Location Northamptonshire - Hinton Skydiving offers you the chance to jump out of an aeroplane on either a tandem or a Accelerated Freefall experience!We've often wondered just what drives people to want to do a skydive, but it seems we cannot get enough of high-adrenaline antics these days and skydiving from this Hinton base near Brackley has to be one of the ultimate!
So this school based on the airfield at Hinton offers both tandem skydiving and the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Level One course. And the difference between the two?
Put simply, AFF courses take longer and cost more as there's a full day of one to one tuition to prepare you for your solo parachute jump. A freefall tandem means you enjoy the ride, whilst the instructor you're attached to (literally) handles everything after you jump from the plane.
On the tandem option at Hinton you will be offered morning or afternoon slots and with a fairly straight-forward ground briefing followed by getting kitted out in your skydive suit. There's no time consuming course and before you know it (or have time to back out of your skydive!) you'll be in the plane getting ready for the signal to exit.
As you jump from around 13000ft you will be in complete freefall travelling over 1000ft in a mere five seconds. That's as long as it took you to read this paragraphy of copy. Phew! No wonder these tandem skydives are the most popular activity at Hinton.
If you fancy getting really stuck into this skydiving malarky, or maybe even taking it up as a sport, the accelerated experience offered by Hinton may be the one for you. The team here tell us it's best to allow two days to complete the experience, as on day one you'll be in the classroom and having practical workshop sessions learning about freefall and canopy control, exiting the aircraft, landing techniques and so on. Jumps from 13000ft (with fully qualified instructors accompanying you) are generally done the day after, dependng on weather.
Whichever of these Hinton skydiving experiences you choose, by the end of the day you'll know what it's like to fall through the air at around 120mph...faster than most cars are capable of going. And being one of the friendliest and most sociable clubs, we think a skydive out of Hinton is an excellent choice for anyone in the Northampton/Essex area.