Apr

2

Accelerated Freefall Vs Static Line Progression

By JT - UK Parachuting

Static Line Training (S/L)

 

This method has evolved over the last ~30 years from its military origins into a successful method for training sport parachutists. The student gets 6 hours of ground training and is then taken to an altitude of about 3000 feet for the jump. The jump itself consists of a simple “poised” exit from the strut of a small single engine Cessna aircraft, [...]


Apr

1

Just another day in the office!!!!

By JT - UK Parachuting


Mar

31

Flying The Wingsuit

By JT - UK Parachuting

 WINGSUIT FLYING is a skydiving discipline and extreme sport which relies on the use of a specialised jumpsuit often referred to as a WINGSUIT, squirrel suit or birdman suit. This jumpsuit is comprised of two arm wings and a leg wing which, supported by the [...]


Mar

28

4 Way Skydiving

By JT - UK Parachuting

The BPA UK Skydiving League (UKSL) in Formation Skydiving and BPA Grand Prix in several other disciplines have meets throughout the season at Centres across the UK. The FS Grand Prix is called BPA UKSL because it’s linked with the European Skydiving League (ESL)

BPA UKSL and BPA Grand Pix meets are the ideal way to cut your teeth in competitions. Some of [...]


Mar

25

Fun with friends

Colchester Nando’s

By JT - UK Parachuting

What a fantastic group of jumpers and the weather was spot on for them.


Mar

24

Advice for New Skydivers Visiting a New Dropzone

By JT - UK Parachuting

 There is plenty to think about as a new jumper. The world of skydiving opens up once you earn your A License, and your life really is in your hands. One of the most fun things about having your license is the ability to travel to new dropzones and attend events with other licensed jumpers. Of course, this adds new issues to consider than [...]


Mar

22

“…But I’m afraid of heights!”

By JT - UK Parachuting

Needless to say, we’ve heard it before. Notably, we’ve heard it from lots of people right before they experienced their first triumphant tandem skydive. Moments of fear don’t have to keep you from realizing your full potential. In fact, it’ll just convey extra bonus points when you land — but if you need a little encouragement to get on that plane (or get out), you’re [...]


Mar

12

Answers to common questions about photos and videos:

By JT - UK Parachuting

Can I decide to add video the day of my jump?

Yes. If you have not already selected multimedia when you made your reservation, you will have an opportunity to add a package during your registration. A videographer will need to be assigned to you when we are organizing plane loads, so we will ask you to  decide before we escort you to the hangar to [...]


Mar

10

How to Prepare for your First Skydive

By JT - UK Parachuting

THE DAY OF: EAT NORMALLY, AND DRINK WATER!

Many people believe it’s best not to eat, because they fear they will get sick while skydiving. This is simply not true, it’s actually best to have a little something in your stomach. You are less likely to feel nausea if you eat on your normal schedule.

More importantly, drink water! [...]


Mar

8

[IN YOUR WORDS] An Experience You Truly Never Forget

By JT - UK Parachuting

When you make your first jump, the trip starts in the hangar. After talking to the staff, I was assured what had to be done to save our lives would be done to the fullest extent. That’s what keeps the customers coming back for more.

Even with a brefing for what to expect, it’s still a mystery in a way. When you jump, [...]