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Gary Powell FS Bigway » 24th Jun 2017 - 25th Jun 2017

Have you got your FS1? Are you comfortable jumping in groups of 3 and 4 FS jumpers and want to progress your jumping and have even more fun? Gary Powell is organising FS bigways once a month! Why not join Gary to get guidance and build on your skills. Jumps cost just the normal jump price and you get a camera debrief if the group is bigger than 6 people. Normally the group meets at 8am on Saturday and does 5- 6 jumps together, progressing into Sunday. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Gary directly on Facebook

SPEED Competition » 30th Jun 2017 - 2nd Jul 2017

More information to follow

This comp will start on the Friday 30th June

Landing Patterns and Landing Technique » 7th Jul 2017 - 7th Jul 2017

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Part A - Advanced Landing Patterns
Making 2 left hand turns, avoiding the runway and landing near or in the circle seems simple enough, but can we do better? A good landing pattern will give us a high level of accuracy, sets us up for a comfortable landing and is easy to predict for others around us, as well as giving us plenty of alternate options should we need them. On most jumps we can get away with a half-assed pattern and reasonable accuracy, but that won't always be the case. What if you're landing off the DZ or find yourself heading towards another jumper on final? Or how about getting your display clearance? We'll cover:
• Planning your canopy ride
• Assistive Equipment
• Building the stack
• Patterns in different conditions
• Making adjustments
• Dangerous habits

Part B - Perfecting Your Landing Technique
Do you struggle to land consistently on your feet, or do you struggle to deal with those "crosswind gusts" just as you come to flare? Are you as comfortable landing in nil winds or downwind as you are landing into a moderate headwind? Starting by defining what we mean by a good landing, we look at the following topics with video debriefs of up to 5 jumps to work on technique:
• 2 stage flare - the real definition
• Common landing problems
• Landing in different conditions
• The "cross-wind gust"
• The PLF
• Rear riser landings

£200 including 5 jumps

Leprechaun Skydance » 8th Jul 2017 - 8th Jul 2017

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Come and join the Leprechaun party at Dunkeswell 8-9th July. We will have the awesome Joe Laming organising tracking and freefly loads all weekend (for all abilities). There will be Leprechauns, tubes, hoops, smoke and a big party in the evening with a BBQ. We have limited spaces and many have already confirmed, so don't miss out!

BPA Accuracy Grand Prix, Meet 2 Dunkeswell » 15th Jul 2017 - 16th Jul 2017

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£5 Registration Fee

Freeflying with Joe Laming » 16th Jul 2017 - 16th Jul 2017

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Introduction to group freeflying.
Register through your online account. Registration is 2 jump tickets (non-refundable). If jump-able you then use that money as jump money. If you don't show up then you will lose the money. If bad weather, the 2 tickets will stay as money on your account.
Min requirement FF1.

Gary Powell FS Bigway » 22nd Jul 2017 - 23rd Jul 2017

Have you got your FS1? Are you comfortable jumping in groups of 3 and 4 FS jumpers and want to progress your jumping and have even more fun? Gary Powell is organising FS bigways once a month! Why not join Gary to get guidance and build on your skills. Jumps cost just the normal jump price and you get a camera debrief if the group is bigger than 6 people. Normally the group meets at 8am on Saturday and does 5- 6 jumps together, progressing into Sunday. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Gary directly on Facebook

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels » 22nd Jul 2017 - 22nd Jul 2017

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Understanding Equipment & Blurred Lines
2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.

Part A ­ Understanding and Utilising Equipment
Do you make the most of your equipment under canopy, and have you even got the right
equipment for the job? We take a look at various pieces of kit that can help or hinder us under
canopy and how to use them safely. Topics include:
● AADs & activation parameters
● Container features & riser mods
● Sliders
● Canopy customisations and condition
● Post deployment admin
Part B ­ Blurred Lines
As a student we are given a clear set of appropriate actions for each scenario we may
encounter, but as we progress and our equipment and our experience changes, some things
need a little more thought. This module is not designed to give you all the answers, but you will
take away a number of thinking points and considerations to make. Topics include:
● What is a malfunction?
● How should I deal with an entanglement?
● What if I have a canopy collision / wrap?
● AADs and RSLs
● Other equipment ­ slider keepers, 3 rings
● Hard deck altitudes

£200 including 5 jumps

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels » 23rd Jul 2017 - 23rd Jul 2017

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Advanced Landing Patterns & Dispelling Common Myths
2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.

