Radio Skydive UK (general)
  • Bill Booth, UPTVector demi-god, headline interview
    Rob Lloyd Ask The Expert about your first camera helmet and stills camera
    Bill Legard Book Club recommendation is “Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
  • Front Cover by Chris Cook of Tom Shorten over Skydive Langar
  • Back Cover of Brian by Clem Quinn in Bewl Reservoir
  • Nationals, Nationals, Nationals, Nationals (Tash and Rai won medals)
  • Worlds, Worlds, Worlds
  • Hilarious video mention of Jason Hobbs’ shoe coming off and attacking Emily Sugars under canopy. Video by Max Holmes.
  • No mention of Stefan Pacel, at all. Thanks to a recent request from Oli Ellis.
  • Swoop Challenge in Denmark (London 2019?)
    Eclipse jumps in the dark
  • A ‘tea leaf’ meets the ‘Old Bill’ thanks to Macca
  • Shunt, a novel by Stubert Ferglestein, glowing recommendations flood in… “it’s not shit”. #shuntnotshit
  • Brian learns to check that jumps are fancy dress before turning up suitably attired.
  • Craig went to Germany for the World Cup. They started it. Then they stopped it. Then they started it. Repeat to fade…
  • Craig was driving past Skydive London, thought it would be rude not to pop in and say hi, two jumps later…
  • Tash flies to Raeford to Judge at the USPA CF Nationals
  • Rai tells you whether you should learn to freefly on slow or fast wind speed settings in the tunnel. No wait, she cops out and says “a bit of both”.
  • Brian had better weather in Czech Republic than Craig in Germany and loves the event video by Dan Girdea and Dave Clarke
  • Ep45 coming up in Sept featuring a full length interview with Norman Kent.

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Direct download: RSUK44_2017-09-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm UTC

  • Rocky Evans Headline Interview
  • SoHK with Marko M. Very dark.
  • AtE with... oh... we forgot to play it. Oopsie!
  • Front Cover by John Carter of Sophie, Ming and Adam over Skydive Langar
  • Back Cover by Carlos Crow of the plane at Headcorn circling a CF formation.
  • Max Hurd and Speed Skydiving
  • Fraser Corsan new World Record
  • Some famous couple's son, who we don't really care about, does a tandem.
  • Teuge imminent closure?
  • Will the APF change plane restraint recommendations?
  • Brian has bigway fun at Black Knights and Peterlee
  • Brian talks about camera helmets and displays his ignorance.
  • IPC Alternate Delegate position settled in the RSUK studio by naked jelly wrestling
  • Rai pops in and pops out - time continuity issue
  • Tash rocks, does a canopy course and a CF camp in foreignerland.
  • Craig talks succinctly and is straight to the point. Only kidding.
  • Craig goes to Buckingham Palace and the Queen refuses to meet him. True Story. 
  • Show stealing cameo by Stefan Pacel. 
  • All this and we only went 57 minutes over our 2hr self imposed deadline. Go us!
Direct download: RSUK43_2017-07-03_v3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm UTC

  • Jarno Cordia Wingsuiter Headline Interview
  • Alex Grisman Ask The Expert about Jet Engines and Turbine Engines
  • We record over Skype - apologies for sound quality
  • Front cover by Chris Stone over Skydive Algarve of the BCPA hybrid bigway record.
  • Back cover by Stuart Bain or Jen and Ant Edwards celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary.
  • Listener feedback from Matthias von Bargen
  • Craig gets a hard-on for skydiving tech (Brilliant Pebbles, Dekunu, Chronos, Drone jumps, wind tunnel virtual reality, FSNinja website and app.
  • Everyone else falls asleep.
  • Squirrel prove that wing suits can go up.
  • 101 yr old does a tandem - oldest ever?
  • SOS sequential records.
  • Brian jumps in France. Bonjour mon petit pois! And gets confused by wing loading formulae.
  • Tash jumps with her FS team in Algarve and has her very own MOAB. Mother Of All Bruises.
  • Bruise of the year competition launched
  • Brian and Rai impress with the size of their logbooks, namely the jumps taken to get to their A.
  • Tash jumps with her CF team at Headcorn. And maybe is swayed by alcoholic gifts in the bar to award extra points (and therefore prizes). “You won’t believe what she was given!”
  • Rai writes a travel book based on wind tunnels in the world.

