British Parachute Schools

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British Parachute Schools
Abbreviation BPS
Formation 1977
Legal status Training school
Purpose Parachute training in the UK
Location
Region served
UK
Affiliations British Parachute Association
Website Skydive Langar

British Parachute Schools also known as Langar DZ or Skydive Langar is a BPA affiliated parachuting centre and skydiving drop zone at Langar, Nottinghamshire in the area known as the Vale of Belvoir.

History[edit]

Langar airfield was originally a World War II bomber base, home to the RAF 207 Squadron between 1942 and 1943, but is now operating solely as a civilian drop zone.[1] British Parachute Schools has been based at the airfield since 1977.

Equipment[edit]

The drop zone uses two Cessna Grand Caravans.[2] The centre provides student training in the Ram Air Progression System, Accelerated Freefall (AFF) and Tandem skydiving.

Reputation[edit]

British Parachute Schools is the busiest civilian parachute centre in the United Kingdom, regularly completing over 30,000 descents a year. It is also the home of LU:ST; the Langar Universities Skydiving Team; the largest collection of university skydiving clubs in the country. It is approved by the British Parachute Association. Many university parachute clubs use the site regularly.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Skydive Langar
  2. ^ British Parachute Schools Skydiving Centre Aircraft

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