Are you pictured in our nostalgia gallery of parachuting at Ipswich Airport in 1981?

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Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant

Skydiving. It is a hobby loved by adrenaline seekers - and one which for many years could be partaken at Ipswich Airport.

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Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant

UK Parachuting, then known as Ipswich Parachute Centre, ran weekly jumps from the airport site on Nacton Road, where people could be taught how to jump correctly and how to pack away the parachute afterwards.

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Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant

The airport also ran competitions with entrants keen to be crowned Suffolk’s best skydiver.

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Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant

The airport closed in 1997 to make way for the Ravenswood housing development, despite a ten-year fight to keep it open by campaigners. UK Parachuting is now based at Beccles Airfield, Ellough.

Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpictured

Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant

Did you take part in a skydive at Ipswich Airport? You may be pictured in this gallery.

Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpictured

Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant

Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpictured

Let us know if you ever took part in one of the parachuting competitions by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk - Credit: Archant


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In the coming weeks we will be running a nostalgia spread on Ipswich Airport.

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