Parachuting in Devon

Parachuting in Devon

Dunkeswell skydive experiences – jump from 7 000 or 10 000ft! We think doing a tandem skydive at this Devon drop zone is the best way to experience this thrilling extreme sport without actually having to learn how as you are strapped to an instructor for the entire duration of your jump.

This skydive site near Exeter in Devon has been associated with parachuting since 1964 and is ideally located to cater for budding sky divers from all over the south west. This jump zone is renowned for being one of the most scenic drop zones in the country giving you Devonshire coastline views of both the Bristol and English Channels.

On the big day of your skydive at Dunkeswell you’ll have a full safety briefing on the ground and you’ll be fitted out in your jumpsuit headgear goggles gloves and harness ready to get airborne.

The Super Cessna Caravan aircraft taking you up is deemed to be one of the fastest and most comfortable jump planes in the world transporting you up to your jump altitude in minutes. Safely attached to your instructor who is your ‘other half’ for the duration of your tandem jump it’s time to move towards that open aircraft door…

Then suddenly you vaguely hear the call ‘GO!’ and you’re exiting the plane. From then on it really is go go go all the way. Freefalling is the most adrenaline pumping moment of your life. When the canopy opens it all slows down so enjoy the aerial views of Devon during the parachute ride down – it’s the skydiver’s privilege after all! Whilst you are up in the air there will also be an opportunity for you to assist with the steering of the chute.

So for all you wannabe skydivers this Dunkeswell skydive school is the place to jump and you choose either 7000ft or 10 00ft. Remember you won’t find another drop zone that provides such amazing views over Devon. So if you have the guts get going and experience the freefall madness of a skydive in the Devon skies.

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Skydiving Course Suffolk

Skydiving Course Suffolk

Take a Skydiving Course here in Suffolk and be one of over 10 000 budding skydivers who jump from this centre on the Norfolk/Suffolk border every single year!

This school is based at Beccles airfield and makes the most of the fact that there are altitude limits no air traffic control restrictions and no other aviation traffic from the drop zone area making it the perfect place to sign up for a course in skydiving.

The team here is amazing. Owners Jason Thompson and Grant Richards have done many thousands of jumps between them and are both ex military parachutists. The aim of the sky diving game here is to be professional but approachable and friendly at the same time to put you at ease throughout your course – especially when for most it is their very first foray into that freefall feeling.

So you’ve decided you want to go skydiving. Now you have to decide how you want to jump out of the plane. The quickest route is to opt for tandem skydiving as there is a ground training session and then you’re off strapped into a harness with of course your instructor attached. You exit the plane around from your choice of either 7’000 or 13 000ft above the ground and experience freefalling before the parachute is opened and your canopy ride back down to the drop zone gives you around six minutes of calm after the rush.

This school also offers AFF (Accelerated Free Fall). This is basically the fastest way to get you jumping solo from 13000ft. You will be given all the training you need to get rigged up head up in the plane and jump. As soon as you exit there will be two instructors holding each arm and tuition is quite literally given in the air via hand signals and radio. At 5000ft you’ll be given the signal to deploy the parachute.

We think this is an amazing course as you’ll be soloing your first skydive! Whichever skydiving course you choose you are bound to have an incredible day at this bustling Beccles venue. And although skydiving is weather dependent there’s plenty of opportunity to jump here as the school is open seven days a week all year round – and yes all appropriate gear included cosy skydiving suits (par for the course during colder months) are included! A full list of parachute and skydiving schools is available on our main parachuting page.

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Skydive Lancashire

Skydive Lancashire

Skydive in Lancashire with static line and tandem jumps from this skydiving dropzone in the North West of England. These experiences will see you exiting a plane at up to 11 000ft – one of the biggest thrills you can buy!

If you’ve ever dreamt of doing a skydive near Lancashire this is a superb venue set in the Lancaster countryside. Under the same management since 1964 it is one of the longest established skydiving training centres in not just Lancashire but the whole of the UK.

Located around 10 minutes from J33 of the M6 motorway this skydive centre is very accessible from all over the north west of England. And what’s more the airfield at Cockerham is not far from the sea so imagine the amazing views of the north western coastline as you make your ascent in the skydiving plane…then again you might just be more interested in concentrating on what you’re about to do…namely jumping out of the thing!

We have two types of skydiving available at this Lancashire venue. Static Line jumps take place from around 3 500ft whilst tandems will go from altitudes of up to 11 000ft. On the ground pre-training for tandem sky dives (where you are attached to your instructor) will take around 20 minutes and is normally carried out in the morning with the jump following soon after whilst the training for static jumps takes around six hours with your skydive normally taking place in the early evening.

