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The lowdown on indoor skydiving and the UK’s wind tunnels
Protrack 2 Audible Altimeter Indoor skydiving is growing in popularity. What’s more, it’s officially a world sport. The World Cup of Indoor Skydiving is now in its third year, with the next championship event scheduled at the revered wind tunnel in Bahrain in October 2018. Constructed with tempered glass, Bahrain’s indoor skydiving tunnel is one of the tallest in the world with an overall height of 12 metres. The sport is becoming more popular, and wind tunnels are popping up all over the world. Intrigued? Why not give it a try?
Which audible should I get?
Protrack 2 Audible Altimeter Audible altimeters are an excellent addition to your skydiving equipment and can provide really useful information both in freefall and under canopy. There are many options available with different features and different price ranges - so which one should you choose?
They Invented What Now? PIA highlights 2017
Team PD with the Horizon canopy We review the biggest news from the Parachute Industry Association Symposium 2017 including new canopies, containers, helmets and altimeters.
Review of 2016
The new shop (renovations still underway) As 2016 comes to a close, we take a look back on the year and look forward to 2017, from new dealerships and new products to sponsored organisations and our new shop, next year has a lot to live up to!
Skydiving Abroad
As we head into the colder season for British skydiving, a lot of us will be heading for bluer skies in other countries, maybe to an organised boogie, a holiday with friends, or a solo trip. Whatever you're doing and wherever you're going, there are things to think about that will make your holiday more successful, fun, and safe.
Keeping Warm at Altitude
Cold dropzoneAs winter creeps up on us, so does the cold and it's not difficult to be caught out with freezing hands and feet in the plane or air. While definitely uncomfortable, the cold can have a substantial effect on your performance in the air as it affects the ability of muscles to perform well. There's also a safety risk to hands numbed by the cold when it comes to deploying your main, flying your canopy, or doing reserve drills.
Buying Your First Rig
Buying your first rig can be a daunting task with a huge amount of information to absorb and far too many people ready to take advantage of a keen new jumper with the "perfect first rig". This guide gives the basic advice and we'd recommend then speaking to as many experienced people as possible about your specific needs.
A Guide To Container Features
Get your head around the terminology for the options available when ordering your new container. From cut-in laterals and articulation to Skyhooks and dynamic corners, this guide aims to cover the main advantages and disadvantages for the most common options.
Personal & Professional Boundaries
Take a look behind the scenes an understand our communication policies and why we ask you to email us if you contact our staff via personal communication methods.
Pay it Forward
Our first blog post on a key topic for us; the mission and values that underpin the company and our ethos. Learn what drives us and what we aim to achieve as a company.