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“Nothing like it!”
Review of UK Parachuting

UK Parachuting
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Beccles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Parachute jump, sky dive
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nothing like it!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Really wasnt sure wat to expect but the apprehension was replaced with the assurance from the extremely experiences staff who from arrival to the rush of a life time were very professional, thanks to Nadar my Instructor {-:.... we will hopefully be back again.

Visited June 2013
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Customer service awful. -£130, no jump.”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

A once in a lifetime experience rapidly turned into an absolute nightmare.

We turned up at 9am and each of the 15 jumpers paid up their £130 at reception and all seemed to be going well. But that soon changed.
At 9:00 we went into the safety briefing on how to exit the plane and how to land. Unaware that was never going to happen.
At 9:30, we were instructed to go back to the cafe as the conditions were not right to jump yet. Which is understandable. It wasnt windy and was cloudy, as forecast by bbc weather and the met office.
At 10am one of the instructer came in to cafe and alerted everyone that again conditions were still not right and would keep us updated in half an hour.
10:30 came and went, 11:00 came and went 11:30 came and went, and all of us were just siting and waiting in what can only be described as a cold and damp portacabin, most people spending money on food and drink. I personally refused.
The weather at 12noon was pretty much the same, if anything it had got worse. The forecast said there would be no bright spells or change all day. But at 12 noon the 2nd scheduled session of jumpers were arriving, each going to reception paying their £130 unwittingly aware we had been there that long.
12noon passed, 12:30, and after 1pm we decided enoughs enough, and went to reception.
The very rude lady behind the counter said "we are still planning to do the jump but just need a break in the cloud".
We then said it obvious that the jump wasnt going to happen, and asked if we could have our money back and walk away, we understood we would lose our deposit, but were then told, "not a chance". We asked to speak to the owner who was sitting in the office just behind where we standing and that was declined. And told we need to rebook.
We live 8 hrs away round trip! Now they have my money,and at least 30 others money (at least £3900) some people travelling further that we did and theres no sky dives, I understand loseing the deposit but now you have the entire cost. Unfundable! Total cowboys! PLEASE PLEASE AVOID!

Visited May 2013
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“Awesome experience made even better by the enthusiastic staff.”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Although not my first time doing a tandem skydive I was happy to accompany my daughter on her first as she needed some moral support. The first one I did about five years ago at a centre in Cambridgeshire whilst very exhilarating was marred by the bad customer service and awful staff attitude. So this time round a lot of research went into the Internet and eventually decided on UK Parachuting in Suffolk. All I can say is what a good choice, friendly confident staff and a real let's get the job done attitude. We arrived and within half an hour were being briefed and readied for our descent. Not long after that we were in the plane and on our way.y daughter loved it so much she is saving up to do the solo course, a brilliant day out and a brilliant team!

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2 Thank Keithcyclist
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Top Skydiving location”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is one of the premier skydiving locations in the Uk, specialising in Tandem Skydives, not to be missed, open all year round, fast climbing aircraft, professional staff, most are former Parachute Regiment and Special forces trained, also lots of former 'Red Devils' TOP GUYS!!

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Pete C
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Thompson, Norfolk
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Such a friendly bunch”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Everyone a UK Parachuting is really friendly and helpful, they do everything they can to make sure those that are brave enough to jump out of an aeroplane have such a fantastic experience. My husband has jumped twice now and thoroughly enjoyed the experience both times. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Visited November 2012
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