We are a parachute centre and airfield for light general aviation.

Our facilities include:

  • grass and tarmac runway for light general aviation
  • aviation fuel
  • hangarage
  • aero sports club
  • canteen
  • licensed bar
  • bunkhouse and shower/toilet block

We offer three basic courses:

  • Option A - Static line (solo parachute jump with progression to free fall possible after further jumps).
  • Option B - Tandem free fall.
  • Option C - Accelerated free fall, Levels 1 - 8 inclusive.

You will need your parent/guardian's permission to take part in our courses if you are under 18 years old. If you are over 40 years old you will need a doctor's certificate to take part. Prior arrangement is required to use our airfield facilities.

We are open for flying seven days a week, weather permitting. Flying 8.30am to 8.30pm, prior permission required. Parachuting - weekends from late January through mid December, and mid-week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Bank Holiday Mondays and other days during the second week of the calendar month during British summer time. We can open at other times for group bookings.

Who to contact

0191 517 1234

Where to go

Peterlee Parachute Centre
Shotton Airfield
Shotton Colliery
County Durham

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Address: Peterlee Parachute Centre  Shotton Airfield  Shotton Colliery  County Durham 

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