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UPDATE as of 24th April 2021

CLUB JUMPING.
Restrictions have been lifted earlier than expected.We are aiming to be open from Saturday 8th May. We are going to be limiting the amount of club jumpers we can have at the centre each jumping day the same as last year. Due to us limiting the amount of club jumpers this will only be open to current club members who had membership from 1st April 2020 that expired on 31st March 2021. We understand this will be dissapointing to many people but we do need to look after our current jumpers who have had very few jumping days in 2020.
Club jumpers will need to book to come in advance. Club jumpers will no longer be able to turn up on a jumping day without having booked inadvance. We will release jumping days on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/theskydiveswanseaclub giving details of what information is required to come.
We have cancelled all AFF courses in 2021 so we can concentrate on our students from 2019/2020 that have yet to complete their courses.
For the more information please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/theskydiveswanseaclub

 

Please Note: The airport has 2 separate parachute landing areas. The Northern area is unrestricted and is suitable for all experience levels. The Southern area is restricted and you will need to have an A licence and have completed 5 successful pre declared landings to be able to jump on this PLA. The PLA in use is determined by the wind direction on the day of jumping and can often vary from lift to lift.

Our club may be small, but our DZ offers some of the best views in the whole of the UK. We have a number of BPA coaches and instructors who can provide you with FS/ FF coaching/ general progression briefs, packing courses etc. See below for more information.

The airport cafe is closed at the moment and a Burger van is normally on site for weekends.

We recommend you join our closed Facebook Group where you will find a pinned post at the top of the page with the latest information on.  We always advise people to check the pinned post before coming to jump with us in case we have updated if open/closed/last lift going up soon etc.

Prices

  • Club Membership – £15 (expires 31st March each year).
  • Jumps up to 12000 feet £26.
  • Jumps up to 15000 feet £30.
  • Military up to 12000 feet £23
  • Military up to 15000 feet £27.
  • Accuracy jumps from 3.5k £18.
  • Kit Hire £10 per jump.
  • Solo packing £6.

COACHED JUMP PRICES

 £59 for up to 12k plus kit hire £10 and packing £6 if required.

£63 up to 15k plus kit hire £10 and packing £6 if required.

FS1 PRICE

£103 plus £10 kit hire & £6 packing if required.

 

Please note there are no credit card facilities. Club jumpers can pay by cash or cheque only.

General Progression

Packing Courses

Please note you will not have gained a packing certificate after our initial packing training day. You will be required to attend this day where you will be shown and taught all that is required. This is normally from 10am to 4pm

After this day you will then be required to pack a further 25 which are supervised by one of our packers. During these you will be introduced to twists, step-through and entanglements. Your 26th pack will be your packing test, and if successful, you will be presented with your packing certificate.

Check our Facebook closed group for details of packing days. These are normally run at short notice on a day when jumping has been cancelled. Contact us for costs.

Progression Briefs

Check our Facebook closed group for updates on A and B licence briefing sessions. Contact us for costs.

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Coaching

Skydive Swansea has a number of BS qualified coaches who are able to provide you with structured coaching sessions to develop your skydive skills in a number of disciplines. A typical coached jump will consist of a period of ground based instruction/ briefing to prepare you for the specific goals of the jump; the jump itself (with in-air video), followed by a thorough debriefing (using video) after the jump has been completed.

 

Formation Skydiving (FS) Coaching

Formation Skydiving (FS) coaching allows you to refine, improve and learn new skills in belly flying. You will become a better, more confident and comfortable skydiver, while at the same time learning the most important lesson in skydiving – how to stay safe.

The coaching will follow the British Parachute Association’s recommended FS progression program, teaching you the basics needed to be able to fly with your friends and in bigger groups.

After successfully learning the skills, your final jump will be the FS1 qualifying 4-way skydive. In this jump you will aim to achieve four or more ‘points’ to gain the FS1 sticker, which allows you to then jump with other skydivers.

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants to jump with other people. Once you have completed your AFF and been awarded your “A” licence, doing solo after solo jump while others are jumping with their friends can get frustrating. This is the perfect time to start your FS coaching. Through learning more FS skills, you will soon be joining the others on those group skydives you’ve enviously been watching.

Everyone who wants to improve. Maybe you’ve been out of the sport for some time, or simply feel your FS skills are a little rusty. Maybe you are sick of crashing through the formation, or not being able to reach it. FS coaching will teach you more advanced flying techniques and skills to help ensure you are part of the formation every time.

The FS1 sticker shows that you’ve got the skills to skydive safely with others.

The FS1 Program includes:

  • The neutral flying position.
  • Fast and slow falling.
  • Controlled forward and backward flying.
  • Side sliding.
  • Controlled turns – 90°, 180° and 360°.
  • Swoop to pin – diving down to a formation from a delayed exit.
  • Grip taking.
  • Safe tracking away from a formation.
  • The ‘graduation’ 4-way FS1 skydive.

 

 

Freefly (FF) Coaching

Freeflying is an expansion of skydiving which extends into vertical flight where the flyer is in an upright position (falling feet first) or in an inverted position (falling head first). These positions increase freefall speeds and make new types of formations and routines possible.

Once you’ve mastered the basic “belly flying” skills, Freefly coaching allows you to expand your abilities and fully understand the aerodynamic power of your body in freefall. Freeflying can, and usually does, involve constant transitions in position and speeds, with vertical and horizontal orientations.

Our coaches are able to offer you “head-up” coaching whilst you work towards your FF1 qualification, as well as the more advanced “head-down” coaching as you work towards your FF2 qualification.

Freefly coaching is available from Mikey Phillips if available.

Our Coaches

Sophie Rees

(BPA FS Coach #1453 )

Sophie’s passion is formation skydiving. From her first few jumps Sophie knew she wanted to train hard to become a coach. Her love of belly flying has driven her to become a coach where she can share in student’s first time jump experiences while indulging in her passion for flying, teaching and filming. Whether you are looking to get your FS1 or to refine your techniques, Sophie can help you achieve your goals. Sophie’s coaching style reflects her love of skydiving and sharing of knowledge.

Mikey Phillips

(BPA FF Coach #103)

Mikey Phillips has over 1400 jumps, and over 20 hours of wind tunnel flying time. He has travelled all over the world in his pursuit of freeflying and has jumped with a number of freefly world champions. As part of his own ongoing learning and development, Mikey is regularly coached by Matt Hill (current freefly world champion with French team Kristal) and also by Travis Fienhage (former world champion with SoCal Converge). Mikey can provide coaching in all aspects of freeflying, from the basics through to your FF1 and FF2 as well as load organising.

Danni Hurt

(BPA FS Coach #1514 )

Danni loves formation skydiving. From when she completed her FS1 skydive, she knew she wanted to progress in the formation skydiving discipline and become a coach. Her love for the discipline has taken her all over the world to participate in a variety of training camps with some of the best coaches and to run her own FS1 training camps. To continue her progression, Danni is part of a 4-way team coached by world class Debbie Lamsley and attending training camps working towards the British 200-way record attempt. Danni is keen to help any skydiver progress in the discipline, whether it be achieving your FS1 or building the skills to get on progressive skydives. Danni can also provide load organising to make sure you get the most out of your jumps.

Reserve repacks

Jordan Wilcox is a BPA qualified advanced packer. Please contact him via our Facebook closed group or give the centre a call on 01792 207035.

 

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