This one of the busiest drop zones in the northwest uses a Cessna Grand Caravan Black Hawk 208b to transport budding skydivers up to 11 000ft in just 12 minutes. These super robust planes with full avionics and a fast rate of climb when fully loaded means you won’t be hanging around for long when it comes to the build up to exiting the plane.

Our skydive Lancashire venue boasts excellent facilities along with top notch training from fully BPA (British Parachute Association) qualified skydivers with hundreds of jumps under their wings. Whether you decide to go solo on a static line experience or fancy the full on freefall action of a tandem skydive this long-established skydiving establishment in the heart of Lancashire has got to be the place to jump from! Alternative parachute clubs are available throughout the country.  

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Kent Skydiving Experience

Kent Skydiving Experience

Go for our Headcorn skydive experience – it’ll be the adventure of a lifetime! This renowned centre for skydiving established in Kent in 1979 has already allowed over 70 000 people to realise their dream of a tandem skydive over Headcorn and the breathtaking  Kentish countryside. You could be next!

Take that first leap into the unknown from heights of 9 000 to 12 000ft strapped securely to your BPA (British Parachute Association) qualified instructor; then freefall in a wild rush of exhilaration before your parachute is deployed at 5 000ft and lets you go soaring gliding and even steering your own way gently earthwards taking in the awe-inspiring ‘Garden of Kent’ landscape below.

Situated at Headcorn Airfield this skydive experience will give you all the adrenaline rushes you could ever wish for. This full day skydiving package in Kent allows you to appreciate the full beauty of the south-eastern countryside from a whole new perspective. In addition not only does the centre have many years of experience in performing tandem and solo skydives but Headcorn enjoys some of the best skydiving conditions in the UK meaning you’ll get the best possible experience whatever the time of year.

Upon arrival you’ll have a short briefing session before meeting your instructor who’ll explain the full details of your individual skydive. All the instructors are BPA skydiving accredited so you can be sure you’re in safe hands for the entire day.

Also you can opt for a professional freefall photographer to accompany you on your skydive capturing all the best moments of your daring display to create a lasting memory to take home and cherish.

A Headcorn skydive session is not for the faint hearted as you will be jumping out of the aircraft at nearly two miles above the ground – but it will be one of the best things you’ve ever done! If if you’re not sure whether a tandem skydive (at Headcorn in Kent or elsewhere) is your thing then why not consider it for a daredevil in the family?

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Skydiving Cambridgeshire

Skydiving Cambridgeshire

Try skydiving in Cambridge for the ultimate adrenaline rush. The sky’s the limit as you let gravity take hold and you plummet from up to 13 000ft to the ground below.

Based at Chatteris Airfield located near the beautiful city of Cambridge this skydiving experience offers lucky punters the opportunity to take the plunge either in tandem with a qualified instructor or solo with a Level 1 Accelerated Freefall (AFF) skydiving course.

For anyone wanting to experience the magnificent English countryside from a different perspective skydiving over Cambridge and the surrounding landscape has got to be one of the most spectacular ways of doing so.

After arriving at the aerodrome you’ll be briefed on key skydive safety techniques before taking to the air in a high-speed high-capacity aircraft for your very first jump. For tandem jumps you will exit the plane at around 13000ft. You’ll be strapped securely to your own skydiving instructor who will deploy the parachute at a height of 5 000ft allowing you to soar majestically over the tranquil scenery of Cambridge below.

You’ll then land safely to the cheers (and perhaps sighs of relief) of the watching spectators who can observe your bravery from a safe viewing point on terra firma. If you’d like a memento of your Cambridge skydiving experience you can also opt for a freefall cameraman to accompany  you in the sky for your dive catching every second of excitement on film for you to take home and treasure.

If you’re feeling more adventurous consider taking an Accelerated Freefall (Level 1) course. For this two day skydiving extravaganza you’ll spend the first day on the centre’s basic training course before progressing on the second day to performing your very own solo skydive over the Cambridge area accompanied in the air by two instructors. Should you wish this training course then allows you to continue to AFF levels 2-8 culminating in an accredited internationally-recognised skydiving qualification.

Skydiving from Cambridge is a way of seeing this part of the south-east like never before and is sure to be an experience that will keep you coming back for more ‘blue skies’ days (that’s seasoned skydiver talk for have a good jump!). Or if there’s somewhere else you’d like to see from a different point of view take a look at our offering of skydiving and parachuting activities nationwide.

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