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Peterlee Parachute Centre

The Airfield Skydive Academy | Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH, England
+44 191 517 1234
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Worth every penny

Great experience, fantastic staff. Very well handled and in safe hands with instructor Dave. An... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan H
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Amazing!!!

What an amazing experience thanks to the staff here. The staff put you at ease and are very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
crnag
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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The Airfield Skydive Academy | Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience, fantastic staff. Very well handled and in safe hands with instructor Dave. An experience like no other 10/10 would recommend

Thank Dan H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience thanks to the staff here. The staff put you at ease and are very professional. Can't recommend it enough. I will certainly be back. Thanks guys for a fantastic experience

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. Perfect treat for grandson. He loved every minute of it. Had to wait quite a while but hey, so what. Think it was Dave...our cameraman. Absolutely spot on pics & video. Thanks so much

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a quick & huge thank you to these lots for giving me the best sky diving experience. What an amazing feeling. This was a surprise gift from my boyfriend for my birthday and it was something I’d always wanted to do. Unbelievable experience/ feeling!!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were jumping to raise money for my friends son who has a rare form of cancer and in honour of the wee man we upped our ascension to 15,000ft... I have to say that it was entirely the right choice... as was getting it...More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a quick line to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to my awesome instructor Charlie, and Andy, the coolest cameraman around :-) What an awesome day and fantastic experience!! I'm so glad I did the 15000 ft jump. Can't wait to do it again!! :-)

Thank 293kay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time today, tandem skydiving! Words can't do this experience justice! My instructor, Lee, made me feel at ease while still reminding me of safety! While parachuting he showed me the amazing views, pointing out each one! Amazing, must try experience!! Seeing and...More

Thank linze86
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience .. My instructor Dave Taylor is a great guy with loads of experience he knows how to make you feel at ease. If you are thinking of doing a skydive I would recommend it to anyone like myself who was considering doing a...More

Thank Darren D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the 7th July I had organised to do a skydive as it is always something that I have wanted to do due to my fears of heights and falling. I decided to also do the event for The Bradley Lowery Foundation. What an amazing...More

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents paid for me to do a tandem skydive for my 21st birthday which I did today. I can honestly say it was one of the most amazing experiences ever! All of the staff at the centre are so friendly and make you feel...More

Thank Tamara N
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Chrissy1412
6 July 2018|
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Response from PeterleePara01 | Property representative |
We would be happy to provide either option, with a 10,000ft Tandem you freefall from 10,000ft to 5,000ft having 30 seconds in free fall, with a 15,000.00 Tandem you freefall from 15,000ft to 5,000ft gaining a further 25... More
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susanwhitton83
21 February 2018|
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Response from PeterleePara01 | Property representative |
Our Prices Range from £200 - £300 - for example a mid week Tandem Skydive to 10,000ft is £200, on a weekend £250 Further details can be obtained from our web site
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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
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