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Peterlee Parachute Centre

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Address: | Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH, England
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+44 191 517 1234

Parachuting & Skydiving Courses for beginners including both Solo...

Parachuting & Skydiving Courses for beginners including both Solo Parachuting & Tandem Skydiving - further progression possible via both the Category and Accelerated Free Fall Systems. Drop Zone Established 1987 and whilst we can operate 7 days a week our regular hours tend to be Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays February through November, plus during British Summer Time Wednesdays, Thursdays & Bank Holidays. We operate a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 16 place and a Cessna 182 Skylane 4 place 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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Tandem skydive

23rd April 2017 done a sponsored 10,000ft skydive and was the best thing I've ever done! Can't explain the buzz enough! The staff from going in to the end of day were excellent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

23rd April 2017 done a sponsored 10,000ft skydive and was the best thing I've ever done! Can't explain the buzz enough! The staff from going in to the end of day were excellent and made it an experience I won't forget. Mick was my tandem instructer and partner on the jump and he was immense! From putting you at ease... More 

Thank 367keitht
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing day. Everyone is very friendly and make it fun to do. Chris who was my instructor was brilliant. Explained everything and kept talking to keep mind of throwing myself out of a perfectly good plane. Definitely thinking of doing it again.

Thank Rob L
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing day. Jumping out of a plane the most scary exciting thing ever! Fab staff and crew took care of us and we had a. Ball! Xx thanks for a life time experience. Claire

Thank don877
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would like to thank all the team at the parachute centre for making my tandem skydive the most thrilling experience ive encountered so far. Big thankyou to Dave my instructor and tandem jump partner for making me feel calm and at ease throughout the whole experience. Also capturing some great footage and photos to keep as memories of a fantastic... More 

Thank Cassandra C
newton aycliffe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow fantastic day. Very professional set up. Felt completely safe from start to finish. Such a calm place to be over 10000 feet up. If you ever think one day I'll do it,don't think about it just do it. It's amazing.

Thank phil s
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first attempt at tandem sky diving was cancelled due to bad weather, was upset, but you don't mess around when you are jumping out of a plane at 10000 feet. Jumped today and I have to say it was amazing. Despite the many butterlies I had in the pit of my stomach at the sound of my name being... More 

Thank BereccaM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I done a 10,000ft tandem jump yesterday. It was unbelievably good. Best thing I've done. My jump partner Dave was really good. Reassuring me the whole time & talking to me all the way down . Top bloke. Tomaz the cameraman was mint too. Very funny & I got a class video & about 40 stills. I'd definitely recommend this.... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience to date !! If you're thinking of doing it just go for it. Great people , great fun and you won't regret it . Massive thanks to my instructor and partner Chris and our lovely camera man ( so sorry I can't remember his name 🙈 ) - go for it , I will be back !

Thank harperk30
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience, glad to spend it at peterlee parachuting . All the was very nice and helpful and Very organised .special to the/my great instructor,Dick kaliniski

Thank rhysgardens_2001
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

From the start of the day you get told what is going to happen in a logical sequence, which is great to follow. The day overall was fantastic, myself and my girlfriend absolutely loved it. My instructor was great (Danny Coultrup)

Thank Alan H

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