Mar

25

Colchester Nando’s

By JT - UK Parachuting

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


Mar

24

Advice for New Skydivers Visiting a New Dropzone

By JT - 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

22

“…But I’m afraid of heights!”

By JT - 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

12

Answers to common questions about photos and videos:

By JT - 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 you to  decide before we escort you to the hangar to [...]


Mar

10

How to Prepare for your First Skydive

By JT - UK Parachuting

THE DAY OF: EAT NORMALLY, AND DRINK WATER!

Many people believe it’s best not to eat, because they fear they will get sick while skydiving. This is simply not true, it’s actually best to have a little something in your stomach. You are less likely to feel nausea if you eat on your normal schedule.

More importantly, drink water! [...]


Mar

8

[IN YOUR WORDS] An Experience You Truly Never Forget

By JT - UK Parachuting

When you make your first jump, the trip starts in the hangar. After talking to the staff, I was assured what had to be done to save our lives would be done to the fullest extent. That’s what keeps the customers coming back for more.

Even with a brefing for what to expect, it’s still a mystery in a way. When you jump, [...]


Mar

2

Is Skydiving Safe?

By JT - UK Parachuting

We get more questions about safety than anything else. We have a perfect student safety record at UK Parachuting, and are proud of it. But, that isn’t really the question being asked, is it? The question is really, “Am I going to be safe when I go for my skydive?”

Short answer: It’s safe enough to have kept our company in business since 1984. Long answer: We believe [...]


Mar

1

Leeway Charity

By JT - UK Parachuting

Leeway is a local charity, working in Norfolk and Suffolk, supporting adults, children and young people, who are experiencing domestic abuse. Leeway’s range of specialist services, support over 4,000 clients every year and include a telephone helpline, safe refuge accommodation and outreach support in the community.

Raise a minimum of £300 and your skydive will be FREE!


Feb

20

Tandem Skydiving for Charity

By JT - UK Parachuting

Charity Tandem Skydive:

Book your skydive – £50 deposit is paid on booking, this can be refunded to yourself out of the sponsorship money collected. We will then send you confirmation and sponsor forms or you may like to set up an online fundraising page please click on the link to register: www.justgiving.com £150 balance for your skydive to be paid on the day, this can [...]


Feb

7

What is Accelerated Freefall About

By Skydive - UK Parachuting

In most AFF programs, two instructors jump with the student during their first three AFF jumps, although some programs may use only one instructor. On the initial levels, the instructor(s) hold on to the student until the student deploys their own parachute. Hence, this method is classified as “Harness Hold Training.” The AFF instructors have no physical connection to the student other than their grip [...]