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Charity Tandem Skydiving

Charity Parachuting Information
Tandem parachutingTandem 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
Tandem skydiver exiting aircraftSkydive 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.

Hibaldstow Charities

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.

Charity Name
Age UK Rotherham Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Scunthorpe
Alzheimer's Research UK Martin House Children's Hospice
Barnsley Hospice National Kidney Federation
Bassetlaw Hospice Neurocare
Bloodwise - Winterton And District Branch Overgate Hospice, Halifax
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice Prince of Wales Hospice
Butterfly Hospice Prostate Cancer Charity
Candlelighters, Leeds Rotherham Hospice
Childrens Heart Surgery Fund Saint Michael's Hospice
Cystic Fibrosis Trust Sheffield Hospitals Charity
Forget Me Not Children's Hospice St Andrews Childrens Hospice
Heart Research UK St.Gemma's Hospice, Leeds
Help for Heroes St.Luke's Hospice, Sheffield
Hollybank Trust The Stroke Association

Skydive for Stephen / Teenage Cancer Trust World Record 2015

(403 tandems jumped)

KIDS Hull & Strut Support Our Paras
Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield
Wakefield Hospice
Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity
Leukaemia Care Yorkshire Cancer Research
Right Choice Academy

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 CalendarAFF sunset jump
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.

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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
Cardiomyopathy 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
Neurocare 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
Roundabout Aug 13th
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.

Charity group: Choose A Challenge Great Duck JumpObjective to raise: £20,000Date: 1st to 2nd...
Charity name: Great Warwick Jump 2010Date: 6th to 7th March 2010Number of Jumpers: 124Amount Raised...
Charity name: Special Care Baby Unit and The Blue Cross No of jumpers: 10 Amount raised: over...

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

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. 


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 Downloads 

Form 115a: BPA Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information & Declaration 

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. 

Your Safety

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