Skydive Hibaldstow is open almost every day including Bank Holidays and Sundays:
Low season: October – December & February: 5 days : closed Mondays & Tuesdays
January: 3 Days Friday/Saturday/Sunday closed Monday – Thursday
Mid-season: March/ April/ May/ September : 6 days : closed Tuesdays
High Season: June, July & August : open 7 days a week
Our Booking Office is still open until Christmas Eve, so you can still call, email us, or book your jump online.
Spectators are welcome, however dogs are not permitted on the airfield.
Many of our skydiving customers bring their families and friends along to watch. If you have young children, they must be supervised at all times.
There is a cafe onsite serving hot and cold food and drinks, open daily.
The parachute centre airfield is located on active farmland and we are therefore not allowed any dogs or other animals on the dropzone or the farmers tracks.
Please do not bring your dog with you to the dropzone.
Please view our Access Statement which gives information regarding our buildings, services, facilities, public transport options and other details to help customers and visitors determine whether the Skydive Hibaldstow dropzone meets their access needs, and to best plan a visit to us.
The BPA 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 BPA and works closely with them to ensure our customers enjoy their high standards.
When you book a date for your skydive, you will be allocated an arrival time and this will also be printed on your confirmation email / letter.
For our weekend sessions, the first arrival time is 8am. Midweek, this is 8.30am.
Later sessions are scheduled according to demand with staggered arrival times. Please note the arrival time is not the time of your jump – you are booked as part of a session. Therefore there is no need to arrive before the scheduled time.
Jumps are made on a first come, first served order based on your arrival time.
Can I choose when I arrive?
Unfortunately we do need to fill the morning sessions first, however you are welcome to express a preference.
AFF & Static Line: Courses start promptly at 9am so please arrive by 8.30am 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.
Prices vary according to the type of skydiving course:
You can book your UK skydiving course over the phone or online.
Refund policy: All deposits paid are non-refundable. All monies paid on arrival at the dropzone become non-refundable. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Once you have attended the airfield, we regret that you cannot change the location under any circumstances.
Tandem Skydivers: Should your skydive not take place due to weather or any other reason then you may reschedule for a mutually convenient date and you have 12 months within which to return and jump at no extra cost.
Whilst your payment will remain on account indefinitely, should you return after the 12 month period then an insurance renewal fee of £35 will be charged (subject to change annually).
Should you be unable to participate due to health or other reasons and we agree an alternative person may replace you, then an administration fee of £15 plus £35 to cover new insurance will be charged.
Vouchers: Vouchers may be extended for an additional 12 months at a cost of £25. We reserve the right to charge any increase in jump cost in addition to this fee. Vouchers may be transferred to another person within the validity dates free of charge.
If you wish to change the name of a voucher or replace a lost one, a £15 admin fee will be charged for re-issue.
If you are unable to jump due to a medical condition then unused vouchers may be refunded within the validity dates on production of a doctor’s note. The first £50 of any voucher forms the initial deposit and is non-refundable, plus an administration fee of £15 will be added.
Expired vouchers may not be refunded. This does not affect your statutory rights.
AFF course date change and cancellation policy: Due to the intensive and personalised nature of the AFF course places are limited to 4 per instructor. Therefore please contact us immediately by phone on 01652 648837 if there is a problem with your course date. Whilst we do our best to accommodate our customers’ needs, we reserve the right to apply the following charges:
In order to book a new date for your course, the relevant charge must be paid in advance.
Please note that it is the students responsibility to inform us of any changes to your personal details (age/weight/height/medical conditions). If you are outside the restrictions for the course on arrival and are unable to participate then we reserve the right to charge for the course.
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, snow boarding, white water rafting, rock climbing, etc.
To give you an idea of how safe parachuting actually is, here are a few points:
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 Static-Line (SL) and 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 / SL student.
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 and Static Line ground training takes place as scheduled regardless of the weather as all instruction is classroom based.
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 l;ayers 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.
If your asthma is under control you should be able to do a parachute jump, however we ask that you get a BPA 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.
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:
Yes you can. We offer video USB and still photographs for our Tandem and AFF packages. The price is £99 per person payable on arrival, we offer a £10 discount if you pre-book your Video and photos along with your skydive.
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/Static Line 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 £22 per night. We also offer beds in a Dormitory room at £6 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 £35 per night with bedding included (not towels) or our larger deluxe en suite rooms for £40 including bedding and towel.
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.
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.
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.