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, [...]


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 [...]