“… 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 [...]



Sunset Skydiving

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

We all look forward to this day, and evening’ every month in the Summer.

Its an evening whereby you can work by day and jump after work – and what an end to the day this is! The drop zone has a really nice feel to it, you know, [...]



Tandem Skydive

Skydiving with UKPARA

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 [...]



10 Amazing Reasons WHY YOU should Skydive

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

1. Its totally easier than you think:  You’ll be strapped to an experienced instructor who does all the hard work, leaving you to take in the epic views, not only that, these legends are absolute guns at getting the money shots, so you can relive the experience over and over and get the all-important Insta worthy pics!

2. Its a real confidence boost:  Skydiving is the [...]



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 [...]




Does raising funds for charity make skydiving EVEN BETTER?

By Jude Wison - UK Parachuting

Well, we know skydiving is a fulfilling experience, and we keep going on about how great it is… a special, once in a lifetime make you Cheshire Cat grin for days kind of experience…

What could possibly improve on that? By raising funds for charity of course.

We all have charities which are close to our hearts, a cause which needs more funds to do the special [...]