The ultimate skydiving aircraft

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A question you may find yourself asking is “What does make a Swallow dropzone different from all other dropzones?” Of course, there may be a list of responses, but one very big difference is that at Skydive Algarve, Skydive Spain, and Skydive Hibaldstow, we have a fleet of Dornier DO-28 G92 aircraft and a Super Van. So, what is so special about the Dornier G92 in terms of their suitability for skydiving- to label them as “The ULTIMATE” aircraft for skydiving? With their 9,01m height, 3,90m width and 15,5m wingspan and their characteristic 2 x GE M601- D2 turbo props they are able to reach a take-off speed of 80 knots and a cruising speed of 140 knots. Their climb rate is, on average, 1,300 feet per minute which means a super-fast climb up to 14,000ft altitude. Our planes were originally built in 1978 but were refitted for Skydiving Operations in 2005. Each Dornier aircraft can take 15 skydivers at a time and due to their large doors, they are the perfect aircraft for large group exits for Formation Skydiving.


The Super Van is the newest arrival to our fleet of aircraft. It can take 18 skydivers at a time and again is a great plane for Formation Skydiving due to its large exit doors. Here at Skydive Algarve the fact that the Super Van has panoramic windows adds to the experience giving skydivers the opportunity to enjoy the amazing views of the Algarve coastline on the way up to altitude.

Our dropzones offering skydiving in sunny Spain – just 20 minutes from Seville. Skydive at Skydive Algarve in Alvor, with stunning views of the Algarve coast line – truly paradise. Or, join us at Skydive Hibaldstow, the UK’s highest skydive!

Each dropzone runs skydivers up to maximum altitudes, we fly up to 15,000ft in Spain, 14,000ft in Portugal and 15,000 ft in Hibaldstow every single flight.

Team training, freeflying, formation skydiving, learn to fly with our AFF accelerated freefall courses, wingsuit skydiving, tandem skydives and more. Whether you are new to skydiving or a skilled jumper, we offer excellence in skydiving with incredible facilities, aircraft and team.

Known for high standards of safety, quick and efficient manifest, huge skydive events, high altitudes, fast aircraft and offering the best in skydiving in three countries, the Swallow dropzones are the place to be.

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