How to get started
Our airfields offer two different jump types:
- Accelerated freefall
Our most popular skydive is a tandem jump. This is the perfect experience for your first-time jump as you are attached to an instructor who does the majority of the work for you. This leaves you free to enjoy the view!
Our accelerated freefall jumps require a full day of training which you must pass before being able to complete these jumps.
If you want to raise money for a charity that is not registered with us that’s not a problem – you would just need to book in as a non-charity jump and cover the cost of the skydive yourself. Alternatively if you would like to see if the charity you are interested in jumping for would like to register with us they can call our charity team directly to discuss that on 0207 424 5535.
You can book on as normal by clicking the Book Now button in the top right-hand corner. Once you have entered your details on the first page there will be an option to tick a box and add group members. Enter the names and email addresses of everyone you would like to book in there.
If the person you would like to jump with has already booked in there is a Group Member Info box on the second page of the online booking form – just quote the name of that person in that box and we will group you in together!
You would need to make separate bookings if you are looking to jump for different charities – but that’s not a problem – you can still jump together! Just fill in your other group members’ names in the Group Member Info box on the second page of the booking form.
After that we can group you in together when the bookings come into our system and then you can all jump together.
We have many airfields across the UK – a full list of which can be found here – please select your nearest one.
The majority of airfields operate on the weekend but there are some that open on weekdays too. We usually recommend you book a couple of months in advance to ensure you get the date you want (especially in the warmer months).
Our airfields are open all year round.
When you make a booking with us we need to check with the airfield to see if they have space before we can confirm the date. It’s best if you provide 2 dates that you are available just in case your first preference is fully booked. You can book here
Check your charity’s website – they should have a link. If they don’t it’s best to just book through our website and select your preferred charity.
You can read over our terms and conditions here. Everyone who books on with us needs to accept these before we can get you confirmed with the airfield.
The British Parachute Association (BPA) insist that all participants bring their medical form with them on the day. Whether you need to get the form signed by a doctor depends on the following information.
The first BPA form is Form 115A. If you have any of the medical conditions listed on the form, then you must get Form 115B signed by a doctor. If you do not have any of the medical conditions listed on the form, then you may self-sign Form 115A. and bring that along on the day.
Please print your form double-sided and bring it with you on the day – if you are not able to do this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can post a form out to you.
Both 115A and 115B are available on this link.
If you book on for an accelerated free fall you will need to get the solo medical form signed. If you are 40 years or older and doing a solo jump, you will need to get this form signed by your doctor.
Our airfields will look at each case individually so please email us at email@example.com and we can check for you. With any medical condition- you will also need to have the medical form signed by a doctor.
If your doctor refuses to sign your medical form or advises you not to jump you need to send us over a note from your doctor informing us of this. If the doctor says you can’t do the jump unfortunately you will need to take their medical advice.
The weight limits for men and women can vary dramatically between our airfields – you can click here to see the limits at each airfield. Just click on your selected airfield to see the details.
Some airfields have a very strict height to weight ratio – if you are unsure please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can let you know their limits with regards to your height. When you book on and provide your height and weight please ensure it’s within the weight limit of your airfield.
For the tandem skydives the minimum age is 16 – however anyone aged 16 or 17 would need to have a parental consent form on the day of their jump. We send this out once you are booked on.
A few of our airfields have an upper age limit for tandem jumps: Cornwall has an upper age limit of 65, Lancaster and Whitchurch have a limit of 70 and Perthshire has a limit of 49.
For the AFF jump most airfields have a limit of 55 years of age but some may be lower so please do check with us by emailing email@example.com if you are unsure.
Once booked on
Once you have booked your jump and paid the deposit we will respond immediately – however it may take up to 5 working days for the airfield to confirm your place. When they do you will receive full information about where to go, what time to arrive and what to wear etc.
You can change to your preferred airfield provided that you give your original airfield at least 4 weeks notice of the cancellation with them and you haven’t paid the original airfield any jump costs. Also keep in mind when changing that every airfield has a different jump cost.
If you have to cancel your jump, please contact our office on 0207 424 5522 – remember, your deposit is non-refundable, and you have until four weeks before your jump within which we can reschedule you for free. If you cancel or reschedule within four weeks of your jump, you are required to pay a £50 cancellation fee, and if this is within 48 hours of your jump date, this fee rises to £100.
Fundraising Information for Charity Jumps
We ask that you raise a minimum of £395 for your charity – this is split into three parts: a £70 deposit paid to us at Skyline, around £200 jump cost to your airfield (the jump costs will vary depending on the airfield) and the remaining £125 to the charity. Please note that some airfields require a higher sponsorship level of £450 and the jump cost/sponsorship cost will vary. You can check the Prices & Locations page for details.
You can start fundraising straight away however most people book on and once the date is confirmed will start fundraising. Once we received your booking we can even set up your own online page to get you started.
You have the option to fundraise online or offline or both! When you book on, we will send a confirmation email with more details about fundraising.
If you are jumping for charity and would like to reimburse yourself for your deposit you can do so out of any cash donations that you have received. You cannot be reimbursed from any funds raised on your online fundraising pages.
If you no longer wish to complete the skydive we can cancel your jump but the deposit is non-refundable.
If you have raised your money on an online fundraising page and reached the minimum of £325 on there you would just need to make sure that you let us know of the page. Once you have done that there is no money that you will need to bring along on the day.
If you are fundraising all of your money in cash you would need to bring the minimum along on the day but it would need to be in two parts. The first part would be a jump cost (this varies between £180 and £250 depending on the airfield) this would need to be paid to the airfield by either cash or card. The second part (varies between £95 and £145 depending on the airfield) would need to be brought along in a cheque made out to your chosen charity.
If you have not collected all of your cash in just yet then you can post date the cheque for four weeks after your jump to give you time collect the remaining sponsorship in.
On the Day
The one aspect of your day that is out of our control is definitely the weather – if the forecast is looking bad in the days leading up to your jump, you may be contacted by the airfield to reschedule, and you are free to contact the airfield yourself to ask about whether the jump will be going ahead. However, if you have not heard anything to the contrary, you must still turn up to your jump.
Of course you can bring along supporters! We would recommend that they arrive about an hour after your arrival time – this would give you time to have your training and get kitted up.
Your arrival time at the airfield would be sent to you in your confirmation email – but it would usually be between 8am and 9am. Please note that we cannot provide a jump time as it is weather dependent.
The airfields do not allow you to use your own recording equipment for the jump – however you can purchase filming from the airfield on the day. The cost of this can be found here.
If you would like to have your jump filmed there is no need to book that in advance you can book and pay for that upon your arrival to the airfield on the day.
The airfields vary on their restrictions for dogs – most will allow dogs however the following airfields do not: Lancaster, Swindon, Maidstone, Honiton, Nottingham and Coleraine.
We will give you an arrival time once you are confirmed with the airfield – this is when you will check in and receive your training for the jump. The jump time would depend on the weather and how many other people are booked in that day. There is a small chance you could wait all day until you jump. The airfields do operate a first come first served basis though – so the earlier you arrive the earlier you will jump!
The airfield will provide you with a jumpsuit on the day. You just need to wear comfortable clothing underneath and suitable tie up shoes (trainers or something similar would be ideal).