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 [...]


Mar

22

“…But I’m afraid of heights!”

By Jason Thompson - 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

10

Answers to common questions about photos and videos:

By Jason Thompson - 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 [...]


Mar

8

I Can’t Believe I Almost Missed This View

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

I made my first skydive in November of 2016. It all started with a Facebook post mentioning a contest. My local news station was asking viewers to submit a video about why you wanted to win a skydiving experience. I didn’t even hesitate, and my video was uploaded within 5 minutes of seeing that post. My reason? It was on my bucket list.