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Rec.Skydiving FAQ Sheet (United Kingdom)

Rec.Skydiving FAQ Sheet (United Kingdom)

Subject: rec.skydiving UK FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Date: 23 Sep 1997 From: peteshew@cix.compulink.co.uk ("Pete Shew") Newsgroups: rec.skydiving, news.answers, rec.answers Archive-name: sports/skydiving/uk-faq Last-modified: 1997/8/04 Version: 10 [Changes since last version - Jul 1997 1. Some DZ web sites added ]

Rec.Skydiving F.A.Q. Sheet (United Kingdom)

=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This posting constitutes a complement to the Rec.Skydiving F.A.Q. with specific reference to the pursuit of the sport in the United Kingdom. Its intended audience is those resident in, or planning to visit, the UK. [HOT NEWS - now in HTML at http://www.shew.clara.net/faquk.htm] Additions, corrections, or suggestions can be posted or emailed to the current maintainer, Pete Shew, pete@remove_this_bit@shew.clara.net. NOTE: BPA-OM refers to the British Parachute Association Operations Manual 1984 (Second re-write February 1996). Rec.skydiving has regular questions along the lines of "If I go to the USA to take an AFF course, will I be able to jump when I return to the UK?", and "I'm planning to come to the UK for a few days, where can I jump and what documents do I need?". This FAQ attempts to answer some of these questions. Please read to see if your question can be answered before posting a question to rec.skydiving. If you canAND answer, when you get it, for possible inclusion in a later version. I have arranged this FAQ into the following sections: -. The British training systems and how they differ from the US equivalents. -. British medical and reserve packing requirements -. Requirements for UK jumpers abroad and foreign jumpers in the UK. -. British Parachute Association details -. British Drop Zone listing. -. Disclaimer *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

1. The British training systems and how they differ from the US

equivalents. *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Training is carried out at parachuting clubs which are usually run under the auspices of the British Parachute Association, although there are a few exceptions. Before being accepted on a course you will have to provide evidence of fitness to parachute - either a self declaration, or if over 40, a doctors medical certificate.

1.1 Qualifications of parachutists

The BPA qualifies parachutists according to a category system. The significant levels are: Cat 8 - qualified as a parachutist. Restricted formation skydiving, restricted weather conditions, can use throw away pilot chute, must wear a Protec helmet. Cat 9 - some FS and weather restrictions lifted. Cat 10 - all FS and weather restrictions lifted. In addition there are Fиdиration Aиronautique Internationale (FAI) certificates of which the only significant ones are: FAI Permitted to do certain demo jumps, may be jumpmaster. FAI This is the ultimate qualification unless instructor or rigger qualification is sought.

1.2 Ram Air Progression System (RAPS) or Static Line Squares to Cat 8

This is available at most Drop Zones in the UK now, and has totally replaced rounds at a large number. This system uses the modern ram air or "square" sports parachute from the first jump. The square parachute has a higher forward speed, may be jumped in higher wind conditions (giving a significantly higher number of jumpable days) and a potentially much more gentle landing than the traditional, military style round parachute The student first uses a Static Line square parachute that is opened automatically on leaving the aircraft by means of the "static line" attached to a strong point within the aircraft. The student also has a piggyback mounted reserve parachute and an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) which will attempt to deploy the reserve if conditions merit it. During progression, the student with move on to a ripcord deployed version of the same equipment. The ripcord may be mounted on the legstrap or the bottom of the container - it is not usually possible for a student to change between equipment with different ripcord locations, so moving between DZs may be difficult. The progression system requires the student to demonstrate over a series of jumps, stability and ability to pull a dummy ripcord handle before progressing to freefall. A further series of jumps incorporating increasing freefall delays and showing control by performing turns, back loops and tracks leads to the Category 8 qualification dive of a half series. That is, a dive exit, back loop, alternate 360 degree turns, a short track and wave off, usually from 8000ft. After achieving Cat 8 the parachutist may then convert from ripcord to a throw away pilot chute. This must be on kit fitted with an Automatic Activation Device (AAD). The absolute minimum number of jumps is 17 or 18 depending on how the manual is interpreted, but expect a good progression to take less than 30 jumps. A slow one may take 50 or 60 jumps. A variation of the RAPS progression allows the student who has reached Category 5 to transfer to the AFF system at Level 3. (This could reduce the cost of AFF by avoiding the expensive early AFF jumps with two instructors).

