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, speed 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) 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 Dunkeswell 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 12th - 14th October, 19th - 21st October and 26th - 28th October 2018. 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 nights out and days out! Our nights out are held every Wednesday, which is the big sports night for Plymouth students, so are always a lot of fun.
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 Poland 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 are sponsoring us for the second year in a row. 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.