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Army Parachute Association

Netheravon, United Kingdom
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About Army Parachute Association
Skydive Netheravon is the home of the Army Parachute Association & absolutely the best place to learn to skydive. Trained by the best military instructors, using state of the art Cessna Caravan aircraft, we provide an exhilarating adventure for those who have never jumped but have always wanted to try. Tandem jump or take things more seriously & join one of our Static Line or AFF courses.
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Azra M wrote a review Oct 2021
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Five stars is not enough for this experience. It was AMAZING. I went with my husband and friend. My instructor Dave Ballard was awesome. Absolutely the best. I was really nervous to start, but he was so calm, encouraging, and professional, he helped me feel safe and I had an amazing jump. I would definitely be going back and would recommend this place to everyone. My cameraman Will took some great shots and was also really funny, which helped me relax at the start. He and Dave make a great team for newbies like me. If you are thinking of doing this, go here!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Dan H wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
What an experience!! As a first (and probably last) tandem skydive, I absolutely loved the thrill, and am really grateful to the APA Netheravon Team for making it so enjoyable. From Emily on the pre-visit comms to Tony delivering the pre-flight training and tandem control, the service was exemplary. The pre-jump screaming was something to behold!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Sarah A wrote a review Aug 2021
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___Pros I went for a tandem skydive on 22nd of August, I had a Red Devil Instructor called Billy, very experienced, I know my jump would never have been as great as it was if it wasn't for him, I was a bit of a nightmare case but he was very kind and understanding, he checked my harness 20 thousand times, I felt really safe not a single fear from the time we boarded until we landed. I'm shocked knowing that I'm a chicken when it comes to height. The jump itself (wasn't really a jump! It was a very smooth fall) just breathtaking, I can't describe the feeling, the view, everything was better than I imagined. We had few swings in the air, which was a lot of fun, then the sad feeling when you know you are about to land 😩... but the landing itself was just as smooth as the take off. I expected a bump or something, nope, absolutely smooooth sliding. Before you board the plane, you get to practice the take off position and the landing position (pretty straightforward); the instructor got me to practice while on air to make sure I can do it on landing. There were two honeypot ladies (sadly didn't get their names) working in the big hall who advised me to eat before jumping, they said it helps tremendously with adrenaline. I 100% vouch for that, having felt no fear at all, this advice must be the one!! Having a brilliant and very well experienced instructor make all the difference. I feel lucky. ___Con The wait is LONG, they try to get big groups out of the way first, so if you are solo or few, you might be there from 8:30 until 16:00 like it happened to me and the ppl I trained with, which to be honest is unjustified. They can tell us the night before to come at a later time if they know they have big groups to get through. (They do tell you expect to be there the whole day, but it certainly can be organised better) However, our trainer (tall, long hair and long beard) bless his heart, came by to check on me (I think I looked dead bored 😂) and insisted on notifying Billy that I'm waiting even though I was fine to just wait until Billy looks for me, but I know he was being a sweetheart 😍.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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BLR03 wrote a review Jul 2019
Reading, United Kingdom34 contributions8 helpful votes
I wanted to do a charity tandem skydive in aid of Guide Dogs. It was such a thrill, and all of the staff there were so friendly and helpful. You register, have your training, suit up and off you go when the plane arrives. All staff were great and I was paired up with Murf. I was in good hands and felt 100% safe, especially with the expensive equipment used for this non profit organisation. Be prepared to get cosy on the plane as it can be tight, but it's all part of the experience. All I can say is you needn't be nervous as these guys will look after you. The jump and free fall is amazing, unfortunately my ears popped when I jumped out so was painful, but I was determined to enjoy the descend down so had to put it out of my mind. I was really lucky that I jumped on my first attempt (I believe the average is 3 re-schedules due to weather). Be prepared to spend the whole day there (I was lucky as I was there for 4 hours in total). If it's a hot day, remember your sun cream as there is not much shade there. Most of all Enjoy :-)
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Date of experience: July 2019
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krch6 wrote a review May 2019
Chichester, United Kingdom87 contributions43 helpful votes
What an fantastic experience. Originally searching for a company that specifically raised money for ARUK, SkyLine Events came across as being one of the most versatile with charities and alas ended up here! Unfortunately the first date was cancelled due to poor visibility, but as we were already half way there by the time of the phone call we decided to have a day at Stonehenge which was nearby. I rebooked for a week later which was all clear and beautiful blue skies - perfect weather! The staff were very friendly and chatty, and puts you at ease quickly. After a quick check in we got suited up and went to the main hall for a briefing and a 'practice'. Soon after we were on route to the plane!!! The whole way through it both the guy I was paired up with and the videographer were supportive throughout knowing I was nervous! The whole experience was incredible - he even let me steer the parachute a little bit too! If you're here for the experience, I'd definitely recommend the videographer as they get a lot of footage and the video is very personable to you unlike some 'experience videos' that are all about advertising. We took our own picnic but there was a small refreshment stand. Overall it was an incredible day - an unforgettable experience helped by a great team on site :-) Would I do it again? Yes!!!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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