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REGARDING COVID-19

(Updated COVID-19 details from 12th May 2021)

Hello everyone.

Thank you all for your patience whilst we have been waiting to reopen our parachuting operation here at the APA! We are happy to confirm that now restrictions are easing here in England from the 17th May, we can finally open our doors for Tandem skydiving as well as AFF and Static Line courses and our first operating weekend will be the 22nd May 2021! We will only be operating on Saturday's and Sunday's for now but hope that as lockdown (hopefully) continues to ease in June, we may be able to open up on Friday's too. We will be sure to update you when we have further information on this. 

A reminder that there are still covid limitations in place, this means that face masks will still need to be worn whilst on the airfield, covid questionnaires still need to be filled in along with a temperature check before being granted permission onto the camp and the number of people here will still be limited. 

Any one attending to carry out a tandem skydive with us must be aware that spectators are limited to 2 per student to reduce crowding around the centre.  A reminder to also wear warm, comfortable clothes and to bring secure footwear as we still cannot offer jumpsuits. If you have a voucher with us that may be about to expire, please let us know and we will be happy to extend this further for you!

Experienced skydiver's and students will still need to book in to attend for any ground training or jumping and we will resume with the system that was in place before the second lockdown. Please do follow our facebook page for updates on forms etc. If you do not use facebook, please feel free to email us or ask a friend to forward you the forms. If you need to come up to the airfield midweek, this will still be by prior arrangement so you must contact us before visting. 

A final thank you to everyone for your patience whilst we have been in the office part time! This won't be for much longer and wait times for email replies and call backs will reduce! As always, any questions or queries can be emailed to coursesmanager@netheravon.com and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can! 

We can't wait to see you all in the coming weeks!

 

Welcome

The Army Parachute Association (APA) has charitable objectives aimed at promoting and supporting sports parachuting for military personnel, active and retired. Our Association welcomes civilian members and tandem students and benefits enormously from the skills and diversity that they bring.

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We strive for excellence in everything we do and are committed to providing the highest level of training for all our members throughout their skydiving career.  For those wishing to learn to skydive for the first time, or to progress to a higher level, the APA can provide safe and exceptional training with an enviable track record.   

If you are coming for one of our amazing tandem skydives, please be prepared to make it an all-day event.  Whilst we endeavour to get you jumped within four hours, delays can occur.  Weather can have the biggest effect as well as unexpected delays, large groups wishing to jump together and camera uptake.  We have a huge spectator area, free WiFi and a great cafe in Dare's Diner which will keep you sustained whilst you wait.  We just want you to have the best experience and really enjoy your day!

The Army Parachute Association operates at Skydive Netheravon as a not-for-profit organisation continually reinvesting to improve the services and facilities for our members. 

  • “I had a truly awesome experience yesterday, in every way.  I was absolutely terrified but felt totally invincible afterwards and I even fell in love with your cameraman, Mike!  Cam was lovely too and if I decide to do it again it would have to be with him.  It was all very professional, from start to finish. They were a great bunch and I will recommend this to anyone and everyone.  I jumped for the MS Trust and secured £723 in sponsorship so far with promises of more to come.  It is great to feel alive again.”

    Claire Gillett

  • “First ever tandem skydive for worthing churches homeless project today, loved it. Special thanks to my instructor Jay and the cameraman trevor who both made me laugh a lot and really relaxed me! definately want to jump again Thanks guys for a great day!”

    Louise Kidd

  • "First charity tandem skydive done here last Saturday. Despite being extremely scared, the instructors made me feel completely at ease and in safe hands. Highly recommend anyone doing a jump, to do it here. Would definitely consider doing another skydive off the back of this experience despite my fear of heights and flying. Brilliant day and life experience. Thank you."

    Abi Harley

  • "First ever tandem skydive....amazing!!! Massive thank you to my instructor Gary u were fab!!!"

    Michelle Fortet

  • "Amazing Day, looked after from start to finish, great people, very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Pete my tandem partner.. TOP BLOKE he was very professional and experienced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone."

    Michael Taylor

  • "Wow first ever tandem skydive today for oakhaven. Raised over £1000, so thank you all ... with my daughter Leah lopez, amazing surreal, nothing else like it. Thank you to Gary and Jay...... Leah now wants to do more and do a single jump!! Eeek!"

    Becky Evans

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  • Solo Jumps

    The Army Parachute Association offers expert training for potential parachutists. Students progress swiftly and safely and can soon be jumping from up to 13,500ft on their own,  with groups or training to be British Champion like Alex Dand from Euphoria Freestyle pictured here.

  • Charity Jumps

    Raise money for your favourite charity by making a Tandem Skydive.  You can wear your Charity T shirt or Jumper or even go in “fancy dress”.  Over the years the Army Parachute Association has helped hundreds of charities raise huge amountof money and inspire future fundraisers. Let us get you up there and help raise the awareness of your particular charity at the same time.

  • On Location

    Situated in the village of Netheravon in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and close to the historic site of Stonehenge, the Army Parachute Association enjoys beautiful views as well as the largest parachute landing area in the UK.

For sport, not profit

The Army Parachute Association is a Not For Profit organisation.

It is our mission to help anyone interested in skydiving to achieve their personal goals, and making money is not why we do it.

All income generated is re-invested in the Army Parachute Association to further improve the services and facilities for our members.

We are proud to support our military members and we welcome both able-bodied and those with disabilities to our membership.

Proud to be part of

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The Army Parachute Association is committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces community

Check the diary

Tandem Skydives are available all year round:   However, please note that with the present COVID regulations we can only operate at weekends.

2021 Skydiving

The DZ is closed at present due to the current Government guidelines.  We hope to be back up and jumping as soon as conditions allow and will continue to update both the web site and our Face Book page as soon as we are able to.  It is thought that when we do reopen it will be at weekends only, both Saturday and Sunday from 0730 until last light as well as every Bank Holiday. 

Once COVID restrictions are no longer required we may be able to add weekdays back intio the calender.  Thanks for your patience.

 

 

 

 

 

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