This document contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) about skydiving and learning to skydive in the United Kingdom. It should be read in conjunction with the sports/skydiving/faq (available in the rec.skydiving, news.answers and rec.answers newsgroups) by anyone interested in the sport of skydiving in the United Kingdom.
This posting constitutes a complement to the Rec.Skydiving F.A.Q. with specific reference to the pursuit of the sport in the United Kingdom. Its intended audience is those resident in, or planning to visit, the UK. It may also be viewed at www.shew.org/faquk/index.htm
Rec.skydiving has regular questions along the lines of "If I go to the USA to take an AFF course, will I be able to jump when I return to the UK?", and "I'm planning to come to the UK for a few days, where can I jump and what documents do I need?". This FAQ attempts to answer some of these questions. Please read to see if your question can be answered before posting a question to rec.skydiving. If you can't find the answer here, then please let me know the question AND answer, when you get it, for possible inclusion in a later version.
Additions, corrections, or suggestions can be posted or emailed to the current maintainer, Pete Shew, pete @ shew org
NOTE: BPA-OM refers to the British Parachute Association Operations manual 1998 (with June 2000 amendments). See http://www.keme.co.uk/%7Etboughen/sections.html for an up to date copy.