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What better way to clear your lockdown blues?
Dunkeswell Airfield, HonitonView map
Need to escape your comfort zone? This is for you!
No signup fee. Minimum of £500 sponsorship, we'll help you with ideas!
The ultimate thrill you'll never forget!
A Tandem Skydive in aid of North Devon Hospice is the ultimate thrill. The aircraft will "run in" over the airfield at around 15,000ft when the door will open. You will move to the door securely attached to your highly qualified instructor and jump into the air! After free falling to 5,000ft your instructor will open the parachute and you can help them (if you wish) steer the parachute down to a gentle landing on the "dropzone".
'Jump for Free'
When booking your jump through SkyDive Buzz, you can choose to take part in the 'jump for free' scheme by raising a minimum of £500 sponsorship. We will then pay the fee for the skydive from the money raised, leaving £250 for the Hospice. Anything you raise beyond £500 will also go straight to the hospice and the incredible people who keep caring each and every day.
If you'd rather cover the cost of the jump yourself so every pound raised goes directly to supporting the Hospice, that's okay too!
This might seem a lot but you don't worry, we will be here to help you with fundraising ideas and resources to help you achieve your goal!
Contact the fundraising team on 01271 347232 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Tandem parachuting offers a quick and easy introduction to free fall using a dual harness system. You are securely attached to an experienced tandem instructor who takes charge of vital functions such as opening the parachute and landing safely. Your preparation for the jump takes only 30 minutes. Free from responsibility, you can relax and enjoy the skydive knowing there is a qualified instructor in charge. The tandem jumps are up to 15,000 ft; this is almost a mile higher than most other parachute centres. After the exhilarating 10,000 ft free fall you will be enjoying a relaxing parachute ride over the beautiful landscape the southwest has to offer.
Yes. However, there is no such thing as a completely risk free parachute jump. The risk may be fairly low for some types of jump but there is always some risk. In a tandem jump, the novice is strapped to an experienced instructor. They share a modern, extra-large, 'square' parachute. After a free fall of several thousand feet, the instructor opens the parachute. The instructor deals with any emergencies. The dual control parachute lets the novice practise canopy control and the instructor controls the landing. The injury rate for tandem jumps is very low.
Yes. You receive a short briefing and watch a DVD, taking you through an example skydive and landing. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions then, and during the day.
Yes. The minimum age is 16 years and there is no upper age limit (last year we had a man become the UK's oldest skydiver by taking on a parachute jump for his 100th birthday!). If you are aged between 16 and 18 you must obtain a parent or guardian's consent and signature.
Yes. The standard upper weight limit is 15 stone/95 kgs fully clothed. If you are between 15 to 18 stone please contact SkyDive Buzz; your jump can still go ahead at an alternative site.