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Upcoming Sporty Events

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!


Helicopter jumps..postponed 16th Jun 2019

Helicopter Day jumps £80 (£70 BCPA members) Start time 2pm, limited to 20 places


Long days Jumpfest 19th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019

Long days sky jam

Don’t you just hate it when the sun starts setting long before you want to stop jumping. Come to the Dunkeswell Long Days Sky Party, we have adjusted the tilt of the planet so you can keep jumping for longer.

From 19th – 23rd June we will be jumping our socks off with some super cool load organisers in most disciplines.

Registration: £40

What’s included
• Load organising FF, FS, TR and WS
• British Wingsuit Record Warm Up jumps
• Raffle ticket with awesome prizes
• Dinner and beer in the aviator
• Aviator party

Jump tickets are £24 to 15,000 feet

The coaches/ load organisers
FF/ TR – Matty Mitchell, Andy Kilpatrick, Joe Laming
WS – Kraig Evans
FS – soon to be released

The plan
Wednesday 19th June
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Thursday 20th June
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Friday 21st June
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
WS big way training with Kraig Evans
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Saturday 22nd June
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
British wingsuit record warm up with Kraig Evans
Angle skills with Andy Kilpatrick
Freefly skills with Matty Mitchell
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner
Raffle for all registered attendees
Karaoke
Day Video played on the projector

Sunday 23rd June
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
British wingsuit record warm up with Kraig Evans
Angle skills with Andy Kilpatrick
Freefly skills with Matty Mitchell

The Aviator will be open for carvery lunch

Requirements
Freefly and Tracking will be split into groups dependent on levels. Minimum requirements FF1 and TR1. There will be an advanced group with FF2 as a minimum.

Registration:
Please register for the event at https://www.skydiveukltd.com/sporty/events or call 01404 890222 if you do not have online access.

There is a separate registration for the wingsuit record warm ups with Kraig Evans, so please choose the right registration for you.

Any questions please email andy.kilpatrick@outlook.com or contact through Facebook







British wingsuit record warm up with Kraig Evans 19th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019

Jump tickets are £24 to 15,000 feet

The plan
Wednesday 19th June
Jumps all day with WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Thursday 20th June
Jumps all day WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Friday 21st June
WS big way training with Kraig Evans
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Saturday 22nd June
British wingsuit record warm up with Kraig Evans

The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner
Raffle for all registered attendees
Karaoke
Day Video played on the projector

Sunday 23rd June
British wingsuit record warm up with Kraig Evans
The Aviator will be open for carvery lunch

Requirements British Wingsuit Record Warm Up Jumps
As a minimum you must have WS2 and be comfortable flying in large groups 10+. No suits bigger than a Havok/Funk


Registration:
Please register for the event at https://www.skydiveukltd.com/sporty/events or call 01404 890222 if you do not have online access.

There is a separate registration for the wingsuit record warm ups with Kraig Evans, so please choose the right registration for you.

Any questions please email andy.kilpatrick@outlook.com or contact through Facebook





BPA Canopy Formation Coaching Road Show 22nd Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019

BPA Canopy Formation Coaching Road Show 22/23rd June

2018 2 Way National Champions "VelociWraptors" will be coming down for a weekend of FREE CF coaching along with Jason Hobbes and Marcus Muir-Smith.

There will be something for everyone with beginner coaching available, CF2 coaching and a skills group focusing on 4 way/Bigway skills. This is the perfect weekend to be introduced to CF or build on previous skills in preparation for the bigway attempts happening at Dunkeswell later in the year

All required equipment can be provided, subject to availability and comprehensive debriefs will be provided for all jumps.

Pre-registration is highly advised to give us an idea of numbers and can be done through the following link: https://forms.gle/KowWDBQ84HEnuRrV8

the event is kindly supported by the British Parachute Association as part of their Coaching Roadshow Programme so you only need to cover your own slot


Progression weekend 29th Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019

Progression Weekend
Looking to achieve FS1, FF1/2, TR1/2/3?
The Dunkeswell resident coaches will be available on a first come first served basis to support your journey towards achieving these skydiving milestones.

Confirmed Coaches
Andy Kilpatrick
Leighton Cross

Spaces are very limited. Please confirm via email andy.kilpatrick@outlook.com or via Facebook messenger to confirm availability and your place.


1st BPA Tracking suit nationals 1st Jul 2019 - 4th Jul 2019

We are pleased to announce the 1st BPA Tracking Suit Nationals. This competition will run along side the UK Nationals and open Wingsuit competition for performance and Acro Wingsuiting at Dunkeswell – Skydivebuzz.

A list of registered participants will be posted and updated periodically.

Competition registration fee £60 by 5pm 1st July, which includes a main course meal at the presentation meal at the drop zones own restaurant the Aviator. Practice day open for jumping up to 6pm. Competitors briefing 7pm

Jump tickets £26 (6 rounds) Min C licence 200 jumps

Competition rules will be published shortly.

