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Dropzone: Europe: United Kingdom: Black Knights Parachute Centre

Black Knights Parachute Centre

Average Rating: 4.20
4.20 out of 5 based on 30 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:

Lat: 53.962222
Lng: -2.835278

Address:
Hillam Lane
Cockerham, LA2 0DY
United Kingdom

Contact:
01772 717624 / 01524 791820
01772 717624 (fax)
jeff@payco.net
http://www.bkpc.co.uk  (10644 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-10-26
Aircraft:
Cessna 185 G-BKPC, Pilatus Turbo Porter F-GODZ

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 1315 GBP
S/L: 190 GBP
Tandem: 220 GBP
Video: 80 GBP
Jump Ticket: 18 GBP to 14000 ft




Description:




Facilities:

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

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Great DZ for fun jumpers


Black Knights Parachute Centre Rated 5 by: mcpep on 2015-06-29

Pros: Fast climbing plane, great staff, good opportunities for progression
Cons: Not much internet access

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Great DZ! Blackhawk is fast to altitude, good social scene, lots of coaching available / courses to sit. Not sure how the last jumper came to the conclusion that it's a tandem factory, the CCI is very keen for his regular jumpers to progress and puts a lot of time into this.. Can't recommend enough, will jump there for a long time.
(Review ID:8802)


Cow pat fields


Black Knights Parachute Centre Rated 1 by: Singlet on 2015-03-29

Pros: Fast Plane
Cons: Pretty much everything

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Family run business everyone else seems to be pushed out. All good staff gone and dropzone going down hill rapidly. This place is definitely a tandem factory with all fun jumpers leaving because of the way they are treated. Keep on driving on M6 and go to Cark skydive North West as it is a much better dropzone and are actually friendly towards experienced skydivers and students. Oh if you like cow pat on your expensive rig and to be part of tandem factory Black Knights is for you!
(Review ID:8748)


Lovely DZ


Black Knights Parachute Centre Rated 5 by: Cabbagehead1620 on 2014-07-07

Pros: Very professional, Fast climbing plane, well organised, great cafe
Cons: Long way from a shop unless you have a car, bring plenty of cigs ;)

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I did a tandem here a couple of years ago and found there to be a very welcoming atmosphere. Since completing my AFF, I have been jumping here at least once a month, and found it to be a very friendly club, with great people, and professional instructors. The plane is fast to get to altitude, and all the hire kit is in good condition. 2 large packing areas, good cafe, and free camping. Bunkhouse available, but needs to be booked. Looking forward to my next visit :D
(Review ID:8567)


Small but productive DZ, great CCI


Black Knights Parachute Centre Rated 5 by: jockbauer on 2013-06-17

Pros: Friendly regulars, variety of events, VERY quick aircraft
Cons: None I can think of

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I've been using Black Knights as my home DZ this year due to being based up north, and honestly I can't think of a bad thing to say about it. If it was a tandem factory before, it certainly isn't now Paul is CCI. I've been down on numerous occasions where conditions have been prohibitive for tandems, but the centre stayed open purely waiting for a window to get a lift up for fun jumpers.

There's always something to do here as well - in the past 3 months I've gained FF1, done my first CF jump, and a big-way skills weekend. There's also a strong wing-suiting contingent, so there really is something for everyone.

If you're in the area, it's well worth a visit.

(Review ID:7986)


It's a DZ revamped!


Black Knights Parachute Centre Rated 5 by: toomuchpresha on 2013-06-12

Pros: Superb DZ, Great views, great people
Cons: Not many to be fair

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The centre has changed dramatically since it was taken over by Paul Yeoman. Jeff is no longer there.
I understand the mixed reviews from those days.

Please come up and give it a go. It's very friendly, the CCI prioritises club/exp jumpers and we have resident coaches now. We also have a Blackhawk Grand Caravan that takes 16 people to 15'000ft in around 12 minutes.

We have active Wingsuit, Freefly and FS groups that always welcome new jumpers.

We hope to see you all soon.

(Review ID:7973)

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