Have you ever considered doing a skydive? Now’s your chance, all whilst raising money for a worthy Leicester cause.
Experience the adrenaline rush of free fall at 120mph and then soak up the bird’s eye view as you float back down to earth. There’s still time to sign up for The Y’s tandem jump with highly experienced instructors and you’ll be helping The Y raise funds for homeless young people.
Taking place on Saturday 6 April, places on the jump cost £60 (+ minimum £400 sponsorship to be raised). On the day you’ll meet your instructor who will take you through your training and provide you with your jumpsuit and harness. You’ll ride up to altitude in a Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft that has been specially converted for skydiving. During the 20 minute flight you can enjoy the beautiful views of the British countryside.
You and your instructor will exit the plane at approximately 13,500ft and you will freefall for about 45 seconds, reaching speeds of over 120mph. At 5,000ft your instructor will deploy the parachute slowing you down for a gentler ride, during which you’ll be able to try steering. Your instructor will take control for the landing and debrief you afterwards.
Think you’ve got the stomach for it? Find out more and sign up HERE.