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Kent Skydiving Experience

Headcorn Airfield, near Ashford
Rated Based On 8 Reviews

• Skydiving at Headcorn Airfield in Kent
• Tandem jumps from 12,000ft
• A renowned drop zone & school established in 1979
• British Parachute Association qualified instructors

What's Included

  • Enjoy a tandem jump at Headcorn
  • A training session lasting 30-40 minutes precedes your jump
  • You will be securely harnessed to an experiences skydive instructor
  • The jump is made from approx. 12'000ft and includes a freefall of 30-40 seconds
  • Your instructor will open the parachute at approx 5,000ft 
  • You will be given an opportunity to steer however te instructor remains in control at all times
  • A video and photographs of your jump, can be booked in advance directly with the school (payable locally)
  • Provisional membership to 'British Skydiving is included
  • A jumpsuit, hat, gloves and goggles are provided
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue

What Can I Expect

Go for our Headcorn skydive experience - it'll be the adventure of a lifetime! This renowned centre for skydiving, established in Kent in 1979, has already allowed over 70,000 people to realise their dream of a tandem skydive over Headcorn and the breathtaking Kentish countryside. You could be next!

Take that first leap into the unknown from heights of up to 12,000ft, strapped securely to your BPA (British Parachute Association) qualified instructor; then freefall in a wild rush of exhilaration before your parachute is deployed at 5,000ft and lets you go soaring, gliding and even steering your own way gently earthwards, taking in the awe-inspiring 'Garden of Kent' landscape below.

Situated at Headcorn Airfield, this skydive experience will give you all the adrenaline rushes you could ever wish for. This full day skydiving package in Kent allows you to appreciate the full beauty of the south-eastern countryside from a whole new perspective. In addition, not only does the centre have many years of experience in performing tandem and solo skydives, but Headcorn enjoys some of the best skydiving conditions in the UK, meaning you'll get the best possible experience, whatever the time of year.

Upon arrival, you'll have a short briefing session before meeting your instructor, who'll explain the full details of your individual skydive. All the instructors are BPA skydiving accredited, so you can be sure you're in safe hands for the entire day.

Also, you can opt for a professional freefall photographer to accompany you on your skydive, capturing all the best moments of your daring display to create a lasting memory to take home and cherish.

A Headcorn skydive session is not for the faint hearted as you will be jumping out of the aircraft at nearly two miles above the ground - but it will be one of the best things you've ever done! If if you're not sure whether a tandem skydive (at Headcorn in Kent or elsewhere) is your thing, then why not consider it for a daredevil in the family?


  • Jumps are available on weekdays and weekends from March to December
  • All dates are subject to availability and weather conditions 

Please see our main skydiving section for more info on other Skydiving and parachuting activities


  • Headcorn Airfield, Ashford, Kent

Suitable For

  • For safety reasons the general weight limit (fully clothed) is 13.7 stone (86kg) 
  • This limit is however proportional to height
  • A lower weight limit of 80kg (12st 9lbs) applies to those 1.57m (5ft 2ins) or shorter
  • If you are 1.72m (5ft 7ins) or taller; the limit is 92kg (14.7 stone)
  • You may be weighed during registration and your jump refused if you exceed these limits
  • Maximum weight 14.5 stone for men and 13.5 stone for women
  • Minimum age is 16 years (Under 18s require Parental/Guardian Consent)
  • There is no upper age limit for tandems
  • Participants must sign a Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information & Declaration form (BS form 115A)
  • If unable to sign this jumps may still be possible by seeking qualified medical advise and certification (BS form 115B)


  • This Kent Skydiving club has extensive facilities and equipment including two aircraft
  • There is a full time canteen serving hot and cold food during the day
  • Basic accommodation, camping area, toilets and showers are available on site. Pets are not allowed on the airfield

Anything Else

  • A HD video of your jump can be filmed by a professional skydiving photographer and includes 30-50 digital photographs (payable direct for £150)


4.1 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4.1
Total Reviews: 8

Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 8 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
7 Months ago
Highly recommend was excellent experience. I’m petrified of heights but my instructor James made me...
Rating: 4 stars
Linda Naude
Amazing experience. My instructor Janos was brilliant and reassured me the whole way . My only i...
Rating: 4 stars
Priya Rasalam
Amazing experience. Well organised and executed! Would do it again anyway!!
Rating: 4 stars
Theresa omara
Great experience. Everyone was very helpful and made my day fantastic
Rating: 4 stars
I cannot rate it highly enough! The whole day from beginning to end was professional, informative ...
Rating: 4 stars
Julian Chappell
All of the staff were very professional. My tandem partner Dave was excellant and ensured that I fe...
Rating: 4 stars
Lorraine Barber
My one criticism & disappointment with the day was that, had we known our jump wouldn't take place ...
Rating: 4 stars
fiona seager
very well organised on the day, and the instructor was great. Had an amazing time!!! I would do ...