John made his first parachute jump
in 1970 whilst serving in the Army,
40 years on he has now completed
over 10,000 skydives!

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Military Expedition - May 2013

This was a British Army Adventurous Training expedition organised by the Royal Engineers.  John helped to train and jump with the sixteen A...


We’ve been saying some good things about ourselves so far and we reckon it’s probably someone else’s turn now… so here are some other people to say good things about us!!

All joking aside these are comments from genuine people we have taught to skydive. They were pleased they chose Learn to Skydive as their instructors and we are proud of what they have achieved!

Nigel Hewitt – Feb 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you to John Horne for getting me through my aff in one day!! John is the soundest guy I’ve met in years!! I cannot stress enough that he is the guy to see if you want skydiving lessons, no matter what your ability level is!! Thanks again John

Lieutenant Matt King –  16 Air Assault Brigade

I first had the pleasure of working with John when I organised a military AFF expedition to Lake Elsinore, California in March for 10 soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade. I was put in contact with John through a colleague in the Army when he found out that I was looking for instructors for the expedition.

They were an instant source of advice and very helpful in organising my first AFF trip abroad. John and Alan kindly gave up their own time to meet my students at Peterlee DZ (near Durham) and spend the week ground training and generally familiarising the guys with the exhilarating sport of skydiving before we even left the UK!

Once we arrived in California jumping started immediately and thanks to the professional instruction from John, the students progressed very quickly through the levels and onto their consolidation jumps.

Not only was John fun to work with on the skydiving side but also great fun on the social side! The trip ran incredibly smoothly and quite often he would put himself out to ensure as many jumps as possible were made. I enjoyed working with John immensely and fortunately he has agreed to instruct on my next trip in October.

Mark Robertson – Cat 8

just want to say a big thank you John for a fantastic week in the Czeck Republic and for making me a skydiver. I was very impressed by your attitude and your mixture of information, excellent tuition, encouragement and your sense of humour. Look forward to having you coach me to Cat 10 in California!

Graham Wooton – Cat 8

Had a great time doing my AFF in California with  John, the weather was great and he explained what was expected on each level so I fully understood it. I can’t wait for my progression training with him later this year

Dutch Holland

John is a very experienced AFF instructor.  As a Category System Instructor intending to get my AFF rating it was very useful to see a true professional at work. His teaching methods were fun and instructive meaning all of his students were left confident and at ease with the course.

 Dunc Gourlay

As a military jumper I thought Skydiving would be very similar to what I had already experienced. I was wrong. It is such a rush as you go into freefall it’s mindblowing.
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