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20-01-2017 15:07:22 in General by Admin
Sustainability seems to have been the watchword over the last few years; whether in business, eco-systems or just personally. So here we are, already in mid-January and with Christmas a distant memory.  How many of us have already broken those well intentioned New Year resolutions? Resolutions though should be realistic, something we can see through logically without getting too stresse...

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16-12-2016 15:44:59 in General by Admin
This is the time of the year when we start thinking about the challenges of the year before us - or maybe even something we want to challenge ourselves too in the coming months. Skydiving is a sport at an all-time high (forgive the pun), and here at Netheravon, 2016 has been a bumper year for those learning to jump for the first time.   We have had a variety of people of all ages, from ...

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22-11-2016 14:41:43 in General by Admin
Over the past few months there seems to have been a plethora of ‘firsts’.   Gold medals from Rio for Team GB in both the Olympics and Paralympics, a new American President – but maybe we shouldn’t go there in this blog – and this weekend Andy and Jamie Murray at number one in the tennis world, in singles and doubles respectively!   An amazing achie...

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29-09-2016 16:37:33 in General by Admin
Inspiration comes in many forms!  Walking, bleary eyed into the gym at 7am one day earlier this week, I stood behind another lady in the queue waiting to check in.  She seemed to be causing some commotion amongst the receptionists not to say some excitement.   On checking out the cause of the excitement I discovered it was one of our fantastic Paralympians who lived locally and...

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19-08-2016 17:07:16 in General by Admin
It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the last few days have been one of celebration for Team GB, with an amazing amount of Olympic medals being won at Rio 2016.  What an achievement for anyone taking part.  After four or more years of gruelling training the culmination of all that hard work has paid off and whether a winner or runner up, the fact that they are there at all m...

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09-08-2016 12:31:27 in General by Admin
Almost everyone today seems to have their own 'bucket' list. But how many of us actually get around to organising each event then end up climbing the stairs at night, promising ourselves that tomorrow we really will sort it out? We talk a lot these days about doing something 'outside our comfort zone', but what does that actually mean?  It's usually about confronting something...

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15-07-2016 15:15:31 in General by Admin
There is always a strange silence walking back into the office the day after the end of a competition.  It’s like day after the best party!  Which of course it normally is!  Particularly after the exciting UK Wingsuit Performance Nationals 2016 held here at Netheravon recently. Over seven days, skydivers from all over the world arrived in the office, complete with brightly co...

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21-04-2016 13:25:14 in General by Admin
Here at Netheravon we are used to meeting inspirational people, motivated by their need to achieve something, raise something or to just see if they can do something to help those around them. So as we celebrate the  90th birthday of H M The Queen today, this seems an opportune time to look at those people that inspire our lives in general. There are a plethora of inventors and adventurers ...

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14-04-2016 15:46:43 in General by Admin
With the London Marathon looming large in the calendar, many roads, pavements and lanes around the country are filled with runners training for the big day.  Whether they are elite athletes or fun runners, they are all on a mission to prove something or to raise something.  Looking through the events on our forthcoming skydiving calendar this year, I was amazed to find that we already h...

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07-04-2016 10:06:10 in General by Admin
Skydiving is a little like being on a film set!  Most of the time you spend waiting around to be called for your big scene!  But when that time comes your performance goes down a storm and wow, it was worth the wait. We live in a stunning country, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.   However, some of our weather leaves a lot to be desired.  Skydive Netheravo...

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29-03-2016 16:15:35 in General by Admin
Did you know you can start learning to skydive as early as 16 - with mum or dad's permission that is! For anyone beginning to learn a new sport, particularly one as extreme as skydiving, the earlier you start the better.  Here at Skydive Netheravon our weekends are spend teaching many of our country's Cadet Forces who come from far and wide, some attached to schools, other from independent c...

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09-03-2016 16:51:05 in General by Admin
As you can imagine, at any drop zone, aircraft and training feature heavily in our everyday life.  So it would be churlish to let the week go by without mentioning the recent 80thanniversary of the amazing Spitfire.    A small, fast and manoeuvrable aircraft that became a work horse for the RAF and protected us in some of the darkest hours this country has ever been through. I...

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04-03-2016 16:03:42 in General by Admin
Whatever the product, the service you get when you are buying that product will ensure you go back for more – or not!  Whether it’s a loaf of bread from your local baker; a brand new car – or in our case an aircraft! In the world of skydiving, it’s not just the instructors and equipment that are of prime importance but the aircraft we transport our skydivers in. ...

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18-02-2016 14:07:44 in General by Admin
Trade exhibitions have been around for decades.  In years gone by exhibitions were huge and one of the best ways of getting face to face with your customers.  However, with the recent recession, the upsurge in on-line web sites and the variety of ways there now are to promote your brand, the number of customers attending trade shows has dropped off. So, it was with some expectation and ...

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09-02-2016 15:20:08 in General by Admin
This week has been one of excitement for the team at Skydive Netheravon.  Not only did we take collection of all our new branding, but we will be taking everything to the Telegraph and Outdoor Adventure Show at ExCel London for the next four days. It’s the first time we’ve been to this show so we’re hoping that we get to meet lots of people who will want to try parachuting!...

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  • “I had a truly awesome experience yesterday, in every way.  I was absolutely terrified but felt totally invincible afterwards and I even fell in love with your cameraman, Mike!  Cam was lovely too and if I decide to do it again it would have to be with him.  It was all very professional, from start to finish. They were a great bunch and I will recommend this to anyone and everyone.  I jumped for the MS Trust and secured £723 in sponsorship so far with promises of more to come.  It is great to feel alive again.”

    Claire Gillett

  • “First ever tandem skydive for worthing churches homeless project today, loved it. Special thanks to my instructor Jay and the cameraman trevor who both made me laugh a lot and really relaxed me! definately want to jump again Thanks guys for a great day!”

    Louise Kidd

  • "First charity tandem skydive done here last Saturday. Despite being extremely scared, the instructors made me feel completely at ease and in safe hands. Highly recommend anyone doing a jump, to do it here. Would definitely consider doing another skydive off the back of this experience despite my fear of heights and flying. Brilliant day and life experience. Thank you."

    Abi Harley

  • "First ever tandem skydive....amazing!!! Massive thank you to my instructor Gary u were fab!!!"

    Michelle Fortet

  • "Amazing Day, looked after from start to finish, great people, very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Pete my tandem partner.. TOP BLOKE he was very professional and experienced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone."

    Michael Taylor

  • "Wow first ever tandem skydive today for oakhaven. Raised over £1000, so thank you all ... with my daughter Leah lopez, amazing surreal, nothing else like it. Thank you to Gary and Jay...... Leah now wants to do more and do a single jump!! Eeek!"

    Becky Evans