Congratulations! You’ve just taken your first step towards the ultimate dare-devil thrill – a Tandem Skydive!
For adventurers, the curious, and those not afraid to face the fear, a parachute jump is quite simply an awesome experience. We are now recruiting people just like YOU to take on the challenge at our summer skydive day on 24th July 2021. Taking on a SKYDIVE to raise funds for Zoës Place Baby Hospice will give even more meaning to your experience and will be an amazing achievement to be proud of.
When - Saturday 24th July
Where - Langar Airfield, Nottingham
Registration Fee - FREE
Sponsorship Pledge - £450
What is a Tandem Skydive?
A Tandem Skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of freefall followed by an exhilarating canopy ride without becoming a qualified skydiver. After a short briefing you will be ready to jump from 13,000 feet strapped to the front of a Tandem Instructor who is there to control the skydive for you.
Once you exit the plane you will accelerate to 120 mph, covering each thousand feet in approximately five seconds. At 5,000 feet the Instructor will deploy the parachute which will then be controlled by both persons until you land softly and gently some four minutes later.
Who can take part?
Most people have no problems. The weight limit for Tandem jumps is 15 stone and these weights must be in proportion to your overall height. You do not need to be in excellent health to do a Tandem Jump but certain conditions may effect this so if you are in any doubt then please consult your GP.
A letter of parental consent is required if you are under 18. The minimum age for parachuting is 16 years and there is no maximum age on this course.
How will my Skydive Help the charity?
Your Skydive will cost the charity £225 per person. We ask that you pledge to raise at least £450 sponsorship
The balance of funds after we have paid for your Skydive will help us meet our charitable objectives.
To protect the charity against financial loss we would expect you to have paid at least £100 of your sponsorship no later than 17th May 2021 with the balance of £350 sponsorship to be paid at least 14 days before your event date.
Where does the Skydive Challenge take place?
Our organised Tandem Skydives take place at:
Langar Airfield, Langar, Nottingham, NG13 9HY
What support will I have with achieving my fundraising target?
Once we have received confirmation of your booking we will email you with some fundraising advice, sponsor-forms and information about Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice. We can also provide you with inspiration, collecting tins / buckets, balloons and banners for any fundraising events you may be organising.