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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!


Formation, Freefly, Tracking & Wingsuit Progress 20th Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018

Looking to achieve FS1, FF1, TR1 or WS1?

There will be coaches available on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend, please accept the event invitation and message Andy Kilpatrick confirming your attendance.

Spaces very limited.


FS Coach Progression Day 20th Jul 2018

The FS School are running an 'FS Coach Progression day' and we'd love for you to come along: whether you're looking to become an FS coach, an 'approved' C licence jumper, or even if you have your rating already, we have plans to cater to everyone throughout the day.

You only need to attend one of the training days, but you can come along to more for the opportunity to practice what you learn (if you are interested but can't make it, we plan to run these training days throughout the year). The day will begin at 8:30am and run through the whole day.

The day will run whatever the weather; we have briefs and groundwork that will benefit your learning.

A brief outline of what's planned:
- Methods of Instruction (MOI) brief
- What's involved in achieving FS1
- How the FS School works
- Briefing, jumping, and debriefing each other; alternating roles of student and coach
- Evaluation jumps*

There is no registration fee; the only things you’ll pay for are your jumps and some brews! (Please email fs1@skydive.buzz to confirm your attendance at least 5 days before the event.)

Pre-coach:

As someone working towards their FS coach rating, or wanting a chance to practice briefs and debriefs, this training day is a great opportunity for you to learn from current FS coaches and other skydivers in the same boat as you. We highly recommend that you shadow some coaches before coming along as this can give you an insight into what's involved and give you something to work off.

To become an FS coach you are required to have 200 jumps, 2 hours freefall, and 2 years in the sport (as well as CI recommendation and an MOI brief), but if you don’t currently meet these requirement there’s nothing stopping you from getting started to learn what’s involved and practice the skills you’ll need. See http://www.bpa.org.uk/assets/Training/Training-manuals/FS-Coaching-Manual-May-2013.pdf for the latest BPA FS Coaching manual.

Already a coach:

If you have your rating already, the day will provide an opportunity for you to learn different styles of coaching and potentially improve and expand your own teaching, as well as helping future coaches and aiding their progression in the sport.

Please email fs1@skydive.buzz if you have any questions, and to confirm that you will be attending, giving at least 5 days notice.

(*with Jack Bradford who will provide more formal feedback. If all basic requirements are met, and flying and teaching skills are up to standard, you could be signed off for your FS coach rating. You will need to cover the evaluator’s slot.)


Gary Powell FS Bigway 21st Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018

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 - Dangerous Situations & Turning 28th Jul 2018

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels
Avoiding Dangerous Situations & Turning your canopy

2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.

Part A - 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

Part B - 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


Canopy Course - Patterns & Landings 29th Jul 2018

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels
Advanced Landing Patterns & Perfecting Your Landing Technique

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 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


Flocking to the Beech! - Please read before signin 3rd Aug 2018 - 5th Aug 2018

We have a Beech 99, lets get flocking!

**** Currently we have sold out of the beech loads, but if we get 15 more people (which we are anticipating to happen,) we will run the plane back to back. **** Any questions speak to Kraig Evans or Andy Kilpatrick!

The 2018 UK wingsuit event you do not want to miss!

We have hired our own plane for the weekend at Dunkeswell and not just any plane, the Beech 99! With a capacity of 20 skydivers and climbing to 15,000 feet in 8 minutes, this is the mother of all skydiving planes!

The aim of the game is to work on flocking! Are you a wingsuiter who wants to start flying in larger groups, gain exposure to what big formations look and fly like? Or are already experienced and what to get flocking? Then this event is for you.

With Kraig Evans and Chris Berte organising loads for the 3 days, this event is going to be a Wingsuiters dream.

Please fill in the questionnaire that will be emailed after registration and we will organise groups ahead of the event. All groups will start in groups of 6 and will start merging throughout the weekend for some amazing big way action.

What’s included:
• Beech 99 plane to ourselves Saturday and Sunday – We will be flying from 8 until sunset (weather permitting) and have the capability to jump every hour.
• Free load organising/coaching during and after load organised jumps
• Free camping
• Bunkhouse available £5 per person per night
• Wingsuit flocking presentations and videos should the weather not play ball
• The Aviator Restaurant will be open for breakfast lunch and dinner. With beers after the days jumping.

Before registering consider the below requirements:
• Medium pace with no wingsuit bigger than a Carve
• WS2 as a minimum
• Comfortable flying in groups of 6 and above
• £23 registration will be credited towards first jump. If you do not attend the £23 will not be refunded
• Online form to be completed after registration

See you there people!


BPA Grand Prix in Accuracy 4th Aug 2018 - 5th Aug 2018

Accuracy comes back to Dunkeswell, with round 2 of the Accuracy GP.
Rego is £5. You must register no later than 6pm on Friday 3rd August.
The comp brief will be at 7.30am on Saturday 4th August.
Jump tickets will be £15 each.


