Charity Tandem Skydiving
Charity Parachuting Information
Tandem skydiving provides the experience of a lifetime and is great way to raise funds for a good cause at the same time. Plus if you raise enough sponsorship your charity jump could be for free.
It takes just 20 minutes to be briefed for your course and then you will jump harnessed to the front of a fully BPA qualified Tandem Parachuting Instructor and experience the thrill of 120mph freefall.
For more information on the Tandem Parachute Course click here.
How does a charity skydive work?
All it takes is a bit of time and effort to fundraise. There are two options when it comes to doing a sponsored skydive:
- Most charities will allow the cost of the sky dive to be covered using up to 50% of the sponsorship money, however a minimum amount of at least twice the cost of the tandem skydive should be raised.
- You can pay for the skydive yourself, and then the minimum fundraising target is usually halved.
It is important to recognise that although it seems you are skydiving for free, the tandem parachute jump is being paid for by the charity and the people supporting your cause, so you should try to raise as much as possible over the minimum target.
It is also important that you contact your chosen charity and agree the use of funds and the minimum sponsorship required with them directly
Can I choose my own charity?
Skydive Hibaldstow has links to several local charities with whom we already have agreements however we understand that you might want to choose a charity close to your heart. You are welcome to skydive for any charitable cause but you do need to agree the use of funds with them directly.
By booking directly with the dropzone and not through an agency all the funds raised only go two ways – to cover the cost of your charity tandem skydive and to the charity itself.
If you are fundraising for a charity of your own choice then please note our targets are recommendations and you must contact the charity and agree the use of funds directly with them.
Take a look below and see all the great charities that we work with, or click on the 'dates' tab to see a list of dates booked in for the 2016 season. You can do a sponsored skydive for them anytime, or choose one of the dates listed on the calendar.
When you can skydive with us
Tandem parachute jumps can be booked on any day subject to availability.
- Skydive Hibaldstow is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
- Low season October to March : Open 5 days a week, closed Mon & Tues.
- Mid-season April, May & September : Open 6 days a week, closed Tuesdays.
- High season June, July & August : Open 7 days a week
Charity Jump Calendar
You can do a sponsored skydive on any date that Skydive Hibaldstow is open (subject to availability). However, many charities and individuals have reserved places for their charity skydiving events, so why not join them if you are unsure of who to fundraise for.
Please note - that these events do not mean that we are fully booked. Skydive Hibaldstow has plenty of capacity especially in the summer months when the days are longer and can deal with several groups per day. Please contact us to check availability.
Skydive Hibaldstow Charities
We are pleased to be working directly with the following charities for whom you can jump on any day, or choose to take part in one of their special event dates.
Each charity works a little differently so please click on the charity name below to see more info on how each one works. Organised charity skydives are only available at our main dropzone in North Lincolnshire.
Find Us On Facebook
Join our new Charity Skydiving at Hibaldstow facebook page and post your photos, stories or how much you have fundraised and join our sponsored skydives here
Dates for 2017
|Charity Name||2017 Dates|
|Wakefield Hospice||February 12th|
|St Gemma's Hospice||February 12th|
|Muscular Dystrophy||February 24th|
|St.Lukes Hospice||February 26th|
|Overgate Hospice||March 4th|
|Kirkwood Hospice||March 18th|
|St Gemma's Hospice||March 26th|
|St.Lukes Hospice||April 2nd|
|Sheffield Hospitals Charity||April 2nd|
|Sophie's Cancer Journey||April 8th|
|RSPCA - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire||April 22nd|
|Forget Me Not Children's Hospice||April 22nd|
|Acorns Children's Hospice||April 29th|
|Alzheimer's Research UK||May 6th|
|Barnsley Hospice||May 6th|
|One in a Million||May 7th|
|Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice||May 14th|
|Yorkshire Cancer Research||May 20th|
|Barnsley Hospitals Charity||May 21st|
|Andy's @ St Andrew's Hospice||May 27th|
|RSPCA - Hull||May 28th|
|Overgate Hospice||Jun 3rd|
|Snowdrop Project Sheffield||June 10th|
|Weston Park Cancer Charity||June 11th|
|Forget Me Not Children's Hospice||Jun 17th|
|The Stroke Association||Jun 17th|
|St.Gemma's Hospice||Jun 18th|
|Prince of Wales Hospice||Jun 18th|
|Sheffield Hospitals Charity||Jun 18th|
|KIDS Lincolnshire / Yorkshire & Humber||Jun 24th|
|St.Lukes Hospice||Jun 25th|
|Blythe House Hospice||Jul 2nd|
|Whirlow Hall Farm Trust (FB event)||Jul 8th|
|St.Gemma's Hospice||Jul 9th|
|Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind & HERIB||Jul 9th|
|Barnsley Hospitals Charity||Jul 14th|
|Acorns Children's Hospice||Jul 15th|
|Hollybank Trust||Jul 16th|
|Snowdrop Project Sheffield||Jul 22nd|
|Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust||Jul 30th|
|St.Gemma's Hospice||Aug 6th|
|Martin House Children's Hospice||Aug 11th|
|Overgate Hospice||Sept 2nd|
|Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice||Sept 10th|
|St.Gemma's Hospice||Sept 10th|
|Andy's @ St Andrew's Hospice||Sept 16th|
|Acorns Children's Hospice||Sept 16th|
|Childrens Heart Surgery Fund||Sept 17th|
|Kirkwood Hospice||Sept 17th|
|Alzheimer's Research UK||Sept 23rd|
|Forget Me Not Children's Hospice||Sept 23rd|
|The Stroke Association||Sept 24th|
|Prince of Wales Hospice||Sept 24th|
|Sheffield Hospitals Charity||Sept 24th|
|St.Gemma's Hospice||Oct 1st|
|St.Lukes Hospice||Oct 1st|
|Barnsley Hospice||Oct 7th|
|Yorkshire Cancer Research||Oct 21st|
|Martin House Children's Hospice||Nov 11th|
|St.Gemma's Hospice||Nov 26th|
Click here for past charity events held at Skydive Hibaldstow.
