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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!


Gary Powell FS Bigway 26th May 2018 - 27th May 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 - Landings & Equipment 3rd Jun 2018

Canopy course with Jack Bradford for all levels £200
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


Packing Course 28th Jun 2018

Learn stress-free packing for safe, comfortable openings.

Our course will familiarise you with your equipment and show you how to prepare it for packing, right from landing.
We'll the teach the packing process from beginning to end, and share with you techniques to make the whole thing easier. You'll learn good practice to help avoid malfunctions, hard openings, premature deployment and excessive wear to your gear.

You should finish the day with the confidence to pack for yourself, with more than enough skill and know-how to fulfill the requirements for your B Licence.

We'll also cover as many of the requirements for the BPA Approved Packing Certificate as we have time for.

Learning to pack your own parachute can save you a lot of money and time!
Course price is £75 to be paid on booking!
Register online or call the office on 01404 890222.
Max. 10 spaces. Min. 2 students to run course. (If the course doesn't get enough interest we may need to postpone.) If you register and do not attend you will lose the course fee.


Wingsuit Roadshow 30th Jun 2018 - 1st Jul 2018

BPA Wingsuit Roadshow
Competition experience for wingsuiters
Free Wingsuit coaching will be available from Mike Williams for speed rounds in similar conditions to competitions.
BPA Flight Sights will be available to use free of charge to collect flight data and analysis after jumps.
One jump rego fee
Come and have some fun!


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


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.


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


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 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.


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.