1.3 Static Line Round progression to Cat 8

Still in common use in the UK is the static line round parachute course. This is largely used on "charity farms" where the majority of first time jumpers are doing charity associated jumping and are unlikely to stay in the sport. This is the traditional first introduction to parachuting and uses a round parachute which is automatically opened when the student leaves the plane - just like in the war movies. The round can be steered and has a forward speed of five to eight m.p.h., and is an extremely safe and reliable piece of kit. The student will also have a belly mounted reserve parachute. The progression system requires the student to demonstrate over a series of jumps, stability and ability to pull a dummy ripcord handle before progressing to freefall. A further series of jumps incorporating increasing freefall delays and showing control by performing turns, back loops and tracks leads to the Category 8 qualification dive of a half series. That is, a dive exit, back loop, alternate 360 degree turns, a short track and wave off, usually from 8000ft. The student may convert to a RAPS canopy at any time during the progression subject to approval of the Club Chief Instructor (CCI). No progression may take place for at least the first two jumps. The conversion may be left until after Cat 8. After Cat 8 (and conversion to RAPS kit if necessary) the parachutist may then convert to a throw away pilot chute. This must be on kit fitted with an Automatic Activation Device (AAD). The absolute minimum number of jumps is 17 or 18 depending on how the manual is interpreted, but expect a good progression to take less than 30 jumps, plus conversion jumps (two lots).

1.4 Accelerated Freefall (AFF) to Cat 8

AFF or Accelerated Free Fall takes the student to Cat. 8 in just eight training jumps plus ten consolidation jumps if all goes well. The equipment used is a ripcord deployed ram air parachute with AAD like the RAPS kit. All training jumps except the last are from at least 10000 feet, and the first three are with two instructors holding the student and performing in-air coaching. A major part of AFF is the pre jump briefing, and the post jump debrief, many centres use air to air video to supplement the training and to review the jump. The seventh training jump is the same half series that the category jumpers perform. The final jump in the training is a hop and pop from around 5000ft to simulate aircraft emergency bale out and give experience of subterminal deployment. NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN AFF REQUIREMENT IN THE USA. Following the hop and pop, ten consolidation jumps must be made at an approved AFF club before Cat 8 is awarded. NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN AFF REQUIREMENT IN THE USA. Conversion to throw away pilot chute deployment may be carried out during the consolidation. This is the most likely cause for problems with UK students going to the USA to do AFF courses. Unless they use BPA approved instructors they may have problems when returning to the UK. I dongeneral guidelines, but I am aware of cases where the student has had to repeat the half series jump. As far as I am aware, the student will always have to do the hop and pop and the ten consolidation jumps. I remember one case (a few years ago) where someone returned after doing AFF in Florida and a number of FS jumps, and they were asked to return to the category system by their home DZ! The UK student should also be careful of cheap AFF courses offered at boogies and DZs in continental Europe - their rules may be different and you may have to repeat some of the course back in the UK. [This is an area in which I need more information and case histories. I will also try to tie down a few CCIs]. Of course, there will be no problems with AFFs achieved outside the UK if the instructors are current BPA AFF instructors. This is the case in Skydive Sebastian in Florida, and many UK instructors offer AFF courses in France and Spain. The minimum number of jumps is 18 including consolidation and conversion, and is unlikely to be much more.

1.5 Progression to Cat 10.

The WARP system is the usual method of progression to Cat 10. This is identical to the US WARP system, so no problems should be encountered. The old BPA progression system (4 point 4 way) still exists but is out of favour. Skydive University training is also now acceptable.

1.6 Progression to "D" licence - just keep loggin" them jumps.


2. British medical and reserve packing requirements


2.1 Medical certificates

As of the 14th October 1996, the requirements are that a parachutist on reaching 40 or first starting to parachute over 40 requires a medical certificate endorsed and stamped by a medical doctor. Subsequently, and up to the ago of fifty, an annual self certification is required. Beyond the age of fifty, a tri-annual medical certificate endorsed and stamped by a medical doctor is required, with self certification for each of the intermediate years.

