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Summer Skydive

1st June 2023 - 30th June 2023

Summer Skydive

 Charity Skydive

Join our team of intrepid skydivers will tackle their fears and take a leap of faith for the Children’s Respite Trust!

On the day participants will don jump suits and climb to 12,000 feet over the Kent countryside before taking the leap of a life-time.

The jump involves freefalling for around 30 – 40 seconds before the canopy opens. You will then spend around five minutes enjoying the ride and the views before landing back at Headcorn Airfield.

It is a tandem jump, so you would be strapped to a qualified instructor and all tuition is given on the day.

To take part in this exhilarating experience participants are asked to raise £585which includes all jump cost. The profits go directly towards the Children’s Respite Trust’s important work of providing respite for disabled children and support for their families.


The sport is governed by regulations from the British Parachute Association (BPA). 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 will be weighed during registration. We reserve the right to refuse your jump if you exceed these limits and any money paid will not be refunded or transferred in these circumstances

You must be at least 16 years old.  Under 18’s require written parental consent.  Everyone must sign a declaration of fitness, anyone 40 or over must have this signed and stamped by their GP. There is no upper age limit.

The Skydive is weather dependent and needs no solid cloud between landing area and aircraft and wind no more than 20 knots. Remember when booking, you must be available for the whole day to make the most of weather opportunities.

It may be unsuitable first thing, but improve later on. If the weather prevents you from jumping you must come back within six months or you will incur extra fees.

What does the day involve?

Upon arrival go to the Tandem Skydive Meeting Point to register. You will be given the opportunity to book a cameraman to jump with you (at an additional cost). Then on to the office to fill out your paperwork and pay any balance and when everyone is booked in you will receive a briefing normally lasting between 30 and 45 minutes. Provided the weather is suitable you are then ready to jump.

Why does it take all day to jump everyone?

Headcorn operates one aircraft at a time and we may have forty people booked to jump tandem with up to eight instructors available. Each instructor will jump four or five people and have to pack his parachute between each jump. We cannot jump more than four tandems at a time.

How do I book? 

If you are interesting in joining our Skydive Team please call the office on 01825 817417. We would usually take a £100 non-refundable deposit however this can be paid by your sponsors through your online sponsorship page, but your jump is not secured until that first £100 is received by the Charity. The total that we ask you to raise is £585.

On the morning of the skydive the remainder of the money is payable if it has not been paid over in advance through your online sponsorship page.

Can I set up an online giving page?

Yes. We use Just Giving. We can set this up for you – we just need your name, address, email and a photo.

Can I bring Spectators?

The airfield is open to the public and there is a canteen on site.  The facilities for babies and young children are however limited and there can be a lot of waiting around.

Alcohol and Drugs

The consumption of alcohol is prohibited prior to jumping and until parachuting has finished for the day.  Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused their jump and forfeit their fee.

If you have any further questions please contact rachel@crtcharity.org.

Please note that weight restrictions apply and certain health conditions may mean you are unable to jump – if you have any concerns about this please contact us to discuss.


1st June 2023
30th June 2023
Event Category:


Children’s Respite Trust
01825 817417


Headcorn Aerodrome
Shenley road
Headcorn, Kent TN27 9HX United Kingdom
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