Find the dropzone

Hinton Skydiving Centre is located in at Hinton Airfield, Steane, Brackley NN13 5NS

Please enter ‘NN13 5NS’ in your sat nav and you should be directed straight to the centre. Below are instructions in you’re arriving from the North or South to help when you get closer. 

Please report to Reception on arrival

From the north

Exit the M40 at Junction 11 and take the A422 toward Brackley.
After 4 miles go through the village of Farthinghoe, and the airfield is signposted to the right about 200 meters after the village.
The airfield is just over a mile along this country road.

From the south

Exit the M40 at Junction 10 and take the A43 toward Northampton.
At the last roundabout before Brackley take the left turn for Banbury on the A422.
After 4 miles there is a village called Farthinghoe.
200 metres before the village is a left turn signposted ‘Hinton Airfield’.
The airfield is just over a mile along this country road.

Arriving by train

The nearest train station to Hinton Skydiving Centre is Banbury and you can pick up a taxi outside the station or call from the numbers below to bring you directly to the airfield.

Banbury Station Cars
Tel: 01295 259 569 

Banbury Taxi Services

Tel: 01295 272 722

What 3 words

If you’re looking to find our exact location using What3words and you have the app, you can find us using the words below. Alternatively click on the words to open our location on the What3Words website. 

What's involved?

Levels 1, 2 & 3 consist of launching from the aircraft with your two Instructors holding you in the freefall position and staying with you until the parachute is opened. You will have drills to perform on each of these jumps. On Level three you will be released by one Instructor at a time providing you are in a stable position.

Levels 4 & 5 are made with one Instructor only with a linked exit and you will then be released to fly on your own. There are a number of in air drills to perform during freefall before deploying your parachute.

Levels 6 & 7 again with one Instructor only but this time it will consist of a “solo” exit although the Instructor is with you all the way down until the main parachute is open. These skydives introduce new skills to complete and end with you putting all the manoeuvres together on the level 7 skydive.

Level 8 is a short freefall delay from 5,000 feet, deploying your parachute in a stable position within ten seconds after exit, and is your final qualifying descent.

AFF course students are far more successful if they have some continuity on the course. This normally means you will have to put aside either a full week or keep 3 – 4 weekends clear to complete the course. Remember that each person will progress at their own rate, and it may take longer to complete the course due to repeat jumps or poor weather conditions. Once the AFF phase is completed, your consolidation jumps will enable you to practice what you learnt on the course as in most cases you would only get one attempt at the skills.

Once these consolidations are completed you are the master of your own destiny, free to decide what the next challenge is going to be and where your newly acquired skydiving skills will lead you…