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

What to Wear to Go Skydiving

Skydive LangarAFF, Static line, Tandem skydive

We’re often asked ‘what should I wear for my skydive?’. Well, here’s your answer! In short, you should wear something comfortable that you can move easily in. Most people choose to wear something like joggers or leggings with a jumper, plus trainers. If you have that, that’ll work. Here are a few more things to consider… What clothes to wear to skydive The clothing you wear … Read More

Skydiving Jumpsuits: What Should I Buy?

Skydive LangarAFF, Experienced Skydivers, Static line

New to skydiving and wondering what jumpsuit to buy? This blog post is for you! Your choice of jumpsuit is influenced by a number of factors. While we’re not going to recommend any specific manufacturer (there are lots, each have their benefits), we will share insight into the considerations you need to take when choosing what to buy. This post is intended mainly for those of … 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

Out Of My Comfort Zone and Onto The Drop Zone

Laura HamptonAFF, Charity skydives

nino aff skydive

Over the years, we’ve welcomed hundreds of new skydivers who experience the thrill of the jump as a tandem skydive and then come back to learn to jump alone through our AFF skydiving course. One thing that every one of those individuals has in common is an absolute love for the sport of skydiving. Whether that love is derived from a long term ambition to jump, … Read More

Getting the most out of your consols

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Dive Exit

Consolidation jumps are a chance to practice the skills you’ve learnt during your AFF Course levels and also learn some extra skills. To achieve your A licence you’ll need to complete 10 consolidation jump and your Level 8 (Hop and Pop) after the 7 Level Skydiving Course. After your A licence you’ll probably want to start learning how to jump with other people, this is the … 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

Does your first skydive have to be a Tandem?

Skydive LangarAFF, Static line, Tandem skydive

Tandem skydive over nottingham

The most common start to a licenced skydiver’s journey is with a tandem skydive thinking it would be a one off then they end up loving it so much they go on to become licensed skydivers themselves. A Tandem Skydive is where you are harnessed to the front of a fully qualified tandem skydive instructor jumping from 14000ft. Experiencing adrenaline packed freefall reaching 120mph, followed by … Read More

Skydive Langar is officially the place to be in 2017!

Skydive LangarAFF, Charity skydives, Events, Static line, Tandem skydive

10 Skydivers smiling in the plane

We think Skydive Langar is one of the best places in the world to experience our incredible sport – but don’t just take our word for it! We’re featured on a list of the top 10 dropzones in Europe. Check out the list here. Whether you’re taking your first steps, doing a tandem skydive for charity, learning to skydive with us on one of our solo training courses, or joining us … Read More

Skydiver Profiles – Jamie Oliver

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UK Subs band looking at Crowd

Jamie Oliver (no, not that one) is the drummer for long-standing punk band U.K. Subs. He’s a regular face around Skydive Langar after completing his AFF course with us in 2016. Here he is talking to us about what made him take the leap… Hi Jamie, let’s start with the important stuff… Custard Creams or Bourbons?I’m going to have to go with custard creams. The only … Read More

Tips to improve your canopy flight

Skydive LangarAFF, Events, Static line

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

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

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