical limitations?

Everyone rafting must be able to swim. We don’t recommend rafting activities for people who are pregnant.

We don’t currently have any restrictions for people with medical conditions, but we do advise people with medical conditions to seek advice from their doctor.  The activity will involve moderate exertion and can involve falling into cold water (all be it while wearing a wetsuit) or impact from collision which might result in minor trauma.

If you have any concerns about your specific requirements, please contact the centre on 01678 521083 to discuss your situation.

Is there anywhere for people to watch?

Yes. The café has a riverside terrace where you can watch the activities, there is also the Tryweryn Trail footpath along the length of the rafting course and many picnic areas dotted around the site.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we are very dog-friendly at the Centre. Providing all dogs are kept under control, all are welcome. Please take extra care during lambing season.

Is there anywhere for a cup of tea and a snack?

Yes, we have Manon’s Riverside Café on site that provides cakes,  snacks and delicious hot lunches plus plenty of hot drinks should you need warming up after your session. They also serve wood fired pizzas on busy weekend days.

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring swimwear and a towel. If you own a wetsuit and it is suitable for rafting (i.e. long-legged) then bring that along too, it will save you hiring one. We provide boots, helmets and buoyancy aids.

Do I have to wear a wetsuit?

Yes, wetsuits are compulsory and we have a full range of wetsuits to fit a range of sizes. If you have your own wetsuit it must be long-legged and checked over by the Centre staff before your session. If you do not have your own they are available to hire at a cost of £7 per person. Wetsuit boots are included with any hire. If you’d like some tips on how to put on a wetsuit, check out National White Water Centre’s handy blog post. 

Should I bring my medication with me?

If you may need your medication while you’re on the raft, yes bring it with you. We can keep medications dry in our first aid kits in the rafts.

What do you mean by ‘water release’?

The Tryweryn is a dam controlled river, and Natural Resources Wales control these releases. White water rafting can only take place when there is a water release of 9 cumecs or above. For more information about the water releases on the Tryweryn visit The River page.

When do you know if there’ll be a water release?

We tend to find out only two to three days before the event, the best thing to do is to check the Water Information page in the week before you are rafting. You should keep checking this page before you travel to the Centre in case of any late changes.

What happens if our session is cancelled because there is no water release?

You can either have a full refund or put your booking on hold until you have another date in mind.

Can’t find an answer to your question?

Drop the centre an email to [email protected] or give us a call on 01678 521083 and we will be happy to help.

Wing walk

  • The Wing Walker must be aged between 18 – 80 years of age
  • The Wing Walker must weigh no more than 85kgs (13st 4lb)
  • The Wing Walker must be able to climb up to the rig, situated on the wing of the aeroplane, unassisted
  • The Wing Walker must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the day of the flight
  • The Wing Walker will be required to sign a declaration of fitness at the briefing
  • If the Wing Walker suffers from high blood pressure, epilepsy, fainting, blackouts / dizziness, heart or lung disease you cannot participate. If your medical condition is being managed; you may be able to participate and should discuss this with your GP / Consultant and provide proof of this before you fly.
  • If the Wing Walker suffers from drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues, or are pregnant they will not be able to participate.
  • The Wing Walker must be able to withstand the wind pressures experienced while flying at speeds of up to 120mph
  • The Wing Walker will need to be available for a 2 hour time slot, from the point of briefing, on the day of their wing walk.
  • A warm welcome by The Wing Walk Company Team
  • A 15 minute briefing delivered by our team to demonstrate; how to climb up to the rig, what to expect from your Wing Walk and Health and Safety procedures.
  • Please allow a minimum of 2 hours between your briefing and completing your Wing Walk
  • A 10 minute airborne flight
  • Opportunity to talk to your pilot to tailor your flight to achieve the maximum adrenaline experience or a more relaxed flight
  • Viewing area for friends and family to come and watch directly in front of the wing walk aircraft, for them to capture the perfect photographs and videos
  • Option to purchase a recording of your Wing Walk from 2 on-board HD camera’s with Pilot commentary at an additional price of £40
  • A certificate to confirm the completion of your Wing Walk Experience.

Is there an age, height and weight restriction for the wing walker?

The Wing Walker must be aged between 18 – 80 years of age.

The maximum weight is 85kgs (13st 4lb) there is no maximum height.

When you purchase a Wing Walk you certify that the Wing Walker weighs no more than 85kgs (13st 4lb), you are then reminded of this on your booking confirmation and on your reminder email 5 days before your Wing Walk. On the day of your Wing Walk you will be weighed; if you are over 85kgs (13st 4lb) due to the rules set by the Civil Aviation Authority, you will not able to Wing Walk and you will not receive a refund.

Can I fly with a medical condition?

