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    Anyone interested in taking AFF? (skydiving)

    Anyone interested in taking the AFF course (Accelerated Free Fall)

    I'll be taking it in the next 3 weeks or so at the Abbotsford DZ

    http://www.vancouver-skydiving.bc.ca/


    You'll need your two tandems before you can start your AFF
    Lets Jump

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    Now why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmacR6 View Post
    Now why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane? ;-)
    Because there's an even more perfect bike at the bottom

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    I assume that you have done your instructor assisted free fall? How much is the AFF?

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    there are two different ways to get into the AFF program, two tandem skydives is one of them, I believe the other is, one tandem and a solo jump from 5000ft... I could be wrong tho!

    Through Abbotsford all you have to do is the two tandems, and your second one they give you an altimeter, and make you do a few things during free fall. ie, checking your altimeter, yelling out your altitude, doing a few fake pulls, letting your tandem master know when your at 5500 feet.. stuff like that

    anyways after that you go into your 4 AFF levels.

    first 2 levels of the AFF cost 449.00 plus GST
    Second 2 levels are 409.00 plus GST
    Retraining is 150.00 Plus GST.

    After your 4 levels of AFF they recommend you do 3-5 Coached jumps at 150$
    Last edited by UnToldFox; 06-03-2008 at 07:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmacR6 View Post
    Now why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane? ;-)

    Only skydivers know why the birds sing. They don't have to pack a #$%ing parachute every time they land


    You'll have fun at Abby, although they don't go as high as Pitt Meadows. Out of about 10 jumps I did there, only one of them was above 8000 feet (co-incidentally it was my 200th)
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    I did a solo in Kamloops. It's cheaper since the instructors are all volunteers (but they are certified as instructors) and the pilots are also volunteers (again certified commercial pilots). Saves on costs.

    First solo dive assisted was under $200 for a full day course. After that each dive is $60 until you are certified to pull your own chute... then the cost is dependent on the altitude. No guarantee when you are certified to pull your own chute but it's usually after a couple jumps.

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    To get full solo qualification it's usually at least 17 jumps (that's assuming you pass every level first time and they're happy with your solos after AFF).
    If you wanna say something, speak into the mic. It's right above my balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazsgtr View Post
    I did a solo in Kamloops. It's cheaper since the instructors are all volunteers (but they are certified as instructors) and the pilots are also volunteers (again certified commercial pilots). Saves on costs.

    First solo dive assisted was under $200 for a full day course. After that each dive is $60 until you are certified to pull your own chute... then the cost is dependent on the altitude. No guarantee when you are certified to pull your own chute but it's usually after a couple jumps.
    i dunno but that setup sounds sketchy to me.

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    I think you're more likely to get hurt on a bike than skydiving ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by anoxion View Post
    i dunno but that setup sounds sketchy to me.
    I'm still here. The training is for an entire day. This is a skydiving club and the instructors are members that basically volunteer their time.

    Why don't you try it or at least find out more before you criticize it. I know they have never lost a student but I also know that the skydive school in Maple Ridge has. They told me that themselves.

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    I'm willing to bet Pacific has put through *slightly* more students though
    If you wanna say something, speak into the mic. It's right above my balls.

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    more lean please Array anoxion's Avatar
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    all i'm saying is for your first jump going solo i can imagine a lot of stuff going on, granted i'm sure there is a lot of safety in place, just doesnt sound right, lol

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    Fuck that. Its cheaper to buy a rig and rent a plane, get my buddy to fly me up to 25 000ft and jump out.
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