• Brian Cumming

    Pro skydiver. Bigway Load Organiser. Tunnel coach. AFFI. Podcaster. Dreamer.

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    OC8 | Online Class | Safety Hour
    OC8 | Online Class | Safety Hour
    5.00 - 20.00
    60mins online class. Monday 6th July. 8pm UK time

    Guests: TBC
    Brian Cumming - British Skydiving AFF Instructor

    This session is free for those who can't afford to pay (email me for the code to get in for free).

    For those that can, please consider supporting us so we can continue to provide coaching like this. Invest in yourself.

    25% from every booking will be donated to www.trees.org
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    OC7 | Online Class | The 5 Things You Need To Know About The Perfect FS Body Position
    OC7 | Online Class | The 5 Things You Need To Know About The Perfect FS Body Position
    15.00 - 20.00
    60mins online class. Monday 13th July. 8pm UK time

    Dennis Praet - Multiple and current indoor and outdoor 4wayFS World Champion
    Brian Cumming - represented UK at 2x 4wayFS World Cups

    This session is free for those who can't afford to pay (email me for the code to get in for free).

    For those that can, please consider supporting us so we can continue to provide coaching like this. Invest in yourself. Less than a jump ticket for an hour of coaching from a multiple world champion is super cheap.

    25% from every booking will be donated to www.trees.org
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    OC6 |Recording | The 9 Things You Need To Know When Buying Second Hand Gear
    OC6 |Recording | The 9 Things You Need To Know When Buying Second Hand Gear
    1.00 - 20.00
    60mins online class. Originally presented Monday 29th June.

    Rob Kendall - European SunPath Rep, 5,000 jumps
    Brian Cumming - represented UK at 2x 4wayFS World Cups

    This recording is donation entirely. It's the same for the catch up recording. One booking will get you both. Use code 'FREEBIE' to get in for free.

    For those that can, please consider supporting us so we can continue to provide coaching like this.

    25% from every booking will be donated to www.trees.org
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    OC5 | Recording | How To Be The Best COACH You Can Be
    OC5 | Recording | How To Be The Best COACH You Can Be
    15.00
    60mins online class. Originally presented Monday 22nd June.

    Pete Allum - FS Guru, 34,000+ jumps
    Brian Cumming - represented UK at 2x 4wayFS World Cups

    This session is free for those who can't afford to pay (contact me for the code to get in for free).

    For those that can, please consider supporting us so we can continue to provide coaching like this.

    25% from every booking will be donated to www.trees.org
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    OC4 | Recording | How To Be The Best TEAMMATE You Can Be
    OC4 | Recording | How To Be The Best TEAMMATE You Can Be
    15.00
    60mins class. Originally presented Monday 15th June.

    Pete Allum - FS Guru, 34,000+ jumps
    Brian Cumming - represented UK at 2x 4wayFS World Cups

    This session is free for those who can't afford to pay (contact me for the code to get the recording for free).

    Please consider supporting us so we can continue to provide coaching like this.

    25% of all bookings goes to Trees for the Future (www.trees.org)
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    OC3 | Recording | Canopy Collisions. If You Can't Avoid Them, at Least Learn How Not to Die
    OC3 | Recording | Canopy Collisions. If You Can't Avoid Them, at Least Learn How Not to Die
    5.00 - 20.00
    60mins class recording. Catch up at your leisure. 50% of proceeds to trees.org to offset our carbon footprint.

    Simon Soper - Intentional Canopy Collision (CF) expert
    Brian Cumming - British Skydiving AFF Instructor

    This session is free for those who can't afford to pay (contact me for the code to get in for free). It's a small amount, at your discretion, for those who can. Please support us so we can continue to provide coaching like this.

    The smallest amount listed is equivalent to half a beer each and £2.50 to trees.org
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    FS Skills
    FS Skills
    235.00 - 274.03
    Valid at Bedford, Manchester and Basingstoke.

    Valid for one of the following:
    i) BigWay Skills: 54mins flying time (flying 60mins shared as a group of 3)
    ii) Post-FS1: 40mins flying time.
    iii) Pre-FS1: 20-40mins flying time depending on if you prove safe enough to share time.
    iv) AFF: 20mins flying time

    Timings for validity at BAS and MAN are a little more complex.

