Height and Weight Limits

What you need to know before you jump

Although there are not many restrictions for skydiving, weight and height are two things that are important. You can see the weight limits for our dropzones Here. If you are taking part in a solo skydive (AFF or Static Line) then there is a height/weight chart on the Medical declaration as well as notes explaining the required fitness level.

Tandem skydives are slightly different but weight is still a major factor. The Tandem equipment itself has a maximum all up weight limit which cannot be exceeded – this includes the tandem student as well as the instructor. Some dropzones have lighter instructors who can jump with heavier students, but in general the weight limit is 15 stone. BMI should also be taken into consideration, BPA statistics show that if a students BMI is above 27.5 they stand a greater risk of injury (approximately double the risk for a male and even greater for a female).

To calculate your BMI please click here.

Be aware that if you are over the weight limit or your BMI is particularly high then it may not be possible for you to jump – this is the dropzone’s decision and is made for safety reasons.

Take a look at our blog entry about height and weights for more advice.

Tandem Maximum Height/Weight Ratio

Height Weight (max)
Metres Feet KG Stone
1.52 5’0″ 67 10st 7lb
1.55 5’1″ 69 10st 12lb
1.57 5’2″ 71 11st 2lb
1.60 5’3″ 74 11st 8lb
1.63 5’4″ 76 12st
1.65 5’5″ 78 12st 4lb
1.68 5’6″ 81 12st 10lb
1.70 5’7″ 83 13st
1.73 5’8″ 85 13st 6lb
1.75 5’9″ 88 13st 12lb
1.78 5’10” 90 14st 3lb
1.80 5’11” 92 14st 7lb
1.83 6′ 95 15st

Solo Student Maximum Height/Weight Ratio

Height Weight (max)
Metres Feet KG Stone
1.57 5’2″ (minimum) 68 (51 min) 10st 9lb (8st min)
1.60 5’3″ 70 11st 1lb
1.63 5’4″ 73 11st 7lb
1.65 5’5″ 75 11st 11lb
1.68 5’6″ 78 12st 3lb
1.70 5’7″ 80 12st 7lb
1.73 5’8″ 82 12st 13lb
1.75 5’9″ 84 13st 6lb
1.78 5’10” 87 13st 12lb
1.80 5’11” 89 14st 3lb
1.83 6′ 92 14st 7lb