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Can anyone tell me about jumping in Scotland?

 


windcatcher  (A 47377)

Jan 13, 2005, 8:34 PM
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Like the best dz to go to, requirements to jump there, etc?
I wanna study there next fall so I was hoping to learn a little bit about the jumpers over there.


vt1977  (D License)

Jan 14, 2005, 2:14 AM
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Try here for details of all UK drop zones.

hth! Smile

Vicki


yoink

Jan 14, 2005, 4:36 AM
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try a PM to meatbomb. He's from up north....


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Jan 14, 2005, 5:05 AM
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The regs are the same throughout Great Britain so the link Vicky gave you has all the info you need on those. If there's anything specific you can't find just let us know and we'll help out.

Scotland's not exactly got the best weather in the world for skydiving... but the DZ's do perfectly well for themselves in season. You should have a great time jumping and living there.


Amazon  (D License)

Jan 14, 2005, 5:51 PM
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Holy SHIT... Hibaldstow... Target Skysports IS way the hell up country isnt it..
REmember now.. I will be there for the World Cup Speed meet in June...I just have to figure out all the details.

If anyone wants to do the Pink Mafia Jumps.. we can always get in a couple jumps while I am there. I plan on flyiung in on a thurs to acclimate a little and fly out on Monday morning.


gordy  (C 102596)

Jan 16, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Hey...
Its cool to here you coming over here, like has already been said the weather here at times isn't as good as it could be, but we do tend to make the most of it....
There are three dropzones in Scotland
Paragon Skydiving (just outside Dundee)
Skydive St Andrews (just outside St Andrews)
Skydive Strathallan (just outside Perth)
They are all great dropzones, with their own crowds, I would advise you to visit them all, as depending on where your going to be studying they are each only going to be a couple of hours away from you, and I guarantee you have a blast....oh and as your visiting them all make sure to bring along your drinking shoes Wink


GeordieSkydiver  (D 105023)

Jan 16, 2005, 2:06 PM
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Word on the grapevine is the one in the borders is going to re-open too...

(you aint seen me rightWink )


windcatcher  (A 47377)

Jan 17, 2005, 10:42 AM
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thanks for the info guys...I should be at the University of Stirling, any place near there to jump?
Or---should I take a train to the nearest place w/ a dz?
I still have a lot to figure out if I'm going to Scotland, it's just nice to find out all this stuff in advance. Thank you Smile


bigway

Jan 17, 2005, 3:08 PM
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i think it is called strathallen, that would be the closest to stirling if my memory serves me right. Hope you know what you are getting yourself infor, it is a ver cold country though very beautiful in all seasons.
The best thing to do in scotland would be to buy a car. I was lost in the uk until i bought a car. Public transport can be expensive but the public transport throughout the uk is very good.
I must be honest though, i felt very cold most of the time i have spent in scotland, during winter and summer, there is a shit load of rain, The people are fantastic though, much better atmosphere in scottish pubs than english pubs. It is very easy to get work in a scottish pub but they only pay around 4.50 an hour. You wil really enjoy scotland but will also very easily get tired of the weather. I have lived in Glasgow, Isle of raasay, kenmore and pitlochery, every place was very unique. But again, if it is not a brilliant summer, it will be very cold or wet.



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