Ever fancied jumping out of a plane? Now is your chance to do it, whilst supporting Cancer Research Wales!
Not only will you free-fall from 12,000ft, at 120mph for over a minute, but you’ll be supporting our ground-breaking research projects, which are some of the most innovative in the world. For this event, we ask participants to raise a minimum of £395 in sponsorship, but rest assured the fundraising team will be here to support you with this.
What’s it like?
Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 12,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start free-falling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below. Imagine being able to do this for FREE whilst harnessed to a professional free-fall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help a national charity! Stop imagining, it’s real and it’s happening all the time and you can be part of it…
What does the jump involve?
Technically the jump is called a ‘Tandem Skydive’. It is a Skydive because you will be free-falling through the air (without the parachute deployed) for several thousand feet; it is in Tandem because you will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor at all times throughout the descent (see front photo). This is the only way you can jump from such an altitude without spending thousands of pounds becoming a free-fall parachutist. This is literally the chance of a lifetime!
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 feet – just like the professionals
- Free-fall down to 5,000 feet – 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!
Are there any restrictions on age or health?
For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old, and be under the maximum weight restriction. Please note some centres have lower weight limits – please contact us for more 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 online booking but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; 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.
When can I do it?
You can book any date that suits you (subject to availability), and are more than welcome to book as a group.
We are currently looking to fill our dedicated day, which will be held on Sunday 19th April. You can reserve your space by clicking here.
For more details please download our brochure – Skydive Brochure, or fill out the enquiry form below; we will then send you a full information pack with booking details.
If you have already signed up, JustGiving is an easy way to collect sponsorship as you don’t have to chase anyone. The donations that you get will automatically come through to us and we will then allocate them to your fundraising efforts. If you would like help on setting up a just giving page (should you wish to do so) please just follow the link below:
For further information please call the Fundraising Team on 029 2031 6976, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org