Jun

15

Formation Skydiving

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Formation Skydiving Photo: Brent Finley

Free Flyers would call Formation Skydiving “belly-flying”, with the earth always below, and the skies above. Formation Skydiving is much more than this, and entails quite a long history. Already in the 70’s, freefall veterans experimented for a long time to hook up two [...]


May

31

Callum Kennedy 500th Skydive

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Callum was our first apprentice at UK Parachuting who did his Accelerated Freefall Course in July 2016 since then Callum has done 500 jumps within the last 10 months.

Current qualifications:

British Parachute Assocation A/B/C licenses.

BPA Formation Skydiver 1

BPA Freefly 1

BPA Individual Style 1

BPA Qualified Cameraman.

Ground Radio Operator.

First Aider at work.

At the moment he is currently working towards his Tandem Instructor Rating which he hopes to do [...]


May

24

Responsibilities of a Drop Zone Controller

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Must hold a BPA B licence

DZ Control must be continuously established when parachuting is in progress.

The DZ Controller must be a nominated BPA ‘B’ Licence parachutist or above who has been fully briefed on his/her responsibilities and duties for the specific activities of the day and must be in place whilst parachuting is in progress.

The DZ Controller’s responsibilities will include the following:

The setting up [...]


Apr

25

More Than Just Falling From Planes: Confidence, Competition, Community

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Skydiving is one of the world’s most unique experiences–and not just for the reasons you think. In our humble opinion, there are three major ways that skydiving differentiates itself from the world’s other adventure activities: confidence, competition and community. These elements, taken in synthesis, elevate [...]


Apr

19

Just another day in the office!!

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting


Apr

7

New Medical Forms for all

By ukparachuting - UK Parachuting

The BPA have introduced some new medical forms. All over 40’s can now self declare their fitness. If you have doubts about your fitness, please discuss this with your doctor. The BPA have also issued Doctors certificates to be signed if you should need them.

So here are all the forms you need:

Form 115A  Student Tandem Parachutist Medical Information and Declaration Form 115B 


Apr

2

Advice for New Skydivers Visiting a New Dropzone

By Jason Thompson - 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

31

Go Team Revolution

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Team Revolution Southend did it!!! All 9 supporters jumped 10,000 ft out of a plane last weekend for our new 20th Anniversary For Wards appeal, raising an estimated £2,000! Thank you so much for your support everyone 🙂 — at


Mar

28

Being a British Parachute Association Jump Pilot

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Jump Pilot. It’s not exactly the job title most pilots look for when entering aviation. Indeed, most pilots who find themselves spending any time dropping jumpers usually only do so on their way to bigger things. But for some, it’s not only the most exciting, challenging and rewarding flying they’ve done, it’s the top of the pyramid.

Nowhere else in flying does a pilot have to [...]


Mar

24

Creating and Managing Happy, Productive Manifest Staff

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

 WHY MANIFEST MATTERS At any dropzone, the manifest staff is an important part of the operation. Organization, efficiency, and friendliness must be at the core of what this department is all about. The right [...]