Training is provided by Skydive (Headcorn) Ltd and your £80 flight ticket must be purchased separately from the operators of the aircraft, Headcorn Parachute Club Ltd. Your flight ticket can be bought on the day of your jump or in advance by calling 01622 890862 or Click Here after the purchase of your Training.
A Tandem Skydive is an amazing experience which allows you to jump out of a plane securely attached to a very experienced Skydiving Instructor.
After a training session lasting about 30- 40 minutes the jump is made from c.12, 000 feet and includes a freefall of 30-40 seconds before your instructor opens your parachute. You will be given an opportunity to steer however the instructor remains in control at all times.
When using our online bookings facility you will be asked to specify a date for your skydive. This date is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email with all the details for the day of your jump. (you will also receive a separate receipt for your payment). We try and accommodate your preferred date but if it is not available we will email alternatives and wait for a reply before confirming. If you prefer to book and pay over the phone, please call the office.
We require a £100 non-refundable booking fee (per person) to confirm a date. Remaining balances are payable on the morning of the jump during registration.
We accept the following types of payment:
The BPA membership includes third party insurance. Personal Insurance is not compulsory but many jumpers do take out some protection. To find out more you can contact Skydiving Cover. Click on this link to visit their website Skydiving Cover
Personal insurance is also available from www.sky-cover.co.uk
The weekday groups of 12+ must attend as a group.
The centre is open 7 days a week from April to October and in the winter months we are open weekends and some weekdays. The training and jump are completed in one day weather permitting.
Skydiving goes on all day (weather permitting) and customers should be prepared to spend at least six hours at the centre. Please note we book up to 20 people into each arrival time.
Arrival times: -
Weekend 8.30 am to jump sometime before 2.30 pm
Weekend 1 pm (Summer time only) to jump sometime before 7 pm
Tuesday-Friday 10 am to jump sometime before 4 pm
Monday 1 pm. (Summer time only) to jump sometime before 7 pm
You can request either weekend arrival time during the Summer months but we cannot guarantee it will be available and if it is not we will offer you the other.
Please note that public holidays are 8.30 am and 1 pm arrivals and Tuesdays after bank holidays are 1 pm arrivals.
Please check your confirmation email for your arrival time.
For safety reasons our general weight limit fully clothed is 86kg (13½ stone). However, this limit is proportional to height.
A lower weight limit of 80kg (12st 9lbs) applies to someone who is 1.57m (5’ 2”) or shorter.
However, if you are 1.72m (5' 7") or taller; our absolute limit is 92kg (14½ stone).
You may be weighed during registration. We reserve the right to refuse your jump if you exceed these limits.
Please refer to the table below for suggested maximum height to weight ratios. If you exceed these limits but are under the limits published above we will still accept you, but you are accepting a greater risk of injury. BPA form 115A refers.
Height Feet/inches Height Metres Weight Stones/pounds Weight Kilograms
4’ 10” 1.47 9.5 60.32
4’ 11” 1.49 9.9 62.86
5’ 0” 1.52 10 63.50
5’ 1” 1.55 10.5 66.67
5’ 2” 1.57 10.10 68.03
5’ 3” 1.60 11.1 70.30
5’ 4” 1.62 11.6 72.57
5’ 5” 1.65 11.11 74.84
5’ 6” 1.67 12.2 77.11
5’ 7” 1.70 12.7 79.37
5’ 8” 1.72 12.12 81.64
5’ 9” 1.75 13.3 83.91
5’ 10” 1.77 13.9 86.63
5’ 11” 1.80 14.1 88.90
6’ 0” 1.83 14.7 92.07
We have weight limits for safety and for several reasons.
Firstly, we have an all up weight for the parachute equipment we use which includes the weight of the instructor, the student and all the parachute equipment.
Secondly if the ‘student’ (that is you) is significantly bigger than the ‘expert’ (your instructor) it may be possible for the ‘student’ to take control of the jump which would be unsafe.
Thirdly the heavier someone is the physically harder it is for the instructor.
Fourthly we must consider weight and centre of gravity issues in the aircraft. We work on an average exit weight (that is you, your clothes and the weight of the equipment) and large variations from this can unbalance the aircraft.
Lastly, someone who exceeds the weight limit for the shorter category, may sink down in the harness and find they are unable to lift their legs for landing.If you are concerned that you are outside our weight limits and that we may refuse you the jump; you are welcome to come to the centre in advance so that we may carry out a risk assessment with you. This does not guarantee we will let you jump but will save you disappointment on the day.
You must be able to walk to the aircraft, climb a ladder into it and lift your legs straight out in front of you when suspended in a harness.
Everyone must sign BPA form 115ATandem Student Parachutist Medical Information and Declaration. If you are unable to sign this you may still be able to make a Tandem Skydive by seeking qualified medical advice and certification using BPA form 115B.
You must be at least 16 years of age. Under 18s require Parental/Guardian Consent.
There is no upper age limit for tandems.
For an additional fee of only £150, you can have the jump captured on USB all in High Definition and 30/50 digital photographs by one of our professional skydiving photographers. You will be asked if you require this service on the day of your jump. BPA regulations do not allow you to wear or take your own camera.
Please note we can only jump in the following suitable weather conditions:
If the weather does not allow the jump to take place on your booked day, we ask that you return as soon as possible, and within six months, to make your jump. After that time your jump will be subject to additional fees.
Please wear something comfortable and appropriate for the time of year. Training shoes are the best footwear. A jumpsuit, hat, gloves and goggles will be provided.
The airfield is open to the public but facilities are limited. There is a small cafeteria on site and toilets including a disabled one. The parachute landing area is off limits to the public. Please bear in mind that there can be a lot of waiting around and no indoor seating is provided for spectators. The airfield is a working farm and no dogs are allowed.
The consumption of alcohol is prohibited prior to jumping and alcohol may not be consumed on the airfield until parachuting has finished for the day. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused their jump and will forfeit any monies paid.
The sport is governed by very strict rules and regulations laid down by the British Parachute Association (BPA).
Please visit our Charity Skydiving page regarding sponsored skydiving and parachuting.
(not including public holidays)
Training - £150
Flight Ticket - £80
Total cost - £230 per person
Every weekday between now and the 26th October is available.
In November and December the only weekdays we will be open are Fridays until 14th December.
WEEKDAY GROUPS OF 12+
Training is provided by Skydive Headcorn Ltd and as this is a group rate a minimum of 12 places must be purchased in advance to secure this price. The flight tickets are purchased separately from the operators of the aircraft, Headcorn Parachute Club Ltd and a minimum of 12 tickets must also be bought in advance.
Please phone for more details - 01622 891670
(and Public Holidays)
Training - £170
Flight Ticket - £80
Total cost - £250 per person
The first available weekend dates are the 10th and 11th November and every weekend date after until 16th December inclusive.