Thursday, 27 December 2018
Monday, 24 December 2018
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Saturday, 22 December 2018
Thursday, 20 December 2018
We have been getting some Calendar Dates ready for 2019 and will get them posted on the Events Pages soon, however here is a brief insight into some of the events already planned:
Fri 1 Feb 19 - Re-open for Parachuting
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Mar 19 - BCPA Weekend
Sat 23 – Sun 24 March 19 - Ian Hall Memorial 3 way FS Scrambles.
Sat 20 - Sun 21 Apr 19 (Easter Weekend) - BPA Grand Prix Accuracy
Sat 27 - Sun 28 Apr 18 Caitlin Jade Smith Memorial Speed 8 Trophy
Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 19 BPA UKSL 4 Way FS
Sat 27 – Sun 28 Jul 19 Great Northern Speed 10
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Monday, 17 December 2018
Sunday, 16 December 2018
https://youtu.be/UE4vz92Xl4I All manner of people come to make jumps with SkydiveAcademy.org.uk within the Peterlee Drop Zone (DZ) at Shotton Airfield; be they Tandem Skydivers seeking that one off adrenalin high, Solo Jumpers looking for the same or finding themselves inspired to continue in our Sport via the Category System (CS) from Static Line (SL) to Free Fall & beyond, or via Accelerated Free Fall (AFF). Once Licensed Level is achieved we have jumpers undertaking Formation Skydiving linking up with others in free fall, Free Flying, Vertical Formation Skydiving &/or Parachutists honing their Canopy Skills for Accuracy, Swooping or Canopy Formation. This past year 10,208 jumps were made at the Peterlee DZ, 2095 Participants were trained to make Tandem Skydives, 162 to make Solo SL Jumps and 28 via the Accelerated Free Fall System. It requires in the order of one hour to be prepared to make a Tandem Skydive and we aim to get Participants through Tandem Skydives within 3 hours of arrival on site however weather & other factors can delay this and require participants to book additional dates in order to complete their jumps. It takes 6-8 hours preparation to make a first Solo Jump be that via CS or AFF with Licence Level possible within 18 jumps although some may require additional jumps. The Peterlee DZ is considered to be a Significant Area of Sporting Interest by Sport England and we are rated the Top Outdoor Attraction in Co Durham on Trip Advisor. We are one of 27 active DZs within the UK, the most Northerly in England - there are 3 North of the Firth of Forth in Scotland. In 2019 we will be running Courses from 1 Feb 19, have been chosen by our National Body the BPA - British Parachute Association to host an Accuracy Grand Prix over Easter Weekend (20 - 21 Apr 19) and one of the 3 UK Skydiving League (UKSL) Competition Events over the weekend 4-5 May 18. We will be running further events ourselves throughout the year. If you are inspired to try parachuting &/or skydiving, or have someone you believe would like to try it, further details can be found and vouchers purchased, such as for a Christmas Gift, at www.SkydiveAcademy.org.uk and we have also attached a short video to give an insight into what goes on: https://youtu.be/UE4vz92Xl4I
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Well 2018 has ben a record year for the Peterlee Drop Zone (DZ), with over 10,000 jumps being completed in 1 year for the first time ever at our DZ. That brings the all time total number of participants making their first ever jumps at our DZ to 40,000, over 20,000 of them being Tandem Skydives. Notably in 2018 there were no Solo Student injuries sustained, no Tandem Student Landing Injuries and no Solo Student Canopy Malfunctions. All in all a Milestone Year for SkydiveAcademy.org.uk & Peterlee Drop Zone. One important factor in many of those additional jumps being made is down to the conversion of the DZ's Primary Parachute Aircraft to a Supervan 900; with the fitting of a Garrett Engine with in the order of 50% more horse power than our previous PT6 Engine. This gives us a lift capacity of 60 jumpers up & down to 15,000ft in just 1 hour as opposed to 39 jumpers up & down to 12,000ft in 1 hour 6 mins - a considerable increase. Our Booking Office remains open Mon - Fri until Christmas Eve with our phone line 01915171234 being monitored over the weekends. Our Booking Office re-opens on Mon 7 Jan 19 and we recommence parachuting on Fri 1 Feb 19. #RecordYear #Skydiving #Supervan900
Friday, 14 December 2018
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Sunday, 9 December 2018
Friday, 7 December 2018
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Flash Sale Friday £185 for a Voucher for, or to book, any scheduled Feb/Mar 19 Max Altitude Tandem Skydive (RRP £300) or Solo SL Para Course (RRP £250). In event adverse weather bookings extended free of charge for rolling 3 month periods otherwise holders may opt to extend as yet unused Vouchers for 4 month periods for £35ea. Flash Sale price does not include video/stills package.
