Apr

27

The Allan Family

By JT - UK Parachuting

So the first sunset load of the season the Allan family managed to do 10 tandem skydives in beautiful clear skies.

 


Apr

25

Why Your Second Jump is 100x Better Than Your First!

By JT - UK Parachuting

Everyone who has ever made a Skydive agrees, there is nothing that compares to your first jump!

Most of us dreamt and thought about it for a long time before ever actually making it to the drop zone. We tried to imagine what it was going to be like, the sound of the wind, the air [...]


Apr

19

Being a British Parachute Association Jump Pilot

By JT - 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 [...]


Apr

14

Fun Fun in the sun for this Easter Skydiving Group

By JT - UK Parachuting

Congrats guys looks like they all had a great tim.


Apr

11

New Medical Forms for all

By JT - 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

Accelerated Freefall Vs Static Line Progression

By JT - UK Parachuting

Static Line Training (S/L)

 

This method has evolved over the last ~30 years from its military origins into a successful method for training sport parachutists. The student gets 6 hours of ground training and is then taken to an altitude of about 3000 feet for the jump. The jump itself consists of a simple “poised” exit from the strut of a small single engine Cessna aircraft, [...]


Apr

1

Just another day in the office!!!!

By JT - UK Parachuting


Mar

31

Flying The Wingsuit

By JT - UK Parachuting

 WINGSUIT FLYING is a skydiving discipline and extreme sport which relies on the use of a specialised jumpsuit often referred to as a WINGSUIT, squirrel suit or birdman suit. This jumpsuit is comprised of two arm wings and a leg wing which, supported by the [...]


Mar

28

4 Way Skydiving

By JT - UK Parachuting

The BPA UK Skydiving League (UKSL) in Formation Skydiving and BPA Grand Prix in several other disciplines have meets throughout the season at Centres across the UK. The FS Grand Prix is called BPA UKSL because it’s linked with the European Skydiving League (ESL)

BPA UKSL and BPA Grand Pix meets are the ideal way to cut your teeth in competitions. Some of [...]


Mar

25

Colchester Nando’s

By JT - UK Parachuting

What a fantastic group of jumpers and the weather was spot on for them.