Skydive Academy

Peterlee Parachute Club

Peterlee Parachute Club operate the Peterlee Drop Zone (DZ) at Shotton Airfield 2 miles to the West of Peterlee in Co Durham. The Drop Zone caters for all categories of Parachutist be they those aspiring to make a Tandem Skydive, a Solo Static Line Parachute Jump, an Accelerated Free Fall, or Licensed Parachutists undertaking sport parachute descents. Those wishing information about taking an intial training course, wishing to make a first jump or to make additional progression jumps with the view to qualifying as a Licenced Parachutist should check out the Academy Web Site.

We welcome experienced Skydivers and the Club are able to offer up to 2 free coaching slots on every Cessana Grand Caravan load which can carry 16 parachutists – the Club tend to operate it carrying 12, then 13 then 14 jumpers on a 3 load jump cycle.

With the Cessna 182 normally available as well as the Cessna Grand Caravan we are able to mount a parachute dropping flight with a minimum of 3 self sufficient Licensed Parachutists. The Basic aircraft slot price for parachuting is £44 upto 15,000ft and we strive to offer Licensed Parachutists at least Flight Level 130 in the Cessna Grand Caravan and Flight Level 50 or 100 in the Cessna 182. Necessary kit can be provided. The following discounts are offered on this price:

  • £33 for FAI A, B, C & D Certificate Holders (25% discount)
  • £22 for self-sufficient parachutists (50% discount)

We are also prepared to negotiate special rates and/or free camera flyer slots for Teams.

We have a Canteen and Licensed Bar, and there is free overnight camping/caravaning available on the Airfield. The Canteen tends to open from 8:30am up until 4pm on weekends whilst parachuting is taking place and from 1pm – 2:30pm on Wednesdays & Fridays again whilst parachuting is taking place. For those occasions when the Canteen is not open there are hot & cold drink and confectionary vending machines in Airfield Reception. The bar is generally open every Saturday night after parachuting and the bunkrooms can be booked through the bar staff.

We operate on weekends late January from the weekend after the BPA AGM & XPO through until mid December. During British Summer Time (BST) we also operate on Bank Holiday Mondays, Wednesday afternoons & Friday afternoons and generally every day during the 2nd week of the Calendar Months during BST.