How to get started

What is a Tandem jump like?2022-01-31T12:37:30+00:00

A Tandem skydive lets you experience free fall without the need for lots of training. You will free fall normally from at least 10,000 feet with the parachute being opened at 5,000 feet. You then get to float down the last mile with your instructor to a soft landing. This is the perfect experience for your first-time jump as you are attached to an instructor who does all of the work for you. This leaves you free to enjoy the view!

How can I book/raise money for a charity that isn’t registered with you?2022-01-21T16:43:30+00:00

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 email us directly on info@skylineevents.co.uk

How can I book as a group?2022-01-21T16:42:20+00:00

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!

How do I book group members for different charities?2022-01-21T16:41:19+00:00

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.

Where can I jump?2022-01-21T16:40:41+00:00

We have many airfields across the UK – a full list of which can be found here – please select your nearest one.

What date can I book for?2022-01-21T16:40:06+00:00

The majority of airfields operate on the weekend but there are some that open on weekdays too. You can check the Prices & Locations page for opening days. We usually recommend you book a couple of months in advance to ensure you get the date you want (especially in the warmer months).

What time of the year can I book for?2019-01-17T13:14:03+00:00

Our airfields are open all year round.

How do I book a date?2022-01-21T16:38:08+00:00

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. We ask you to provide two date choices that you are available for, just in case your first preference is fully booked. You can book here.

My charity has mentioned a special booking day they have planned. How do I book that?2019-01-17T13:15:11+00:00

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.

What are your company’s terms and conditions?2022-01-21T16:35:59+00:00

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.

How does the medical form work?2022-02-01T13:39:45+00:00

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 info@skylineevents.co.uk and we can post a form out to you.

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.

115A Student Tandem Medical Self Declaration
115C Solo Student Medical Self Declaration
115B Student Tandem Doctors Certificate
115D Solo Student Doctors Certificate
What if I have a disability – can I still jump?2022-01-21T16:34:18+00:00

Our airfields will look at each case individually, so please email us at info@skylineevents.co.uk and we can check for you. With any medical condition- you will also need to have the medical form signed by a doctor.

What if my doctor tells me I cannot jump for medical reasons?2022-01-21T16:33:12+00:00

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.

What are the weight restrictions? Highest and lowest?2022-01-21T16:32:32+00:00

The weight limits for men and women can vary between our airfields – you can click here to see the limits at each airfield. Just click on your selected location to see the details.

Some airfields have a very strict height to weight ratio – if you are unsure please email us at info@skylineevents.co.uk 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.

What are the age restrictions?2022-01-21T16:30:57+00:00

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. You will have access to this once you have booked.

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.

Will my skydive be impacted by Covid-19?2022-01-28T14:55:55+00:00

We are delighted to confirm that Skydiving activities started resuming in England from 12 April 2021.

Until further notice, all Skydivers will be expected to comply with the COVID-secure measures that are in place at all airfields. Once you have booked, you will have access to detailed, airfield-specific information on what to remember on the day of your skydive.

Interested in Jumping?
Whether you want to take the plunge with the ultimate adrenaline rush – or you want to do something incredible to raise some much needed funds for a charity close to your heart at this difficult time – now’s the time to book!

Having operated throughout the majority of last year, Skydiving is an activity that will take place this year and can be done in confidence, in the guidance of world-class, experienced instructors.

With a surge in demand expected over the coming months, and airfields having to run at lower than normal capacities in order to comply with guidelines, we anticipate booking space to be limited. We will be taking reservations on a first come, first served basis, so would encourage you to book for your experience of a lifetime as soon as possible – in order to avoid disappointment and give yourself the best chance of jumping at your airfield and on your date of choice.

Once booked on

I’ve booked on – now what?2022-01-21T16:29:50+00:00

Once you have booked your jump and paid the deposit, you will need to wait up to 5 working days for us to send a confirmation email. This email will have everything you need to know for the jump. If you don’t hear from us after 5 business days, it’s best to contact the office to make sure there is not an issue with your booking.

After I’ve booked on, can I change the airfield I want to jump at?2022-01-21T16:29:06+00:00

You can change to your preferred airfield providing 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 cost. Also, keep in mind when changing that every airfield has different jump cost.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule?2023-09-18T13:38:32+00:00

If you have to cancel your jump, please contact our office on 0207 424 5522 or email myskydive@skylineevents.co.uk – 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 7 working days of your jump date, this fee rises to £100.

Fundraising Information for Charity Jumps

How does the sponsorship work?2023-03-20T12:17:59+00:00

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.

When should I start fundraising?2022-01-21T16:27:07+00:00

You can start fundraising straight away, however most people book on and will start fundraising once the date is confirmed.

How can I fundraise?2022-01-21T16:26:04+00:00

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.

How do I get my £70 deposit back if I am doing a charity jump?2023-03-20T12:19:29+00:00

If you are skydiving 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 page.

If you no longer wish to complete the skydive we can cancel your jump, but the deposit is non-refundable.

What sponsorship should I bring along on the day?2023-10-20T10:09:11+00:00

If you have raised your money on an online fundraising page and reached the minimum funds on there, you would just need to make sure that you let us know of the page. Please make sure your page is set up with the charity you signed up for. 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, or using a crowdfunding online fundraising page, you would need to either:

  • Pay your jump costs on the day by cash/card out of the sponsorship money that you have collected in and also make a direct donation to your charity via their website, over the phone or a bank transfer before the jump for the remaining sponsorship amount. You can then send us a receipt of the donation made so we are aware.
  • Pay the full sponsorship raised to the charity at least 7 days in advance of the jump date via their website, over the phone or a bank transfer and then send us a receipt of the donation made at least 7 days before the jump date so we can then arrange for your jump costs to be covered by the sponsorship donation so you do not need to pay on the day

Please note – you must have signed up as a charity jumper and selected a charity from our list to be able to follow the above sponsorship guidance.

On the Day

What if the weather isn’t looking good?2022-01-21T16:21:11+00:00

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.

Can I have supporters come with me on the day? What time should they arrive?2023-09-25T09:54:03+00:00

Of course, you can bring along supporters! We would recommend that they arrive with you, your jump time will vary so you can be in the plane in as little as 30 minutes.

What time do I need to be at the airfield for?2022-01-21T16:19:34+00:00

Your arrival time at the airfield would have been sent to you in your confirmation email and can be viewed under the ‘Profile’ tab in the menu – it is usually between 8am and 9am. Please note that we cannot provide a jump time as it is weather dependent.

Can I use a GoPro?2022-01-19T15:59:10+00:00

The airfields do not allow you to use your own recording equipment for the jump – however you can purchase filming from most airfields on the day. Please check your booking details on the portal to make sure whether you need to pre-book your video or can book upon arrival. The cost of this can be found here.

Are dogs allowed at the airfield?2022-01-19T15:54:40+00:00

The airfields vary on their restrictions for dogs – some allow dogs (on lead) however the following airfields do not: Bridlington, Brigg, Coleraine, Errol, Honiton, Lancaster, Maidstone, Netheravon (Salisbury),Nottingham and Swansea.

How long does the process take to complete the jump?2022-01-19T15:56:37+00:00

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!

What do I wear?2022-01-19T15:55:40+00:00

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). We recommend layering up on a colder day and wear ski gloves (optional).

Can I wear glasses or contact lenses?2019-01-17T14:05:43+00:00

You can wear both of these. The airfields will have a range of goggles made to fit over glasses.

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