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

Skydives

When:

Anytime

Where:

Locations throughout the UK

Bored of bake sales?

Fed up of fancy dress? 

Embrace your wild side and experience the unforgettable thrill of a tandem skydive.

Pay a £50 registration fee and fundraise a minimum of just £400 to experience the thrill of a lifetime.

More event details

When: Anytime

Where: Locations throughout the UK

sign up

As a Heart Flyer you’ll receive:

  • a Heart Flyers T-shirt to wear with pride
  • a fundraising pack full of ideas to get you started
  • a call from your local fundraising manager to provide any support you may need

On the day of your skydive, you’ll receive training by our partners at Skydive Centre Ltd. And don’t worry, you’ll be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor who controls the free fall, parachute opening and landing. So be brave and enjoy.

How to sign up

For more information, check out our information guide.

Any questions?

Contact us on 0300 330 3322 or at [email protected]

You can 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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Reach your fundraising target

Our Heart Flyers are asked to pay a £50 registration fee and raise a minimum of £400.

This covers the Skydive costs and a minimum sponsorship amount so we can fund our life saving research.

But do not fear, there are plenty of ways you can achieve this. In fact, most fundraisers actually raise more than £400.

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

First stop, set up a JustGiving page. This makes it super easy for others to donate. Be proud, wear your heart flyer’s badge of honour with pride and get sharing on social media. Don’t let a single member of your friends, family and colleagues forget about what you’re doing. 

Fundraising offline

There are plenty of things that our Heart Flyers do to get those pennies rolling in, check out our A-Z of fundraising ideas.

To send in fundraising money by cheque, you’ll need to complete a sponsorship form to the below address which is included in the fundraising pack.

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

Or call us on 0300 330 3322 to pay in your fundraising 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.

Contact us

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

Where you can jump

There are lots of British Parachute Association-approved centres across the UK you can choose to jump from.

Locations in England Address
Brackley, Northamptonshire Hinton Airfield
Bridlington, East Yorkshire East Leys Farm
Cark, Cumbria Cark Airfield
Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire Hibaldstow Airfield
Honiton, Devon Dunkeswell Airfield
Lancaster, Lancashire Hillam Lane
March, Cambridgeshire Block Fen Drove
Norwich, Norfolk/ Suffolk border Beccles Airfield
Nottinghamshire Langar Airfield
Perranporth, Cornwall The Airfield
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Sibson Aerodrome
Peterlee, County Durham Shotton Airfield
Reading, Berkshire/ Oxon Chiltern Park Airfield
Salisbury, Wiltshire Airfield Camp
Swindon, Wiltshire Stratton Road
Shropshire Tilstock Airfield
Locations in Wales Address
Swansea, Wales Swansea Airport
Locations in Scotland Address
Auchterarder, Perthshire Strathallan Airfield
Errol, Perthshire Errol Airfield
Glenrothes, Fife Fife Airport
Locations in Northern Ireland Address
Coming soon Please contact us

Contact us

If you have any questions about becoming a Heart Flyer, email us at [email protected] 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.

Skydive Centre Ltd manages 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 Skydive Centre Ltd 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 sign up separately online and then speak with Skydive Centre Ltd once your dates have been confirmed.

Contact us

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