April Fools Day 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Welcome to our special April Fools Day 2019 tandem skydiving offer! If you book between now and April, the skydiving deal is £169.00 for a 10,000ft tandem jump from our dropzone located near to Leeds. Yes it’s real, it’s not a joke, we really are offering you a fantastic £30 drop in our normal prices. And we will drop you, from 10,000ft that is!

The April Fools offer is open to anyone who uses our skydiving voucher code Aprilfools2019 on our booking website and make your skydive on April the 1st. Don’t worry, there will be no pranks pulled on this date.

Skydiving April Fools Day Pranks

We’ve been racking our brains for examples of April fools day pranks that have happened at our dropzone over the years and the honest answer is, we can only think of one. So here it is…

Back in 1995, the dropzone hosted a mini competition for university skydivers (part of the BCPA – British Collegiate Parachute Association). The dropzone had only moved to the Hibaldstow site some 3 years earlier after having been at Doncaster. Things were a lot more raucous and hedonistic back then and it was decided that one of the Leeds university committee members (we shall call him Pete, but that’s not his name!) would have an April Fools prank pulled on him. A friend of Pete’s offered to pack his parachute, which was gratefully received. What the unsuspecting committee member did not realise, was that a bag of flour had also been emptied inside the parachute during packing.

Despite being a kilogram heavier, the prankee did not seem to notice and Pete proceeded to have a great skydive with his friends. Observing from the ground, Pete could be seen in freefall tracking away from his teammates at the end of the freefall. A largish crowd all in on the act had gathered to watch him open his parachute and it can only be described as like a large white cloud exploding around him. The whole dropzone erupted into wild laughter as he came into land. He looked like a ghost with clouds of flour still billowing around him!

The best part of the story is that later on that day at the dropzone bar, he claimed to have known this was going to happen all along!

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We would like to confirm though, that there will be absolutely NO pranking of any shape or form going on during your tandem skydive and those sorts of experienced skydiver high-jinks have been consigned to the annals of history decades ago. So what are you waiting for, book your super cheap tandem skydive now. If you want to know more about our course, visit our tandem page.

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