Part A ­ Advanced Landing Patterns
Making 2 left hand turns, avoiding the runway and landing near or in the circle seems simple
enough, but can we do better? A good landing pattern will give us a high level of accuracy,
sets us up for a comfortable landing and is easy to predict for others around us, as well as
giving us plenty of alternate options should we need them. On most jumps we can get away
with a half­assed pattern and reasonable accuracy, but that won’t always be the case. What if
you’re landing off the DZ or find yourself heading towards another jumper on final? Or how
about getting your display clearance? We’ll cover:
● Planning your canopy ride
● Assistive Equipment
● Building the stack
● Patterns in different conditions
● Making adjustments
● Dangerous habits

Part B ­ Dispelling Common Myths
There are many regular debates around the DZ bonfire over certain issues and many
pervasive myths propagated by teachings through generations of skydivers. We will explore
some of the most common, learning the truth with sources or science for each.
● Canopies want to fly downwind
● “My canopy is so fast, I have to run off my landings”
● “A crosswind gust blew me sideways on landing”
● Small canopies must be swooped
● Exit separation ­ the 45 degree rule
● How to accurately calculate safe exit separation
● Vertical separation and why high pulls go out last
● Double stowing mouth locks causes malfunctions
● Many more...

£200 including 5 jumps

Open THURSDAY 3rd August » 3rd Aug 2017 - 3rd Aug 2017

We are open for CP training, sports jumpers, Static line and AFF students and tandems
Plan this looong weekend in summer 2017
We will be open for jumping each day from Wednesday 2nd August - Sunday 6th August

BPA Grand Prix in Canopy Piloting » 5th Aug 2017 - 6th Aug 2017

BPA Grand Prix in Canopy Piloting
Great competition for the UK's swoopers to find out who are the strongest players in Canopy Piloting in 2017. Best place to practice for CP Nationals which will also be held here 1-3 September 2017

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels » 11th Aug 2017 - 11th Aug 2017

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Turning Your Canopy & Miscellaneous Emergencies
2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.
Part A ­ Turning your canopy
“Pull left to go left and pull right to go right. Pull both to slow down”. It’s easy to come away
from your groundschool thinking you know how to fly a parachute, but you soon realise that
you’ve only scratched the surface. CH1 and CH2 teach us a little more, but still only give us
the basics. Topics include:
● Toggles ­ How we use them
● Risers ­ Difference from toggles
● Rate of turn and altitude loss
● Coordinated turns & combination inputs
● Equipment impacts
● Correcting bad inputs
Part B ­ Miscellaneous Emergencies
Course details to be confirmed

£200 including 5 jumps

Gary Powell Bank Holiday FS Bigway » 12th Aug 2017 - 13th Aug 2017

Have you got your FS1? Are you comfortable jumping in groups of 3 and 4 FS jumpers and want to progress your jumping and have even more fun? Gary Powell is organising FS bigways once a month! Why not join Gary to get guidance and build on your skills. Jumps cost just the normal jump price and you get a camera debrief if the group is bigger than 6 people. Normally the group meets at 8am on Saturday and does 5- 6 jumps together, progressing into Sunday and Monday. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Gary directly on Facebook

Intermediate VFS scrambles/competition » 12th Aug 2017 - 13th Aug 2017

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Team ticket price £100 for 5 slots from FL150 with 6 rounds.
First prize is a free jump for all the team.
Team registration £100. To be used as jump money to pay for the first lift of the comp.
If the weather is bad this money will stay on your account. a
Tim and Greg will be providing free coaching, judging, organising after event etc. Possibly Martin and/or Sarah too, TBC.
Assuming we finish the comp early we'll put together some extra jumps. Big way, 8 way VFS, angle flying etc.

Hopefully it'll be a good weekend and we'll get at least 4 teams.

