Parachute for Primrose 17 August 2013

Experience the thrill of a lifetime

What's it like?

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 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 freefalling 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 freefall 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…

Technically the jump is called a 'Tandem Skydive'. It is a Skydive because you will be freefalling 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 freefall parachutist. This is literally the chance of a lifetime!

This jump is also much less demanding than the traditional ‘static line’ jump as the jump and training are completed in one day and your instructor will be in control of your landing.

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.
• Freefall 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!

What must I do to qualify for a free jump?

All you have to do is raise £395 (or more!) in aid of Primrose Hospice Centre of Care by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor you, using our specially designed sponsorship forms which you will find at the back of this information pack. Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you will find you can quite easily raise the minimum £395 sponsorship and remember, every penny you raise over the minimum will be further contributing to Primrose Hospice Centre of Care and giving you the chance to make an exhilarating freefall parachute jump for FREE!

What do I do next?

Ring the Fundraising Team on 01527 889796 for a full information pack or click on the website link to register direct with Skyline.

The confirmed dates for Skydiving 2013 are :

Saturday 8th June
Saturday 20th July
Saturday 17th August

The link to register online for each date is:

Saturday 8th June : FULLY BOOKED!

Saturday 20th July :

Saturday 17th August :

Watch this video to learn more :


Call 01527 889796

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