A team of 7 Freemasons from the Burnley and Pendle District area and one young lady from Hewlett Court Bury, intend to do a Tandem parachute jump at the Skydive St. George, The Old Armoury, Durham Tees Valley Airport, DL2 1LU.
The event will take place on the 14th May of 2016 this will give our seven willing victims enough time to collect sponsorship which is in aid of the ELMC.
The event will entail jumping from the light aircraft at around 12 thousand feet, each being attached to a fully qualified Tandem Instructor. The pair will then free fall at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour for about 30 seconds or about seven thousand feet before the parachute is deployed, the pair will then descend in a controlled manner before gently returning back to terra firma .we hope.
We would have around 7 months to promote this and the only thing I can’t guarantee is the weather. If the weather was bad we would be able to delay the jump indefinitely.
If anyone would like to come up and watch, the team are booked in for Friday night and Saturday night at a nearby Hotel but unfortunately there are no double rooms left in this
establishment, there is a Premier Inn which is four miles from the drop zone which some of our jumpers and their guests will be staying at, and then hopefully we can all meet up onthe Saturday night.
The details of the premier Inn are as follows –
Premier Inn Darlington,
Morton Park Way,
Telephone 0871 527 8286.
Rooms here are at present £35.00 per night but the price does go up quite steeply nearer
the date. If you go on the internet then you can access the Premier Inn site and do the
booking on line.
The brave volunteers are as follows.
Mark Barlow Pendle Lodge 4703
Ian MacDonald Three Chalices Lodge 8249
Steve Hobson Borough and Ashlar Lodge 4858
David Hawkins Colne Lodge 4402
Simon Capstick Abbey Lodge 2529
Stephen Rothwell Royal Lancs 116
Mrs Julie Ward Hewlett Court D.o.O
Thanks for your support