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 [...]


Jun

21

Fun with friends

Skydiving DID YOU KNOWS….???

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Skydiving is one of the most unique and exhilarating activities you could ever hope to participate in, and it has a long and exciting history. From famous skydivers to impressive jumps, there are plenty of skydiving facts to learn about. We’re here to recount some of our favourites and hopefully tell you something you didn’t already know about skydiving!!

 

The YOUNGEST skydive:

Did you know that the [...]


Jun

9

Taking you one one way flights!

What’s so special about skydiving??

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Shopping for really boring household goods (duvets, loo brush, that kind of thing…) before a manifest shift a couple of weeks ago – dressed in a UK Para T shirt.

Why am I talking about this?

I was surprised to be confronted by the check out lady. Is that the skydiving place in Beccles she opened with, as it turns out her daughter had tandem skydived with [...]


May

13

Skydiving Competion

A super successful skydiving SCRAMBLES

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Skydiving Success!

What an incredible bank holiday weekend we have had here at UK Para Beccles. A massive high five goes out to every skydiver that joined us, and skydiver spectators too – nothing like good fun in the skies and on the ground. We can’t wait to do it all again next year, same bank holiday weekend so get it in your diary now!

What is [...]


Apr

5

What is tandem skydiving

Just what is TANDEM SKYDIVING

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Tandem skydiving or tandem parachuting

Refers to a type of skydiving where a student skydiver is connected to a harness attached to a tandem instructor.

The instructor

Guides the student through the whole jump from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy, and landing. The student needs only minimal instruction before making a tandem jump with the instructor. At UK Parachuting we require that you be 16 years [...]


Mar

22

Charity Events

Does raising funds for charity make skydiving even better?

By jude wilson - UK Parachuting

Well, we know skydiving is a fulfilling experience, and we keep going on about how great it is… a special, once in a lifetime make you Cheshire Cat grin for days kind of experience…

What could possibly improve on that? By raising funds for charity of course.

We all have charities which are close to our hearts, a cause which needs more funds to do the special [...]