Thank you for coming along to watch our recent display jump! We hope you enjoyed the show.

While skydiving displays are a lot of fun for us, they’re not our main bread and butter. In fact, we spend the majority of our time introducing people to skydiving, either through tandem skydives or teaching them to skydive solo. We also welcome thousands of ‘fun jumpers’ every year, who come to us to enjoy skydiving as a hobby.

Find out more about trying skydiving for yourself below, or book your skydive now.

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What’s the best way to try skydiving for the first time?

The most popular way to experience skydiving for the first time is through a tandem skydive. This is where you’ll be attached to one of our highly experienced tandem instructors who will be responsible for the operation of all the equipment – and for getting the two of you out of the door!

If you want to try skydiving but don’t feel ready to do it solo, a tandem skydive is for you. You’ll receive a short brief in which we’ll teach you everything you need to know for your jump and then away we go!

If you’re more of a thrill-seeker and want to try skydiving by yourself from the start, then our AFF course is for you. You’ll do a full day of ground school, during which you’ll learn everything you need to know to skydive solo. After that, it’s a minimum of 18 jumps – with at least 7 of those with at least one instructor – to earn your skydiving licence.

How to book your first skydive

If tandem skydiving is for you, the process to book is simple; choose a date, choose a time and book for yourself online, or give us a call. You’ll be given an arrival time and we expect, weather allowing, for you to jump within the hour.

If learning to skydive is for you, then you can choose any available week and book online or on the phone. Ground schools take place every Monday throughout the year, and we recommend taking the full week to be here and do your jumps.

What did I see on the display?

If you’ve seen us on a display jump, it’s likely the main focus was parachuting, as opposed to any freefall displays. That means that the skydivers involved will likely have exited the aircraft and deployed their parachutes almost immediately; this tends to be our preferred method when we’re jumping into new places as it gives us more time to get our bearings.

It also means you get to see things like canopy formations, which are where the parachutists connect to one another by holding onto lines or body parts. It’s very visually pleasing and takes a huge amount of skill. We’re fortunate to have lots of canopy formation specialists on our display team.

You may have seen smoke flyers, depending on the event. We are well equipped to jump with smoke canisters attached to us, meaning we can create smoke trails that are great to see from the ground and the sky.

It may be that you got to see swoopers, people who increase the speed of their parachute as they approach the ground and then level off and see how far they can go. In simple terms, they fly in tight spirals and the resulting visuals and sounds are very cool.

Find out how you can book our display team for your next event here.