Here at Skydive Langar our team love to work with first-time jumpers. Every year thousands of people complete their first ever skydive with us, with many raising a huge amount of money for charity at the same time!
Tandem skydiving provides the experience of a lifetime and is a great way to raise funds for a good cause. If you raise enough sponsorship your charity jump could be for free.
It takes just 20 minutes to be briefed for your jump, then you will skydive with a highly experienced and fully qualified instructor to experience the thrill of freefall.
The Air Ambulance is a rapid response emergency craft covering 3,000 square miles across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Travelling at 154 mph it takes about 19 minutes to travel from its base at RAF Waddington to the furthest point in either of the two counties. It is operational every day of the week all year round completing an average of 4 missions a day saving many lives across the region. The charity receives NO government funding and is not eligible for National Lottery grants, so to ensure that the air ambulance can continue flying they need to raise more than a million pounds - each and every year.
Charities often have designated group days booked with us, and we also have many individuals and smaller groups raising money for their chosen cause. Whichever charity you choose to skydive for, you can do it at Skydive Langar.
This is an example of how it works:
Most charities will allow the cost of the skydive to be covered using up to 50% of the sponsorship money, so if you collect at least twice the cost of the tandem skydive, the whole cost of your jump would be covered. If you raise less, you pay a proportion of your jump cost yourself - you are getting the fun of a skydive, after all!
It is important to note that although it seems you can go skydiving for free, your tandem skydive is being paid for out of the sponsorship funds you raised from the people supporting your cause, so you should try to raise as much as possible over the minimum target.
It is also important that you contact your chosen charity in advance and agree the use of funds and the minimum sponsorship required with them directly.
If your charity is organising a group jump, contact them and ask to join in. They will tell you what the financial arrangements are, and how the jump is to be paid for. They may even make your booking for you.
If your charity is not organising a group skydiving event you can still book a skydive independently to raise money for them. Click the ‘Book Online’ button then simply select your date and pay the deposit to make your booking. Let us know which charity you are jumping for in the notes section of the booking form. You still need to contact the charity in advance and agree the use of funds and the minimum sponsorship required with them directly. You will pay the full cost of the skydive on the day of the jump.