All enquires or questions please contact Mike Williams: wsrep@bpa.org.uk


UK Wingsuit Nationals 2019 1st Jul 2019 - 4th Jul 2019

We are pleased to announce the UK Nationals and open Wingsuit competition for performance and Acro Wingsuiting is coming to Dunkeswell – Skydivebuzz.

Day one – Mon 1st July 2019 – Practice and registration day up to 6pm. Competitor brief 7pm
Day two – Tue 2nd July 2019 – Competition day
Day three – Wed 3rd July 2019 – Competition day
Day four – Thurs 4th July 2019 – Competition day and presentation medals/meal

£60 registration fee to be paid via this link.
Acrobatics 7 rounds £78 per team per round
Performance 6 rounds £26 per round

Min C licence 200 jumps

Entries and fees must be in by 5pm 1st July,
All enquiries or questions please contact Mike Williams email wsrep@bpa.org.uk


VFS Intermediate Competition 5th Jul 2019 - 7th Jul 2019

More details to follow.. £5 reg per person (£23 per jump, £115 per team per round)


BPA UKSL Meet 3 6th Jul 2019 - 7th Jul 2019

This will be an exciting date in the UKSL competition with Round 3 of the BPA UKSL FS 4-way. You need to be at least FS1 to qualify, 6 rounds, £5 reg per person (£23 per jump, £115 per team per round)


Beech99 for Sporties 13th Jul 2019 - 14th Jul 2019

Beech99 for Sporties

Bored of not getting enough jumps in?

We have the best jump aircraft just for sporties for the entire weekend. Perfect for those that love 10 jump days, team training and are tired of spending most of the day on the ground.

There is no registration fee but please let us know on Facebook or through the Skydive Buzz website if you plan on attending.

Load organising will be available in Tracking and Freeflying with Andy Kilpatrick


Canopy Course with Jack Bradford for all levels 17th Jul 2019

Wednesday 17th July 2019
Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels
Turning your Canopy and High Performance Landings
2 part canopy course for higher experience jumpers including 5 jumps. Recommended 200+
jumps or previous canopy course experience and a desire to learn about high performance
landings. Contact jack@xdsports.uk before booking if you are unsure if this course is
suitable for you.
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:
● Available inputs: Toggles, Risers, Harness
● How & why these inputs create a turn
● Rate of turn and altitude loss
● Coordinated turns & combination inputs
● Correcting bad inputs
Part B - Introduction to HP landings
High performance landings and smaller canopies have drawn a growing interest in recent
years, but they do not come without their risks. Learn the fundamentals of high performance
canopy control and recommended progression routes to build up to high performance
landings, covering:
● Foundational skills & knowledge to start HP landings
● Progression formats
● Canopy selection
● Altitude drills
● Inducing speed
● Error correction


Progression weekend 20th Jul 2019 - 21st Jul 2019

Progression Weekend
Looking to achieve FS1, FF1/2, TR1/2/3?
The Dunkeswell resident coaches will be available on a first come first served basis to support your journey towards achieving these skydiving milestones.

Confirmed Coaches
Andy Kilpatrick
Leighton Cross

Spaces are very limited. Please confirm via email andy.kilpatrick@outlook.com or via Facebook messenger to confirm availability and your place.


BPA Roadshow with National CP champion Martin Reyn 24th Jul 2019 - 26th Jul 2019

24th July – 26th July

Warm up hop and pops Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday BPA roadshow offering training on the pond with competition gates set up. Video de briefs and time permitting a talk on Canopy Piloting. Martin will be on hand each day to provide advice and tips on CP progression.

There will be no coaching fees to attend this event. 7,000 feet jump tickets will be £20 per ticket.

Please register as going so we know numbers




UK Canopy Piloting Competition 27th Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019

27th July – 28th July

Dunkeswell are hosting a Pro Canopy Piloting competition to follow a 3 day roadshow with the legend Martin Reynolds

The Dunkeswell Pond will be competition ready and set up 3 days before the competition with martin Reynolds on hand for coaching tips and advice.

Judging will be based upon FAI rules. The competition will be a great warm up for those competing in the BPA Nationals.

Registration: £120

Jump tickets 7,000 feet: £20


BPA National Championship in Accuracy 3rd Aug 2019 - 4th Aug 2019

BPA National Accuracy competition. Exit height 3'500ft £10 entry fee per person. £16 per jump. 10 rounds. 5 people per team
Practice day 2nd August
Entry registration and fees by 1st August. Competitors Briefing 8pm 2nd August
Please register as soon as possible.


BPA National Championship in Artistics and Speed 3rd Aug 2019 - 4th Aug 2019

Speed- Entry fee £40 per person must enter before 7pm on 2nd Aug. Jumps £26 per person 8 rounds.
Artistic tbc


Summer at Altitude 7th Aug 2019 - 11th Aug 2019

The summer is soon approaching and it is now time to get your diary confirmed for the best events of the year.

