Sep

3

Common Questions before Skydiving

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Can we both be filmed at the same time: Unfortunately it is impossible to film more than one person in freefall! We are more than happy to film two people on the ground, however we highly recommend each person has their own video to relive that feeling of freefall over and ove Can i wear precription glasses or contacts for my skydive: YES! We have goggles [...]


Aug

16

Tandem Skydiving with UK Parachuting

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

This form of skydiving has been around since the 80’s. Because most people only jump once to check it off of the bucket list, tandem skydiving is the most popular way to experience the world of skydiving. It involves a student who is connected to a specially certified tandem instructor. The pair jump together, often with a videographer to document the event. The instructor deploys a [...]


Jul

6

Sibson Boogie 2017

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Just a reminder that the 2017 Sibson boogie will soon be upon us, 24th July to the 30th July.

Regardless if you are a skydiver or not and would like to pop a long for a brew and a bacon sandwich we will be open all day [...]


Jun

28

Brooklyn Beckham and Jack Ramsay Skydive

By Jason Thompson - UK Parachuting

Congratulations to Brooklyn and Jack on your first tandem skydives, Brooklyn is now thinking of doing Accelerated Freefall with some time this summer.

They both did their jumps on Fathers day over looked by proud parents.

Well done guys from all the team at UK Parachuting.


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