Date added: 28 Feb 2013
Skydive northwest will AGAIN host a 4 way Formation skydiving competition. All qualified skydivers can enter. Don't worry if you do not have a team. Even if this is the only competition you do this year all you need to do is find another 3 people to do a maximum of 6 jumps over the course of the weekend. Contact us or the bpa for more details.
Date added: 21 Feb 2013
These dates will be for all category of skydiver - student through to experienced.
Date added: 05 Jun 2011
JLS boy band Come to Skydive Northwest to do a Tandem Skydive which is featured on their movie in high definition, click on the gallery to see pictures, You can Skydive from the same plane as JLS, contact us now for more information.
Date added: 15 Feb 2012
Watch Out for Mid Week Events to be announced.
Date added: 15 Feb 2012
Skydive Northwest will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary for it's first open week. Helecopter Jumps dates to be confirmed. Organised Jumps. BBQ's, We can also celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee
Date added: 30 Sep 2009
One final event for 2009 kicked off over Northwest Parachute Centre last Saturday. “Come Try 4-Way” was attended by 6 keen fun jumpers eager to try some new and exciting formations. The group was divided in to 2 and Dave Honeybone jumped in each group to make up the 4th person. A challenging first jump was attempted by all but set the day off to a good fun start. Each group completed 4 jumps by 5pm. A fun day had by all and everyone left feeling like they had learned something new (however big or small it was). Thanks to all who attended look forward to seeing you again, Northwest Event Team
Date added: 15 Mar 2010
All Flight Tickets will now expire 12 months from date of purchase
Date added: 15 Jun 2009
One good weather day, one group of 26 eager beavers and over 100 descents made One good weather day, one group of 26 eager beavers and over 100 descents made! All jumpers were given a skills brief before they were broken down into groups. The event aims were to unite regular and guest jumpers with a chance to try something different. This was a basic introduction to the skill set required to jumping big way. This meant it gave some people the chance to be last diver, others to float and some to be in the base. Jumps were co-ordinated to simulate the requirements of jumpers in a big way - driving up the hill, diving down, referencing, docking and tracking away safely. For some it highlighted areas of personal improvement, for others a chance to do something different. All in all the atmosphere was great with everyone simply supporting each others learning curve. Groups were between 8 and 12 ways with camera men Simon Nath and Neil Mclaren filming and occasionally getting right in the thick of it!! A big thank you to all that attended, who were keen to jump and happy to learn and as always any feed back would be greatly appreciated, Regards Northwest Events Team Dave & H
Date added: 27 Jan 2008
Skydive North West is exploding with skydiving talent and we need to tell the world about it! If you have become a qualified skydiver this last year, got your FS, FF or any other rating - or achieved some other major milestone be it 50, 100, 500 or 1000 jumps we want to know about it. Use the contact us page to tell us and we'll make you famous! (well sort of!)
Date added: 31 Jul 2007
We might be one of the country's oldest skydiving and parachuting centres but we still very much keep up with the times. We've recently launched our brand new web site, which over the coming weeks will be developed further to include online booking and a host of other cool features. We've also settled on a brand new name for the centre more in keeping with the public's perception of the sport - and that is Skydive North West. Although the company will for the time being remain the North West Parachute Centre Ltd we felt that the term skydive was now more appropriate and better understood by the general public and so that is what we are working towards trading as. Please update your bookmarks folders and tell your friends about the new site and name www.skydivenorthwest.co.uk
Date added: 12 Aug 2009
Dave and Helen started out competing in 4 Way in 2005 where they went with their Rookie team (Team 100%) to the Nationals for some fun experience of competition. Having had no coaching and with less than 70 jumps each they left after a great time but with a mission to get some professional coaching to make some personal & team improvements. 2006 - After coaching from ex UK champions they saw their average rocket from 5 to 18 in just 1 year and managed to win the UK Skydiving League and a Silver medal at the Nationals as well as scoring the highest ever round in the Rookie category (24 points). 2007 - Moved up into Single A category and won Gold in the UK Nationals and also Gold in Belgium when they represented UK at the European Skydiving League. 2008 - With a new line up they employed John McIver (ex UK Champion - XL) to work with them as player coach when they jumped from A class to AAA. This was a year of learning all the new blocks, slot switchers & techniques under the watchful eye of the coach. The team did exceptionally well and placed 5th at the Nationals after a very tight competition. 2009 - With 2 new team members the AAA training incorporated coaches from Arizona Airspeed, Deland Magic and XL. After completing 3 training camps, over 250+ training jumps and over 10 hours in the wind tunnel their team, SonicNutz managed to beat off 12 other top British teams to secure the Bronze Medal placing. The team have now been chosen on the basis of their performance to be part of the UK delegation at the World Cup in Czech Republic in Sept 09. Good Luck!!
Date added: 22 Jul 2012
Due to the Cumbria Steam Fair, the centre will be closed on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2013. We will re-open on Saturday 3rd August for a full week of jumping and progression. Should the weather not be glorious UK summer conditions we will keep you entertained.........