Jump for Insight

Welcome to the portal for all things Jump for Insight.

Thank you for being interested in taking part in this challenge to help support local people living with sight loss.   We have booked our tandom jump for Sunday 19th March 2017 (bookings now closed for this date) and opened a second date of 30th April 2017.

To find out more about how sight loss can affect people have a look at our What Can Eye C page.

 

Sponsoring someone

If you would like to sponsor one of the team follow the link below and click on the persons image at the bottom of the page.  Alternatively you can make a general donation or set up a regular monthly donation on the left of the Virgin Money Giving page.  Thank you for sponsoring our jumpers!

Sponsor here

Signing Up

We are asking for people to pay for their own jump. As there is so many of us already pledged to jump the cost has come down to £195.  Insight is a small local charity supporting people living with sight loss and we are looking to raise as much money as possible so we can help our beneficiaries.   You can pay for your jump and set up your online sponsorship by clicking here.  Follow the ‘Start fundraising’ button on the right hand side and you are away!  We use Virgin Money Giving as we have found their service to be the most cost effective, meaning more of your hard won money will get to where it should be going!  Don’t forget to include a picture of yourself as it has been proven to increase your donations and people will know they are on the right fundraising page.

FAQ’s

Drop Zone Location

Sky Dive London, Redland Airfield, Stratton Road, Swindon, SN4 0AA  (Sat Nav instructions:  add Stratton Road before the postcode and it will take you straight to the hanger)

From M4 Junction 15 take A419 north (Swindon). Take first slip road sign posted for the Hospital. Take third exit on roundabout sign posted Wanborough. Take first left (300 metres) following signs for Lower Wanborough. Travel approx 1.5 miles then turn left at cross roads. Airfield is 500 yards on your right sign posted Redlands Airfield.
From M5 Junction 11A, take A417, then A419 towards Swindon from A419 (heading south) approx 4 miles before M4 take exit for the Hospital. Take first exit on roundabout sign posted Wanborough. Take first left (300 metres)
following signs for Lower Wanborough. Travel approx 1.5 miles then turn left at cross roads. Airfield is 500 yards on your right sign posted Redlands Airfield.

 

On the day

Once you arrive at the airfield, please report to Skydive London Registration. Monica will be there to meet you.  (Bright yellow T-shirt) Sky Dive London will try to get us jumped 4 to 6 hours from arrival weather permitting.  If for any reason Sky Dive London are  unable to run the skydive we will get an alternative date to skydive.

What to Wear

Comfortable clothing is recommended for skydiving, with suitable footwear such as trainers. Slip on shoes or shoes with hooks or high heels must not be worn.

Facilities

There is  an indoor canteen and an outside seating area. Spectators are welcome.

Documentation

On the day you will  be required to have or complete the following on the day of the course:

• Membership/Indemnity form for the parachute centre.
• Membership form for membership or temporary membership to BPA.

AND

Please bring with you your Form-115A-Student-Tandem-Medical-Information-and-Declaration-2016
i) Please complete medical form F115A. If you require further medical advise please email Monica at Insight for medical form F115B – Doctors Notes, to take with you to your doctors.
ii) If you are under 18 years of age on the day of your skydive, the Parental/Guardian Consent part of the
Student Declaration must be completed prior to your jump.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE –  WEIGHT AND HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The weight limit for all Parachute Jumps is Male 15st, Female 13st. We may allow a higher weight limit but please contact us with your height to confirm max male 16st, female 14st. In addition, your weight should be in proportion to your height.

 

INSURANCE
Included in the price of your skydive is temporary membership to the BPA, which automatically covers you for third party liability up to £5,000,000. This does not however, cover you for personal injury and you are therefore strongly advised to arrange special personal cover for yourself. We can arrange this for anybody making a jump with us and full details will be forwarded upon request. Please note that any cover you take out does not necessarily have to be through SkyDive London. If you are in any doubt at all about what is being offered to you, you should seek advice from your insurance broker.