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Dunkeswell, UK Swoop Pond

Average Rating: 4.40
4.40 out of 5 based on 5 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Dunkeswell
Lat: 50.8634485850236
Lng: -3.22753429412842

Address:
Dunkeswell Airfield
Dunkeswell, EX14 4LG
United Kingdom

Contact:
+441404890222/44
office@skydive99.com
http://www.skydivethewell.com  (5691 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-16
Aircraft:
King Air / 206 Beech99

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
Jump Ticket: 23 GBP to 15000 ft




Description:


The Only Competition standard Swoop Pond in the UK.
Canopy Piloting / Swoop coaching, training. National and International Canopy Piloting / swoop competitions.
Swooping exit altitude 7000ft.
2 Beech99 Aircrafts.
High jumps exit altitude 15000ft.
Rigging loft and rigging facilities.
Open for jumping Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays all year.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bar
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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5 Reviews Written

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Really Nice DZ


Dunkeswell, UK Swoop Pond Rated 4 by: DarraghG on 2013-07-18

Pros: The beech, the staff, the view
Cons: None really froim my visit

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I was over in the UK for work and staying in the area for the weekend so went down to Dunkeswell for a few jumps. From arrival to departure very professional and friendly. Staff looked after my paperwork quickly, made some introductions to jumpers doing similar stuff and 15K in the Beech with a view out over Devon & Somerset was beautiful. Will definitely go back.
(Review ID:8049)


Best new DZ ive jumped at


Dunkeswell, UK Swoop Pond Rated 5 by: NealFitz on 2011-09-21

Pros: beech 99, 15K, very friendly great views
Cons: little bunkhouse space although this is about to change

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A few of us decided to try out the twin Beech boogie- 2 Beech 99s at one DZ! we just rocked up the staff got us sorted. the staff were very professional and met a few guys with so much experience in the sport and had made the effort to jump with us. there is a great vibe I may make this my second DZ despite living in a different country. despite having a con, this will change within the year- this is the place to be for skydiving!
(Review ID:6782)


from a newbie


Dunkeswell, UK Swoop Pond Rated 4 by: Lyns on 2008-09-29

Pros: really friendly
Cons: none that i can think of

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I did my AFF overseas and came back to the UK wondering where to do my consols. I finally took the bull by the horns and turned up at this DZ at the spur of the moment (two months after my AFF!!!). These guys couldn't have been any more wellcoming and they did their best to fit my and my friend in. Everyone we met was fantastic.... so much so that I wanted to write this review.

Being a novice I can't really compare the DZ with others, but for any newbies out there wondering where to go then Dunkeswell is a great place, really friendly and the large landing area for me was a real bonus.. i can't wait to go back.

(Review ID:4802)


Very friendly excellent views


Dunkeswell, UK Swoop Pond Rated 5 by: Howard_b on 2008-08-31

Pros: cool KingAir
Cons: small door!!!!

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My first visit to Dunkeswell was August this year, and I have never been made to feel more welcome. By the end of the first day I knew the 1st names of many of those there and most people knew mine. In short order the 1st jump was an organised 4 way, and then things just got better.

The kingAir is excellent, the only real downer is that 15,000 feet is ASL, and the DZ is 830' ASL so most jumps are really 14,200. That said that is great freefall time the views are good and the landing area is HUGE.

Points to note, Dunkeswell is an active airfield so there are other aircraft in the sky. The DZ is open Thursday to Sunday. Everyone is very nice to everyone else!!

Cool DZ

(Review ID:4751)


They want you to join in and enjoy yourself


Dunkeswell, UK Swoop Pond Rated 4 by: AlRedler on 2008-01-14

Pros: Really friendly
Cons: Didn't see any

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I have visited once, turned up unannounced. The staff and club members could not have been more helpful and friendly. I was given a very efficient briefing and quickly invited to jump with others. The members love their club and are loyal and appreciative of the staff.

The King Air is astonishingly fast and we got over 14,000 every jump except when the weather was closing in and we still got over 12,000.

There is no problem getting enough jumps as manifest will come and find you to get your name on the next lift. I said I would jump every lift they could get me on and they certainly did that.

The views are awesome, this is a beuatiful part of the country. I will be going back. I recommend others to give them a try. This is the atmosphere our sport needs.

(Review ID:4308)