Apr

22

Flying a Wingsuit

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

To fly a wingsuit the BPA states that a skydiver must be an FAI ‘C’ Certificate parachutist with at least 500 descents, or has at least 200 freefall descents within the previous 18 months and must demonstrate (in a belly to earth position), the ability to: Control fall rat Control horizontal movement (forwards, backwards and sideways). Achieve ‘docking’ techniques. Turn in place. Dive to approach [...]


Mar

30

What’s better than your first skydive… Your second of course!!

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Everyone who has ever made a Skydive agrees, there is nothing that compares to your first jump!

Most of us dreamt and thought about it for a long time before ever actually making it to the drop zone. We tried to imagine what it was going to be like, the sound of the wind, the air in [...]


Feb

19

Winter Skydiving at UKP

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Yes, you CAN skydive in winter, and ENJOY it too! We jump at UK Parachuting all year round, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t try it at least once. Who’s know’s what conditions you might experience!


Jan

13

Bucket List Challenge: Skydiving

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

BUCKET LIST

So its the start of the year, its new years resolution time… Who wants to do something dynamic, daring and dangerous? Well – we aren’t dangerous, but we are a bit extreme here at UKP. Here is what you need to know if you are thinking about skydiving in 2019 (you should also know, we are going to look after you every step of [...]


Nov

19

Unforgettable Christmas Gifts

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Are you thinking that you really want to give the gift of all gifts this year??

Here are a few facts that you might not know about TANDEM SKYDIVING:

Almost anyone over the age of 16 can skydive, there is no upper limit You DON’T have to visit a doctor for a certificate You jump from over 2 miles high & free fall at 150mph Yes, you can still [...]


Oct

28

The art of skydiving

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Skydiving is much harder than it looks. That is of course if you want to do more than simply bellyflop the air and admire your surroundings.

This pair of Russian skydivers decided to give up the ‘normal’ skydiving a long time ago and have since become true artists, riding the air as though it were water.

Filmed high above Dubai [...]


Sep

21

Sunset Skydiving

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

We look forward to this day, and evening’ every month in the Summer.

Its an evening whereby you can work by day and jump after work – and what an end to the day this is! The drop zone has a really nice feel to it, you [...]


Sep

7

Tandem Skydiving with UKPARA

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

This form of skydiving has been around since the 80’s. Because most people only jump once to check it off of the bucket list, tandem skydiving is the most popular way to experience the world of skydiving. It involves a student who is connected to a specially certified tandem instructor. The pair jump together, often with a videographer to document the event. The instructor deploys a [...]


Jul

31

Whats it like to skydive??

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Describing the indescribable…

Everybody who hasn’t jumped out of a perfectly good airplane wonders the same thing: what does it feel like to skydive?  There are both physical and emotional answers to this question.

It’s such an unfamiliar concept, falling through the air at 120+ mph. Most people who have jumped say things like “the feeling is indescribable” or “unlike anything else” when talking about the sensation [...]


Jul

12

What is tandem skydiving

What happens when you SKYDIVE?!

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

What happens when you skydive out of the plane?

This is such a difficult sensation over load to put into words! What its not like is a roller coaster, you know that tummy flipping, gut wrenching lurch of feeling.  Its very, very obvious that you are falling, and that the earth is getting very close… Very quickly!  (What is also very apparent is that if your [...]