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Peterlee Parachute Centre

Skydive Academy | Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH, England
+44 191 517 1234
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Exhilerating and life changing!

First ever tandem skydive at 15,000ft was the most exciting, frightening, fabulous thing I've ever... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Eve T
Safe and At Ease!

Today 2 friends and myself jumped at 15,000! We did this for Age UK and had the most AMAZING... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Jessica B
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Skydive Academy run Parachuting & Skydiving Courses and provide continuation training at Peterlee Parachute Centre. Activities include both Solo Parachuting & Tandem Skydiving with further progression possible via both the Category and Accelerated Free Fall Systems. The Peterlee Drop Zone (DZ) was Established in 1987 and whilst it can operate 7 days a week our regular hours tend to be weather permitting 5 days a week during British Summer Time (Wed thro Sun) and 3 days a week Fri thro Sun during Nov, Feb & Mar. We operate a 16 place Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and a 4 place Cessna 182 Skylane parachute aircraft, have indoor training facilities, large Car Park, Spectator Area, Aero Sports Club Canteen & Bar, Bunkhouse, Showers & Toilets including disabled and baby change, Reception with Hot Drinks & Confectionary Vending Machines.
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Skydive Academy | Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH, England
+44 191 517 1234
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

First ever tandem skydive at 15,000ft was the most exciting, frightening, fabulous thing I've ever done! I started out this year literally unable to board a plane alone, and terrified of heights and flying. I worked on facing my fears, when my fearless Gran passed...More

Thank Eve T
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Today 2 friends and myself jumped at 15,000! We did this for Age UK and had the most AMAZING EXPERIENCE from start to finish! The whole team from training to the take off in the plane and jump were unbelievable! We all said after how...More

1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Today has been one hell of an amazing day I can not thank Dave enough this guy is top dollar, made me feel so welcome and safe in the sky, the camera man did fantastic, more would only ever do this once getting it filmed...More

Thank chellel1979
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Yesterday I completed my 1st ever tandem skydive at peterlee parachute center,,jumping for childrens cancer charity clic & words cannot begin to describe the whole experience ,,from training to the adrenaline rush of freefall then getting to steer the parachute myself,,all fears were alleviated by...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I received a tandem skydive as a 30th birthday present from my family. I had an absolutely amazing time and would recommend to everyone! The experience was brilliant from start to finish, very well organised! My instructor Mark was fantastic, kept my nerves at bay...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

wow what can i say from start to finnish brilliant experience.training out of way met charlie for my tandem jump.what a cracking bloke.cant belive ive done it fantastic and raised money for Mcmillan at same time.thanks charlie

1  Thank michael n
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I had originally signed up for 7,500ft tandem dive for charity. When getting there I ended up getting a free upgrade to 10,000ft! As majority of my planes jumps were between 10,000 and 15,000ft which was great!. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend!....More

Thank shaunakm93
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I done a tandum sky dive in aid for great north air ambulance service. My instructor Dick was fantastic and thank you Dick for giving me this experience, he explain all instruction clearly and through the journey up to our jumping point kept me well...More

Thank familymathie
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I did a ten thousand feet jump for a charity and the whole experience from when I got there until I left was completely safe and everything was ensured to make sure I was comfortable with the process, the skydive itself was absolutely amazing! The...More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Peterlee parachute centre is awesome, first skydive today with friends and it was totally AMAZING. Very professional, friendly and a fab day out. Free fall was excellent and recommend everyone should experience it. Many thanks Suzanne, Clare, Kate and Leiganne

2  Thank suzanne c
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John W
3 July 2017|
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Response from PeterleePara01 | Property representative |
Our Aim would be to get you through your jump within 3 hours of your booked arrival time (so by 17:00 if booking for 14:00), however we ask participants to allow up to 5 hours (so up until 19:00 if booking for 14:00) to take... More
Sahil C
17 May 2017|
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Response from PeterleePara01 | Property representative |
Sahil, thank you for your enquiry. If you forward us your email I will send you a link to where you can judge the quality for yourself (Trip Advisor do not allow us to include website links within our answer) however we feel... More
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Response from PeterleePara01 | Property representative |
It would be £249 each for a anytime 10,000ft tandem skydive. Call us on 01915171234 to book look forward seeing you 👍