Celebrate your own special occasion
Imagine the adrenaline and thrill of jumping out of a plane at up to 15,000 feet high! Now imagine the pride you feel after free falling at around 120mph and experiencing the serenity of gliding back down to earth!
A tandem is an easy and enjoyable way to experience the thrills of skydiving without having to learn how. The exhilarating freefall combined with the peace and tranquillity of the parachute ride, makes tandem skydiving a unique and eye-opening way to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West whilst celebrating your own special occasion.
Dunkeswell Airfield has a proud tradition of sport parachuting, which started in 1964. Affiliated to the British Parachute Association you can enjoy the most breath-taking, adrenalin pumping moment with complete confidence.
We ask that you raise a minimum of £395 to ‘jump for free’.
A £50 non-refundable deposit, payable direct to Skydive Buzz, will secure your place.
When you arrive at the airfield on the day of your skydive, you will need the pay the £200 balance of the cost of you jump direct to Skydive Buzz.
The remaining £145 and anything you raise over this amount will go to Children’s Hospice South West.
If you raise all of your sponsorship via an online page, including your £200 balance, CHSW can arrange for Skydive Buzz to invoice them for this amount – providing you have raised the minimum amount of £395
Don’t’ forget – you can choose to raise more than the minimum amount! The sky is the limit!
Yes! There are several pricing options available on the Skydive Buzz website so if you self-fund your jump, all sponsorship raised would go to CHSW.
Yes, you can reserve a DVD of your jump for £140; photographs for £140; or a DVD and photograph package for £185.
The minimum age is 16 years and there is no upper age limit. If you are aged under 18 you must obtain parental consent using BPA form 106.
All participants should carefully read the declaration of fitness form 115A. It may be necessary to consult your GP and ask them to sign and stamp form 115B.
The standard upper weight limit is 15 stone / 95 kilos fully clothed. Please call Skydive Buzz if you are between 15 and 18 stone.
All forms can be downloaded from the Skydive Buzz website.
A tandem skydive is an easy and enjoyable way to experience the thrills of skydiving. Once aboard the aircraft, you will be securely harnessed to your Instructor as you ride up to your chosen altitude. The aircraft takes approximately 10 minutes to climb to 15,000ft, giving you time to take in the views. Once at altitude, you will get the green light for GO!
During freefall, you will experience speeds of approximately 120mph for up to a minute, falling around 2 miles. As the canopy opens, you will be aware of the sudden tranquillity as your speed dramatically decreases. This allows you to talk with your Instructor, take in the expansive scenery during the 5 minute parachute ride, and land safely after helping your Instructor to steer the parachute around the sky before gliding back to the airfield.
Skydive Buzz will advise you of your arrival time when you book your jump.
After your safety briefing with an experienced Instructor who will teach you everything you need to know, you will be ready to take to the skies. On your pre-boarding call, your Instructor will prepare you for your skydive - fitting your jumpsuit, head gear, goggles (suitable for contact lenses/glasses), gloves and harness.
You will not jump in unsafe weather conditions. However, you can never rely on the weather forecast entirely so please call the airfield on 01404 890222 after 4.00pm on the day before your skydive, and a member of the Skydive Buzz team will advise you. Please remember that your deposit is non-refundable so it’s important that you speak to a member of the team at the airfield to rebook your skydive if weather conditions don’t permit you to jump on your original date.