    Bank transfer is preferred. If you pay by credit card the charge is 1.4%, please don't let that stop you using a card. There is a 100% voluntary option to cover the transaction fee if you feel like it. No expectations.
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    Dynamic4 - 60mins
    Dynamic4 - 60mins
    235.00 - 274.03
    Valid at Bedford, Manchester and Basingstoke.

    Timings for validity at BAS and MAN are a little more complex

    Bank transfer is preferred. If you pay by credit card the charge is 1.4%, please don't let that stop you using a card. There is a 100% voluntary option to cover the transaction fee if you feel like it. No expectations.
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    Dynamic6 - 60mins
    Dynamic6 - 60mins
    140.00 - 162.47
    Bedford only.

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  • Radio Skydive UK

    A skydiving podcast for the UK and European scene. Aimed at experienced skydivers. Interviews with top stars of the sport, educational segments and topical news. Established March 2014 and with approx 1000 downloads per episode we really should have a proper logo by now.

  • Rookie Rumble

    Live. Laugh. Love skydiving.

    Registration opening soon

    A fun friendly 3way FS competition for newly qualified skydivers from any Dropzone.

    Rookie competitors must have less than 200 jumps.
    OR
    less than two years since qualifying.
    Both must have at least an A licence and FS1. One coach per 3way team.

    All competitors MUST have FS1.

     

    To clarify, if you have 600 jumps and you have been qualified less than two years. Good for you! You can compete.

     

    If you have been qualified for 5 years but only have 100 jumps. What have you been doing? But you can compete.

  • It's time to go big.

    A five year plan to build a british 200way

    It's been 20 years since we built a 100 way formation. It's time to go big.

    2020 Goals | Chapter 1 | 80ways

    1) Grow the British bigway scene to support a future 200way attempt.

    2) Build 80ways (from 18.5k from four planes)

    3) Set a British Sequential Bigway Record

    4) Set a British Complete Break Sequential Record

  • BigWay Skills Camp 2020

    Learn bigway, the right way

    The best entertainment and education per skydive.

     

    WHO SHOULD BE DOING THIS CAMP

    • Skydivers who want to get bigway current for the summer
    • Skydivers who haven't done multi-plane before
    • Skydivers that want to learn bigway properly
    • Skydivers who want to have a fun trip. Obvs.
    • Skydivers that want a reference for other events
     

    WHO SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS CAMP

    • Skydivers who want multiple completions.

     

    This camp isn't about completions. It's about learning the skills required in a no stress atmosphere. As soon as there is an expectation of completions, the stress increases, decisions are rushed and mistakes are more common. No stress. No blame.

     

    You need to be aware that you will do some jumps in your comfort zone. And then you will be rotated into a slot that you are not comfortable with. 50kg people in the base? 100kg people on the outside? That's what we do. Test yourself.

    There were zero completions in 2018 and 2019. Perfect. But everyone came away more confident about performing under pressure in a traditional bigway environment AND they were all smiling.

    This is how you learn bigway properly.

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  • FS Load Organiser

    Big moves and funky shapes

     

    Hire me

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    Jump with me

    Bigway FS skydiving for all experience levels. Lead organiser for the following branded events.
    - Bigway Beginners (BWB XI next)
    - Brit200
    - Bigway Carnival
    Events run at DZs internationally. Photo by Matt Black.

  • Skydiving (AFF) Instructor

    Freelance. Based out of Skydive Langar

    A British Parachute Association ("BPA") and a United States Parachute Association ("USPA") qualified skydiving instructor. Teaching beginners how to fly safely and with confidence. Primarily based at Skydive Langar but available worldwide. Photo by Ally Milne.

    398 AFFI jumps as of Nov 2018

  • Elected Director, British Parachute Association, 2014-2018

    The National Governing Body for Skydiving in the UK www.bpa.org.uk

    Elected onto the board of directors of the NGB of skydiving in the UK, 2014-2018. With a specific interest in communication. Both from the Board of Directors to the members of the association and also from the members to the Board of Directors. Photo of BPA Board of Directors 2016.

