aff skydiving


By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

Learn to skydive with UKP

The AFF course is based on eight levels of accomplishment (normally one skydive at each level) and is designed to take place over a full week or broken down over a few weekends. Given good weather, the course can sometimes be completed in [...]



Just what is Tandem Skydiving?

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

Skydiving or tandem parachuting

Refers to a type of skydiving where a student skydiver is connected to a harness attached to a tandem instructor.

The instructor

Guides the student through the whole jump from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy, and landing. The student needs only minimal instruction before making a tandem jump with the instructor. At UK Parachuting we require that you be 16 years or older [...]



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

By Jude Wison - 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 in our face, the incredible acceleration and [...]



All you need to know about tandem skydiving:

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

This form of skydiving has been around since the 80’s. Because most people only jump once to check it off of the bucket list, tandem skydiving is the most popular way to experience the world of skydiving. It involves a student who is connected to a specially certified tandem instructor. The pair jump together, often with a videographer to document the event. The instructor deploys a [...]



Is skydiving safe?

By Jude Wison - 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 [...]



“… But I’m afraid of heights”

By Jude Wison - 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 [...]



Skydiving Season OPENS!

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

I have to say, we are beyond excited to be ready to open our hanger doors on the 1st March 2019 for the start of the season. We’ve worked hard over the down period to get everything ship (plane?) shaped and ready to roll (fly?). So can we tempt you to join us?

We have a brilliant calendar if events for our experienced jumpers, great challenges [...]



Bucket List Challenge: Skydiving

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting


So its the start of the year, its new years resolution time… Who wants to do something dynamic, daring and dangerous? Well – we aren’t dangerous, but we are a bit extreme here at UKP. Here is what you need to know if you are thinking about skydiving in 2019 (you should also know, we are going to look after you every step of [...]



Unforgettable Christmas Gift

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

Are you thinking that you really want to give the gift of all gifts this year??

Here are a few facts that you might not know about TANDEM SKYDIVING:

Almost anyone over the age of 16 can skydive, there is no upper limit You DON’T have to visit a doctor for a certificate You jump from over 2 miles high & free fall at 150mph Yes, you can still [...]



The Art of Skydiving

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting


Skydiving is much harder than it looks. That is of course if you want to do more than simply bellyflop the air and admire your surroundings.

This pair of Russian skydivers decided to give up the ‘normal’ skydiving a long time ago and have since become true artists, riding the air as though it were water.

Filmed high above Dubai [...]