Club Profile: Skydiving

How to get involved with skydiving at the University of York

About the sport/club…

Skydiving is a sport that can be summarised in a sentence. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and then piloting a giant sheet down to the ground, with a (hopefully) comfortable landing. But it’s so much more. There are many different disciplines such as Formation Skydiving, Free-fly skydiving, accuracy, canopy piloting. These are all avenues you can discover for yourself after getting your initial skydiving qualification, which is the first goal for someone getting into the sport, showing that you can skydive safely.

When are trials?

 We don’t hold tryouts, anyone can sign-up to one of our groundschool weekends on a first-come-first-served basis.

Can beginners get involved?

Come to our intro talks in Week 2 of the Autumn Term and learn about the sport. Sign up to one of our groundschools if you think that it’s for you.

Why should you try this sport?

Skydiving is like no other sport. I like to think of it as Yoga times 10. It’s just you and your body and the way it affects the air around you. If you’re looking for a way to escape and clear your mind while also taking part in a high-octane sport, Skydiving is the sport for you!

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