All about Skydiving

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If you have any questions or feel like writing a beginners guide to sky-diving,
Feel free to give your tips for the novice skydiver here......

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Simba

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Hi All,

I did 2 jumps, both of them in Australia. The last one was fun....10 months ago...was there with a good friend of mine...in Sydney for four days. He thought he wouldn't make it because he was 6kg over the limit...but they took him.

We were both just out from party time, still dress...in shoes to party and not to jump!

Next stop, for the near future, I want to to do my solo license...seems South Africa is the cheapest to go....should I wait that my kids get a little older?


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Zaky

Russian Federation Russian Federation
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Hello Simba,

I highly recommend doing the AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) course over the Static Line one. AFF will cost a bit more, but you'll be jumping from altitude from jump one, and jumping with jump masters means you will get used to having other skydivers around you faster.

Btw, if your jumps were tandem, you ain't seen nothin' yet  :kami:)

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backpacker

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Your kids should be able to do a tandem now. General rule (depending on drop zone)
if a kid is big enough for the harness they can go up, you just have to sign on their behalf.

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Alibaba

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I went with one of my brothers, and we went up to 12700. The place was located in Illinois.
The plane we jumped from was an older model, kind of ragged around the edges, but I figured, I had a parachute so if things went wrong, I was planning on jumping for it anyway. Everything went fine, apparently I'm still alive, however about three weeks after we went, the plane crashed and killed everyone on board. Pilot, jump masters, students. At the time I was told that below a certain altitude if there are mechanical problems with the plane it is the pilot's call whether or not people jump, above a certain altitude it is the jump master's call. Not sure about the veracity of that statement or if it varies from country to country. The news was the pilot thought he could pull it off and told them not to jump.

We went tandem and at the time (early 90's) they deployed a drogue chute but you still reach about 120 mph or roughly 190 kph. This is so people who pay to have someone video the jump and the payee who has another person strapped to his back will still fall at the same speed.

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niginigi

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Skydiving is actually the sport adventure I wanna try on. Glad i found this thread to learn more information where's the best place to do skydiving.
I heard that it is normally expensive but I'm sure there are less expensive where we can experience this rush. :-)

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John Dennis

United States United States
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First of all, I learned about skydiving via the Internet and my friend. There are countless pages of information about skydiving on the Internet but practice knowledge and proper guidance is important. My first jumping was a part of the accelerated free fall (AFF). AFF is a course for training new skydivers which includes fourteen jumps. Even though it has fourteen jumps, you will always remember thrilling moments

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eunice01

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I think I'm on the right place...

I starts to like skydiving activities/sport since last 3 months...

I am looking for more guide/tips about this sports...

This thread helps me a lot and  think will help me more as more skydivers there post their tips here...^_^


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burket79

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I just went sky diving for the first time last week, in Israel.  Jumping out of that plane was an amazing feeling.  I did this awesome extreme military tour with a company called "LionOps".  I got to not only sky dive with veteran officers from the IDF but I also got to take part in basic gun training and krav maga techniques.  Pretty cool.


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romyrem

India India
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"Geez, Susy, they dumped me off of the crew just because I had other things to do than help them get ready to go 200 miles off shore! I had it figured out, instead of taking a shift I would float and watch to see everything got done just right. Now, I never crewed on a boat like that but I have a model of her! They are sure going to miss me!, By the way, now that I am back early, you can cancel your choir practice! I am hungry!"


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