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Skydiving: Book your tandem skydive

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  • Starts: Tuesday, 2 January 2024
  • Ends: Monday, 31 March 2025
  • Event price: £70
  • Fundraising pledge: £550
  • Region: All

Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Sign up to our charity skydive for a Big Jump in 2024!

We are now offering a promotional 25% discount for your skydive. Take up this amazing offer now and only pay £52.50 for your registration!

Sign up to #TeamRNIB and make a leap to support people with sight loss.

Choose from 19 airfields across the UK and pick any day that suits you.

  • Registration fee: £70 (25% discount: £52.50)
  • Sponsorship pledge: £550

We'll pay for your skydive out of the funds you raise, then the rest will help RNIB support blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

Pay for your skydive yourself

Contact your local airfield to arrange your skydive and secure your jump. There is a list of airfields across the UK below. Let us know once you have secured your own skydive by completing the form below: 

We welcome this option if you can afford it. This means every penny you fundraise comes straight to RNIB. It costs RNIB approximately £270 per skydive. There is no minimum sponsorship target as you have booked to cover your own jump costs. You will always get the same level of support from us as a charity skydive jumper.

We'll support you

Our experienced events team will be there every step of the way to support you. We’ll make sure you’re prepared for the big day, so you have the best experience and help you raise as much money as possible.

Once you’re signed up, we'll send you an RNIB t-shirt and fundraising pack full of our top tips and tricks and we'll be in regular contact leading up to your jump to make sure you're all set to make the leap!

Join #TeamRNIB and receive first-class support from the moment you sign up, including:

  • Personalised support from our friendly events team
  • Fundraising pack bursting with top tips
  • RNIB t-shirt and fundraising materials.

You can contact the RNIB Events team anytime on 0303 123 9999 or email us at [email protected]. We are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

The feeling of the wind on your face with all the sounds around you when you're in freefall is exhilarating and thrilling... even with the lack of sight. Don't let any loss of senses get in your way, do anything you want.

Jack Marshall, a Big Jumper, August 2020

Check out Charlotte’s skydive for RNIB and get a taste of what’s in store:

The difference you make

Every day, 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight, and their lives will change completely. Many people won’t get any practical or emotional support when they need it most. By skydiving for RNIB you’ll help ensure that no one faces sight loss alone.

Seven RNIB Runners grouped together holding the congratulations and "we did it" banners

Seven RNIB Runners grouped together holding "congratulations" and "we did it" Team RNIB banners.

Choose from 19 airfields across the UK:

  • Auchterarder, Scotland
  • Brackley, England
  • Bridlington, England
  • Brigg, England
  • Cambridgeshire, England
  • Cornwall, England
  • Durham, England
  • Errol, Scotland
  • Grange-Over-Sands, England
  • Honiton, England
  • Lancaster, England
  • Maidstone, England
  • Norwich, England
  • Nottingham, England
  • Salisbury, England
  • St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Swansea, Wales
  • Whitchurch, England
  • Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

Skydiving: Frequently Asked Questions

What does a tandem skydive involve?

We've teamed up with Skyline Parachuting, one of the UK's largest skydive organisers, who will coordinate your jump and make sure you’re fully prepared in the run up.

On the day of the jump and arrival at the airfield, you’ll spend time with a professional trainer until you are ready to take the next step. Once you’re up in the air and harnessed to your parachute instructor, you will skydive from 10,000 feet, free falling for several thousand feet before deploying the parachute at 5,000 feet. You'll then glide under the canopy before your instructor steers you safely to the ground.

How much does it cost?

To sign up, you need to pay a £70 (non-refundable) registration fee to our skydive provider, Skyline, and we’ll ask you to commit to fundraise a minimum of £550 in sponsorship.

We ask that 80 per cent of your fundraising (£440) is sent to us at least two weeks before your dive and the remaining 20 per cent (£110) is with us six weeks after your jump.

Your registration fee covers 30 per cent of your skydive cost, and the rest is paid from your fundraising. The rest of your fundraising will go directly to supporting people with sight loss.

We recommend fundraising online through, it’s quick, easy and secure and all the money you raise comes directly to us without you having to send it in. If you choose to fundraise offline, you need to make sure all of your sponsorship is with us at least two weeks before your jump.

Can I claim back my registration fee?

No. You will not be able to recoup the cost of your registration fee, as this goes towards paying for the cost of your jump. As a charity, we need to cover all of the costs, whilst making a reasonable profit to help RNIB continue supporting people with sight loss.

Can I pay for the cost of the skydive myself?

Yes, you can, and we welcome this option if you can afford it. This means every penny you fundraise comes straight to RNIB. It costs RNIB approximately £230 per skydive. If you would like to do this, or have already paid for your jump, please contact the RNIB Events team.

How do I sign up?

The easiest way to book is by following the link above. If you require a paper copy of the registration form, please contact the RNIB Events team.

What if I can't get to the airfields listed?

If you can't make it to one of the airfields listed, let us know and we can arrange for you to take part at one of nine other airfield sites across the UK: Auchterarder, Errol, Bridlington, Lancaster, Norwich, Brackley, Salisbury, Old Sarrum, and Cornwall.

Are there any age and weight restrictions?

You must be at least 16 years old to take part and if you’re between the ages of 16 and 18, you’ll need permission from a parent or guardian. There’s no upper age limit. Most airfields require jumpers to be under 15 stone in weight, but this can be lower or higher depending on the airfield. All restrictions will be identified when you register with our Skydive organiser Skyline.

Will I need to fill out a medical form?

You will be required to sign a medical form before jumping to declare your fitness to take part. There are some restrictions in relation to medical conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness, and some cases of asthma. Full details will be stated on the registration form when you sign up and if you have any of the medical conditions stated, you will need to have your medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

If you are a UK resident, you will automatically be covered for up to £2,000,000 third party insurance, but this will not cover you for any personal injury. If you wish to take out personal injury cover, you will need to arrange this yourself.

Can I film my jump?

Of course! Most airfields have a professional camera operator or cameras available to capture your big jump. There will be additional cost for this which you’ll have to pay yourself on the day of your jump.

Any questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Call us on our fundraising line 0330 002 0051 or drop us an email at [email protected].