AFF before Quincy

AFF before Quincy

Post by Tom L » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


A friend wants to do AFF and then a load of jumps and come to Quincy. Which are
the busy dzs round there where you can do as many loads in a day as you can
pack for?

What do you think about the 'AFP' program at Skydive Chicago?

Tom

 
 
 

AFF before Quincy

Post by bill.. » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> A friend wants to do AFF and then a load of jumps and come to Quincy.

    that's pushing it a bit.  two weekends for AFF, then another two
weekends to get fifty jumps?  quincy is a poor place to learn the
nuances of skydiving that you missed due to a screaming fast
progression.

Quote:
> (question about AFP at skydive chicago)

   from what i've seen of it, it is a good program, and prepares you
well for the world of busy DZ's and high performance canopies.  john
kallend jumps there - he could probably give you a better picture of it.

-bill von

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AFF before Quincy

Post by Steve Welte » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00

You don't gain experience by numbers........

you get it by absorption from others
watching & learning from their mistakes
& learning from your own mistakes

WFCC will be around for a long time
Skydiving is not a sport to be rushed into

"Blue Skies Black Death"
Steve D21225
AFFJM2000


Quote:
> A friend wants to do AFF and then a load of jumps and come to Quincy.
Which are
> the busy dzs round there where you can do as many loads in a day as you
can
> pack for?

> What do you think about the 'AFP' program at Skydive Chicago?

> Tom


 
 
 

AFF before Quincy

Post by Lucky Dav » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Even with 10 loads a day * 20 days to Quincy. (He will need some days off).

That gives him absolute max 200 jumps with no time to absorb anything. You body and
mind stop learning after a certain point and you need to rest and let everything
sink in. Sometimes you take two weeks off and come back training able to do
everything better.

He certainly does not have the time to learn, nor to build automatic reactions.

It could be done, most things can. He would however have a very high likelyhood of
getting to meet all those nice people on the trauma team, or having a minutes
silence in his memory. He may even take someone else with him.

Tell him Quincy will be there next year, and the year after, and...

Bring him along to party, and maybe do a few coaching jumps with the AFF
instructors if he can. (they have their own landing area away from the crowd.)

Blues
Lucky Dave.

PS Have a ball at Quincy, last year Rocked, hopefully I'll be there next year
again.

Quote:

> A friend wants to do AFF and then a load of jumps and come to Quincy. Which are
> the busy dzs round there where you can do as many loads in a day as you can
> pack for?

> What do you think about the 'AFP' program at Skydive Chicago?

> Tom

 
 
 

AFF before Quincy

Post by D.C. Bul » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00

I agree with the other guys.

Skydive Chicago has a very good program.  Don't push the progression,
though--take time to soak the training in.

Take your friend to Quincy for the experience, if you want.  There's AFF
training and Skydive University training for people with less than 50
jumps.

Finally, CHRIST, IS THIS KID MADE OUTTA MONEY?  DOES HE SHARE?  I'LL BE
HIS DAMN COACH!  (LOL)

The Old Gruff One,
D.C. Bull
);-}
--
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AFF before Quincy

Post by A » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Chicagoland Skydiving in Hinckley IL. will be hosting the AFF program
in Quincy this year. If you're in the Chicago area, why not start your
training there, and continue/finish your training in Quincy.

For more info see: www.skydive.com

Blue Skies, Pink Birds,

Al