Open 10 days » 25th Aug 2017 - 3rd Sep 2017

We are open for 10 days for jumping 25th August - 3rd September
So make sure you plan your holidays for this amazing week at the end of August / beginning of September in 2017

Old & New reunion Skydivers Partyyyyy » 26th Aug 2017

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It's party time again 26th August to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Royal Marines Free Fall Parachute Display Team, also the 30th Anniversary of the Free Fall Team and friends British 34 star record. Last year 250 people joined us for a hoofing (hoofing translates to fantastic) party. Old school left the bar last at 2am and some chose to celebrate the night with fireworks at 3am, at least I think they were fireworks as the explosions were over my tent. Two Beech 99s will be operating, Gary Powell will be co-ordinating an attempt on our British star record over the weekend those interested speak to Gary Powell. You guys will have an extra 3,000' (15secs) compared to what we had back in the day.....just saying :D Food will be available on the night but will need to be pre-booked which went down well last year. If your attending the party give is a call to let us know your attending so we can prepare for the numbers and ensure its another party to remember and its open to everyone :D £7.95 for Buffet. Please share and get the word out there, its an opportunity for those that missed the last party and ended up kicking themselves to attend this one. Limited to 250 so don't snooze book in early!!

BPA National Championship in Canopy Piloting » 1st Sep 2017 - 3rd Sep 2017

Here it is again! The biggest swooping / Canopy Piloting competition of the year in the UK.
Who is the best canopy pilot in the UK and will be crowned a champion in 2017?

We will be open 7 days every day before this event so you can train daily from 25th of August.
First official competition day is Friday 1st of September

More info BPA

Vertical Formation Skydiving Nationals » 16th Sep 2017 - 17th Sep 2017

TBC

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels » 16th Sep 2017 - 16th Sep 2017

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Dispelling Common Myths & Avoiding Dangerous Situations
2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.

Part A ­ Dispelling Common Myths
There are many regular debates around the DZ bonfire over certain issues and many
pervasive myths propagated by teachings through generations of skydivers. We will explore
some of the most common, learning the truth with sources or science for each.
● Canopies want to fly downwind
● “My canopy is so fast, I have to run off my landings”
● “A crosswind gust blew me sideways on landing”
● Small canopies must be swooped
● Exit separation ­ the 45 degree rule
● How to accurately calculate safe exit separation
● Vertical separation and why high pulls go out last
● Double stowing mouth locks causes malfunctions
● Many more...

Part B ­ Avoiding Dangerous Situations
We all know that low turns are dangerous; yet dozens of skydivers every year continue to
make low turns with often disastrous consequences. This is just one of the many situations
that puts skydivers in danger every year. From a recap of the basics, to detailed knowledge
and advanced techniques, we will cover the following topics to help you stay safe under
canopy:
● Low turns
● Canopy collisions
● Turbulence
● Stalls
● Off landings

£200 including 5 jumps

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels » 17th Sep 2017 - 17th Sep 2017

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Downsizing & Blurred Lines
2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.

Part A ­ Downsizing
One of the most controversial topics in skydiving revolves around the choice of canopy size.
What factors should we really be considering when choosing the right canopy, and how do we
stay as safe as possible when progressing onto new canopies without being over
conservative? Topics include:
● How big is that parachute?
● Does size matter?
● Wingloading ­ square vs. cubic
● Impacts of canopy size ­ openings, flight and landing
● Reserve size vs main size

Part B ­ Blurred Lines
As a student we are given a clear set of appropriate actions for each scenario we may
encounter, but as we progress and our equipment and our experience changes, some things
need a little more thought. This module is not designed to give you all the answers, but you will
take away a number of thinking points and considerations to make. Topics include:
● What is a malfunction?
● How should I deal with an entanglement?
● What if I have a canopy collision / wrap?
● AADs and RSLs
● Other equipment ­ slider keepers, 3 rings
● Hard deck altitudes

£200 including 5 jumps

Gary Powell FS Bigway » 23rd Sep 2017 - 24th Sep 2017

Have you got your FS1? Are you comfortable jumping in groups of 3 and 4 FS jumpers and want to progress your jumping and have even more fun? Gary Powell is organising FS bigways once a month! Why not join Gary to get guidance and build on your skills. Jumps cost just the normal jump price and you get a camera debrief if the group is bigger than 6 people. Normally the group meets at 8am on Saturday and does 5- 6 jumps together, progressing into Sunday. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Gary directly on Facebook

Gary Powell FS Bigway » 21st Oct 2017 - 22nd Oct 2017

Have you got your FS1? Are you comfortable jumping in groups of 3 and 4 FS jumpers and want to progress your jumping and have even more fun? Gary Powell is organising FS bigways once a month! Why not join Gary to get guidance and build on your skills. Jumps cost just the normal jump price and you get a camera debrief if the group is bigger than 6 people. Normally the group meets at 8am on Saturday and does 5- 6 jumps together, progressing into Sunday. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Gary directly on Facebook