The procedures, safety guidelines and licensing requirments used by Skydive Fiji are recognised by The Civil Aviation Authority of the Fiji Islands, the body responsible for all aviation safety in Fiji.Skydive Fiji adheres to the rigorous world class operating procedures, and licensing standards, of the Australian Parachute Federation.
The APF is an internationally recognized and world leader in the regulation of Sports parachuting. The APF is recognised by both the the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the world air sports federation and The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, the body responsible for all aviation safety in Australia.Skydive Fiji Instructors are highly experienced, qualified professional skydiving instructors.
The technology utilised in today's sport parachuting equipment is light years ahead of the equipment used in the '60s , '70s and 80's. The materials are stronger, lighter and built to TSO'd standards.Reserve canopies are carefully designed and packed. The reserve parachute must be inspected and repacked every 6 months by an licensed parachute Packer - even if it has not been used during that time.
Your main canopy is always packed by a licensed packer. There are also additional safety features employed to ensure canopy deployment such as Automatic Activation Devices (AAD) and Reserve Static Lines (RSL) which add still more layers of safety.Not to mention the Tandem Instructor you will be jumping with, is highly experienced.
Skydive Fiji requires that our Tandem Instructors have at least 1,000 jumps before they start training to become a Tandem Instructor. Most of our Tandem Instructors have far more jumps, our Chief Instructor has over 20,000 jumps! Tandem canopies are actually rectangular in shape, and when open, act like an aeroplane wing.They are more like gliders.
The aerodynamics of the square canopy provide it with exceptional manoeuvrability, allowing your Tadem Instructor to land almost anywhere he wishes. This wing shape can also provide tippy-toe soft landings, but you must listen to your Tandem Instructor on landing and keep your feet up to avoid interfering with the landing.