About Us

Icarus Skydiving School & Air Wear
Icarus Skydiving School & Air Wear is owned by Manuel Cordeiro. Manuel is a qualified Accelerated Free Fall, Static Line, tandem instructor and senior parachute rigger. He has been jumping for 38 years, has over 5500 jumps to date. He has been the South African skydiving Champion 15 times.

Icarus Skydiving School

Situated on the same premises as Icarus Air Wear, the school is fully equipped to train a complete novice to do his / her first parachute jump. Our courses follow the Parachute Association of South Africa (PASA) curriculum and we adhere strictly to the PASA Safety and Training Standards. Our instructors are all PASA Qualified and have in excess of a 1000 jumps.


Minimum Weight of 35kg ( 1.2m Tall ) – Maximum of 100Kg.


A minimum age to go skydiving is 12 years old. If you're aged between 12 and 18, you'll need the signed consent of a parent or legal guardian.

All Year

This is weather dependent on the day.


Icarus Air Wear

Our offices are situated at Rand Airport Germiston. Icarus has been in business since 1988. We manufacture and supply skydiving equipment and accessories, microlighting, aerobatic and paragliding flight suits, parasails (complete), kites and repairs to the above mentioned equipment. We also offer professional rigging and packing of safety chutes for skydiving, paragliding and aerobatic parachutes.
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, for Tandem and AFF you will get a pair of goggles which protect your eyes in freefall.

If you do the static line course and subsequent jumps then pre-arrange with Manifest or the Equipment Officer to get a pair of goggles to jump with.

Yes, no problem. A larger, over-the-glasses goggle is available for freefall jumps.

For static line you could also use these goggles or simply tie a retaining strap or elastic to the glasses.

You’re going to have fun so in order to do so, be comfortable. A comfortable pair of running shoes is recommended and protective clothing if you’re doing static line i.e. jeans and a sweater like a rugby jersey. Try to stay away from a sweater that has pockets in the hips as this may hinder you if you have to do emergency procedures.

If you do AFF you’ll be given a jumpsuit to use so the shoes are the most important for you to bring with. Tandem can be done in a t-shirt and shorts if you wish but remember that it may be cold at altitude in an aircraft without a door.

Afternoon thunderstorms are a common occurrence so don’t forget to bring something warm/waterproof for after the jump.
Don’t forget the sunscreen – it can get very hot at a drop zone.