About UK Parachuting

UK Parachuting was established 25 years ago as Ipswich Parachute Centre and operated for many years at Ipswich Airport. The company now has two club sites at Beccles and Sibson.

Our club jumpers make a combined total of more than 10,000 jumps each year and club membership, currently at over 250, is growing. We offer coaching in all forms of parachuting and skydiving at many different levels and all of our instructors are British Parachute Association (BPA) qualified.

Jason Thompson (Tomo)
Tomo has been a professional skydiver for over 20 years, has over 9,000 jumps and is a multi world record holder. He served for 15 years in the Parachute Regiment, spending two-thirds of this time in the Pathfinder Platoon where he qualified in military HALO/HAHO and Military Tandem. He is currently UK Parachuting Chief Instructor (CI) and holds British Parachute Association Advanced Instructor/Accelerated Free Fall Instructor/Tandem Instructor/Category System Instructor/Advanced Packer/Canopy Piloting Coach ratings. Tomo is also rated with the United States Parachute Association.

Grant Richards
Grant has been a skydiver for over 20 years and has logged over 8,000 jumps. Prior to his involvement with UK Parachuting, he served for 22 years with the Royal Air Force as a Physical Training and Parachute Jumping Instructor, teaching the British Armed Forces all aspects of military jumping, from static line to high altitude free fall parachuting and tandem parachuting. He is a British Parachute Association (BPA) and United States Parachute Association (USPA) accelerated free fall instructor, tandem instructor, free fall coach and canopy piloting coach. Grant is also a BPA parachute pilot and the Club Chief Pilot at UK Parachuting (Sibson).

meet the team

UK Parachuting is run by a dedicated team of professional Skydive instructors. Jason & Grant together have built up highly qualified team, to find out more about the directors and meet the rest of the team:

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Tandem Skydive

Make a Tandem Skydive from 2 miles high! Securely harnessed to your tandem skydiving instructor, you will be in freefall for 50 seconds doing speeds in excess of 120mph

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Charity Skydive

We have hundreds of people per year wishing to raise money for a good cause by doing a charity tandem skydive

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ACCELERATED FREEFALL (AFF)

An AFF skydive from 13,000ft will allow you to experience the freefall of 50 seconds before you pull you own parachute, and steer your way around the sky for 5 minutes before landing safely back on the Drop Zone. Once you then had the tasted the ultimate rush you can decide whether to continue and get your licence and become a regular club member.

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Adrenaline Junkie Reviews

About UK Parachuting

4.9 average rating

From 95 Customer Reviews

"Great experience. Kept waiting to feel scared, it didn’t happen – felt safe secure and eager to jump with these guys. Thanks to all staff especially Ralph who did all the important stuff. Only complaint….it was over too quick and I wanted to go again. Loved it! "

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gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for both the Tandem Skydive and the Accelerated Freefall Level one.

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