During the coronavirus pandemic, skydives will not be going ahead. Any charity tandem skydives booked in April or May will be rescheduled from 1st June 2020.
BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER 2020
We are currently able to make bookings for charity skydives from 1st July 2020 onwards. To book, simply complete a skydive booking form and return it to us. You can then start raising your sponsors - all from the comfort of your own home!
A tandem skydive is a high altitude jump where you are securely attached to your tandem instructor. He/she is responsible for controlling the free-fall part of the skydive as well as the flight under the parachute, leaving you free to enjoy the thrill of the experience!
This is a fantastic opportunity to have the experience of a lifetime and if you raise £350 in sponsorship, your jump will be totally free!
Our charity tandem skydives are available seven days per week throughout the year so you can allow as much time as you need to raise your sponsors, and with airfields all over the UK, you shouldn’t have too far to travel either!
UK Parachuting is the skydive company that we have carefully chosen to ensure that you enjoy your skydive experience. Not only are they one of the friendliest and most helpful skydiving schools around, but also the most professional.
Airfields and Sponsorship
The minimum sponsorship is £350 and is broken down into:
Your sponsorship is broken down in this way to ensure that your charity skydive doesn't cost you a penny (on the condition that you raise the minimum sponsorship amount). You may choose to pay the remaining balance yourself and forward all the sponsorship you have raised to the charity, but this is entirely optional.
More infomation about specific airfields can be found at www.bpa.org.uk.
The maximum weight restriction is 15st 7lb, the maximum height is 6ft 3” and your weight should be in proportion to your height. The minimum age is 16 years (additional parental consent is required for under 18s).
How To Book
WHAT DOES THE EXPERIENCE INVOLVE?
The course is designed to be completed within half a day, where possible, however on busier days (usually weekends in the summer) there may be a short wait to do your jump. This will be avoided if possible but please allow time for delays on the day. Your skydive experience will consist of:
IS IT SAFE?
The sport is naturally extremely safety-conscious so all tandem parachute systems come with a back up reserve parachute and a computer operated device that will automatically deploy the reserve parachute if the manual deployment method is unsuccessful. Tandem parachutes are designed for two people and are thoroughly tested and maintained. All parachute jumps at UK Parachuting are conducted in accordance with safety limitations imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority and the British Parachute Association.
WHAT IF I DON'T RAISE ENOUGH SPONSORS?
Firstly, don't panic! When booking your skydive, you should try to allow yourself enough time to raise the minimum sponsorship needed. If you are approaching your skydive date and you don't think you will have enough raised, please call us to discuss. We may be able to offer alternative ways to raise the extra funds you need. If this is not possible, we will be able to help you change your skydive to a later date.
There are lots of fundraising tools around to make it easier to raise sponsors and hit your fundraising target. We suggest setting up your own online fundraising page using JustGiving and send the link to family and friends using email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media outlets available to you. This will allow your friends and family to sponsor you while on the go, or from the comfort of their sofas.
CAN I GET MY EXPERIENCE ON DVD?
The airfield can arrange a free-fall cameraman to record the entire experience (at an extra cost of £90-125). This is booked and paid for by you on the day of your skydive. It is not included in your sponsorship. You will receive a fully edited DVD that will provide a lasting reminder of your unique experience.