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Hinton Skydiving Centre

Average Rating: 4.31
4.31 out of 5 based on 29 user reviews

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Location:
Hinton Airfield
Lat: 52.027993535972
Lng: -1.20549201965332

Address:
Hinton Airfield, Brackley
Northants, NN13 5NS
United Kingdom

Contact:
01295 812300
01295 812400 (fax)
info@skydive.co.uk
http://www.skydive.co.uk/  (8213 Hits)

Last Updated: 2009-01-18
Aircraft:
PAC 750XL

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 380 GBP
Tandem: 230 GBP
Video: 95 GBP
Jump Ticket: 20 GBP to 13000 ft




Description:


A nice friendly DZ with great access from London and the Midlands.

Facilities:

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

Upcoming Events:

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Most Recent Photos

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Most Recent Video

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Got my A-License here over the summer. The whole experience was incredible, even when the UK weather


Hinton Skydiving Centre Rated 5 by: wilmjs on 2014-02-12

Pros: Friendly, professional and high quality
Cons: None!

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I spent a gloriously sunny July this summer obtaining my A-License.

The centre is fantastic. I had Maddie and Sandy teaching me, both superstars and incredibly professional.

The centre itself is very relaxed with a good mix of fun jumpers, tandems (with friends and families) and students. There is a large outdoor area to sit, relax and watch the jumpers come in to land.

The whole operation is run very smoothly with the highest quality. Management get all the jumpers up in the fairest possible way so its possible (with good weather) to get in 4-5-6 jumps a day.

As a student you have your own facility round the back which is great for coaching and debriefing.

The equipment provided is of the highest quality (although sometimes the jumpsuits did smell!)

This centre taught me how to skydive but more importantly it made me fall in love with it!

Couldn't recommend spending long sunny summer days jumping here

(Review ID:8370)


all good in my 'students' eyes


Hinton Skydiving Centre Rated 5 by: samparkins on 2013-04-14

Pros: Very well run manifest and ground team, Great AFF
Cons: Ever so slightly clicky, all round friendly though

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I am about to do my level 6 AFF at hinton where I have done my previous 5. I cant say much about pro's and con's as I clearly have not got enough experience to compare.

What I can say is the AFF school has been excellent, all the examiners/instructors have been cool,calm and knowledgeable. the emphasis on what you need to do before and after the jump is not lost on these guys who must see hundreds of students pass through the doors.

Nice area away from the pro's and tandems where you do your brief/de-brief where there is hanging harnesses for canopy training and pc's for watching your jumps back with critiscim and 'what to do next' tips! (and mega important, several large beanbags!)

i read this website before I booked my aff and hope that if someone is reading this in terms of doing the course themselves I would say then this is a brilliant place to do it.

the centre itself will become my home DZ and not just because of location, the manifest people are always arranging things for the best lifts for everyone! last weekend it was rammed full of tandems but 3 and 4 way teams and solo jumpers were being placed very well on everylift! and us AFF students were on every other lift if not back to back.

Lots of pro jumpers here so the potential for friendly coaching is certain.

This weekend I have been grounded because of the lovely uk weather, my examiner and the lovely reception girl rang me a few times to say how the conditions were. they even called today to say dont bother coming in as it was too windy, amazing customer service!!!

All the services here seem very professional and all the students I have come across have travelled to hinton because of good word of mouth, says it all in my eyes!

Message me if any questions!

(Review ID:7868)


I would rather not jump than give my business to Hinton


Hinton Skydiving Centre Rated 1 by: Littlelad on 2012-07-23

Pros: Location and aircraft
Cons: Attitude of staff, Poor communication, number of tandems

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I understand that Tandems are a great source of revenue, but to wait nearly 5 hours to get on a load as a solo fun jumper is a bit much, but this is what I experienced at Hinton two weeks ago. I can see why the wind tunnel is so popular at Milton Keynes and Bedford.
(Review ID:7490)


another one to visit...


Hinton Skydiving Centre Rated 5 by: heinzbeans on 2012-02-29

Pros: Fast aircraft, nice skydiving shop, very professional rigging services.
Cons: none

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This drop zone has always seemed a bit on the quiet side every time Ive visited. Maybe I should give it a try when theres a boogie on. So Ive never stayed the night or done more than two jumps per visit. So I can'nt tell you about vibe of the place.

But I can tell you it has a good shop located here for all your skydiving needs. The riggers go the extra mile to make sure your kit is A1, if you put it in to get serviced. And the aircraft (G92) is so fast altituded that your jumping out the door in no time at all. And its open 7 days a week.


(Review ID:7034)


Very friendly and professional DZ


Hinton Skydiving Centre Rated 5 by: voytec on 2012-02-26

Pros: Professional and friendly staff, fast and comfortable plane, great landing area, packing area, shop and infrastucturd
Cons: Hamburger bar

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No bunkhouse but free camping and there is a shower too, so you can set up your tent in a really beautiful place:-)
I went to Hinton today as I work temporary in London. First of all, great staff! I've been briefed and checked in no time in a very professional and friendly way. You just feel welcomed right away.
Fast, comfortable 15 jumpers airplane. 13k in about 15 min
Great, huge landing area. You could land blindfolded. Well, not literary but you know what I mean...
Big, carpeted, closed packing area.
Good shop if you need a battery or even something more serious like alti, goggles or helmet.
When I was packing my rig I had a chance to witness some ground AFF training by one of the instructors. Once again, very impressive!
The only con is a “Hamburger bar”... It’s ok to buy a tea or coffee but food is less impressive and they were out of some stuff at 12 o’clock. Including sweets It was cheap though
Overall it is a really great place to jump so see you there soon!

(Review ID:7025)

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