Skydive Challenge

22 September 2024
Sam's skydive 3

Get ready to take the leap of a lifetime! 

Imagine free-falling 5,000 feet at 120 mph, before your parachute opens for a 5 minute canopy ride over the stunning Salisbury plain, with views right across to the Solent! It really is the leap of a lifetime.

Kate decided to take on the Skydive Challenge as she wanted to do something outside of her comfort zone. This is what she said about the experience:

“What an unforgettable and unbeatable moment! I am so glad I took on this challenge and pushed out of my comfort zone as it resulted in the most amazing experience. I really want to do it again!”

Find out more below.


Leap for local Hospice care.

We have a variety of dates throughout the year so just pick the date most suitable for you and complete the register your interest form below. Our fabulous fundraising team will then be in touch to help you pay your deposit and register your jump with the Army Parachute Association.

: 19 May and 22 September 2024
Location: Army Parachute Association, Netheravon Airfield, Salisbury
Registration: £50 deposit on booking, £175 on the day of the jump (paid directly to APA Netheravon)
Suggested Sponsorship Pledge: £200

You will be in very safe hands with qualified instructors from the Army Parachute Association who will give you all of the necessary training, support and reassurance you need.

Jasmine Jackson (4)
Nicky 3

How to book your challenge

STEP 1 – Let us know you would like to take on a skydive in support of Rowans
STEP 2 – Read all the information we send you and book your skydive!
STEP 3 – Set up a JustGiving Page and ask family and friends to sponsor you.
STEP 4 – Count down to the day!

Let us know!


  • The minimum age to participate in the Skydive Challenge is 16 years old.
  • Under 18’s will need written consent from a parent/guardian to participate.
  • There is no upper age limit.
  • The maximum weight limit is 16 stone.
  • If you have an existing medical condition or disability you must consult the Army Parachute Association in advance to ascertain your suitability to jump.
Photos & Videos
  • Regulations state that no camera equipment may be carried by participants.
  • The Army Parachute Association does have photography and video packages available to record your challenge.
Getting there

The parachute centre is located between Salisbury and Marlborough just off the A345, approximately 5 miles north of the A303. Airfield Camp Netheravon is sign posted on red military road signs from the village of Netheravon. The Camp is situated on a hill above the village itself. 

Please Note:
Tom Tom and other Sat Navs will direct you to the wrong place if you enter our postcode. Use
SP4 9RY instead, this will get you to the road just before the entrance to the airfield camp. 


Netheravon have a brand-new bunkhouse that is bookable for visitors at £5 per night, you need to bring pillow and sleeping bag; and a free campsite that is located close to a shower/toilet block. Campervans/motorhomes are also allowed.

Information about local accommodation can be found at the Salisbury and Stonehenge tourist information website: and select ‘Amesbury Stonehenge’ to find accommodation local to the drop zone.

What to wear on the day

Trainers, or other securely attached footwear, and comfortable clothing is ideal. Please avoid boots with hooks.

Netheravon do provide jumpsuits although these are not always necessary in warmer weather. Bear in mind you may get a bit damp on landing so don’t wear your Sunday best! 

  •  19 May 2024 - 22 September 2024
     8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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