We are above all else a sports skydiving club, our main goal is to take people who have never jumped before, get them trained and jumping out of planes on their own, until they are at such a level that they can jump with others…then the real fun starts!
We jump in the Irish Parachute Club (IPC) in Co. Offaly, which is about a 2 hour drive from Cork City.
One of the most common question’s we get asked is ‘can I join even if I’ve never done it before?’ To which the answer is of course! Most members have never jumped before joining the club.
We offer 3 different types of jumps
- Static Line (SL),
- Accelerated Free-fall (AFF) and
A Static Line jump is a solo jump and the most popular option with all our first time jumpers. A line attached from the parachute to the aircraft opens the parachute automatically as the student falls away. It takes about 300 feet before the parachute inflates completely. The parachute ride will take about three minutes during which the student is guided to the ground by radio contact.
Accelerated Free-fall (AFF)
The AFF jump involves two instructors securely holding on to you while you leave the aircraft together at 13,000 feet. The instructors hold on through the entire free-fall of 40-50 seconds, supervising the student as he or she performs what were practised on the ground. While profession is much faster with this type of training it is not very student friendly due to the cost!
Finally, for those that are looking for a once off thrill or a tick on their bucket list, we would recommend the tandem! With a tandem you receive 20 minutes ground training in which a Tandem Master will explain what is going to happen. Then you are simply strapped onto the Tandem Master and fall with him out of the plane!
For more information, hit us up on Facebook at ‘UCC Skydiving Club’, or contact us at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ where our hands-on committee will be standing by to help with any queries you might have.