2.2 Reserve repacking

In The UK, reserves must be inspected and repacked at least every six months. This must be carried out by a person authorised rto pack that specific reserve/container/AAD combination. There is still a deal of confusion over the qualifications for repacking reserves. My understanding is the following order of qualification: > Rigger examiner, advanced rigger, rigger all may assemble and pack any reserve into any container with any AAD provided that they have the relevant manuals and safety notices to hand. Qualified riggers may also perform remedial work and AAD installation. > Advanced packers may assemble and pack any reserve into any container with any AAD provided that they have the relevant manuals and safety notices to hand. Remedial work is restricted - my guess is that if can be called assembly it is OK, if it is installation it is not OK. Fitting a Cypres to a "Cypres ready" conatiner is acceptable - installing the Cypres pocket is not. > Holders of advanced packing tickets may assemble and pack reserves/container/AAD combinations that are specifically endorsed on their advanced packing certificate, provided that they have the relevant manuals and safety notices to hand. Remedial work is restricted - my guess is that if can be called assembly it is OK, if it is installation it is not OK. Fitting a Cypres to a "Cypres ready" conatiner is acceptable - installing the Cypres pocket is not. It is no longer possible to obtain an advanced packing certificate as the Advanced Packer qualification has superceded it, but it is still possible to get additional endorsements on an existing certificate. > Holders of packing certificates endorsed for round reserves may pack round reserves. Not many of these left - I hope. > Instructors may pack round reserves - this is another hang over from the dark ages! *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

3. Requirements for UK jumpers abroad and foreign jumpers in the UK


3.1 UK jumpers abroad

Usually your current documentation is sufficient. Most countries will respect your reserve packing (but I think the US may demand that your reserve repack is less than 4 months old - the UK cycle is 6 monthly). The BPA third party insurance is NOT valid in North America, so USPA membership or equivalent may be required. Medical cover is strongly recommended when jumping abroad - make sure you have your form E111 when jumping in the European Union.

3.2 Foreign jumpers in the UK

BPA-OM Section 6. EQUIPMENT, Para 8.5 Reserve parachutes that have been packed in a foreign country, in a manner acceptable to the parachuting organisation in that country, may be jumped at a BPA club for up to 120 days from the date of that packing. BPA-OM Section 11 MEDICAL, Para 2.6 Foreign Parachutists. A Parachutist from a foreign country may parachute at a BPA club if he/she fulfills the medical requirements of that parachutist's own country. BPA-OM Section 12 DOCUMENTATION Para 1.1 All Parachutists, riggers, pilots, judges and DZ controllers must be current members of the British Parachute Association. In general, foreign parachutists have no problems jumping in the UK - just be sure to bring all your documents. Note that headgear, an altimeter and a knife are mandatory in the UK *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

4. The British Parachute Association

*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* [This is the major parachuting authority in the UK. It is now recognised by the British Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) as an Approved Organisation (28 Mar 1996), and is deputised to handle certain matters on behalf the CAA. I am not certain whether this extends to the regulation of non-BPA parachuting centres or whether they are still answerable directly to the CAA.] British Parachute Association, Wharf Way, Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9TF Tel: 0116 278 5271 Fax: 0116 247 7662 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Officers: BPA Chairman Lofty Thomas BPA Vice Chairman Phil Gibbs Council members Chris Allen, Paul Applegate, Steve Apps, Tye Boughen, Peter Carroll, Dave Emerson, Phil Gibbs, Steven Hoy, Graham Liggins, Ian Marshall, Michael Matthews, Charles Ross, John Saunders, John Smyth, Lofty Thomas --------------------------------------------------------------------- Magazine: Sports Parachutist 3 Burton Street Peterborough PE1 5HA Tel/Fax: 01733 755860 email: sportpara@aol.com Ed: Lesley Gale *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

