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. The Beccles club is located 15 miles south west of Norwich in the heart of rural East Anglia. The airfield we use was originally built as a USAF base in World War 2 but is now home to our own Cessna Caravan turbine aircraft.
As a full time school, we train and jump every day all year round, weather permitting. As there is very little other aircraft activity, we have unlimited altitude and no air traffic problems. Our pilots and skydiving instructors are always present on the airfield to give friendly advice.
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 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:
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.
Adrenaline Junkie Reviews
4.8 average rating
From 68 Customer Reviews
"I just wanted to thank you all for the most incredible experience, especially “the hippie” as he called himself. I turned up in Friday absolutely petrified and just wanted to turn around and go home, the hippie was absolutely amazing and straight away was making me laugh about the whole thing. He put my mind at ease and made me want to actually get in [...]"
- Jordon Crawley, 27th October 2014
Gift vouchers are available for both the Tandem Skydive and the Accelerated Freefall Level one.