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UK Parachuting

Average Rating: 4.27
4.27 out of 5 based on 22 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Beccles Airfield
Lat: 52.497222
Lng: 1.050833

Address:
Beccles Airfield
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TE
United Kingdom

Contact:
01502 476131
jump@ukparachuting.co.uk
http://www.ukparachuting.co.uk  (8691 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-04
Aircraft:
Turbine Caravan

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 350 GBP
Tandem: 230 GBP
Video: 99 GBP
Jump Ticket: 22 GBP to 13000 ft




Description:




Facilities:

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

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The best DZ in the country


UK Parachuting Rated 5 by: copey666 on 2017-05-13

Pros: Amazing location , great friendly atmosphere
Cons: none apart from a long way for me to travel .

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did my AFF here in 2016 and still going back , everyone was really helpful and encouraging . the instructors and club jumpers really make this place great . i have dropzones closer to my home in the midlands but prefer UK PARACHUTING .
They have an onsite cafe and bunkhouse , loads of parking and the views are absolutely amazing ,
can`t recommend this DZ enough .

(Review ID:9267)


Just awesome over all


UK Parachuting Rated 5 by: Burim1988 on 2013-10-08

Pros: Aircraft, Landing Area, Staff, Clubies
Cons: It is far away, Toilets and Bees!

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Where do I start... I did my AFF here at Beccles and I haven't looked back. I have other dropzones pretty much a stones throw away from my house but i decide to travel 2 hours just to get to Beccles, that's how awesome the place is.

The aircraft (C208) is kept in tip-top condition. It is cleaned everyday by the pilot (Ben) and serviced often. The clubies welcomed me from the 1st step I took at the dropzone. My instructors (Nader, Gavin, Tomo and Stu) were AWESOME and they made me feel completely safe and at ease. They told me exactly what to do, what to expect and what I would feel. I didn't have time to be scared!

The ladies that manifest you, try and get fun jumpers on every lift. The vibe around the dz is very good and clubbies will talk to you and jump with you if you.

The bunkhouse showers/toilets are in a very decent shape (it's only 5 a night to stay there so don't expect 5* accommodation for that price). Some peeps also love to pitch up a tent and camp which is free.

Now the down sides... Its quite far from where I live (which is not really the dz fault). The main toilets (Chemical toilets) are not the best but there are good toilets located at the cafe which is about 1 min walk. During hot weather, there tends to be quite a lot of bees/wasps around and seen as I'm allergic to them, it's no ideal.

Overall I would highly recommend to come and jump here whether it's for a tandem or AFF or fun jumping. UKPS Beccles is the place to jump

(Review ID:8233)


Great fun, Great people, Great Skydiving


UK Parachuting Rated 5 by: AntipodeanLad on 2013-05-15

Pros: Friendly Staff, Huge landing area, Ocean Views
Cons: Chemical toilets

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Recently completed my AFF here. The instructors Nader, Stu and Gav were great. Very patient with me asking a lot of questions, really put me at ease with jumping out of a plane for the first time! And the other staff are very helpful and friendly as well. If it weren't for one of the Cameramen giving me a signal to relax in the plane ride up, I probably would not have completed my first jump, he obviously realized I was bloody nervous! The facilities are fine, and the club scene appears to be getting better and better from what I've gathered in my short time there.
The landing area is huge, it's just embarrassing if you miss it (Yes, I missed once, over estimated the wind speed slightly)
Fun jumpers get put on as many lifts as they can manage, and despite what other reviews have said, fun jumpers will get put on lifts all day, with clubbie only lifts going up between breaks in tandem students and continuing into the evening until everyone is either too tired to jump any more, run out of money or the sun is getting too low.
Their proximity to the coast makes for a spectacular view every time.
I'd recommend it to anyone looking to do their AFF in the UK or thinking of completing their first tandem skydive.

(Review ID:7914)


A total joke


UK Parachuting Rated 2 by: skydiver8302 on 2011-07-02

Pros: Cessna caravan
Cons: Chemical toilets, expensive coffees, bad attitudes, bad organisation

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I am an experienced skydiver and I decided to introduce my girlfriend to this wonderful sport via AFF, and decided on Beccles as it is very close to where we live and has a cessna caravan.

I really do not understand where all these good reviews have come from. I don't really know where to start with this negative experience. My girlfriend completed AFF ground school on a Friday, and we arranged to come back on Sunday at 9am because the weather was good that day.

We turned up at 9am or shortly after and were told when we turned up that she would most likely not get jumping that day, as 11 other AFF students had turned up at 7.30. We would have turned up at that time if we were told.

On every lift, only 1 AFF student was taken up and a few tandems. Obviously generating revenue is more important to them.

On top of that, the place was far from clean. There was bugs everywhere for some reason, and there is bound to be a way that they could deal with that.

After about 2pm, the only toilets available were chemical toilets as they closed the cafe at 2pm, where they sell extremely expensive coffees and food, with extremely slow service.

This weekend, we decided to ring before going, and were told only 1 AFF instructor was available as there were 65 tandems to get through. We were told to ring tomorrow, but I am not getting my hopes up.

The ginger guy who keeps breaking the bad news to us has a really bad attitude and he makes my girlfriend feel very uneasy.

All in all, do not choose this place for anything except a tandem. For anything else, just suck it up and drive further to a decent dropzone. That is all.

(Review ID:6543)


Make sure you finalized everything with them. All details.


UK Parachuting Rated 2 by: Nima.javidi on 2011-04-30

Pros: Good instructors
Cons: tandem skydivers are preferred to AFF students. Wind did stop me jumping although it was 12.6mph at the digital wind spe

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If you are local and you have the right connections it might be alright. If you don't have the right connections you might loose your money without jumping. I paid for AFF course and didn't finish it as them told me the weather is not good! Although the wind was within the limit. There is nothing you can do if they decide to tell you it is not.
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