5. British Drop Zone listing.

*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* The information in this section bears a surprising resemblance to the listing published in the BPA magazine Sports Parachutist. ===================================================================== DROP ZONES ===================================================================== Army Parachute Association The Commandant, JSPC (Joint Services Parachute Club) Airfield Camp Netheravon Salisbury Wilts SP4 9SF Tel: Bulford Camp 01980 33371 ext: (Commandant) 8245 (Chief Instructor) 8229 (Staff) 8277 [Usually known just as Netheravon, this is the largest of the military drop zones. It is open to the public, and has instruction in AFF, RAPS, S/L rounds, WARP etc. A couple of Islanders (one a turbine) and a Short's Skyliner] --------------------------------------------------------------------- Black Knights Parachute Centre Bob Parry, Patty's Farm, Hilliam Lane, Cockerham Nr Lancaster Tel: 01524 791820 (Weekend) 0151 924 5560 (Midweek) Week-end and Bank Holiday centre. 1st jump S/L courses. Radios and Aeroconicals. SL and FF progression to category 10. WARP, RW, and CRW instruction. Tandems. Air-to-air video available. Cessna 185 (in flight door). Accuracy pit. Canteen, showers, washing and toilet facilities. Tents and caravans on DZ. B&B local. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Border Parachute Centre Tim Andrewes Brunton Airfield, Chathill, Northumberland NE67 5ER Tel: 01665 589000 On Northumbrian coast (area of outstanding natural beauty) ideal for combining a family holiday. Cessna 207, Cherokee 6 and Reims Rocket. Canteen on DZ, bar, restaurant and great accommodation centre, 3 miles. Open Friday afternoons and weekends. Rounds, RAPS, Tandem, AFF, WARP, CRW. --------------------------------------------------------------------- British Parachute School The Control Tower Langar Airfield Langar Nottingham Tel:/Fax: 01949 60878 Large airfield only used for parachuting, with unlimited altitude. Open every day. Visitors welcome. Static line round and square courses. AFF, Tandem and WARP. Progression encouraged. Porter, Cessna 206, Islander and Turbolet (Big, fast, seatbelts fitted and available all summer). --------------------------------------------------------------------- British Skysports, Bridlington Dave or Nick Johnston East Leys Farm, Grindale Bridlington E. Yorkshire YO16 4YB Tel: 01262 677367 or 0836 276188 7 days. RAPS, Tandem, AFF WARP, CRW. Cessna 206 and 182, Advanced rigger. Camping Showers --------------------------------------------------------------------- Cornwall Parachute Centre Frans Ranch Old Naval Airfield St Merryn Cornwall Tel: 01841 540691 A different kind of skydiving centre! Cleanest and friendliest centre around. Emphasis on having fun and learning. C128 with inflight door, unrestricted altitude, static line squares, R.W. instruction under the Kinesthesia program, creepers, video facilities, all types of jumping, including RW & freestyle, good jump prices. Everyone welcome, local accommodation available. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Devon and Somerset Parachute School 30 Tower Way Highfield Dunkeswell Nr Honiton Devon Tel: 01404 891690 Part time club based at Dunkeswell airfield. Running 1st jump static line courses, Tandem, AFF courses with very experienced instructors who have been running AFF at Dunkeswell for 5 years. Student radios, reserves with AADs. Local accomodation available. Meals available on airfield as well as a bar. [This is the same place as the Royal Naval & Royal Marines Sports parachute Association (RN&RMSPA). Beautiful countryside, great local pub. See comments on RN&RMSPA - Pete] --------------------------------------------------------------------- Eaglescott Parachute Centre Eaglescott Airfield Ashreigney Chumleigh Devon EX18 7PH Tel: 01769 560726 or 01769 520552 Open every weekend and also weekdays by arrangement. Friendly small club atmosphere with emphasis on safety. All students equipped with AADs, helmet radios, and GQ Aeroconicals. RW, CRW, Style and Accuracy pit. Tents and caravans on the DZ. Local B&&B. If it windy, you can always go surfing! New RAPS equipment. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Headcorn Parachute Centre Headcorn Airfield Headcorn Kent TN27 9HX Tel: 01622 890 862 Fulltime 9 to dusk, very active midweek. All levels of instruction / progression. Tandem, AFF, RAPS, Rounds, WARP, Accuracy, two Islanders - Free accomodation. Cafeteria run by skydivers, parachute club shop on site. Competitions, lots of fun, everyone welcome. