Skydive Langar Team Profiles – Chimera

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formation-skydiving-chimera

Skydive Langar is proud to sponsor FS4 team Chimera. Formed in 2016, Chimera comprises five local jumpers who all call Langar their home DZ – with four out of the five having trained here from day 1. As our sponsored team, Chimera is on hand to provide coaching, organising and advice for aspiring through to advanced formation skydivers. Chimera regularly host events at Langar; check out … Read More

Skydive Langar Team Profiles – 4mula

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4 way skydive team

2017 sees Langar-sponsored 4way Formation Skydiving team 4mula heading into the season aiming big – they want the British National crown, and that prized slot at next year’s World Meet in Gold Coast, Australia. Former World Champion Joey Jones, player-coach extraordinaire, continues with the team for the fourth season, helping deliver British National silver medals in 2015 and 2016. With over 25 years in the sport, he’s seen it … Read More

Tips to improve your canopy flight

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2 Parachute Jumpers

Canopy flight is a lot like summer football mania. Some people absolutely love it, and can’t get enough, whilst others just want it to be over as quick as possible. Whichever camp you fall into, here are some simple tips to help improve your experience under canopy and keep everyone safe! Have a plan Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is! In any aviation activity, it … Read More

Top Tips for Tandem Skydiving

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Tandem Skydivers smiling at camera in freefall

So you’re booked on a tandem skydive, the day is approaching and the nerves are building. Here are some top tips for making your experience one to remember – for all the right reasons! Relax Yes, seriously. It’s easier said than done for some, but by reminding yourself the instructors here at Skydive Langar are some of the best in the business, you can rest assured … Read More

What is AFF and is it for me?

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Skydiving course Level 5 exit

Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is the fast-track route to becoming a qualified solo skydiver. This is our most intensive course, so you will be in a group of no more than four students, ensuring individual attention. The programme is termed ‘accelerated’ because the learning process is faster than alternative training systems – sorry, you don’t fall faster! To achieve this, AFF Instructors accompany you in freefall and provide … Read More

Langar Airfield – A Brief History

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Vulcan bomber personnel at Langar

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of parachuting at Langar airfield. We’ll be recognising the anniversary throughout the year, starting with this article on the pre-parachuting history of our airfield. RAF Langar was opened in September 1942 and during World War II it was used by the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force. It was also known as USAAF Station 490, Station … Read More

AFF Skydiving training completed

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Happy AFF skydiving course graduate

Congratulations to Alice Gomm who has been making the most of some beautiful winter weather to complete her AFF skydiving training today! If you’d like to join Alice in the sky, head to AFF information page for details of how to sign up for a course with us. This is our most intensive course, so you will be in a group of no more than 4 students, ensuring … Read More

Raising money for the Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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Tandem Skydiving

Yesterday we had the pleasure of jumping with the Chief Nurse of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust. Mandie has been raising money for the Nottingham Hospitals Charity and has done an awesome job of raising over £1000! The staff here at Skydive Langar would like to say a Merry Christmas to all the dedicated healthcare workers of our NHS! Book now

Did you know Skydive Langar has a display team?

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Skydiving display team

Did you know Skydive Langar has a display team? The display team consists of National Champions, National medal holders, current members of the National teams and both World and National record holders, with a combined total jump numbers of over 30,000 skydives between them, all flying high performance parachutes with expert skill. Yesterday the team jumped into the John Deere 50th anniversary celebrations, as a thanks … Read More