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“All staff were great especially my tandem instructor!!”

Peterlee Parachute Centre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I done my first tandem jump at peterlee parachute centre the training was very clear and the day ran smoothly. My instructor was brilliant he made me feel confident and reassured me about everything throughout the whole experience. I purchased the video which I am still waiting for as it takes two weeks to come but the camera man was also brilliant and I received 200 still photos on a disk straight after the jump. They made my first jump memorable and I will defiantly be doing more jumps with them as the whole experience was amazing!!!

Thank whitney M
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Done my first tandem jump in april and I loved every single bit! From the training to landing it wos fantastic, the instructors were fab! I mean telling me my harness was "the wrong one" and "proberly wouldn't work properly" really put me at ease! Haha. I can't wait to jump again! :+) thanks guys! X

Thank Louise Y
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

After 2 cancellations due the great British weather I finally got to carry out my skydive on 11th May. This has to be one of the best things I have possibly ever experienced and the staff were very friendly and reassuring all the way. My instructor Dave Taylor was outstanding and made the experience all the more impressive. If you have ever thought about a skydive please get it booked up! Trust me you will not regret it.

Thank philuk46
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Just done my first tandem jump at peterlee it was AWESOME instructor Mark was great and answered all questions i can not recomend this enough BRILLIANT



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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We recently went to Peterlee parachute centre to complete a static line parachute jump. We arrived at 8:30 on the Saturday to complete a days training, the staff were really friendly and were very experienced to answer any questions that you might have. Throughout the day we were taught everything from sitting in the aircraft correctly, to landing and picking up the equipment. We completed the jump the following week because of the British weather, because of this we had refresher training before we completed the jump. Overall a very happy and relaxed experience would recommend to anyone that is thinking about doing a solo jump!!!

Thank Thompas155
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