Learn to Skydive FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


When Are You Open?

Skydive Hibaldstow is open most days including Bank Holidays and Sundays:

Open for jumping Wednesday-Sunday  ( 7 days a week in June/July and August )


Our Booking Office is still open 7 days a week, so you can still call, email us, or book your jump online.

Are You A Member of British Skydiving?

The British Skydiving was founded in the early 1960’s as a result of the growth of civilian parachuting from military circles after the World War II. As our national governing body, they strive to reduce injuries & fatalities, progress & promote the sport and set standards for safety at their affiliation centres.

Skydive Hibaldstow is an affiliated member of the British Skydiving and works closely with them to ensure our customers enjoy their high standards.


What Time Should I Arrive?

AFF Courses start promptly at 8:15am so please arrive by 7:45am to give yourself time to register and have a coffee before you begin.

Please note that the solo training courses can be mentally and physically tiring and it takes the best part of the day. We advise students with long distances to travel to arrive the night before.


How Much Does it Cost?

Prices vary according to the type of skydiving course:

How Do I Book My Skydive?

You can book your UK skydiving course over the phone or online.

  1. Firstly, you will need to make sure that you fit within the restrictions for the course you are taking. Please have the names, ages, weights and heights of all the jumpers in your group ready. To secure your place on a course we require a non-refundable deposit of £149 per person. We accept most forms of debit and credit cards and cash.
  2. If you book over the phone (01652 648837) one of our team will take all the details and confirm available dates. The booking is finalised with a deposit or full payment taken over the phone.
  3. Alternatively, you can enter all your details into our online booking system and your debit or credit card payment will be securely processed.
  4. Once you have booked, confirmation will be sent to you by email.
Cancellation, Refund, Transfer Policy

Full terms and conditions can be found HERE


How Safe is Skydiving?

We could not successfully operate our business if we did not adhere to a strict set of safety practices. Skydiving has far less injuries proportionally compared to other adventure sports such as skiing, snowboarding, white water rafting, rock climbing, etc.

To give you an idea of how safe parachuting actually is, here are a few points:

  • We are affiliated to the British Skydiving, the most safety-conscious skydiving association in the world.
  • Our Chief Instructor (CI) is also an Examiner and helps to develop new standards in safety and the progression of the sport.
  • Every person who jumps on one of our skydiving courses is equipped with a main and reserve parachute, helmet, altimeter (all AFF students) and fully automatic opening device should the student not open their parachute.
  • Regular checks and maintenance servicing of our parachuting equipment by a qualified British Skydiving rigger.
  • 4 Levels of checks before you make each parachute jump – when the parachute is packed, when the student puts it on, a check from the instructor on the ground and another check before they leave the aircraft
What If My Parachute Doesn't Open?

This is a very commonly asked question. Answering this is simple, parachutes are designed to open, however if the main parachute does not open fully or correctly, there is a secondary reserve parachute which acts as a backup. On the  Accelerated Freefall (AFF) courses, you will be taught how to operate these. On the Tandem course, your instructor would carry out these emergency procedures.

The reserve parachute is packed by our rigger who is a specialist and is certified to do so. In addition, there is also an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) which will open your reserve parachute at a lower altitude. AAD’s are there to act as a backup to the Tandem instructor and AFF student.

What Happens if the Weather is Bad?

Skydiving is a weather dependant sport and we cannot guarantee that conditions will be suitable for parachuting every day. On some occasions rain, heavy low cloud or strong winds can prohibit jumping. If you are unable to skydive then we are happy to re-arrange it or a mutually convenient date and you have 12 months from your first visit to the parachute centre to jump at no additional cost. For full details please read our Terms and Conditions.

Please note that AFF  ground training takes place as scheduled regardless of the weather as all instruction is classroom based.

What Should I Wear?

We provide you with goggles, headgear and a jumpsuit to go over your clothes for your first skydive. It is advisable to wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, and layers are advisable as you can always add or remove them.

Flat soled shoes or trainers should be worn.

Slip-on shoes, heels and boots with eyelet hooks are not suitable.


What if I Have Asthma?

If your asthma is under control you should be able to do a parachute jump, however, we ask that you get a British Skydiving Fitness form signed and stamped by your doctor and bring this along with you on the day.

You can take your normal medication before and after the jump. It is even possible to take your inhaler on to the aircraft within a pocket on your clothing. Please advise us when you book your skydive if you have asthma.

Health or Age Restrictions

We would like as many customers as possible to take part however there do exist some age, weight and height restrictions to parachuting. These restrictions vary depending on which course you have chosen so please see the relevant page:


Can I Get a Video and Photographs Taken?

Yes you can. We offer video and still photographs for our Tandem and AFF packages. The price is £120 per person payable on arrival, we offer a £21 discount if you pre-book your Video and photos along with your skydive.


Do You Have Accommdation?

There are a variety of accommodation options available if you wish to stay with us before or after your skydive.

Camping: is available to regular sports jumpers and AFF students on the large grass field at Hibaldstow dropzone. We are not able to offer camping for tandem customers. 

Click here for our dropzone facilities map. As well as free camping we offer free access to our shower and toilet facilities.

Bunkhouse: We have a 11 room bunkhouse onsite. Each room sleeps four people in two bunkbeds (although some double beds are available) and costs £26 per night. We also offer 8 beds in a Dormitory room at £9 per bed per night. 

Hot showers and toilets are free to use, but please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel as these are not provided.

*NEW* six en suite rooms now available for £38 per night with bedding included (or our larger deluxe en suite rooms for £42)

Bed and Breakfast / Hotels: A range of good B&B’s and guest houses are available in the nearby area. If you are looking for something more comfortable the closest hotels are the Red Lion in Redbourne, the George in Kirton Lindsey plus various options in the market town of Brigg.

Please view our full list of local skydiving Accommodation.


I Have Qualified as A Skydiver, What Can I Do Now?

By now you have completed your basic training and are wondering what to do next. There are many many options open to you. Firstly we recommend a little top up training with one of our B-License Progression Days. Our Chief Centre Instructor runs these courses on a regular basis and the cost is £25 for a full day of training. The content of this course is to help you learn more about controlling you parachute safely and jump master responsibilities.

Target Skysports is more than just a centre for skydiving. We are a community, where skydivers come to relax and make fun jumps with each other. At a weekend, there is 1 on 1 coaching available alongside larger organised jumps. We have formation skydiving, freefly and wingsuit coaches on hand to help you. In addition, if you want to try something different, we can organise tracking jumps and hybrids.

The dropzone is also recognised nationally as a training centre for teams competing at National and even International level. Many of our regular jumpers are involved in 4-way teams and you can easily find yourself becoming involved in these.

Whatever your sky diving desires, we can help you find something to interest you.

Is My License Valid in Other Countries?

Once you have qualified as a skydiver under the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) scheme you will receive your License A. This shows that you have passed all the basic requirements to allow you to do freefall skydiving. Providing you are a current skydiver and can show your documentation, there should be no reason why you cannot skydive in other countries.

If you have qualified at our centre, we will be happy to give references over the telephone to other centres should you encounter any problems.

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