Mark Whithorn skydive

Skydive for Treetops

Take a leap of faith for local families and patients.


When is it?

Available all year

Where is it?

Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire

How much does it cost?

Registration fee: £60 (paid as a deposit to the airfield)
Sponsorship: £432

Imagine this… you’re sitting in the doorway of an aircraft, your feet dangling below you. You look up and see the clouds above – you’re flying at 14,000 feet!

Imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go, falling into the clouds below, free-falling at over 120mph before the parachute opens and you begin to descend over the beautiful local countryside.

Take a deep breath, make the leap and book your place today. It will be the most exhilarating thing you ever do!

Raise £432 or more and jump for free!

We offer you two ways to sky dive for Treetops   - you can join #TeamTreetops or self-fund your own place:

Join Team Treetops – Raise £432 or more and we’ll meet the costs*

As a member of #TeamTreetops you'll also get::

  • An exclusive Treetops T-shirt
  • Fundraising support and resources to help you reach your fundraising goals
  • A supportive Facebook community to share training and fundraising tips with
  • A member of the Treetops team who will stay in touch with you every step of the way
  • A unique Treetops medal
  • Our everlasting thanks!

Self-fund your jump

Self-fund your jump and raise as much as you can for Treetops Hospice.

Please note that for tandem skydives there is a MAXIMUM WEIGHT (fully clothed) of 95 kg (15 stone) or 83 kg if you are less than 163cm (5ft 4in). This limit is in place for your own safety and that of the instructors

* Each entrant is responsible for the deposit. Treetop pays the balance of costs.


What to expect on your Skydive day 


After signing in at reception you will be introduced to an experienced tandem instructor. Your instructor will tell you everything you need to know about the equipment, talk you through the aircraft flight, the skydive, and the parachute ride and landing, and will help you practice the required body positions. 

The Aircraft Flight

You’ll be fitted into your harness. Then you and your instructor will board the aircraft. Once inside the aircraft your instructor will secure your harness to theirs and the aircraft will take off. You’ll ride up to altitude in one of our Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft that have been specially converted for skydiving. During the 20 minute flight you can enjoy the beautiful views of the British countryside

The Skydive

When you reach the exit altitude of around 14,000 ft you’ll begin moving towards the door. The adrenaline kicks in as you and your instructor jump from the aircraft and begin accelerating to terminal velocity. You will reach speeds of over 120mph – it’s really noisy and very windy – for around 45 to 50 seconds. At 5,000ft your instructor will deploy the parachute slowing you down for a gentler ride.

Under the Parachute

After the parachute has been deployed you’ll be able to talk to your instructor and even try steering. You’ll practice the landing position and have time to enjoy the amazing views. If you want to try some spins tell your instructor and they’ll dive the parachute. If you prefer a gentler ride just let us know. Your instructor will take control for the landing and you can breathe a sigh of relief when back on solid ground. After landing tell your cameraman all about your skydiving experience while the adrenaline’s still pumping!.


Skydive Booking Form