Army Parachute Association
Airfield Camp Choulston Close Haxton SP4 9SF United Kingdom
Calling all adrenaline junkies, speed queens, or simply the brave among us! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to step out of a plane at 13 000 feet, the Army Parachute Association’s tandem skydive is made for you. Strap yourself to an instructor and fly two miles into the sky aboard a Cessna Caravan before jumping out and experiencing the unique sensation of gliding all the way back down to Earth. And the views? Well, quite simply, spectacular!
The Army Parachute Association airfield was first used before the First World War, initially for balloon operations. Aircraft were flown by the Royal Flying Corps which became the Royal Air Force in 1918. Throughout the Second World War, the airfield was RAF Netheravon and played home to 296 and 297 squadrons.In 1962, The Army Parachute Association (APA) was formed and took over operation of the airfield a year later. Over the years, the club grew and by 1968 it owned four aircraft: three Rapides and a Jackeroo. The Rapides were a particular favourite of the military jumpers and were in service with the APA until 1974.Historically, the Army Parachute Association has produced some of the finest parachutists in the world. In 1978, at the World Parachuting Championships in Zagreb, Jackie Smith took gold in the women’s accuracy event landing ten consecutive dead centres.Nowadays, the association is still committed to parachuting, producing some of the best parachutists in the UK who regularly represent Great Britain on the World Stage. As a result, it is one of the finest drop zones in the country and offers professional military instructors, many of whom have had parachuting experience in some of the most challenging environments in the world. They will take you through your ground training in a safety briefing before safely attaching you to your instructor. You’ll then board the modern Cessna Caravan aircraft and fly to over two miles high. Once at the right altitude, you’ll jump out of the plane with your instructor, freefalling for 45 seconds before the parachute opens to allow you to float gloriously back down to the ground.At the end of the experience, you’ll receive a professionally edited film of your day, photographs taken by a specialist video flyer
Wednesday, 12pm until last daylight hour (only 1st April to the 29th October) Friday, 12pm until last daylight hour Saturday and Sunday, 8am until last daylight hour This experience is not available mid-December to beginning of February Please contact your Truly Concierge for more information.
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