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More Information

Points to remember:

• Jump and training completed in one day

• Harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times

• Jump from at least 10,000 ft - just like the professionals

• Freefall down to 5,000 ft - falling through the air at 120 mph!

• Ride the parachute down to the ground - we teach you how to steer onto the drop zone

• Landing controlled by your instructor

• Certificate to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ Tandem Skydive!

What must I do to qualify for a free jump?

All you have to do is raise £395* (or more!) for Breast Cancer UK by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor you.  Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you will find you can quite easily raise the minimum £395 sponsorship and remember, every penny you raise over the minimum will be further contributing to Breast Cancer UK and giving you the chance to make an exhilarating freefall parachute jump for FREE!

* For airfields based in Scotland and Northern Ireland the minimum sponsorship level for a tandem skydive is £450

What do I do next?

Read the pages entitled ‘Important Information’ and ‘Paying Your Sponsorship Money’ and then simply choose a date for your jump and complete the enclosed reservation form, or book online at https://www.skylineregistrations.co.uk/parachuting/booking.aspx?clientid=84537. After that all you have to do is make an exhilarating Tandem Skydive from 10,000 feet for FREE!

When can I jump?

We organise jumps throughout the year so you can put your preferred dates on the enclosed reservation form and as long as there is availability we can book you in for your chosen date. If your preferred date is not available, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

Where is the airfield?

The British Parachute Association approved centres that we use are located across the UK and are indicated on the enclosed map. Once we have received your reservation form we will do our best to place you at your nearest available centre but if this is not possible we will contact you to discuss the alternatives.

Are there any restrictions on age or health?

For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old and be under 15 stone in weight. Please note some centres have lower weight limits - please contact us for details. The principal medical restrictions are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma. You will be required to sign a medical form before your jump declaring your fitness to take part - this will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation form but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; those aged 40 and over, or those with a medical condition, will need it signed by their doctor.

Pre-existing physical conditions will not necessarily prevent you from taking part but please inform Skyline of any physical condition as this may affect the location of your jump. If you are in any doubt then please contact us for further information.

What about insurance?

You will automatically be covered for up to £2,000,000 third party insurance but this will not cover you for personal injury. Should you wish to take out cover for personal injury you should either arrange this through your own broker or you can contact us on the number below and we will send you a Personal Insurance Form.

How do I book my place for a FREE jump?

Simply complete the enclosed reservation form and send it to us as soon as possible and certainly no later than the latest booking date indicated on the form. Please note you must also provide a £70 booking deposit made payable to ‘Skyline’ – this can be reimbursed with any offline funds you have raised once you’ve hit your target. Alternatively you can reserve your place online at https://www.skylineregistrations.co.uk/parachuting/booking.aspx?clientid=84537.

Paying your sponsorship money

Your have four weeks from the date of your jump before your money to charity is due. Full details of our sponsorship payment system are included on the following page entitled ‘Paying Your Sponsorship Money’.

Finally

We sincerely hope that you decide to give it a go - it has often been described as a thrilling ‘once in a lifetime’ experience and is an excellent way in which to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. There will be lots of other people trying parachuting for the very first time on the day, so you are welcome to bring along your friends and family so they can watch you on a day you will simply never forget: The day you perform an exhilarating skydive or parachute jump in aid of Breast Cancer UK.

Fill in your Reservation Form now!

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