By ExtremeD: A lot of people wonder when they have a disability, if it's going to stop them from skydiving. The great thing is NO, it's...
By ExtremeD: A lot of people wonder when they have a disability, if it's going to stop them from skydiving. The great thing is NO, it's not going to stop you, you can skydive with a disability. I am in a wheelchair and have done about 100 skydives and I am a complete paraplegic, and I have been for about 9 years. I've seen people that are visually impaired, that have hearing impairments, that are suffering from cerebral palsy, or muscular dystrophy, or have an amputation, and it doesn't stop you from skydiving.
If you ring up Ramblers and tell them what the situation is, they will do everything possible to get you up there in the sky. Don't let what you don't have limit what you can get. It's a mind set. You might have to pick the right weather, you might have to get some more protective equipment, or go through a bit more training.
A great thing to do if you are considering to do a Skydive and you do have a disability, is to come to the Clubhouse at the Sunshine Coast Airport, see the process, see the equipment, talk to the staff. Do it before you book the day to jump. Go down to the landing area, see people landing, have a look at the airplane and see how you go getting in and out of it. Do some reconnaissance first, do some research. Then when you do book in, you can come along and have the best time possible, you are not going to be worried, the staff know how to take care of you the best possible way, so all you need to worry about is having an awesome time and looking so cool!
Full arm functionFull finger functionPartial trunk controlNo leg functionUnable to WalkCaucasianAustraliaParaplegicMale