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Direct download: RSUK42_2017-05-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm UTC

  • Dave Schwartz Headline Interview
  • Dave Schwartz School of Hard Knocks
  • Dave Schwartz Ask the Expert about opening plane doors during flight
  • Dave Schwartz Book Club
  • Looby Lou Smith-Wildey Front Cover photo of Wez Westley swooping his Peregrine framed perfectly in the reflection of sunglasses
  • David Waterman Back Cover photo of Jackie Smith reaching for the accuracy dead centre during a downwind accuracy competition on a round parachute.
  • Fanboy Craig gets a little tongue tied in the presence of his hero
  • Tash does CF over Headcorn and Langar
  • Brian gets stitched up by Dave. Beer, red wine, $70 tequila. No-one notices him slurring his words.
  • Brian bemoans the poor weather in Florida and yearns for the sunny blue skies of the UK.
  • BPA Safety and Training Committee makes a decision about age related medicals.
  • Twinwoods Adventure World Challenge results
  • Brian want’s you to Kiss His Booties
  • Craig jumps three weekends in a row but doesn’t know what fun is.
  • Dave ruins the show. We think it’s sabotage from a competitor. Blue on blue.
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Direct download: RSUK41_2017-04-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm UTC

  • TK Hayes, DZO of Zephyr Hills interviewed by Gil Sharon.
  • Front Cover by Tom Shorten taken over Skydive Langar
  • Martin Soulsby (birthday boy) School of Hard Knocks
  • Back Cover by James Lee taken over Skydive Langar
  • Happy birthday to Martin Soulsby, Dave Schwartz but more importantly, happy birthday to us! Yay. Three.
  • Rafael Schwaiger - Skydive Dubai - Two out video with a Petra 69
  • Perris DC9 rumours
  • Fraser Corsan wingsuit record attempts dismissed unless he lands in boxes.
  • Sad news about Jyro from NZ Aerosports.
  • Jackie Smith launches her book. Why hasn’t this legend got a wikipedia page?
  • Go on make us more popular, 10 more fb likes to hit 1000.
  • Brian announces he is Load Organising at “Klatovy Bigway Fun”. 7-11th August. Come along?
  • Brian makes plans for his Florida trip. Who should he interview when there?
  • Kiss My Booties 4way team get a namecheck. Best team name ever?
  • Craig gets some FS coaching and confirms he has an Aussie ‘E’ Licence Certificate
  • And gets to tell his Cookie rig story
  • Tash smashes the tunnel
  • Islander Stall Spin from years ago 
  • Who found the Easter Egg from Ep39? Don’t ruin the surprise for everyone but let us know if you liked it.

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Direct download: RSUK40-2016-03-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05am UTC

  • Klaus Renz headline interview. Jumping in North Korea.
  • Front Cover by Eve Mason. Taken over Skydive Langar. Pretty sunset.
  • Jumping through clouds, legally. Special feature from Garnett. We love him.
  • Back Cover by Aled Bonsall of Regan just after landing on his 50th birthday jump. He is the definition of sartorial elegance.
  • Craig jumps in Oz. Not through a cloud.
  • Rai jumps in Spain. Bit windy.
  • Tash and Brian don't.
  • Brian is LTD. Living The Dream.
  • Rai's done a canopy course. You should too.
  • We eat pancakes.
  • Can you find the Easter Egg?
  • The Expo happened. Craig went to bed early.
Direct download: RSUK39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm UTC

