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Medical Restrictions

The principal medical restrictions for all jumpers are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma, but if you are in any doubt please contact us for further information.

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Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness. We have minimum fitness requirements. All participants must be physically fit, fully self-mobile with a full range of mobility and able to lift their knees to their chest unaided.

Unfortunately, if you have a condition or disability which reduces your mobility, you won’t be able to skydive.

Special Examinations
CogScreen Aeromedical

What is the CogScreen-AE?

The CogScreen-Aeromedical Edition (CogScreen-AE) is a computer-administered and scored test designed to evaluate neurocognitive or psychological deficits that may affect flight performance or flight training.


The primary mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to ensure safety of civil aviation, therefore, the CogScreen-AE is utilized to identify subtle changes in cognitive functioning of current and prospective pilots.


The CogScreen-AE measures:​

  • ​Attention

  • Reaction time

  • Immediate memory

  • Short-term memory

  • Executive functioning

  • Sequencing functions

  • Visual perceptual functioning

  • Logical problems solving calculation skills

  • Simultaneous information processing abilities​​

The CogScreen-AE does not assess your flight knowledge or aviation skills. Rather, it assesses the core cognitive skills necessary to safely and successfully fly a plane.

How can I prepare for the CogScreen-AE?

There is no way to prepare for the CogScreen-AE. The best recommendation is getting a good night of sleep and arriving well-nourished. This test may be an important step to acquiring your pilots license, the appointment and test may create anxiety to some. 


Therefore, it is also suggested to take steps to arrive calm and rested. In addition, most people function best in the morning, therefore scheduling testing at the start of your day may help you to perform at your best.

What to Expect With Your CogScreen-AE Evaluation

There will be a one-time appointment to review relevant history and complete the CogScreen-AE.

The test takes one to two hours to complete and maximum of one week to score, interpret, and write the report.  Therefore, the process is relatively quick.

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