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Amazing skydive pictures show snow’s reach

10:26 30 January 2013

Skydiving above Beccles in the snow, in January 2013

Skydiving above Beccles in the snow, in January 2013

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These amazing aerial pictures show the impact of snow around Beccles last weekend.

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Skydiving above Beccles in the snow, in January 2013Skydiving above Beccles in the snow, in January 2013

The snow may have all melted away now, but during the weekend the experienced instructors and club jumpers at UK Parachuting took a chance to see its reach from 13,000ft.

Jason Thompson, co-owner of UK Parachuting, Ellough, said: “Both our tandem instructors and experienced club jumpers have been itching to take to the air since the new year, and while we have been fortunate enough to get some days in this year, nothing was as spectacular as what awaited us this weekend.

“Snow on the ground, but perfect conditions in the air – still winds and blue skies, while still cold at –10 degrees it was the views that were breathtaking.”

He said they were able to see as far as Caister to the north and Sizewell to the south.

Pete Long and Rick Thompson took the photos of the tandem jumps by instructors Steve Wilkins and Steve Wickham.

For more on UK Parachuting contact 01502 476 112 or www.ukparachuting.co.uk

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  • A great pity if UK Parachuting has restrictions placed on their activitities by the owner of the landing field adjacent to the runway which they use. Many charities benefit greatly from the activities at Ellough. Information concerning this restriction is available in the public domain on WDC website - solar farm planning application. The landowner states UK Parachuting has not got permission to use his land and has been told to stop.

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    Port Watcher

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • A great pity if UK Parachuting has restrictions placed on their activitities by the owner of the landing field adjacent to the runway which they use. Many charities benefit greatly from the activities at Ellough. Information concerning this restriction is available in the public domain on WDC website - solar farm planning application. The landowner states UK Parachuting has not got permission to use his land and has been told to stop.

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    Port Watcher

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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