01404 890222

9am - 5pm (7 Days)

Home to the legendary Twin Beech Boogie and the UK’s only full time Beech 99's

At Dunkeswell we support all different forms of skydiving Including Formation Skydiving, Freeflying, Skysurfing, Canopy Formation, Tracking and Wingsuiting so come along and i'm sure there will be something going on for you!

Getting Your FS1 Qualification

As soon as you gain your ‘A’ license after completing your AFF or Static Line course, our FS coaches offer a first class system to enable you to gain your FS1 qualification.

The course of around 10 jumps is based upon the British Parachute Association’s Formation Skydiving Progression Manual and Dunkeswell’s own carefully tailored Formation Skydiving Progression Programme.

Gaining the FS1 qualification will enable you to:

  • Jump with other FS1 qualified skydivers
  • Participate in organised FS jumps at Dunkeswell and elsewhere
  • Become involved in 4-Way and larger competition skydiving
  • Take the first steps towards getting on ‘Big-Ways’ around the World
  • Have fun
  • Work towards being an accomplished ‘all-round’ skydiver

FS coaching dives include a thorough briefing and preparation, a detailed video debrief and a copy of the video of your dives.

Normally some FS coaches will be available every weekend to provide a service to AFF graduates striving to obtain their FS1 qualification. However it is recognised that often pre-FS1 skydivers feel like second class citizens as it has often been so difficult for them to get a coach. It is proposed to hold one weekend a month where all the coaches make themselves available to coach skydivers on their way to FS1. This means that there is unlikely to be anybody left to organise big-ways so experienced skydivers will be invited to join in to make up numbers on 3- and 4-way training dives. Here is a double benefit to such a weekend as the experienced skydivers who participate will be able to demonstrate and improve their skills if they wish to become coaches themselves.

We usually have FS coaches available every weekend however to make sure there is one available please email Jack Bradford at fs1@skydive.buzz.

Formation Skydiving (FS99)

REGULAR Bigway weekends

FS BIGWAY DATES: Please check Events diary

For jumpers who have already gained the FS1 qualification our organised FS loads include an emphasis on training and improving skills and we frequently invite guest FS load organisers to enable you to learn from their experience.

Our community of formation skydivers tend to organise their jumps on the day so no matter when you turn up there will always be someone to jump with as we have FS Load organisers available every weekend!

Scrambles, 4-way and 8-way fun!

A chance for everybody to have fun using the skills learned and improving skills in a fun but safe environment, AFF instructors, tandem instructors and free-flyers all welcome to join in the mayhem. 4-way hybrid dives could be a category too.

Please register for these events by calling 01404 890222. To see what’s happening at Dunkeswell this year have a look at the events diary.

Free Fly Skydiving

REGULAR FREE FLY weekends are organised in Dunkeswell, see the events calendar for more details.

We will be coaching 1 on 1, organising groups of all levels depending on who is here. Head up, head down, tracking, hybrids and tube jumps.

About DAN GUEST in case you don’t know yet:

  • 1900 jumps
  • BPA FF Coach
  • UK 30 Way Head Down Record 2013
  • European 96 Way Head Down Record 2013, Spain
  • Member of 4 way dynamic team Dynamos who competed at Bodyflight World Challenge and Knights of Prague

Our community of Free Fly Skydivers has grown quickly since the arrival of a Beech King Air in 2007 and has continued to grow since the arrival of our Beech 99 is 2010 and since 2013 we now have 2 Beech 99's.

We all know that Free Flying involves speed but that doesn’t necessarily mean less time in Free Fall.

We go to 15,000ft ASL allowing you longer to go vertical!

We are able to offer training in basic entry level freefly skills to more advanced flying skills that require the use of all axis and fall rates during a single skydive.

The approach we adopt with all coaching is not simply to show positions and request replication, we also work on techniques to maximise effectiveness. All too often a coach dive can deviate from plan due to the student being tense or feeling pressure to perform. This is human instinct however there are techniques to reduce this and improve our performance we will introduce you to this so you get the most out of your skydive and you coaching.

An ideal course for anyone wanting to explore the world of freeflying but aren’t quite sure if they wish to invest in a full FF1 course. Included in the course is a Freefly manual covering everything in the course as well as a lot more for you to read up on.

We cover all the safety aspects such as fall rates, orientation, recovery technique, equipment safety, exit order, break off, exit position, in air communication, etc. As well as the in air skills to ensure you start with good habits!