Phone 01915171234 10am - 5pm today Fri 7 Dec 18
purchase before midnight at https://skydiveacademy.org.uk/booking/#voucher
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Monday, 3 December 2018
Friday, 30 November 2018
Thursday, 29 November 2018
For those that missed being able to purchase Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals here's a 2nd chance to purchase on Fri 30 Nov 18 only for just £150 our "Popular Tandem Skydive Voucher" for use on any scheduled date in 2019; both weekend & mid week dates available.
Order on line https://skydiveacademy.org.uk/booking/#voucher 00:01 - 23:59
phone 01915171234 10am - 5pm.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
This Trailer & the Documentary it advertises provide a very good insight into why Skydivers continue to Skydive "Beyond the Thrill" of those initial jumps; Tandem, Static Line, AFF. If this inspires you SkydveAcademy.org.uk can help you out - after those initial jumps we can coach you to Licence level & beyond; indeed for Licence Holders we provide free coaching to Level 1 Formation Skydiving & Free Flying.
This for you?
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Monday, 26 November 2018
Sunday, 25 November 2018
A video compilation from PSA Video Productions of our Record Breaking Year at the Peterlee Drop Zone (DZ). 2018 being the first time that over 10,000 jumps were made at our DZ - 10,208 jumps made to close of play Sat 24 Nov 18. That included 4195 Sports Jumps & 2041 Tandem Jumps, with 2095 participants training to make Tandem Skydives with us in 2018 - adverse weather meaning a few will need to return in 2019 to complete their jumps. Interestingly we also doubled the number of participants we trained to make Solo Jumps - 162 in 2018 as opposed to 80 in 2017. All in all a great year so many thanks to all that made it possible and many thanks to PSA for reflecting that in this Video. Should this interest you check out www.SkydiveAcademy.org.uk or phone us on 01915171234 Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm.
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Great to see G-PLEE flying at the Peterlee DZ yesterday afternoon Wed 21 Nov 18. A quiet afternoon however all who wished to jumped with one NUPC student getting in two Static Line Jumps and being cleared for Dummy Ripcord Pulls - got to get that handle to progress though! www.SkydiveAcademy.org.uk #Parachuting #Skydiving #JustBookIt
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Monday, 19 November 2018
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
The Record for the number of jumps completed in 1 Year at the Peterlee DZ was broken this past weekend with 10,058 in 2018 to date. Onwards & upwards for SkydiveAcademy.org.uk Plus as of Sun 11 Nov some 2008 Tandem Skydivers have completed their jumps with us this year, with 2058 training with us this year to date - conscious we need to get those other 50, & some yet to train too, through their jumps as well.
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Images of some of the 48 Tandem Skydives made Week ending Sun 28 Oct 18
at the Peterlee DZ
Friday, 26 October 2018
Monday, 22 October 2018
Monday, 15 October 2018
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Should you be interested in what we get up to we have our own Youtube Video Channel with weekly Video Slideshows & several videos of our Parachuting & Skydiving activities from this current & previous year(s). #LiveYourDream #Skydiving #ChristmasGiftIdea