Find out how you can help Havering Mind
Experience the biggest adrenalin rush of your life! Skydive for Havering Mind in 2017 and help make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
You get to skydive on a date and location of your choice, plus if you raise £300 for Havering Mind then your skydive will be free.
If you want to experience every aspect of our sport on your very first jump, a Tandem Skydive is just the thing! Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive.
With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.
On the day of your skydive your tandem instructor will explain in detail what you have to do and what will take place during the flight up, the free fall descent and the ride down under the parachute. This briefing normally takes around 20 minutes.
After this, you will be provided with a skydiver’s jumpsuit to go over your clothes (you should wear comfortable clothing, such as a track suit, and a pair of trainers). After fitting the tandem parachute harness (and appropriate headgear and goggles) you are ready to board the plane for the 15 minute ascent. Then it’s one glorious leap out into the blue!
UK Parachuting is affiliated to the British Parachute Association. All tandem instructors are very experienced free fall parachutists who hold BPA Tandem skydiving Instructor ratings. You are in safe hands. We offer a full range of skydiving activities and can cater for large groups of any size – corporate days, hen and stag parties.
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