UK Parachuting (Sibson) Formation Skydiving School
UK Parachuting (Sibson) DZ is home to the most progressive formation skydiving (FS) school in the UK. Suitable for all levels of skydiver; for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of FS, gain the FS1 qualification, join an FS team, or just come along and have fun, increase skill levels and meet new people.
FS Coach: Sarah Smith Cannon. World Champion Skydiver, Formation skydiving coach, individual flying skills instructor.
FS National and World Medals:
World Champion 2011 Dubai
World Champion 2008 Mauberge
World Championships Silver 2010 Russia (21.6 average)
British National Champion 2008
British National Champion 2007
British National AAA Silver 2010
British National AAA Bronze 2011
British National 8 way Bronze 2008
Southern California Skydiving League Silver 2008
Southern California Skydiving League Bronze 2007
British Nationals 2006 AA Gold, 2006, Grand Prix AA Gold, 2006, Grand Prix AA Gold
British Nationals 2006 Speed 8 and Intermediate 8 way Gold
British Nationals 2005 Rookie Silver "One Non Blonde"
Other Skydiving Achievements:
Awarded the Prince of Wales Royal Aeroclub trophy in 2008
Member of the live TV advert for Honda, March 2008
Member of the record-breaking Brit Chicks "Red Cross" formation, September 2007
Member of the "Jump for the Cause" World Record formation jump in California in 2009
Team training at Sibson:- If you have a 4 way or 8 way team then Sibson is the place to train! We will have a G92 available specifically for team training on a number of weekends and mid week dates throughout 2013.
A brand new team gear and debrief area is now in place, along with a purpose built creeper pad.
Coaching is available with Sarah Cannon. Take advantage of training alongside other teams to share coaching costs and guarantee lifts. Contact Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and specific details.
Team tickets are available on a sliding scale, the more you buy the cheaper they get!
|Number of jumps||Ticket cost|
|1 - 15||£19.50|
|16 - 30||£19.00|
|31 - 45||£18.00|
For experienced jumpers with two sets of gear, back to back jumps will be possible with a new DZ layout. Packers are available upon request. For those who are not aiming for back to backs, the turnaround is very quick so each team can achieve a high number of training jumps each day.
Sibson Skydiving Teams:
The FS School is recruiting for skydiving teams. We will be running try outs at Bodyflight in January and February. No previous experience of FS is necessary.
Contact Sarah on email@example.com for more details.
4 way teams
There will be teams in each category of 4 way, training throughout the season at Sibson DZ and the Bodyflight wind tunnel, then competing at the British Nationals. As each person's commitment levels vary there will be lots of options to choose from.
6 way teams
For those who fancy something new! 6 way is really starting to take off in the UK, 6 way has a whole dive pool and a couple of competitions running in the UK - this discipline has the advantage of fitting into the wind tunnel at Bodyflight too!
8 way teams
If you have ever wanted to be involved in 8 way, now is your chance. Sibson will have its own intermediate and open category 8 way teams training at Sibson DZ and the Bodyflight wind tunnel, and entering the British Nationals. No previous 8 way experience necessary.
Would you like to learn to fly camera for FS? We will be running courses throughout the year to coach camera flying skills.
Kate Charters the chief BPA formation skydiving judge will visit Sibson to explain the rules of 4 way and 8 way. These courses are open to anyone interested in learning the most up to date rules and regulations of FS. Get in touch if you would like to attend, or if you are interested in becoming a judge.
Sarah will be running a monthly tunnel jam at the Bodyflight wind tunnel near Bedford on the last Friday of every month. Take advantage of world class coaching plus subsidised tunnel rates, work on your own flat flying skills, have fun with your mates and learn about FS. Steve will also be running FF skills camps alongside the FS stuff, so come along and try your hand at both!
Register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two day tunnel camps will be running throughout the 2013 season. Dates coming soon.