FAQ

Sunset Exit, Skydive Hibaldstow

You can join the club by buying your £30 membership from YUSU. If you're interested in joining a course, drop us an email at skydiving@yusu.org and we'll get jumping as soon as possible!

Skydiving at university is the cheapest and most accessible way into the sport as members can benefit from our cheaper jump tickets:

  • Category Systems groundschool and two first jumps: £170, with any subsequent jumps costing £39
  • Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Groundschool and level 1 (first jump only): £305
  • For a full breakdown of prices, please refer to our courses page

We currently jump at Skydive Hibaldstow in North Lincolnshire, approximately 50 miles from York. You can read more about the dropzone and how you get there via our Dropzone page. Travel costs are included in the groundschool weekends.

Solo skydiver complete a “Ground School” day in which they receive training to jump from an aircraft - solo! We are running 3 ground school weekends so far in the Autumn term. These are always great fun for both our new and returning jumpers, with many skydiving and non-skydiving related activities planned!

  • 6-8th October 2017
  • 13-15th October 2017
  • 21-23rd October 2017
  • More on demand!

The course takes two days but we travel to the centre Friday evening. If the weather is good enough you will do your first jumps that very weekend.

Checkout our getting started page!

  • If you are under 18, a parent or guardian needs to fill in a written consent form
  • For AFF and Category Systems courses a maximum weight limit of 15st (95kg) fully clothed applies. However, all students should also be within the recommended height:weight ratio with a BMI of 27.5 or less.
  • The minimum weight is 7st (44kg) and minimum height 4ft11 (149.86 cm). Those who have a height and/or weight under this will require a harness fitting assessment before being approved
  • If you have any medical conditions, injuries or any other enquiries please read here for more information and don't hesitate to contact us

The minimum jumps for both AFF and Category Systems is 18 but the average tends to be more than that if you need to repeat a level. It's all about muscle memory and currency so it varies between individuals.

Checkout our courses page for a complete guide.

  • We will travel to the dropzone together on the Friday evening and sleep in the dropzones bunkhouse
  • The groundschool will then take place over the course of the day on Saturday from 8am, where you will learn everything you need to know to skydive safely and complete a written test.
  • On the Sunday morning you complete a 'refresh' to test your memory on the groundschool and prove you can complete the jump safely by following procedure correctly
  • If the weather is good enough, you then gear up and get ready to complete your first ever solo jump! and possibly a second! exciting!
  • Checkout courses for more info
  • Sleeping bag/duvet and pillow for the bunkhouse
  • Towel and Toiletries (Hib has amazing showers)
  • Sensible trainers you can jump in (no boots or anything higher than the ankle)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Plenty of layers to keep warm at altitude (avoiding anything that restricts movement such as hoodies)
  • Money to spend behind the dropzone bar/cafe or your own food
  • Any card or board games you think people would enjoy
  • Category Systems starts from 4,000ft and progressively increases the altitude up to 15,000ft
  • Accelerated Freefall (AFF) starts immediately from 15,000ft with over 60 seconds worth of freefall from the first jump