Tracking

We have a large group of trackers down at Dunkeswell who often organise tracking dives for all levels whether your just getting the hang of tracking or more experienced and interested in larger groups.

Our Freefly coaches can also arrange tailored tracking coaching introducing changing angles of flight during track, controlling approaches, docks, fall rate, forward speed and both back tracking and belly tracking.

For more information contact the DZ.

Canopy Formation (CF)

We love canopy formation at Dunkeswell.

Not satisfied with day time CF? We also organise extending the CF into the night with some Night CF.

Wingsuiting

Over the last year or so Wingsuiting has become a more popular discipline across the skydiving scene and this is no different at Dunkeswell.

We now have a decent number of common wingsuit flyers at Dunkeswell and coaches available if your fancy trying out some wings!

Sky Surfing & Night Jumps

We welcome Skysurfers at Dunkeswell, despite being a less common discipline we still have a couple club members who like to get on the board.

Don’t get disheartened when the nights start drawing in its the ideal time of year for Night Jumps!

Min req. FAI B Cert

YOU MUST HAVE DONE ONE JUMP @ THE DZ DURING THE DAY 1ST NIGHT JUMP: Up to 10 sec delay SOLO

Canopy Handling Course

Would you like to work towards having the skills to be able to use the best swoop pond in Europe?? Skydive99 has built Europe’s finest swoop pond facility measuring 25m by 70m open to CP2 qualified canopy pilots. Swoop99 is now offering Canopy Handling and Canopy Piloting courses.

The 3-day Canopy Handling course is designed to provide students with the information and skills to become highly proficient canopy pilots.

Over ten coached hop & pop jumps from 7000ft, you will look to improve your accuracy, landings and canopy survival skills, increasing your confidence and understanding of your canopy.

This course is aimed at those pilots that are A license and above, working towards gaining CH2, CP1 and CP2.

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21/02/2017 16:26

Unfortunately, we are closed tomorrow due to a very poor weather forecast. :(


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19/02/2017 13:49

Sunday 19th February Unfortunately the weather didn't play ball today, but here are some stunning photos from yesterday. Thanks for the pictures Joe Mann and Joe Laming ! See you all next weekend when we have FF with Joe Laming and FS with Gary Powell!


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18/02/2017 18:19

Saturday 18th February Wow, yet another busy day considering it's only February! It cleared early afternoon and oh boy it CLEARED! From thick fog to wall to wall blue skies till sunset! Joe Laming had too big a tracking group to fit on one plane so had to be split in 2 groups. They still got a few jumps in. We jumped all 22 static line students, managed to jump 7 AFF / console students. Loads and loads of sports jumpers and we only wish we had more time of daylight to get you more jumps. See you all tomorrow! We are now off to the Quiz at the The Aviator Coffee Bar & Restaurant starts at 8pm. CONGRATULATIONS Logan Read A licence, Kevin Young C licence. Thanks for the photo Champagne Golly!


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17/02/2017 16:02

We will be OPEN for jumping tomorrow - Saturday 18th February! (XC forecast looks very good!). We have TRACKING with Joe Laming. It will also be a big AFF and Static Line refresher day tomorrow. If any AFF or SL students are planning to JUMP tomorrow (or have not booked in for refreshers yet), please text instructor's numbers ASAP so we can plan enough instructors. Also CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Williams who completed his 1000th jump earlier in the week D licence! Beer fine is ready and will be paid tomorrow. It is also student's QUIZ night with meal (chilli + pint) £10 at the The Aviator Coffee Bar & Restaurant tomorrow night. Everyone welcome!


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17/02/2017 10:31

Congratulations to our static line instructor the one and only Roger Hoe for getting BPA - British Parachute Association STAR and becoming a local celebrity!


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17/02/2017 10:22

Friday 17th February Good morning! We have blue skies and hardly any wind! Perfect combination to skydive! ;)


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16/02/2017 16:45

We're open for jumping tomorrow. Fingers crossed the cloud doesn't effect play!


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16/02/2017 14:59

Congratulations to our beautiful Joseph on passing your CSI! :) We love you!


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14/02/2017 17:21

Open for jumping tomorrow! Fingers crossed the cloud stays out of our way :)


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12/02/2017 13:33

Hey - want some breakfast? STAFF and GO99 members, don't forget you get a discounted breakfast at the Aviator! Get the coupons from the office! ;) www.tacbar.com