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ksudiver87  (C 38895)

Feb 19, 2013, 8:20 AM
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I'm visiting my sister in Colchester,essex in April and want to make a skydive there! Can anyone recommend a close DZ to there?


babz  (C 107663)

Feb 19, 2013, 9:20 AM
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Couple of hours to drive to Sibson and Chatteris.. Not been to chatteris but sibson is usually pretty decent :)


Longbow1415  (D License)

Feb 19, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Try the British Parachute Association web site.
http://www.bpa.org.uk/where-can-i-jump/ you will get a full dz list on the site.
Enjoy the skies over England.


Idgy  (D License)

Feb 19, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Beccles, outside Lowestoft - great DZ, they jump all year round.

http://www.ukparachuting.co.uk

http://goo.gl/maps/OeSrs


Mac  (C 101464)

Feb 19, 2013, 7:59 PM
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What type of jumping are you in to? How are you travelling?

Sibson has a good mix and high quality of FF, FS, WS - with coaches available for all. They have caravans up to 13+k, this year 2 weeks a month a G92 also. Welcoming and all round friendly.
Chatteris is more (or at least it was I've not been for awhile.) a tandem DZ with a bunch of FS, and some FF and little if any WS (although Wingsuit coaching is available) Super otter to 13k I think. Welcoming and friendly.
Beccles - No idea.
Nethers - WS, not sure of FF Or FS (Ive only started checking this out as the Wingsuit scene is good), multi caravan DZ up to 13+k. I've found it so far welcoming and friendly. (Bit of a trek for you, just thought I'd mention it for the Wingsuit :) )

http://youtu.be/s6EaoPMANQM


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ksudiver87  (C 38895)

Feb 20, 2013, 1:24 PM
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I primarily do FF but would do belly depending on others who want to jump. I would be traveling by train ( i think) . my sister who lives in Cholchester,Essex has seen parachutes about 1 mile North West of her house, most likly landing in a field outside of town. Do you know how i can get hooked up with that?!!?


Mac  (C 101464)

Feb 20, 2013, 10:08 PM
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If you look at the BPA link, there isn't a DZ located in the area you note. I don't know the topography of the area, but perhaps paragliders are active around there?

Looking at the rail network, Colchester looks a right bitch for trains to a DZ,
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/...onalRailmaplarge.pdf - so might be an idea to post on the UK Skydiver forum, or the FB (if you use it) pages of DZs to see if you can blag a lift rather than training it. Another option is the "Londoners who love..." FB pages of the DZs, see if hitting up the train to Liverpool Street and blagging a lift from there is easier?!

I dunno.... Good luck!


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ksudiver87  (C 38895)

Feb 22, 2013, 12:28 PM
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thank you so much for your advice!!
In reply to:
If you look at the BPA link, there isn't a DZ located in the area you note. I don't know the topography of the area, but perhaps paragliders are active around there?

Looking at the rail network, Colchester looks a right bitch for trains to a DZ,
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/...onalRailmaplarge.pdf - so might be an idea to post on the UK Skydiver forum, or the FB (if you use it) pages of DZs to see if you can blag a lift rather than training it. Another option is the "Londoners who love..." FB pages of the DZs, see if hitting up the train to Liverpool Street and blagging a lift from there is easier?!

I dunno.... Good luck!


skytash  (D 100388)

Mar 18, 2013, 8:35 PM
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I primarily do FF but would do belly depending on others who want to jump. I would be traveling by train ( i think) . my sister who lives in Cholchester,Essex has seen parachutes about 1 mile North West of her house, most likly landing in a field outside of town. Do you know how i can get hooked up with that?!!?

Colchester is home to 2Para and 3Para. I expect the parachutes she has seen will be military. You may struggle (or not want) to get hooked up, unless it's to a herc to jump from a very low altitude with a round...Tongue

tash



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