Want to see Ally Milne wearing Speedos? Come and join us for top level load organising, hot tub party and the chilled vibes of Dunkeswell DZ.

7th – 11th August Dunkeswell
Registration: £50

What’s included
• Load organising FF, FS, TR and WS
• Raffle ticket with awesome prizes
• Dinner and beer in the aviator
• Aviator party
• Hot tub party
• Night jumps, including freefly (invitation only)

Jump tickets are £24 to 15,000 feet

The coaches/ load organisers
FF/ TR – Ally Milne, Andy Kilpatrick
WS – TBC
FS – soon to be released
Camera – Mikey Lovemore

The plan
Wednesday 7th August
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Thursday 8th August
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner

Friday 9th August
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
FF and TR Load organising with Ally Milne and Andy Kilpatrick
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner
Night hop and pops
Hot tub time

Saturday 10th August
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
Angle with Andy Kilpatrick
Freefly with Ally Milne
The Aviator will be open for drinks and dinner
Raffle for all registered attendees
Karaoke
Day Video played on the projector
Hot tub party
Night Freefly Jumps


Sunday 11th August
Jumps all day with FF, TR, FS & WS coaches available for one and one and load organising
Angle with Andy Kilpatrick
Freefly with Ally Milne
The Aviator will be open for carvery lunch

Requirements
Freefly and Tracking will be split into groups dependent on levels. Minimum requirements FF1 and TR1. There will be an advanced group with FF2 as a minimum.

FS1 minimum for all FS load organising.

Night Freefly Jumps
Invitation only
Minimum B licence, jump onto the DZ during the day, docile familiar canopy, 2 torches and a glow stick

Night Jumps
Minimum B licence, jump onto the DZ during the day, docile familiar canopy, 2 torches and a glow stick

Registration:
Please register for the event or call 01404 890222 if you do not have online access.

Details of how to sign up to the night jumps will follow.

Any questions please email andy.kilpatrick@outlook.com or contact through Facebook







The FAI Speed Skydiving World Cup and FAI European 13th Aug 2019 - 15th Aug 2019

Details to follow..


Southern Fairys with Matty Mitchell 17th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019

Wanna go FAST....? Come and join me for the Southern Fairy Angles weekend at Dunkeswell..

During this event you will fly in a group of up to 8 people relevant to your experience level. The group shall stay the same throughout the weekend.

You should be able to fly safely within a group of up to 8 people and maintain in your slot on your strong side. FF2 and TR3 Minimum Requirement..

Vertical, Flat, Flips, Transitions, You name it we will fly it!!
We aim for roughly 8 jumps per day..

Registration is £70 for the weekend.

**6 Slots only**

REGISTER by contacting Matty direct.


Beech99 for Sporties 24th Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

Beech99 for Sporties

Bored of not getting enough jumps in?

We have the best jump aircraft just for sporties for the entire weekend. Perfect for those that love 10 jump days, team training and are tired of spending most of the day on the ground.

There is no registration fee but please let us know on Facebook or through the Skydive Buzz website if you plan on attending.

Load organising will be available in Tracking and Freeflying with Andy Kilpatrick


Canopy Course with Jack Bradford for all levels 31st Aug 2019

Saturday 31st August 2019
Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels
Landing Technique and Avoiding Danger
2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.
Part A - 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
● Common landing problems
● Landing in different conditions
● The “cross-wind gust”
● The PLF
● Rear riser landings
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 for the course, £110 of which is jump tickets, £90 Instructor fees. Maximum 8 per course.


Canopy Formation Nationals 8th Sep 2019 - 10th Sep 2019

Entry fee £5 (6 rounds) £21 per jump
Reg and entry fee by 7th Sept 7pm Briefing and draw 8pm on 7th Sept


Bigway in the UK 21st Sep 2019 - 22nd Sep 2019

Register now - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1isXWsxhBDziVfyEKrCpwty971XZNHCUzn19ufANTFIb75Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

On the 21st and 22nd of September, Jason Hobbes and I will be organising the largest CF formations flown in the UK in over 10 years at Dunkeswell. The aim will be to complete 16 - 18 way formations depending upon the groups experience and currency.

We will be flying world record/sequential trim lightnings at a 1.3-1.35 wingloading, if you require a canopy for the event please let us know in advance so we can try to coordinate a loan. Please also let us know using the form below if you have spare ones you can bring along.

If you are uncurrent or don't have prior experience of building diamond formations make sure you turn up to one or more of the warm up camps at Dunkeswell on 22nd/23rd June or Langar on 10th/11th August (or another international bigway event such as the Shark Boogie in Teuge (22nd-30th June) in order to make sure you have the skills to safely take part.

If you have any questions shoot us a message.