3 Way FS Dive Pool

Skydive LangarFormation Skydiving

3 way formation skydive

The recent changes to FS1 mean that 2 and 3 way formation skydives are becoming much more commonplace as people build their experience and confidence ahead of achieving their 4 way endorsement. But did you know that even before the changes, which were brought in by British Skydiving in February 2022, 2 and 3 way jumps and even 3 way competitions were popular in helping people … Read More

A Licence to B Licence: What can you do?

Skydive LangarAFF, Experienced Skydivers, Static line

The journey from first jump to A licence is clearly defined. You decide you want to skydive, you book onto either an AFF or a Category Systems course and you progress through the levels until you reach A licence status somewhere between 18 and 25 jumps later. Once you have your A licence, you’ll want to start working toward your B licence. The aim of this … Read More

4 Way Formation Skydiving (FS) Dive Pool

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Fancy trying your hand at 4 way FS? Whether you’re in a team getting ready to compete, or just having some fun with friends, the 4 way dive pool gives you loads formation skydives to try. You can find the full dive pool, drawn by Pete Harries and checked for accuracy by FS judge Lucy Westgarth, here (last updated May 2022): 4 way randoms 4 way … Read More

How long does a skydive last?

Skydive LangarTandem skydive

Skydiving is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your lifetime. But while you can be certain of a great time, there are other things about our sport that you might be wondering about – like, for example, how long a skydive lasts for, how long you’ll be falling in freefall and how long it takes to fly the parachute to the ground. … Read More

How to use instructional tools to benefit your coaching briefs

Skydive LangarExperienced Skydivers

British Skydiving has provided British Skydiving instructors with a number of frameworks designed to help us to be more effective instructors. These frameworks apply to coaching, too – and with our Progression School, we aim to upskill our coaches to be able to make better use of these tools that we as instructors already use to teach our students. You can find another blog post on … Read More

You’ve got your A licence…. what now?

Skydive LangarAFF, Experienced Skydivers, Static line

Congratulations, you’ve achieved your skydiving A licence! A whole world of new experiences, new people and new fun in the sky awaits… And while your journey from novice to A licence holder has been pretty well defined, what comes next is relatively open. The purpose of this blog post is to help you understand what happens once you’ve achieved your British Skydiving A Licence. If you … Read More

British Freefly and Freestyle National Championships 2021: Results

Skydive LangarExperienced Skydivers, Freefly and Artistics

We are very proud to have hosted the 2021 British Freefly and Freestyle (Artistics) National Championships. Here are the final scores. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and who helped to make the event great. Fancy joining in next time? Check out Chris Cook’s blog post explaining the rules and some top tips to put together your freefly / freestyle team. Freefly A Team … Read More

We’re Open!

Skydive LangarAFF, Experienced Skydivers, Static line, Tandem skydive

COVID-19 Advice Poster

UPDATE: As of 1st August, Advanced booking is no longer mandatory for qualified jumpers. Visitors to the airfield agree to having their temperature checked and will need to sign a symptom declaration upon arrival. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and protective equipment will be worn by staff and visitors when necessary. Hand sanitising stations have been added around the DZ. Tandem Skydives We … Read More

COVID-19 Staff Training

Skydive LangarAFF, Experienced Skydivers, Tandem skydive

This week we completed a staff training programme to trial skydiving again under new social distancing measures. We aren’t yet at the point of being able to resume operations, but it’s a step in the right direction! The situation changes day to day and we’re watching closely ready for when we can open. Below are some of the new procedures that have been introduced. Arriving at … Read More

Meet the Team – Gary “Swoop”

Skydive LangarMeet the Team

Meet the Team - Gary - Tandem Skydive Instructor

How and when did you start jumping? RAPS at Halfpenny Green – 1993. Had wanted to jump since I was 10 and finally did when I had some money doing a summer job. Didn’t tell my folks until I got onto freefall. I came to Langar in 1994, after Halfpenny Green shut – Dean dispatched me on my cat 8 jump! How many jumps do you … Read More

Meet the Team – Richard Wheatley

Skydive LangarMeet the Team

Richard Wheatley - Meet the Team

How and when did you start jumping? I did ground school on the 25th June 1989, trained partially by newly rated Potential Instructor Tony Danbury (now we call them Basic Instructors) followed by my first jump (static line round) from the islander on Thursday 29th June – flown by Angela, dispatched by Dave Hickling. How many jumps do you have? 11200 give or take a few. … Read More