  • Richard Webb, TopGun BASE, Headline Interview
  • Front Cover by Ming Chu of a 25way Canopy Formation jump descending into the clouds over Nationaal Paracentrum Teuge
  • Back Cover photos by Freefly teams Omni taking the piss out of Xerxes
  • Answers from Drunk Skydivers - Would You Rather
  • Answers from Drunk Skydivers - Chest Straps
  • We toast the legends Scotty Carbone and Pat Works
  • More competitions that you can shake a stick at… World Champs, Mondial, Wingsuit Worlds, Indoor Worlds.
  • French Ladies 4wayFS Round 10 catastrophe
  • French 2wayCF Open Gold won by Women’s team. First time ever?
  • Craig went to Skydive Chicago as Team Manager for the GB delegation.
  • Tash went to Skydive Chicago as a CF judge
  • Brian didn’t even get a postcard.
  • What does a Team Manager do at the World Championships?
  • Craig borrowed a Valkyrie and didn’t bust the beer line.
  • Tash’s third time lucky at SDC. Finally gets to jump after two previous visits.
  • Craig, Tash and Dave and Stump from Skydive Radio made a jump. Craig had a brain mal.
  • Tash does three jumps from three different planes. Nice.
  • Brian’s Vigil AAD replaced in 43hrs after a cutter error.
  • Craig thinks Brian should have replaced the cutter and ignored the manufacturer’s request.
  • Brian’s water jump made him wet. Thanks to Skydive Headcorn.
  • Tash judged 19 MFS teams at the US Nationals. Why does the UK have zero teams in this discipline?
  • Tash judges the most important competition in skydiving.
  • Brian popped in to say hi at Skydive Algarve and was gifted a jump ticket by someone he’d never met before. Cheer Ronny. 29way multi-plane fantastic on borrowed kit.
  • Craig warns against borrowing kit... Borrowed kit kills.
  • Craig, Tash and Brian borrow kit and don't die.
  • Tash absolutely nails some 4way VFS whilst holding two of Omni and her coach stable. Legend.
Direct download: RSUK38_2016-11-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm UTC

  • Luke Aikins Headline Interview continued. The jump. 
  • Front Cover by Mark Davis, Getty Images for Stride Gum
  • Why he did a dummy pull in freefall.
  • How he felt when he landed.
  • What he'd do if he was King of Skydiving
  • We introduce Vertical Suits as our latest show sponsor.
  • His video footage is here.
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Direct download: RSUK37_2016-10-10-v3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am UTC

  • Luke Aikins Headline Interview. The man without a parachute.
  • Luke Aikins Part 2 on Ep37.
  • Brian Vacher Ask the Expert. Two Stage Flare.
  • Front Cover by Jakob Aungiers of a 360 deg 40way Headdown formation over Skydive Hibaldstow. 15 seconds later he chopped. Video coming soon.
  • Back Cover by Lucy Smith-Wildey of the REME at the Armed Forces Parachute
  • Championships over Skydive Netheravon.
  • UK Nationals informal review.
  • Lodi Tandem fatality. “Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion. You default to your level of training.”
  • Brian has Mal #4 and a dodgy Vigil cutter. Unrelated. Thank dog.
  • Craig went jumping at the Nationals and performed to his usual standards.
  • Craig visited a DZ, hired a rig, bust the beer line and was grounded forever from the country.
  • Tash judged the first weekend of FS Nationals. Fun fun fun. On a DZ. In a room without windows.
  • Tash and Craig prep for the Mondial (World Championships) in Skydive Chicago.
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Direct download: RSUK36_v2_2016-09-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm UTC

  • Brian Vacher, Canopy Pilot, PD Factory Team Member and Flight-1 coach Headline Interview
  • James La Barrie Thought for the Podcast
  • John Le Blanc Ask The Expert - how long should control lines be.
  • Answers from Drunk Skydivers - Would You Rather…
  • Janina’s Point Break Movie Knowledge
  • Front Cover by Pete Lindstrand. Mary Barratt docks on our own Carlos Crow over Skydive Headcorn.
  • Back Cover by Doc John Carter and Martin Hopkins of Stefan Pacel (cow) and Kat Insall (tiger) helping Lorene Latour (leopard) celebrate her 1001st skydive over Skydive Langar.
  • Luke Aikens 35,000ft jump - he survives!
  • Copenhagen swoop festival should be expanded to other cities
  • King Air stall in Byron
  • You’ll never be as cool as Brian Vacher’s mum. (Janina - we need you). 
  • Brian demonstrates wing suits at the Science Museum in London, with Sam, Jose and Kamal.
  • Craig heads to 4way Nationals
  • Tash travels around the UK with her CF buddies and nails her FF2 (but doesn’t have to do a 4pt 4way to prove she’s safe in the sky).
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Direct download: RSUK35_2016-08-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am UTC