February 2024 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This is the first of our bi-monthly newsletters! We’ll keep you updated with everything going on at the dropzone so keep your eyes out for further editions throughout the year.

What’s been going on?

Our aim for 2024 is to boost our sport jumping scene. We’re determined to get the Hib Machine back to what it used to be and have got a huge amount of events lined up to achieve that.

With that being said, we had a questionable start to the year with a string of poor weather but we’ve made the most of any gaps we could find. Nick Davison hosted the first of his Tracking & Freefly Progression Weekends in February which proved hugely beneficial to those involved. Unfortunately the weather Gods denied Ash Mohanty’s Load Organising but thankfully, we ended the month on a high with Ally Milne’s big-way head-up group. They are working towards breaking a UK Head-Up record in May with a 24-way!

We also welcomed back Leeds University Skydivers who have started ground schools with us again. Along with York University, we will be hosting plenty of AFF Courses throughout the year.

Alongside our skydiving activites, we wanted to show this absolutely stunning and well timed photo of our Cessna Caravan passing in front of the moon. Thank you David Ford for a one in a million photo, we love it.



Congratulations to the Hib regulars who won awards at the Expo in January! Well done to:

  • Frankie Stephenson (Chez) – Mike Forge New Skydiver of the Year
  • Jack Davies – Certificate of Merit (In recognition of his dedicated support of the Association’s IT Strategy Group)
  • Andy Godwin – 10,000 jumps

Congrats to you all.

A massive well done to the following jumpers who achieved the following:

  • A Licence – Rebecca Campbell (pictured below)
  • FS1 – Maisie Brenchley, Kerry Clark & Chris Owen
  • TR2 – Tom Ward



Our calendar for 2024 is looking very full! There is something for everyone every weekend for the next two months and you can expect more of this for the rest of the season. Here’s what is lined up for March and April:


  • 16th – Falling for Fun – Load Organising with Bradley Shelton
  • 23-24th – Ally Milne’s head-up record training weekend
  • 29-31st – Load Organising with Jim Bradwell


  • 6-7th – 6-Way FS, Speed and Accuracy Competition
  • 13-14th – Ally Milne’s head-up record training weekend
  • 20-21st – PUPS World Record Attempt & Young At Heart Multi-plane
  • 27-28th – Tracking & Freeflying Progression with Nick Davison

We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead and hope to see you all at the dropzone soon (probably when it has warmed up a bit). Watch out for our next newsletter soon.

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