Tandem skydiving is designed to allow as many people as possible to enjoy freefall, however there are a few restrictions:
|Min Age||Max Age||BPA Fitness form 115B||Max Weight||Body Mass Index|
|Tandem Skydive||16 with parental consent||none||signed by doctor if unable to self-declare on form 115A||16st / 100kg||Suitable wind conditions may be required|
Minimum age is 16, with parental consent for age 16/17.
There is no upper age limit for tandem skydiving, subject to health.
Age 16 - 17: A parental / legal guardians signature of consent is required on three forms (the centre membership form, the BPA Tandem student declaration of medical form 115A and the BPA membership agreement form 106) which will be provided upon booking.
Health & Fitness
- All tandem customers are required to sign a BPA Tandem Student Medical Declaration form 115A
- Those unable to sign the form due to medical conditions, injuries or anything listed on form115A must bring a copy of the BPA Tandem Doctors Medical Certificate Form 115B signed and stamped by their doctor instead.
Medical Conditions & Notes
We regret that certain medical conditions may prevent you from taking part in a skydive. These include epilepsy, some cardiovascular and neurological conditions, some forms of diabetes and recurring injuries.
If you have previously dislocated your shoulder/arm it is vital that you inform us and consult your doctor.
Please refer to the BPA Forms for further details.
BPA FITNESS FORMS
Only the official BPA forms should be used – letters or notes from doctors or medicals for any other activity will not be accepted.
All forms should be brought along on the day – we do not require them in advance.
Form 115b: Tandem Student Parachutists Doctors Medical
Height & Weight
The maximum weight for tandem skydiving at Hibaldstow is 16 stone (101kg) fully clothed.
The minimum weight is 7st and minimum height 4ft11.
Those who have a height and/or weight under this will require a harness fitting assessment before being approved. This can be in advance, or you can arrive 15 minutes early on the day.
There is no upper height limit, as yet we have been able to accommodate taller customers, but we advise that anyone over 6ft5 will need to fit comfortably in the harness
Body Mass Index and Wind Speeds for tandem skydiving
- Although it is less important to be physically fit for this type of skydiving activity, the ability to take part in a tandem skydive on a given day is based on wind strength and speed, and your own personal combination of age, height and weight.
- You need to be aware that not all conditions are suitable for all tandem students and, for your safety sometimes your jump may be postponed until wind conditions are more suitable. In some cases, this unfortunately may result in your skydive being rescheduled for an alternative date.
- This particularly affects those tandem students who are elderly, less agile, have limited mobility or are otherwise less physically fit as well as those with a high body mass index, particularly in females, or those close to the overall weight limit
- Please also bear in mind that it is perfectly possible that wind speeds on the day could be good and suitable for all jumpers, however it is important to be aware that the following apply:
- We advise that customers with a BMI of 30+ should be aware that they will be assessed on the day as part of the briefing process.
- We suggest that customers with a BMI of 35+ will need a wind speed of 10 knots or more.
- Unfortunately for safety reasons those with a BMI of 39+ are not able to take part in a tandem skydive.
- We hope this does not de-motivate you from taking part, but we do feel that it is important to be as honest as possible so that our customers have a realistic understanding of the complexities of such an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity and and for you to appreciate that we only have your best interests and safety in mind.
- For those with a physical disability or condition which restricts their mobility then a maximum weight limit of 12 stone applies and we are required by the British Parachute Association to conduct an assessment of each individual - please contact us for further details.
To work out your BMI :
Divide your weight in Kilograms (Kg) by your height in Metres (m).Then Divide the answer by height again to get your BMI.
Eg. If you weight 70kg and are 1.75m tall, then divide 70 by 1.75. The answer is 40. Then divide that answer 40 by 1.75 again. This equals your BMI of 22.9.
Our primary concern is for your safety and we may choose to postpone your jump if weather conditions are not suitable for a particular individual. As an experienced and professional dropzone, we hope that customers will respect our judgement.
The minimum raise targets below are recommendations and you must agree the use of funds directly with charity for which you are raising. All prices are per person.
|Prices per person|
|No in group (Hibaldstow)||Total minimum to raise||Deposit in advance||Balance on arrival||Minimum sponsorship to give to charity|
|1 to 4 people||£498||£50||£199||£249|
|5 to 9 people||£438||£50||£169||£219|
|10 to 29 people||£418||£50||£159||£209|
|30 to 49 p|