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ipswich Parachute Centre Ipswich Airport Nacton Road Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9QF Tel:01473 710044 DZ (Chatteris) 01354 740114 Now operating at Chatteris for students only. Courses weekends and Thursday/Friday as required. For DZ details see North London Parachute Centre. Rigging services are still available at Ipswich Airport for the time being. --------------------------------------------------------------------- London Parachute School P.O. Box 18 Goring on Thames Reading RG8 9EW Tel: 01249 651909 DZ (Weekends) 0860 559112 Weekend club: beginners courses and progression training. Farmland DZ. B&B available locally. Aeroconicals, radios, boots and helmets loaned free. All welcome at small but friendly club. Please telephone beforehand for weekend activity. [DZ is at Lewknor, just off the M40] --------------------------------------------------------------------- Merlin Parachute Centre Alanbrooke Barracks Topcliffe, Near Thirsk North Yorkshire Tel: Weekends 01748 875367 Weekdays 01274 631044 Open every weekend and bank holiday. Beginners courses, excellent student progression, student radios, AADs, boots and helmets. Tandem, WARP, AFF, RW/CRW instruction and air to air video available. Purpose built training areas, toilet and canteen facilities. accuracy pit and Islander aircraft. Friendly atmosphere, non members made very welcome. B&B and free camping off site. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Midlands Parachute Centre - CLOSED 1st MAY 1997 The Control Tower, Windrush Camp, Nr Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4TW Tel: Weekends 0451 844422 or 844449 Weekdays/fax 01787 461621 Skydive MPC. Great weekend club. Static line, tandem and WARP. Bunkhouse and showers, and cafe all on airfield. Camping but no caravans. --------------------------------------------------------------------- North London Parachute Centre Chatteris Airfield Mount Pleasant Farm Chatteris Cambridgeshire CCI Micky Collins Tel 01354 740810 Weekend DZ, piston Islander. Student and experienced jumpers. Head from Chatteris toward March and turn right near Doddington, then right again down a small road. Watch for signs. Airwaves also use this DZ - 01322 557375 --------------------------------------------------------------------- North West Parachute Centre Cark Airfield Flookborough Nr Grange-over-Sands Cumbria Tel: Airfield 015395 58672/58555 Weekdays 01787 461621 http://www.dragonfire.net/~thedropzone/nwpc/nwpc.htm (suspended) In fabulous lakeland scenery. RW, CRW, WARP, Kit Hire, BN Islander, bunk house, showers, etc. Camping on airfield, visitors welcome open weekends and bank holidays mostly. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Oxon and Northants Parachute Centre Mike Bolton Hinton-in-the-hedges Airfield Steane, Nr. Brackley Northants NN13 5NS Tel: Office 01384 393373 Mobile 0850 762349 Situated off A422 between Banbury and Brackley. Open every Weekend, midweek evenings during BST months. Beginners S/L courses, radios, freefall progression, kit hire, C182 and C206. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Peterborough Parachute Centre Sibson Airfield Wansford Peterborough PE8 6NE Tel: 01832 280490 Fax: 01832 280409 web: http://www.skynet.co.uk/~icarus/ Tuesday to Sunday from 0800hr. Islander C206 + large turbine a/c during the summer. AFF, WARP, Tandem. Bunkhouse accommodation, free camping, bar, food. UNRESTRICTED ALTITUDE, Unrivalled experience. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Peterlee Shotton Colliery Airfield Peterlee Co. Durham DH6 2NF Tel: 0191 5171234 / 0191 3865315 Shotton Colliery Airfield, 2 miles west of Peterlee Flyover intersection. Open daily up to 8:30 pm. Beginners, Tandem, WARP, CRW, canteen, toilets and indoor packing facilities. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Royal Air Force Sports Parachute Association (RAFSPA) Weston-on-the-Green Nr. Bicester Oxon Tel: 01869 343343 web: http://www.skydive.demon.co.uk/ (unofficial) Turbine Islander, C206, Occasional Skyvan. Showers, bar, canteen, camping. RAPS, AFF, WARP. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Royal Naval & Royal Marine Sports Parachute Association (RN & RM SPA) The Old Control Tower Dunkeswell Airfield Dunkeswell Honiton Devon Tel: 01404 891697 / 891716 Islander and Cessna 185 both with in flight doors. 1st jump courses, S/L rounds, AADs, radios, WARP, RW. Good partying, great local pub, beautiful countryside. Free camping. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Skydive Scotland The Parachute Centre Errol Airfield Grange Errol Perthshire PH2 7TB Tel: 01821 642881 (Office) 01382 360664 (Airfield) Weekends. Rounds RAPS AFF WARP CRW Tandem. Islander and C207. Canteen, dormitories, showers and camping. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Skydive Strathallan Scotty Milne Strathallan Airfield Nr Auchterarder Perthshire PH3 1LA Tel 01764 62572 (Weekends) web: http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~kish/strathallan.html Over thirty years of skydiving in Scotland. Open weekends and Friday evenings. C206/207. WARP, RW, CRW, Style. Accuracy (pit and electronic pad) air to air video. Canteen, lounge, video room, shop. Good camping, B&B nearby. