D-FLOH gets an upgrade!

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Skydivers jumping out of plane

For those who missed the news at this weekend’s Christmas party (as if you weren’t there! Shameful) – our second Cessna Grand Caravan D-FLOH will be going for an engine upgrade in the new year. That will leave us with 2 Blackhawk caravans based at Langar – one of the fastest jump plane fleets in the UK! As those who have jumped D-FBPS will already know, … Read More

4way Team Rates 2018

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5 skydivers exit the aircraft

This year Langar is proud to present our new Blackhawk caravan upgrade, and to make the most of it we’re offering great deals on team training rates throughout the season! The best rates can be had by joining us midweek on our ‘team weeks’. Standard rate for pre-booked teams during these weeks is just £90 per team jump, a saving of £20 for a 4-way team on … Read More

Reasons Not To Do A 4-way Season

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The 2018 skydiving season is fast approaching, we’re all fantasising about those long summer days and wearing one layer under our jumpsuits. Do you have any plans for your 2018 jumping? Have you thought about a 4-way team? No? Maybe you’re unsure what’s next because you only got your FS1 recently, or you did rookie last season but your team has canned it. When we chat … Read More

Rise of the Pumas

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Pajama Pumas 4 Way Skydiving Team

Just over a year ago Matt, Sam, Jamie and Paul met at Langar bar, with an average of 50 jumps each, chucked their names in an anagram generator for inspiration and Pajama Pumas 4way Skydiving Team was born! After choosing some slots and spending some confused time looking at the draw of formations for the next day, we were ready to go. With bucket loads of … Read More

Angry Birds – Wingsuit Nationals 2017

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2 Wingsuiters skydive above Langar

May Bank Holiday weekend saw the UK Wingsuit Performance and Acrobatic Nationals take place at Skydive Netheravon, and Langar was proudly represented by the ‘Angry Birds’ Wingsuit Team. With the Nationals being so early in the season it was difficult to find suitable weather weekends to train, especially with one of the team, Ellie, studying abroad. However we were incredibly lucky to be blessed with a … Read More

Tandem Skydiving – FAQs

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Excited tandem skydiver

Summer is on its way, and the phone in the Skydive Langar office has been ringing off the hook with bookings and questions! Here are a few commonly asked questions that might help so you can book your jump on our website. If there’s anything left unanswered, don’t hesitate to message us on Facebook, email, or give us a call! What time will I be jumping? … Read More

Buying your first gear

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AFF Level 1 Skydive

You’ve just qualified and gained your BPA A Licence. Well done! The good news is that jump tickets get a whole load cheaper, the bad news is that you’ll have to shell out for some kit. This can be a daunting process, there are a lot of options from a lot of different manufacturers, so here’s some guidance to getting on the kit ladder. Manufacturer suggestions … Read More

Chimera 6 way Competition

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6 Skydivers in formation

Six way is hugely underrated. That’s what we think anyway. Bridging the gap between the speed of 4 way and the precision of 8 way, it’s an awesome discipline for FS jumpers at all levels. So when Skydive Langar approached us to organise the event, we jumped at the chance to run a 6 way competition! We had the dive pool (thank you to Milko) and … Read More

Skydiver Profiles – Dean Fisher

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Skydive Langar instructor Dean has been jumping for over 50 years and still going strong! Here he is talking to Tom Shorten about the good old days. An interview with Dean from Skydive Langar on Vimeo. TS: Do you remember when Skydive Langar opened?DF: Yes, April 1977. A guy called Tom Sawyer I used to jump with at Ashborne, he came over to Langar earlier in the 70s, but he … Read More

Skydiving as a University Student: Sara Anderson’s Story

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2 Students learn to skydive

Starting university comes with its fair share of challenges. Like for example, learning how to cook (finally) or figuring out how the washing machine works. But for some of us, these challenges just aren’t enough. So we learn how to do something even better – skydiving anyone? I started skydiving in my first year at university. Like most students, I decided to do the Static Line course because, … Read More

Skydive Langar is officially the place to be in 2017!

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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

Skydive Langar Team Profiles – Angry Birds Wingsuit Team

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British Parachute Association Wingsuit Team

The ‘Angry Birds Wingsuit Team’ is an acrobatic wingsuit team, consisting of Jonathan Charles and Ellie Marshall as performers and Ollie Ellis as the camera flyer. The team was founded in late 2016, with combined aims of wanting to push the boundaries of acrobatic wingsuit flying, to encourage participation in wingsuiting and to hopefully win a couple of medals along the way! JC has a history of … 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

2017 is shaping up to be a busy year!

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Skydive Langar is the place to be this coming season! If you’re into formation skydiving, freeflying, wingsuiting, or developing your canopy skills we have you covered. There will be events for everyone, ranging from high level skills camps to low level walk up groups. Here is a small selection of what we have in store… 2017 is our 40th Anniversary. There will be events throughout the … Read More

6 Way FS Competition

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6 Way Points Diagram

On the 1st and 2nd of April FS team Chimera will be running a 6 way competition here at Skydive Langar. A few years ago the 6 way competition was a regular feature on our calendar, so we’re hoping to restore it in all its glory, but to achieve that we need you! To give you a head-start, we’re publishing the 6 way divepool so you … Read More

Skydive Langar Team Profiles – Chimera

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Chimera Skydiving Team

Skydive Langar sponsored 4-way team Chimera begin their second year together in 2017 – after a solid first year with a 16.1 point average at the British National Championships, they will be hoping coach Katie Woods (formerly British National Champion with Satori, and World medallist with Canadian national team Evolution) can take them the next step to the podium. The team are just back from the Wind … 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