Skydives

When:

Anytime

Where:

Locations throughout the UK

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

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When: Anytime

Where: Locations throughout the UK

What happens on the day?

  • You'll receive training before taking to the skies for your tandem skydive
  • You'll be harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times
  • You'll jump from at least 10,000 feet - just like the professionals
  • You'll freefall at up to 120mph down to 5,000 feet, before the parachute is opened up and you soar through the sky
  • You may get to learn how to steer the parachute
  • The instructor will control your landing as you arrive safely back on the ground
  • You'll receive a certificate to prove you have completed a two-mile high tandem skydive!

What support will I get?

  • Fundraising pack including:
    • T shirt - to show everyone you're a Heart Flyer
    • Fundraising guide - full of top tips for your fundraising
    • Sponsorship form - to make it easy to collect your sponsorship
  • We're also on hand to give any support you may need from your local Fundraising Manager
  • You’ll receive training on the day of your sky dive by our partners at Skydive Centre Ltd. You’ll be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor who controls the free fall, parachute opening and landing. So be brave and enjoy.

For further information, check out our information guide.

Any questions?

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

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Already arranged your own Skydive?

If you have already booked your own skydive and want to fundraise for us then complete this form and we’ll send you a t-shirt and fundraising pack.

Amount you need to raise

 Amount  Payable
£50 registration fee

This is paid when you sign up to secure your booking.

£400 minimum sponsorship money After you've paid your registration fee we ask that you aim to raise £400 which must be paid two weeks before you jump.

The total of your skydive, including registration fee and minimum sponsorship, is £450. This covers the skydive costs (around £250 but varies according to the site) and a donation to the British Heart Foundation so that we can fund our life saving research.

There are plenty of ways to achieve your fundraising target. In fact, most fundraisers actually raise more than £400 and there's lots of ideas in the pack to get you started.

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

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.

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Where you can jump

Here is a list of skydive centres across the UK where you can choose to jump from for your British Heart Foundation charity skydive. All centres are British Parachute Association approved 

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
Locations in Northern Ireland Address
Coming soon Keep checking back for updates

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Emily’s story

Alison’s story

Alison mid 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!"

Hannah's Story

young woman wearing skydiving gear, ready to do a skydive

“I was born with transposition of the great arteries, which means my blood was pumping the wrong way around my body and was not picking up any oxygen. At 10 days old I turned blue and my parents rushed me to hospital, where I was transferred to the Freeman Hospital. I initially had a balloon procedure which then led to open heart surgery when I was seven months old. 

"I underwent the Senning procedure, which means my heart works the opposite way to a normal heart but it was a success and I have been fit and healthy with yearly hospital check-ups the ever since. Although I don’t remember any of it, I have the scars on my chest as a daily reminder.

"Last year we had a fright when I suffered with fluid on my lungs which affected my heart’s function and rhythm. I got in touch with my cardiac nurse and was  admitted to Freeman’s hospital where I was treated straight away. I’m now back to my yearly check-ups. 

We are still buzzing from the amazing experience and we raised over £1,200 for the BHF which I'm so proud of.

"Being unwell again last year really made me sit and think that I wanted to give something back for all the care and treatment I had received to keep me alive.

"A skydive really appealed to me and once I got permission from my cardiac consultant, I knew it was what I wanted to do! Thankfully my friend agreed to take part with me otherwise I may have not had the courage to do it. 

"We are still buzzing from the amazing experience and we raised over £1,200 for the BHF which I’m so proud of. 

"I wouldn’t be here without the work of the British Heart Foundation so I feel it’s the least I can do to give something back. I would recommend it to anyone and I hope to take part in more events for the BHF in the future.”

Roberto's Story

DJ Roberto wearing skydiving gear

Better known for being the voice of Heart FM’s evening request show, Roberto was inspired to skydive for the BHF after learning the importance of looking after your heart health.

As a baby, Roberto was diagnosed with a hole in his heart. Growing up in Oakwood, North London, he underwent twice-yearly check-ups, after doctors decided against complicated surgery.

I wanted to take on a new challenge, and skydiving for the BHF is something I’ll never forget.

When he got older, Roberto began to put on a lot of weight and by the time he reached 26 he weighed over 23 stone. Suddenly something clicked and Roberto decided to turn his life around, for the sake of his heart. By changing his diet and getting fit, Roberto lost over eight stone.

“I was certainly nervous before my skydive - it was a good job I wasn’t near a microphone that day! But I wanted to take on a new challenge, and skydiving for the BHF is something I’ll never forget.”

Sign up for a tandem skydive

Inspired to become a Heart Flyer? Take to the skies and save lives, and sign up to a tandem skydive with us today. All you need to do is pay your deposit fee, then raise a minimum of £400. 

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FAQs

How much do I have to raise and what does my skydive cost?

The skydive costs £50 to register. After the £50 registration fee we ask that you raise £400 in addition to this. The £400 covers the cost of the skydive (which varies between £250 and £295 depending on the site) and a donation to the British Heart Foundation (which is the £400 raised minus the cost of the sky dive). Most of our supporters exceed this target and we provide dedicated stewardship to support with this.

I haven't raised the £400 sponsorship and my skydive is in 2 weeks time - can I still take part?

All sponsorship must be paid in 2 weeks prior to skydive date. If you haven’t managed to raise your sponsorship in time then you may still be able to take part if you can cover the cost of the skydive yourself (around £250 but varies according to site). Please contact SkyDive Centre Ltd directly to discuss options for postponing your event.

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.

Are there any age/weight restrictions?

Anyone over 16 can skydive with us. If you are aged 16-18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian. The maximum weight restriction is 15 stone. If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact information below. 

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.

download our information guide for more information

Contact us

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