Monthly Tracking with Andy Kilpatrick 24th Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

Let’s all go tracking!

Minimum TR1 requirement to join the Load Organised jumps.

Please confirm in event if you plan to attend. No fees or registration required.

Tracking with Andy Kilpatrick.


Canopy Course - Landings & Equipment 29th Aug 2018

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels
Perfecting Your Landing Technique & Understanding and Utilising Equipment

2 part canopy course for all experience levels including 5 jumps.

Part A - 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

Part B - 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


100 in 10 31st Aug 2018 - 9th Sep 2018

We have reserved the ultimate skydiving plane for 100 jumps in 10 days. The Beech 99, with space for 20 skydivers gets you to 15,000 feet in 8 minutes.

The cost for 100 skydives will be £2,300 and this includes coaching/load organising for all jumps. If the weather prevents completing the 100 jumps, a refund will be made for the remainder of the jumps or the balance will be added to your account as £20 jump tickets to be used when you next return.
We will need a minimum of 15 attendees for the event to go ahead.

A £300 deposit will be taken once all attendees have agreed.
Please contact andy.kilpatrick@outlook.com to reserve your slot and for more details.


Canopy Piloting Roadshow - Free 3rd Sep 2018 - 4th Sep 2018

Free Canopy Piloting from the amazing Wez Westley!
No rego fee.
£15 jump tickets to FL70!!


BPA CF Nationals - Dunkeswell 3rd Sep 2018 - 5th Sep 2018

We are pleased to announce the BPA CF Nationals will be held at SkydiveBuzz - Dunkeswell with jumps at £20 per team member.
£10 registration.


BPA Canopy Piloting National Championship 7th Sep 2018 - 9th Sep 2018

Here it is again! The biggest Canopy Piloting competition of the year in the UK.
Who is the best canopy pilot in the UK and who will be crowned a champion in 2018?

We will be open for the whole week before this event, so you can train daily from the 31st of August.
The first official competition day is Friday the 7th of September.

You must be here by 6pm on the Thursday to register. The competition brief will be on Friday at 7.30am.

Rego is £20.


Formation, Freefly, Tracking & Wingsuit Progress 14th Sep 2018 - 16th Sep 2018

Looking to achieve FS1, FF1, TR1 or WS1?

There will be coaches available on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend, please accept the event invitation and message Andy Kilpatrick confirming your attendance.

Spaces very limited.


Monthly Tracking with Andy Kilpatrick 21st Sep 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018

Let’s all go tracking!

Minimum TR1 requirement to join the Load Organised jumps.

Please confirm in event if you plan to attend. No fees or registration required.

Tracking with Andy Kilpatrick.


Altitude Brothers - Beech Multiplane Loads 28th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018

Due to the popularity of last years event…. we are back!

Twin Beech 99’s running in at the same time. Freefly, Tracking, FS and Wingsuit groups leave from separate planes and meet in the middle. Smoke grenades, tubes and flocks all weekend!
Limited to 40 spaces, so book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!

Loads organised by:
Freefly/Tracking – Andy Kilpatrick (Altitude Brother) & Joe Laming
FS – Gary Powell
Wingsuit – Neil Empringham

Registration: £30
Includes:
Load organising
Multiplane running in
Dinner (in the Aviator) and first drink

Friday
Freefly and Tracking load organising
Prioritised Manifest
Beers in the Aviator

Saturday
Freefly, Tracking, FS and Wingsuit load organising
Prioritised Manifest
Multiplane Loads
Dinner in the Aviator and first drink (included)
Saturday night party

Sunday
Freefly, Tracking, FS and Wingsuit load organising
Prioritised Manifest
Multiplane Loads

Due to the group sizes of the multiplane jumps, all skydivers (who want to participate in the multiplane) will need to be available to jump with the load organisers early Saturday morning. This is to ensure all skydivers are safe and have the ability to jump in larger groups.


Freefly load organising & Coaching by Andy Kilpatr 12th Oct 2018 - 14th Oct 2018

Looking to advance your Freefly skills?

Jump as much as you can with prioritised manifest?

Join Skydive Buzz for Load Organised jumps throughout the weekend (no fees or registration required, just accept event invitation)

If you are looking to achieve your FF1, please let us know in advance and we will do what we can to accommodate you (very limited spaces). Friday is best for one on one coaching.


Formation, Freefly, Tracking & Wingsuit Progress 19th Oct 2018 - 21st Oct 2018

Looking to achieve FS1, FF1, TR1 or WS1?

There will be coaches available on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend, please accept the event invitation and message Andy Kilpatrick confirming your attendance.

Spaces very limited.


Monthly Tracking with Andy Kilpatrick 26th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Let’s all go tracking!

Minimum TR1 requirement to join the Load Organised jumps.

Please confirm in event if you plan to attend. No fees or registration required.

Tracking with Andy Kilpatrick.