Skydiving Club

Learn to skydive with us!

Hello, brave new students! 

We offer SOLO skydiving courses at a very advantageous price for complete beginners. Seasoned jumpers are of course welcome too!

Freefalling at roughly 120mph, skydiving is undoubtedly the most fun and fast-paced sport you'll find at university. Join us to jump from 3000ft above the beautiful Lake District, learn how to fly and land your own parachute, and progress to being a qualified skydiver as quickly as you like. 

EUSDC's dropzone is Skydive Northwest, which we share with the skydiving clubs of Liverpool and Manchester universities.  We are also affiliated with the British Collegiate Parachute Association, who organise annual competitions, trips abroad and socials with other UK university clubs, making skydiving one of the most well-connected and sociable sports you can begin here at Edinburgh.

We run beginners courses at the beginning of both semesters 1 and 2. Click on EVENTS to see available upcoming course dates.

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We can't wait to get jumping with you! 


What We Offer - The RAPS Course: 

This is a SOLO course, not a one-off tandem jump. This is your chance to learn how to skydive all by yourself, progressing gradually until you can zoom around at 15,000ft, feeling and looking awesome. 

The course is called RAPS, or the Ram Air Progression System. This is a static-line system that allows you to get jumping by yourself straight away, your parachute deployed automatically until you are ready to run the whole show. 

The ground training takes a day to complete, and we spend the whole weekend at the dropzone together to squeeze in as many jumps as we can. We leave Edinburgh on the Friday evening; you'll do the training on the Saturday; and then, weather depending, you'll be jumping out of a plane from 3500ft on Sunday! Follow this link to see what your first jump will look like: 

After your first jump, you're able to progress through the stages of the RAPS system and become a qualified skydiver in as few as 20 jumps. You won't be pushed to progress any faster than you are comfortable with; but we find our members become quickly addicted to the adrenaline! 

Necessities for the course weekend:

  • a sleeping bag (the warmest you can get)
  • plenty of cosy layers (never overestimate the temperature...)
  • comfortable, sturdy trainers/shoes (without hooks around the laces)
  • cash for food (there's no card machine at the DZ) 
  • outdoor clothing (that might get muddy)
  • towel for the showers

You're also welcome to bring snacks, drinks and games!


*We cannot guarantee that you will be able to complete your first jump on this training weekend. Skydiving is a weather dependent sport and if the weather conditions are beyond the student limits set by the dropzone staff and instructors, jumping cannot take place. Arrangements to return to the dropzone to complete your first jump must be made by you. We do not offer refunds for those unable to complete their first jump*.

We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!
  • Travel£20.00
  • Qualified member club rig hire£20.00

Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.

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