You will board an aircraft and travel up to around two miles high.
You will be attached to your instructor with your tandem parachute securely in place.
When you leave the plane you will both freefall at approximately 120mph for around 40 seconds.
Your instructor will then release the parachute, flying you safely back down to the ground. This will take around 6 minutes.
During this time under the parachute you will be able to take in the views of the local area.
Last year we saw over 150 clients who needed support following pregnancy loss and this is where the money from your fundraising efforts would go. Our clients describe best what we do, so let’s hear from one:
When I began counselling I felt for the first time that I was understood. I was given time and space at my own pace to explain and work through my grief. My miscarriage was validated as a true loss, the loss of a baby, something special and cherished rather than an embryo or a ball of cells, which is somehow how I felt others wanted me to see it. That didn’t help me feel better, and whatever my family and friends said, however well-meaning, they often got it wrong or just didn’t ‘get it’. We spent time during the counselling sessions talking about the stages of grief and loss which helped so much. To feel I was ‘normal’ and explained why I was feeling the way I was; it was also so helpful to hear I wasn’t alone in feeling this way.
The counselling felt like it was my space. We covered so many issues and my counsellor was brilliant at adapting each session to what I brought to the session to talk about. During the counselling, I underwent my second IVF cycle. This sadly failed and I became very unwell as a result of a surgical complication and needing hospitalisation. After a break from counselling I was welcomed back without question, and I needed support more than ever as things had changed so significantly. While I grieved for the failure of the IVF and my embryos (babies) not sticking, I also began to grieve the loss of further treatment and the idea of not having a biological child.
Overcoming a pregnancy loss is not a neat, straight line. It is messy.
Slowly, with my counsellor, I worked on accepting and managing the feelings of anger I had. We tried different techniques and eventually things began to shift so I was no longer ‘stuck’ in those emotions. My self-care improved, my relationships improved and my life slowly came back to something that resembled hope. One of the biggest and most helpful things I have learnt and accepted through counselling is that overcoming a pregnancy loss is not a neat, straight line. It is messy, and up and down, and sometimes you feel like you take a step backwards before moving on again. Knowing and believing this is ‘normal’ means I have learnt to be kinder to myself and take each day at a time.
How do I sign up?
The signup details are available further down this page
Is there an age limit?
The minimum age to join in the Tandem Sky Dive is 16 with parents consent, or 18 as an independent adult.
Do I have to fill in a disclaimer?
Yes, everybody must fill in a medical information & declaration form which can be found here:
What clothes should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing such as a jogging bottoms and trainers, you will be provided with a jumpsuit to go over your clothes as well as the tandem parachute harness, headgear and goggles!
Is there a weight limit?
The weight limit for a Tandem Sky dive is Male 17 Stone (107 Kg’s) and Women 15.7 Stone (99Kg’s)
Who are the tandem instructors?
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!
To Book your place to Sky Dive in aid of TimeNorfolk with UK Parachuting click here & fill in the form: http://ukparachuting.co.uk/charity_event/10800/
There is a £50 up front booking fee which you will need to pay when you sign up and there is also a £150 fee to be paid to the airfield.
In order to skydive for free you must commit to raising a minimum of £300. Please create your online sponsorship page here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/timenorfolkskydive/417311
Once you have raised the required £300 TimeNorfolk will re-imburse you £50 & pay the £150 fee to the airfield. Simple!
If you do not manage to raise the £300 you will be invoiced for the remaining amount.
Please complete this form to let us know you are taking part
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I understand that in order to skydive for free I need to raise a minimum of £300 and I agree to pay any amount outstanding
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