FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ACTIONFLIGHT SKYDIVE RAS AL KHAIMAH
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR MY SKYDIVE?
- You to have signed a copy of the online waiver form (You will receive a link to our online waiver to sign digitally by email after booking).
- Your passport is required as our aircraft take off from within the secure Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.
- If you are 70 or older, please be sure you are medically fit to jump, you will self certify your fitness by signing the waiver.
IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT?
For Sky Diving, Action Flight requires you to be at or below our weight and BMI requirements.
The minimum weight is 30kg/66lbs. You must be large enough to fit the harness correctly.
Women – Weight: 90.0 kg/ 198.0 lbs or less. BMI: 27.5 or less.
Men – Weight: 100.0 kg/220 lbs or less. BMI: 30.0 or less.
Any persons 90kgs or more will be assessed by our Tandem Master at the base of departure.
These limits are set at the guidance of our equipment manufacturers.
WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM AGES TO SKYDIVE?
There is no maximum age limit! Our tandem instructors have taken passengers up to 95 years of age, however customers 70 years and over or with past or existing medical conditions will need to fill in a medical disclosure.
Suitability for a child to jump is determined by their age (6 years and over), weight, size and how the harness fits. The minimum weight is 30kg/66lbs and minimum height is 1.2m/47.2inches. All passengers must fit securely into the harness.
Children 12 years and under are permitted to skydive from a maximum height of 12,000ft.
All children are subject to an assessment on the day by the Tandem Master.
Passengers under 18 years require written parental/guardian consent.
HOW FAST WILL I FREEFALL?
The maximum speed during free-fall is approximately 200 kilometres or 124 miles per hour!!
HOW LONG DOES A TANDEM SKYDIVE FREEFALL LAST?
From an altitude of 15,000ft you will freefall for up to 60 seconds.
From 12,000ft you will freefall for up to 45 seconds.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR
We reccommend you dress comfortably for your skydive, and also be respectful of the local customs and culture.
- Suitable, athletic, comfortable clothes are reccomended, t-shirts or tops with sleeves. Long, loose fitting or open garments are not reccomended for skydiving.
- Sneakers or closed top sports shoes are perfect for your skydive. Shoes that are secure and can’t fall off, but please no high heels, sandals, boots or shoes with buckles or studs on them.
- It’s reccomended customers remove any jewelry, watches and other accessories before their skydive. We provide lockers ofr your private use for the duration of your skydive.
- You will be will be given protective eye goggles to wear during your skydive. The goggles can be worn over prescription glasses or lenses during your skydive.
HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT?
It takes about it takes about 15 minutes to reach 15,000ft altitude.
HOW LONG DOES THE TRIP TAKE?
Allow 2.5 hours from arrival at Ras Al Khaimah International airport for the total experience from briefing, to landing at our Dropzone at Tower Links, Ras Al Khaimah. Add travel time to and from your accommodation.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RUN TRIPS?
Currently we are operating trips twice a day at 9.30am and 12.30pm. Trips are subject to availability and are weather dependent.
WHICH AIRCRAFT TYPE DO YOU OPERATE?
We operate Blackhawk Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft – A favourite among skydivers, reknown for fast climb rates.
WILL I BE ON THE SAME PLANE AS MY FRIEND?
Our aircraft can carry up to 9 customers at once so it is possible to be on the same flight as your friends. We do our best to keep groups together, but can depend of different factors.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR MY FIRST TIME SKYDIVING?
Skydiving is like nothing else you will ever experience – thrilling, empowering and an acomplishment you will never forget. You may experience an overwhelming sense of fear, joy, and satisfaction along with a rush of adrenaline on your first time skydiving! Freefall truely is an unexplainable sensation and has to be experienced to be understood. Our highly trained tandem masters and crew will provide you with a full safety brief and guide you through the whole experience from start to finish; kit you out with goggles and required equipment – you can find out more here!
CAN I WEAR GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES WHILST SKYDIVING?
Yes you don’t want to miss out on the amazing views, so yes you can wear your prescription glasses or contact lenses whilst skydiving. We equip you with goggles that will fit over your glasses for the duration of your skydive. We do suggest if you wear contact lenses, bringing your contact solution just in case your lenses dry out.
HOW SAFE IS SKYDIVING?
Safety is our number one priority at ActionFlight Skydive. We use industry leading skydiving systems and the latest in internationally recognised safety practices.
We will operate under the strict authority of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority as Parachute Approved Operators. Our crew members are belong to the USPA.
Our tandem instructor Crew have jumped over 1,000 times each, some individuals have even jumped over 10,000 times! All our parachutes are fitted with reserve chutes and automatic opening devices (AAD).
AAD stands for “Automatic Activation Device”. It’s an on-board micro-computer that automatically deploys a skydiver’s reserve or emergency parachute in the event that a jumper is unable to do so for themselves.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GO SKYDIVING?
Skydiving is a weather dependent activity; our recommendation is to book your skydive for the beginning of your stay if you are on vacation. This allows the opportunity to reschedule your jump and avoid disappointment if the weather causes disruption. In most circumstances, early mornings are a great time of day to jump, the sky is generally calm, the temperatures are lower and it’s a great start to your day. In General Ras Al Khaimah has steady and reliable weather patterns, which is fantastic for air adventures.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
We meet at the ActionFlight reception area where we will proceed to our training area, ground facilities for pre flight briefing and dropzone at Tower Links Golf Club, 4550 Khuzam Rd – Ras al Khaimah – United Arab Emirates. From there we will transport you (this is included in the price) to RAK International airport for the flight. You will skydive back to the dropzone where your video and photographs (depending on package purchased) will be available. Celebrate your personal achievement with a cool drink or meal at our ActionFlight-Links bar ‘the Dropzone’. If you arrived by courtesy vehicle, we will return you to your accommodation afterwards.
DO YOU ALLOW SPECTATORS?
We encourage you to invite your friends and family to watch. Providing we have enough space in our vehicles we can take spectators for free. This won’t be guaranteed and only available at the time of the trip. They are welcome to drive themselves to watch though and we can provide directions. This is limited to one spectator per customer and we cannot transport spectators on the last trip of the day.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER ISN’T SUITABLE?
Skydiving is a weather dependent activity and sometimes we won’t be able to jump. We will try our best to re-arrange your trip to the next time slot available if it suits. For this reason, we advise you to book your skydive on the first available time slot in your holiday and keep a back-up day free. If you cannot re-arrange to another trip, you will be refunded in full from wherever you paid originally.
CAN I TAKE MY CAMERA ON THE PLANE WITH ME?
Unfortunately, we cant allow personal cameras and Go Pro’s on board the aircraft due to safety and insurance reasons. All of our equipment has to be checked properly due to the extreme nature of skydiving. You can take photos on the ground while getting ready and we do offer a professional skydive photographer that is able to jump with you and take photos/video during your skydive.
CAN I DRIVE TO THE ACTIONFLIGHT DROPZONE MYSELF?
Yes you can, you will need to check in at the ActionFlight Skydive Centre for the briefing and then we will transport you to the airport.
DO YOU OFFER INSURANCE?
You are covered for medical treatment with your tandem skydive. Additionally please check your own travel insurance, SAOme companies insure you to tandem skydive and you need to check this with your travel insurance company directly.