8 June 2024

Join #TeamAcorns and experience the thrill of a breathtaking 10,000ft skydive!

Enjoy a fabulous 20-minute flight with breathtaking views of the Wirral, Liverpool, Snowdon and beyond. Then, at 10,000ft, you’ll lean out and let go to experience the amazing thrill of freefalling through the air and a long parachute descent!

You will be in a dual harness, securely attached to your instructor who will give you a taste of what skydiving is all about!

Sound like fun?

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Important information

The minimum age for parachuting is 16. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian (BPA Form 106). There is no maximum age, however anyone aged 70 or over will require form 115b signed by a GP.

The maximum weight is 15 stones (95 kg) and you must not be overweight for your height. Please check the weight restrictions before signing up. Your weight must include the weight of the clothes you are wearing.

Commitment to fundraise

The minimum fundraising requirement of £450 will help fund our vital care for local children and families. Part of this amount is used to cover the cost of your skydive. Our expert events team will be on hand to support you with your fundraising to help you achieve this target.

By taking part in this incredible challenge and joining #TeamAcorns, you will be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people across the West Midlands.

A skydiver for Acorns smiling at the camera with the plane he jumped out of in the background. A clear blue sky canvases out wide behind him.

Ready to take the plunge?

Date: 8th June 2024
Start time: 10:00am
Location: Tilstock Airfield, Whitchurch, SY13 2HA

Registration fee: £50

By signing up, you are committed to raising a minimum of £450.
Please review the weight restrictions and read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

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Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if there is bad weather?

In the case of bad weather Skydiving Centre reserve the right to change the date of the skydive. All deposits and payments made will be transferred to an alternative date.

Is there an age restriction?

The minimum age for parachuting is 16. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian (BPA Form 106).

There is no maximum age however anyone aged 70 or over will require form 115b signed by a GP.

Are there any weight restrictions to take part?

The maximum weight is 15 stones (95 kg) and you must not be overweight for your height. Please check the weight restrictions. Your weight is inclusive of the clothes you are wearing.

How fit do I need to be to take part?

Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness and there are minimum fitness requirements. All participants must be physically fit, fully self-mobile with a full range of mobility and able to lift their knees to their chest unaided.

I have a health condition of disability. Can I still take part?

Unfortunately, if you have a condition or disability which reduces your mobility, you won’t be able to skydive. Please contact Skydive Tilstock on 01948 841111 if you are unsure, as participants will be assessed on arrival and will not be able to jump if the minimum fitness requirements are not met.

Please read:

  • Form 115a – Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information and Declaration
  • Form 115b – Student Tandem Parachutist Request for Medical Advice

Skydive Tilstock must be in receipt of the completed consent/medical forms prior to commencing the training course.

What should I wear?

Wear loose, comfortable, non-restricting clothing suitable for the season and flat shoes or trainers on your feet that won’t fall off in freefall. Don’t wear boots or jeans.

Goggles will be supplied that fit over glasses and contact lenses.

When should I arrive and when do I actually jump?

You will be given an arrival time which you should check in by. It’s very important that you arrive on time.

After you have completed the essential paperwork, a Tandem Instructor will spend about 20 minutes giving you your training session. If you are late, it could have a knock-on effect by extending the scheduled jump time and the Tandem Instructor has a very tight schedule that includes briefing, jumping and packing his parachute for the next jump.

Other factors that could potentially affect the scheduled jump time include, change in weather, coordinating a videographer, the plane and numerous other things.

Please note that skydive days can involve a lot of waiting.

Can I bring people to watch?

Yes, of course you can bring spectators! You must have an audience for your incredible adventure! There is a special spectator area, a clubhouse and a canteen/cafe picnic area.

Please do not bring your pet – they will not be allowed on the site.

Can I bring my pet?

Please do not bring your pet. Active airfields are not suitable for pets.

Is there a café?

Yes, there is a café on site providing hot and cold beverages, light bites, snacks and ice creams.

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