Get a different view of the world! Experience the exhilarating 10,000ft freefall tandem parachute jump.
Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below…Watch the video!
Date: Most dates available, three months in advance
Location: Hinton Airfield
(Please note alternative airfields are availble for you to choose from)
Fundraising: £395 minimum includes us covering the cost of your skydive.
Alternatively you can pay for your jump on the day (Approx £190, depending on which airfield you select) and fundraise with no minimum target.
Registration Fee: £70
What does the jump involve?
Technically the jump is called a ‘Tandem Skydive’. It is a Skydive because you will be freefalling through the air (without the parachute deployed) for several thousand feet; it is in Tandem because you will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor at all times throughout the descent (see front photo). This is the only way you can jump from such an altitude without spending thousands of pounds becoming a freefall parachutist. This is literally the chance of a lifetime!
This jump is also much less demanding than the traditional ‘static line’ jump as the jump and training are completed in one day and your instructor will be in control of your landing.
Points to remember:
• Jump and training completed in one day
• Harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times
• Jump from at least 10,000 feet - just like the professionals
• Freefall down to 5,000 feet - falling through the air at 120 mph!
• Ride the parachute down to the ground - we teach you how to steer onto the drop zone
• Landing controlled by your instructor
• Certificate to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ Tandem Skydive!
What must I do to qualify for a free jump?
All you have to do is raise £395 in aid of Royal Free Charity. We suggest you set up an online sponsorship page and share you story with your friends and family and invite them to sponsor you. Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you will find you can quite easily raise the minimum £395 sponsorship and remember, every penny you raise over the minimum will be further contributing to Royal Free Charity and giving you the chance to make an exhilarating freefall parachute jump for FREE!
Where is the airfield?
The airfield is situated 15 miles north of Oxford. Once your reservation form has been received and processed, full confirmation details will be sent to you, including a map and directions to the airfield.
Are there any restrictions on age or health?
For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old and be under 15 stone in weight. Please note some centres have lower weight limits - please contact us for details. The principal medical restrictions are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma. You will be required to sign a medical form before your jump declaring your fitness to take part - this will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation form but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; those aged 40 and over, or those with a medical condition, will need it signed by their doctor.
Pre-existing physical conditions will not necessarily prevent you from taking part but please inform Skyline of any physical condition as this may affect the location of your jump. If you are in any doubt then please contact Skyline for further information on 020 7424 5535.