At the University of Plymouth Skydiving Club, we share a passion for jumping out of planes and flying around wind tunnels! Skydiving is a really varied sport with many types of amazing disciplines to try out including formation skydiving, freefly, canopy formation, tracking and wingsuiting, and there are lots of really fun competitions to take part in. We welcome all students, so don't worry if you are a complete beginner, as we hold first jump courses especially for those who are new to the sport.
For our new members, we offer Accelerated Freefall (AFF) and Static Line (Category System or CS) courses, both of which can make you a qualified skydiver in as few as 18 jumps! We also offer tandem skydives, for those who want to get a taste of the sport before committing to a solo jump. We have been offered brilliant discounts on training and jump prices, exclusively for members of our club.
As it is an extreme sport, we take many safety precautions so it is much safer than many people realise. At Netheravon Airfield, you are in really safe hands with the qualified BPA instructors, who will make sure you are safe and competent in the sky, and high quality parachute equipment.
First Jump Courses
If you want to learn how to skydive, you can sign up to one of our CS or AFF courses today! Fill in the sign up form and then pay your deposit at the bottom of this page. We have three courses to start us off this year, which will be held on the 25th to 27th October, 1st to 3rd November and 8th to 10th November 2019. We leave on the Friday evening (after lectures finish) and return on the Sunday, after everyone has jumped!
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We hold plenty of fun socials for when you're not in the sky, both drinking socials and days out. Previous socials have included ice skating, bowling, trampoline park, BBQ, and plenty of chilled nights in the pub.
Events & Trips
We attend several weekend skydiving trips to other dropzones, hosted by the British Collegiate Parachute Association (BCPA), where you can jump, compete and party with other student skydivers from all over the UK! They also host a foreign tour every year, where we have previously jetted off to the likes of Spain, California and Portugal for lots of jumping, seeing the sights and plenty of parties!
Our Facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/PlymUniSkydiving/ and this is where we post all of our updates and events.
Our Facebook group is for members only and will provide you with much more member-specific information, at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlymUniSkydivers/
We are also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plymuniskydiving/
XDream have been a loyal sponsor from the beginning. They are a skydiving gear and coaching company, based at our home dropzone, who have provided us with advice, discounts, coaching and items for our club. You can find them at xdsports.uk and on Facebook.
We also have a new sponsor for this year, Symbiosis Suits! They will be offering discounts to our members on skydiving suits this year. Go check out their website at symbi.uk and their Facebook page.