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Stirling Parachute Centre Thornhill Nr. Stirling FK8 3QT Tel: 01786 870788 Fax: 01786 870748 Full parachute training facility set in spectacular scenery. Convenient for both Glasgow and Edinburgh, and easily reached off the M9. Beginners courses run midweek and weekends. Progression from first jump to experienced free fall, RW, WARP, CRW, Tandem. Lecture rooms, indoor training and packing facilities. Camping available, B&B nearby. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Target Skysports Parachute Club Hibaldstow Airfield Hibaldstow Brigg South Humberside Tel: 0113 250 5600 DZ 01652 648837 Open Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays - other weekdays by arrangement. 1st jump static line courses, tandem jumps, excellent student progression - WARP, RW, CRW, and AFF instruction. Radio helmets, AADs student and experienced kit hire, Cafe, toilet and shower facilities, accommodation, caravanning and camping. Twin Dornier, C206, Cherokee VI and Piper Lance. Competitive jump prices, everyone welcome. Unrestricted altitude. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Parachute Centre Tilstock Airfield Whitchurch Shropshire Tel: 01948 841111 email: skydive@tilstock.demon.co.uk web: http://www.tilstock.demon.co.uk Open Saturdays and most Fridays (phone first) 8:30 until 21:00. No Sunday operation due to local planning restrictions. Easy to find on the A41, 3 miles South of Whitchurch. S?L round, Tandem, AFF, RAPS, FS &CF coaching. Cessna 206 with in-flight door to 10,000'. Clubhouse with canteen and showers. Accommodation available. Good vibes with a friendly atmosphere. Everybody is welcome and nobody has to get up early on Sunday! --------------------------------------------------------------------- West Wilts Parachute Club John Davis 24 Turners Lane Crudwell Malmesbury Wilts SN16 9EN Tel: 01666 577756 Ex Badminton Parachute Club --------------------------------------------------------------------- Wild Geese Skydiving Centre Maggie Penny Movenis Airfield 116 Carrowreagh Rd Garvagh Coleraine Co.Londonderry N.Ireland BT51 5LQ DZ Tel: 012665 58609 Fax: 012665 57050 Open 7 days a week. Accommodation for 36, hot showers, full catering. Camping welcome. Daily student courses - full indoor training - training to Cat 10, RW and CRW instruction. S/L square courses, AFF, Tandem jumping and Display Team. Kit hire, AADs, radios, Air to air video and large accuracy pit with competition pad. Cessna 206 and Pilatus Porter. ===================================================================== ASSOCIATED AND AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS ===================================================================== British Collegiate Parachute Association 77 Trafford Road Eccles Salford Gt. Manchester M30 0JT (0161) 950 9095 jason@bcpa.u-net.com http://www.u-net.com/~bcpa --------------------------------------------------------------------- Cyprus Combined Services Parachute Club CJSATC Pergamos Camp, BFPO 58 Tel: +357 47 44337 (Office) +357 47 44245 (DZ) [Skydive in the morning, laze on the beach in the afternoon, party at night .. it's a hard life. - Pete] [Accommodation can be had at the Sussex Pub - discounts to parachutists and convenient for the DZ: Sussex Hotel Apartments PO Box 289 Dhekelia Road Larnaca Cyprus Tel: Office +357 4 644811/1 Home +357 4 644698 Fax +357 4 631779 ] --------------------------------------------------------------------- POPS UK (Parachutists over Phorty Society) Sue Hill Hon. Sec. POPS UK 40 The Hamlet, St Annes Lancashire FY8 3LE Tel: 01253 713841 email: popsuk@bigfoot.com web: http://www.pops.org.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------- RAPA JSPC(L) (Rhine Army Parachute Association) Flugplatz, 33175 Bad Lippspringe, Germany, BFPO 16 Tel: +49 05254 98 2378 or 2740 Fax: +49 05254 87456 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Joint Services Parachute Centre, Hong Kong Borneo Lines, Shek Kong NT Hong Kong BFPO 1 Tel: +852 483 7221 Fax: +852 4889341 *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

4. Disclaimer

*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* All information provided herein is offered on an "as is" basis. There is no warranty expressed or implied concerning its applicability or fitness for any particular purpose. Consult a trained professional before attempting any of the activities described in this document; it is not intended to be a substitute for proper professional instruction. -------- End ------- Rec.Skydiving F.A.Q. Sheet (United Kingdom) Pete Shew pete at shew dot clara dot net (apologies but I hate spam)

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