About Us

Winter Sun Skydiving runs Accelerated Free-Fall (AFF) courses, at several locations throughout Europe and the USA using BPA qualified instructors. Unlike other DZ's abroad that boast "British" instructors, our staff all hold current, valid BPA ratings, and work to the same guidelines that we would in the UK. This means that the qualifications awarded on our courses are British Standard, meaning less hassle for you when you return.

The owner and course director is  Stuart Albon.

With 20+ years and over 3000 jumps of skydiving experience, Stuart is a BPA Instructor-Examiner, Advanced Instructor, AFF and Tandem Instructor, and has worked and jumped at dropzones all over the world, both as a civilian and with the British Army. Passionate about skydiving as an instructor and a competitor, Stuart set up Winter Sun Skydiving to provide a safe, professional and fun way of introducing people to our sport.

Instructors

Andy Goodall

4,000+ jumps, Instructor-Examiner, Advanced Instructor, AFF and Tandem Instructor, FS Coach.

Andy is a seasoned competitor, having represented the British Army at National and Great Britain at World level, winning a Gold medal in 4 way formation skydiving at the British National Championships.
A very experienced AFF instructor, Andy also examines potential AFF and Tandem instructors on BPA courses.

Time away from jumping is spent with his young family or as a pilot flying at various DZ's around the UK.

Chris Shaw

3,000+ jumps, AFF Instructor, FS Coach and Wind Tunnel Coach.

Chris has competed at National level every year for the last 10 years, earning Silver and Bronze medals in 4 way Formation Skydiving. He has vast experience of coaching teams of all levels.

Chris also works as a business management consultant, combining his business and coaching experience to help Blue Chip companies develop their management teams. When not working, Chris can usually be found at a race circuit on his motorbike.

Eno Van der Post

3,000+ jumps, AFF Instructor, FS Coach.

Eno has over 20 years experience in skydiving, and has taught and coached skydivers at all levels all over the world. He is a joint World Record holder for the largest formation, and has competed at National level in various teams, earning Silver medals in 4 and 8 way Formation Skydiving.

When he isn't skydiving, Eno is a qualified Osteopath.

Information

Member of BPA

Winter Sun Skydiving is a member of British Parachute Association.