Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Our Fundraising Team are always on hand and happy to support you in your fundraising endeavours, whether you are joining one of our events or doing your own thing. That’s why we try and answer any questions or concerns you might have before you even ask!
Skyline Events will coordinate the logistics of your skydive so that it’s an amazing experience that you will cherish forever.
Yes, your friends and family are welcome to come and watch.
Yes, there is a café where you can buy food and refreshments.
Harlington Hospice will set up their gazebo at the Brackley Airfield. Please meet us there by no later than 12.30pm
If you would like to register for a tandem skydive at a date and time of your choice, you can do so by visiting our Skydive challenge event page and book your skydive directly with Skyline Events.
There is no registration fee.
You will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £395. This includes the fee of £300 which is charged by Brackley Airfield to do the tandem jump.
Our Fundraising Team is on standby to give you encouragement, support and ideas on how to raise money for your skydive. We just need to make sure that you raise sufficient funds to cover the cost of the tandem dive for you to be able to jump. We will discuss this with you on a face-to-face basis.
Restrictions are as follows:
- The maximum weight limit is 95kg (15 stone). All students will be weighed on arrival and any students over the maximum weight limit will not be permitted to jump, for safety reasons. If, on arrival at the centre, you are over the fixed weight limit of 95kg (15 stone), you will be required to rebook for another date, at which time you must not exceed the maximum weight limit. There will be a £20 fee attached to your booking, which is payable when you next attend the centre. Any height is fine for the Brackley Airfield for your skydive.
- The principal medical restrictions for all jumps are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma but if you are in any doubt, please contact us for further information.
- All jumpers are required to sign a medical form before their jump declaring their fitness to take part. This will be sent to you upon receipt of your booking but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; anyone with medical conditions listed on form 115A will need to have form 115B signed by their doctor
The British Parachute Association (BPA) insist that all participants bring their medical form with them on the day. Whether you need to get the form signed by a doctor depends on the following information.
The first BPA form is Form 115A. If you have any of the medical conditions listed on the form, then you must get Form 115B signed by a doctor. If you do not have any of the medical conditions listed on the form, then you may self-sign Form 115A and bring that along on the day.
Please print your form double-sided and bring it with you on the day – if you are not able to do this, please Skyline Events at email@example.com and they can post a form to you.
All jumpers are covered by British Skydiving Liability Insurance Policy up to £5 million for liability to Third Parties. This means that your payment to the skydive centre of the fee for the training and the jump is insured.
Please note that this does not cover the jumper or their dependents for personal injury including death. All jumpers are therefore strongly recommended to take out their own insurance cover for personal accident benefits to whatever level they consider appropriate.
Yes, you will be given specialist training from the team at Brackley Airfield. The British Skydiving approved training will only take around 10-15 minutes and will give you all the information you need to complete the parachute jump safely.
Why we need your support
As a charity only part funded by the NHS, every year we need to raise £2.4 million in voluntary income. It is only with the kindness of our supporters that we can be alongside our vibrant Hillingdon community at their time of need.
We know how important it is that people living alongside serious or terminal illness can access support that’s shaped around them, when and where they need it. Your donations allow us to keep our Hospice running every day, as well as go above and beyond for people experiencing the most vulnerable moments in their lives.