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Peterlee Parachute Centre

Skydive Academy | Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH, England
+44 191 517 1234
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Tandem jump for Macmillan Cancer Support

An amazing Morning! Jumping 15,000 feet for Macmillan cancer support with my fantastic instructor... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Rachel B
Tandem skydive

Today I did my first tandem skydive it was the most amazing experience ever. Very professional and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 30 September 2017

An amazing Morning! Jumping 15,000 feet for Macmillan cancer support with my fantastic instructor Dick was the experience of a lifetime. I booked this as part of my 30th birthday adventures and have raised over £1000 for Macmillan so I would call this a success...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Today I did my first tandem skydive it was the most amazing experience ever. Very professional and friendly service I would recommend anyone wanting to give it a go to book. My instructor was a great guy called conrad ( Charlie ) brown he put...More

Thank jts2ne
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I did the tandem skydive for Toma fund, which is my wife’s work charity. Had an amazing day, decent weather meant no waiting around, so I was lucky to jump on the first date booked. My tandem instructor was Dave. He was very reassuring throughout,...More

Thank S593CRandrews
Reviewed 22 September 2017

would recommend this everyone 1 off the bucket list really great fun and dave the instructor is a top bloke got this for my birthday was expecting a 7500ft jump ended up just over 11000ft will be going back to go even higher thanks the...More

Thank barryxxx43
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing experience! I got to jump with my instructor, Dave and Sarah who videotaped the jump. At 10,000 feet I had to step onto a small step and wait until we fell. The skydive was utterly mind blowing! Then it went really...More

Thank Screenh
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I had bought a tandem skydive for my wife's birthday and when we arrived for her jump, i was surprised to discover that she had also arranged for me to complete a tandem skydive as well!! Luckily I have always wanted to complete a skydive....More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Dont know how much I can actually praise the place. From going in to walking away the staff are perfect helpfull and professional all at the same time. My ultimate fear is heights so doing this was way more scary than I let on to...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing experience doing the tandem skydive. My instructor Danny was class. I would do It again anytime. Thanks for an amazing experience. My brother in law paid for my experience to be on video and this is so worth doing if you...More

Thank Zia S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great day doing the 10,000 feet tandem skydive. After 4 times it being cancelled due to weather we were so excited about doing it! We were the first group to go out and only waited for 2 minutes before we were called to...More

Thank ejhutch
Reviewed 3 September 2017

wow wow wow, today I did a 10,000ft tandem skydive for armed forces bikers. everything was amazing, I was sooo nervous and every instructor made me feel better cracking jokes and making the whole thing so much more fun leading up to the jump, my...More

Thank stacihobson
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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
2 August 2016|
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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 👍