Monthly Archives: February 2016

  1. Buying your first skydiving altimeter

    Buying your first skydiving altimeter explained.

    Buying your first set of skydiving kit is both a proud moment (as it usually means you are close to or have already passed the course) and a daunting prospect.


    Why Use One?

    The use of an altimeter is a required device under the BPA rules and regulations (Section 4.1 of the BPA Operations manual (p.48)), and you'll see every skydiver wearing one in the UK.

    There are exceptions to this if you are making less than a 15 second delay, which is why you'll see the static line and short delay students on the RAPS courses jumping without one.


    Read more »