  • Brian Cumming

    Sky Fun and Tunnel Jams. And so many cheesy high fives. So many.

     

    I'd love to fly with you and help make you a better skydiver or just put a big smile on your face. Skydiving and tunnel flying is fun. At least it should be.

     

    Sky Fun

    - Bigway FS Load Organising

    - Wingsuit Load Organising

    - FS coaching (FS, 4way or bigway)

    - AFF instruction

     

    Tunnel Jams

    - Dynamic6 FS (www.dynamic6.uk)

    - Dynamic4 FS

    - 4way FS

    - FS1

    - Bigway skills

    - AFF skills and

    - freefly. I really want to get better and I want some friends to fly with on a regular basis.

     

    Brian Cumming

    - BPA and USPA AFF Instructor

    - >2000 jumps

    - 3x World Records (including)

    -- FS Sequential. 202way 2pts.

    -- WS Large Formation 61way

    - Represented UK at 4wayFS at 2009 World Cup in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

    - Represented UK at 4wayFS at 2011 World Cup in Saarlouis, Germany.

    - A bunch of medals in the lower categories of 4way but none in AAA. Damn, that stuff is hard.

  • Values

    • Easy to do business with
    • Innovative & entrepreneurial
    • Intelligent Laziness. My own brand of efficiency. Why make life hard for yourself? Be efficient. Be an intelligent lazy person.
    • Integrity
    • Intensely customer focussed
    • Profitable
  • Terms and Conditions

    Payments due

    Tunnel bookings due 73hrs before flying. I have to pay the tunnel 72hrs in advance.

    Private coaching is one week.



    If you book onto an event and can no longer make it, I will do my best to find someone to take your place. Or find someone yourself and make it happen. Just let me know.

     

    Bad weather policy.
    No refunds if I have travelled to the DZ.
    25% refund if I have not travelled.

    50% refund with >7days notice.

     

     

    E&OE. Registration fees are your deposits. Non-refundable but can be swapped if you/we find someone to take your place. By coming on trips you are confirming that with appropriate training and encouragement you will be able to safely fly with the intended group. We will do our very best to help you. However, if you're unable to fly in the intended group safely; your approach is uncontrolled, your tracking is inefficient or your canopy control is reckless, or maybe you're just having a bad day, at some point you will be asked to stand down from the group.

     

    Everything is reported as I've been told. Be aware though that planes can break. Fuel prices can go up. Weather can be shite. Balloons can be taken out by a bird with a sharp beak. DZOs can offer to pay for a 3rd plane to carry one skydiver to altitude solely to get outside video or they can change their minds. Volcanoes, earthquakes, locust swarms all happen. Brian is not responsible. Blah blah blah. :-)

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Payments due for tunnel bookings due 73hrs before flying. I have to pay the tunnel 72hrs in advance.

Private coaching is one week.

If you book onto an event and can no longer make it, I will do my best to find someone to take your place. Or find someone yourself and make it happen. Just let me know.

BAD WEATHER POLICY
- No refunds if I have travelled to the DZ.
- 25% refund if I have not travelled.
- 50% refund with >7days notice.

 E&OE. Registration fees are your deposits. Non-refundable but can be swapped if you/we find someone to take your place. By coming on trips you are confirming that with appropriate training and encouragement you will be able to safely fly with the intended group. We will do our very best to help you. However, if you're unable to fly in the intended group safely; your approach is uncontrolled, your tracking is inefficient or your canopy control is reckless, or maybe you're just having a bad day, at some point you will be asked to stand down from the group.

 Everything is reported as I've been told. Be aware though that planes can break. Fuel prices can go up. Weather can be shite. Balloons can be taken out by a bird with a sharp beak. DZOs can offer to pay for a 3rd plane to carry one skydiver to altitude solely to get outside video or they can change their minds. Volcanoes, earthquakes, locust swarms, pandemics all happen. Brian is not responsible. Blah blah blah. :-)
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