"It was so enjoyable! Learnt lots about flying my body, did some sweet moves and most importantly it was SO MUCH FUN! Definitely up for your next coaching session 😁"
- Sarah Cartface
Hi Brian, just wanted to say thanks for organising the bwc (BigWaySkills Camp) - exceeded my expectations - definitely the best 5 days jumping I’ve had. Registered again for next year. Time in the tunnel definitely paid huge dividends after my remedial flying in Castellon.
- Martin Clarke
Live. Laugh. Love skydiving.
A fun friendly 3way FS competition for newly qualified skydivers from any Dropzone. Two rookies and one coach per team.
Rookie competitors must have been qualified for less than two years
(ie after 11th Sept 2019)
less than 200 jumps.
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.
Want to hear when registration opens? Let me know here.
BigWay Skills Camp 2021
Learn bigway, the right way
The best entertainment and education per skydive.
WHO SHOULD BE DOING THIS CAMP
WHO SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS CAMP
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.
All the testimonials. Unedited.
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.
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.
2021 Goals | First step | 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
REGISTER INTEREST HERE (for this and other events)
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.
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.
Non jumping stuff
Helping qualified first aiders improve their knowledge and increase their confidence in only 15 seconds a day. Can also be used to learn First Aid if you think it will help. Who doesn't have 15 seconds per day?
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.
- Wingsuit Load Organising
- FS coaching (FS, 4way or bigway)
- AFF instruction
- Dynamic6 FS (www.dynamic6.uk)
- Dynamic4 FS
- 4way FS
- Bigway skills
- AFF skills and
- freefly. I really want to get better and I want some friends to fly with on a regular basis.
- 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.
Terms and Conditions
- Bedford tunnel bookings due 73hrs before flying. I have to pay the tunnel 72hrs in advance.
- iFly tunnel bookings one week.
- 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.
Tunnel no fly policy:
If the tunnel breaks down or further flying is not possible for whatever reason. There are two costs here. 1) The cost of the tunnel and 2) the cost of my coaching. The coaching fee is then split between 2a) the preparation, the brief, the debrief etc and 2b) the actual coaching during the flying.
- If the tunnel breaks down, there is a full refund on the cost of tunnel not flown and a 50% refund on the cost of the coaching.
For example, if the tunnel breaks and 80% of the time is not flown you would receive back 80% of the cost of the tunnel (obviously) and 40% back from my coaching fee.
For example (using round numbers for simplicity):
30mins tunnel = £300 and 30mins coaching = £50
Tunnel breaks down after 15mins. That's 50% of the time flown and 50% not flown.
The refund would therefore be 50% of £300 = £150. and 50%/2= 25% and 25% of £50 = £12.50
Total refund: £162.50
(I appreciate this probably isn't the simplest explanation, feel free to suggest a simpler explanation)
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, pandemics, locust swarms all happen. Brian is not responsible. Blah blah blah. :-)