Mar

2

Is Skydiving Safe?

By JT - UK Parachuting

We get more questions about safety than anything else. We have a perfect student safety record at UK Parachuting, and are proud of it. But, that isn’t really the question being asked, is it? The question is really, “Am I going to be safe when I go for my skydive?”

Short answer: It’s safe enough to have kept our company in business since 1984. Long answer: We believe [...]


Mar

1

Leeway Charity

By JT - UK Parachuting

Leeway is a local charity, working in Norfolk and Suffolk, supporting adults, children and young people, who are experiencing domestic abuse. Leeway’s range of specialist services, support over 4,000 clients every year and include a telephone helpline, safe refuge accommodation and outreach support in the community.

Raise a minimum of £300 and your skydive will be FREE!


Feb

20

Charity Events

Tandem Skydiving for Charity

By JT - UK Parachuting

Charity Tandem Skydive:

Book your skydive – £50 deposit is paid on booking, this can be refunded to yourself out of the sponsorship money collected. We will then send you confirmation and sponsor forms or you may like to set up an online fundraising page please click on the link to register: www.justgiving.com £150 balance for your skydive to be paid on the day, this can [...]


Feb

7

What is Accelerated Freefall About

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

In most AFF programs, two instructors jump with the student during their first three AFF jumps, although some programs may use only one instructor. On the initial levels, the instructor(s) hold on to the student until the student deploys their own parachute. Hence, this method is classified as “Harness Hold Training.” The AFF instructors have no physical connection to the student other than their grip [...]


Feb

5

History of Freeflying

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

Freeflying is a skydiving discipline which began in the late 1980s, involving freefalling in various vertical orientations, as opposed to the traditional “belly-to-earth” orientation. The discipline is known to have originated when Olav Zipser began experimenting with non-traditional forms of bodyflight. Zipser founded the FreeFly Clowns as a two-person competitive team with Mike Vail in 1992, and [...]


Feb

3

Congratulations to Andy Page

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

Big congrats to Andy on reaching 12,000 skydives and 130 hrs in freefall.


Feb

2

History of Freeflying (Olav Zipser)

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

Freeflying is a skydiving discipline which began in the late 1980s, involving freefalling in various vertical orientations, as opposed to the traditional “belly-to-earth” orientation. The discipline is known to have originated when Olav Zipser began experimenting with non-traditional forms of bodyflight. Zipser founded the FreeFly Clowns as a two-person competitive team with Mike Vail in 1992, and [...]


Feb

1

British Parachute Association Awards

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

Chairman of the British Parachute Association (BPA) Martin Soulsby presents Andy Page with his certificates for 12,000 jumps and 130 hours in freefall. At the BPA Expo held on the 28th Jan 2017.

Andy is also celebrating his 38th year in this exciting sport, Andy started his career as a gas fitter in North London one day a group of his friends decided that they would [...]


Jan

31

Camera Flying

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

Shooting skydiving videos or being a camera flyer can be a fun and rewarding job. In fact, you’ll be one of the few to get shots most people can’t even imagine. However, it is important that you realize being a camera flyer should only be attempted by experienced skydivers. To become a camera flyer you will need to be at least a BPA C licence [...]


Jan

26

Flying the Wingsuit

By Grey Coffee - UK Parachuting

FIRST FLIGHT COURSE (FFC) REQUIREMENTS FFC Minimum Requirements 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, [...]