Alison's story

young woman taking part in a tandem skydive

"On 3 October 2012, I lost my dad to a heart attack. It completely rocked my world. He left behind a wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

"On my birthday in 2014, my other half Scott gave me a skydiving voucher. I contacted the skydiving company and scheduled my jump for 4 October 2015, almost exactly 3 years to the day that I lost my dad.

"I asked Scott if I could use the skydive to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. He was delighted and we raised £700 in total.

"I just absolutely loved the whole skydiving experience. Once we came down, I wanted to get straight back up there! It’s on my list to do it again!"

Alison Carstairs
Heart Flyer





Locations throughout the UK

Take to the skies to save lives. Become a Heart Flyer and join our fight against heart disease.

Sign up to the challenge of a lifetime with our tandem skydive.

Raise a minimum of £400 and you'll get to experience an amazing tandem skydive

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When: Anytime

Where: Locations throughout the UK

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Skydive to save lives

Experience the rush of a tandem skydive with one of our highly experienced and professional parachute instructors, whilst raising money for our life saving research.

All you need to do is raise £400, and you get to take on the challenge of a life time!

How it works

Signing up has never been so easy. 


  • Choose your skydive location from one of our 21 venues up and down the UK.
  • Pick a jump date that suits you best.
  • Once you've signed up and paid your registration fee you'll receive confirmation of your jump.
  • Then simply start fundraising. Why not create a JustGiving page? It's the easiest way to get everyone to sponsor you and is easy to share.

On the day

On the day of your skydive, you'll receive all your training by our partners at UK Skydive. And don't worry, for your jump you'll be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor who controls the free fall, parachute opening and landing. So all you need to do is enjoy it.

Check out our brave Heart Flyer's testimonials to find out about their exciting skydive experience.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and help raise money for our life saving heart research. 

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Contact us

Want to become a Heart Flyer? Contact us on and we'll send you one of our idea-filled fundraising packs.

Or if you have any questions about becoming a Heart Flyer, email us at or call us on 0300 330 3322, and we can answer any queries you may have.

Reach your fundraising target

Once you've signed up, we ask that you raise a minimum of £400. There are a few different ways you can do this. You can pick whichever fundraising method works best for you.

If you don't manage to meet your fundraising target, you can still take part in the skydive if you can cover the rest of the cost yourself.

Fundraising online

To fundraise online, you need to set up a JustGiving page. It's simple and easy to set up a page. Get the ball rolling with your fundraising by sharing your page on social media, and with your friends, family and colleagues

Fundraising offline

If you'd prefer to fundraise without a JustGiving page, there are a number of different ways you can raise money, including running your own bake sale, coffee morning or even hosting your own quiz night. Discover more fundraising suggestions with our A-Z of fundraising ideas.

We'll also send a welcome pack to all participants that sign-up to the skydive which contains plenty of fundraising inspiration, sponsorship forms and a t-shirt.

All you need to do is fill in your sponsorship form and post to:

Heart Flyers
British Heart Foundation
Lyndon Place
2096 Coventry Road
B26 3YU

Or call us on 0300 330 3322 to pay your fundraising total over the phone. 

Amount you need to raise

 Amount  Payable
£50 registration fee

When you sign up, to secure your booking.

£400 minimum sponsorship money Must be paid two weeks before you jump.

How we support you

Our dedicated team will be on hand to make sure you feel as prepared as possible with your fundraising, and to support you with all of your pre-jump questions. 

When you fundraise for the BHF, you’ll receive:

  • support in reaching your fundraising target
  • regular emails and updates from our dedicated fundraising team
  • a fun welcome pack full of fundraising ideas and materials
  • your very own BHF t-shirt to wear for your jump

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Download an info leaflet and registration form

Contact us

If you have any questions at all about becoming a Heart Flyer, you can email us at or call us on 0300 330 3322.

Where you can jump

There are loads of venues up and down the UK where you can take on your skydive challenge. All the locations below are approved by the British Parachute Association. See our locations and drop zones below. Pick your closest one and sign up today.

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England Drop Zone
Cambridgeshire March
Cambridgeshire  Peterborough (Sibson)
Cornwall Perranporth
County Durham Darlington (Tees Valley)
Cumbria Grange Over Sands (Cark)
County Durham Peterlee
Devon Honiton
East Yorkshire Bridlington
Lancashire Lancaster (Cockerham)
Lincolnshire Hibaldstow
Northamptonshire Brackley
Nottinghamshire Nottingham (Langar)
Oxfordshire/Berkshire Reading (Ipsden)
Shropshire Tilstock
Suffolk/Norfolk Norwich (Beccles)
Wiltshire Swindon
Wiltshire Netheravon
Wales Drop Zone
West Glamorgan Swansea
Scotland Drop Zone
Fife St. Andrews
Perthshire Auchterader (Strathallan)
Perthshire Errol
Northern Ireland Drop Zone
Coming soon Please contact us

Contact us

If you have any questions about becoming a Heart Flyer, email us at or call us on 0300 330 3322.

Terms and conditions

  • Anyone over 16 can skydive with us.
  • If you are aged 16-18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian.
  • Most drop zones require jumpers to weigh 15 stone or less, however this can vary depending on your chosen venue, your gender and your body mass index.

UK Skydive manage all our jumps. You will be asked to complete a Declaration of Fitness form before you do your tandem skydive. You will receive this form by email from UK Skydive when you receive your confirmation. Please ensure this is completed and brought with you on the day of your skydive.

Jumping with a friend?

If you'd like jump on the same day as someone else, you can either each complete a paper registration form and send them in together, or sign up separately and then speak with UK Skydive once your dates have been confirmed.

Download an info leaflet and registration form

Contact us

If you have any questions about becoming a Heart Flyer, email us at or call us on 0300 330 3322.