The Wing Walker will be required to sign a declaration of fitness at the briefing.

If the Wing Walker suffers from high blood pressure, epilepsy, fainting, blackouts / dizziness, heart or lung disease you cannot participate. If your medical condition is being managed; you may be able to participate and should discuss this with your GP / Consultant and provide proof of this before you fly.

If the Wing Walker suffers from drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues, or are pregnant they will not be able to participate.

Who is flying the plane?

Our Pilots all hold Commercial Pilots Licences, with display approval to operate our Wing Walk Aeroplane as low as 100 feet. Please see Wing Walk Company Team page for specific information on each pilot.

What happens if the weather is bad and we can’t fly?

We cannot fly in strong winds and rain. Our Chief Pilot checks the forecast regularly; please ring 07594 987433 at 12.00 the day before your experience to confirm if your flight is going ahead of not. If we are forced to cancel your flight due to bad weather, then you can reschedule at no additional cost. 

What type of aircraft will I be wing walking on?

Both our Boeing Stearman’s were built in 1942 and initially used for pilot training during the 2nd World War.

How high and fast does the aeroplane fly?

The aeroplane will fly between 100ft and 700ft and speeds between 80mph and 110mph.

Can the pilot perform aerobatics during my wing walk?

Wing Walking is an extreme experience; therefore, no aerobatics are permitted. However, the Wing Walker will have the opportunity to tailor their flight with the Pilot to achieve the maximum adrenaline experience or a more relaxed flight, if they wish.

Can I communicate with the pilot during my wing walk?

The Wing Walker can only communicate with the pilot by using hand signals, which are fully explained at the health & safety briefing.

Am I strapped in for the duration of my wing walk?

The Wing Walker is secured to the rig of the aeroplane by one of our qualified team, using a 5 point harness and a back-up safety pin to prevent accidental unlocking.  The Wing Walker is not allowed to touch the harness during the flight.

Can I bring family, friends and pets along to watch?

You are welcome to bring as many friends and family along to watch you. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in the public areas.  

Can my friends and family consume alcohol at the airfield?

Various hazards exist on an operational airfield and to avoid the possibility of a serious accident, alcohol consumption is not allowed in any circumstances on any of our operational airfields.

What facilities are available at the airfield?

Each airfield has a café serving hot and cold food and drinks. Toilets, car parking and excellent viewing facilities of the wing walking.

What can I expect on the day of my wing walk?

  • A warm welcome by The Wing Walk Company Team
  • A 15 minute briefing video which shows you; how to climb up to the rig, what to expect from your Wing Walk and Health and Safety procedures.
  • Please allow 2 hours between your health & safety briefing and completing your Wing Walk
  • A 10 minute airborne flight
  • Opportunity to tailor your flight with the Pilot to either achieve the maximum adrenaline experience for you or a more relaxed flight
  • Viewing area in front of the aircraft for friends and family to come and watch
  • Option to purchase a recording of your Wing Walk from 2 on-board HD camera’s, with Pilot commentary at an additional price of £40 which is available for you to take home with you straight away
  • A certificate to confirm the completion of your Wing Walk Experience.

What is appropriate clothing for my wing walk?

The Wing Walker must wear tight fitted clothing, no loose or baggy clothing can be worn e.g. Hoodies, capes and bootleg trousers.

The Wing Walker must wear laced, soft soled shoes or trainers. Boots or heels are prohibited.

Depending on the temperature on the day of your Wing Walk, you may require additional layers of clothing; The Wing Walk Company branded fleeces are available if an extra layer is required.

Goggles and earplugs are compulsory to wear and are provided by the Wing Walk Company on the day.

Fancy dress costumes can be worn as long as they adhere to the above guidelines.

Can I wear contact lenses or glasses during my wing walk?

Due to the wind and the high speeds reached, unfortunately contact lenses are not recommended. Glasses can be worn during the Wing Walk; we can provide you with goggles that can be worn over glasses.

How can I communicate with the wing walk company about my wing walk?

We are exceptionally busy throughout the summer months and ask that if you have any questions about your Wing Walk; please firstly check our website for information and if you still need further support please email [email protected]and include the date of your flight and the name of the Wing Walker.

Can I purchase a HD video?

You can purchase a HD recorded video with commentary from your pilot on the day of your Wing Walk at the price of £40. It is ready to take home with you to watch with friends and family as soon as you land!

Please note: video equipment can fail on some occasions. If a video failure occurs i.e. you have no footage of your Wing Walk, we will offer you a full refund of your video purchase only, if any monies paid. We cannot offer any form of compensation when a failure to record your Wing Walk experience has occurred.

Check out this video here to see a snap shot of Millie Cotton’s wing walk, listen to the pilots commentary and to see how great the quality of our onboard cameras are.