Freefall parachute jumps

Image shows a man mid fall with his protective gear and his thumbs up

This is the ultimate jump for an adrenaline junkie. The accelerated parachute jump is the first part of the professional skydiver's course. 

You will have a full day's ground training from two qualified instructors before you dive solo from 10,000 feet.

Your day will start with a full day’s training including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet!

Whilst you will skydive solo (ie with nobody attached to you) your two instructors will jump with you and be by your side until approximately 5,000 feet when you pull your parachute canopy. From that point you will steer your parachute on your own but will be guided to the drop zone by ground control who will talk you down all the way.

Freefall: the facts

  • Standard deposit fee: Between £60-£100, depending on location
  • Training/jump fees: Approximately £300
  • Jump altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Duration: Two days
  • Jump: Solo
  • British Parachuting Association approved certificate
  • First level of a professional skydivers course!

Age and weight restrictions

  • Age: 16 to 55 inclusive
  • Weight: under 15 stone.

Jump all year round

  • Seven days a week - pick the day you jump to suit you!
  • From 22 locations throughout the UK, including three in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland.

Why should I join Team RNIB?

Join Team RNIB and jump for free! Training and jump are free if you raise at least £535, the minimum amount of sponsorship. As a member of Team RNIB you will receive:

  • a welcome pack packed with fundraising tips and advice
  • regular newsletters
  • excellent customer care from the moment you register until after your challenge.

Register online to Freefall parachute jump

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