During this week we had some returning student visiting us for some more fun in the sun:
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We are already chatting with Mark Zessin ( former AFF student and now a dropzone owner ) to organise the ” Dubai Boogie 2009 ” in the UAE. When we saw this video along with some of the footage from our birdman team we knew it was something we had to do.
We said goodbye to ” Charlie Papa ” our third porter which was a -20 Turbine as it doesnt fit with the philosophy of the dropzone due to its speed . We are pleased to support Skydive Lillo leasing it to them. This means we are reduced to 2 full time Porters but no worries … Today we flew 45 full loads in our 34 s and the average climb rate to 13000feet was 2000 fpm ( no bull ! ) , its a rocketship and by far the fastest in Spain. Perhaps this is because its not limited in anyway in power . In any event the freefly event is going along great with a ton of Spanish and UK skydivers taking advantage of our load organising and coaching. All our AFF students graduated and our returning guests from recent AFF courses got in the fun jumps also. It was really nice to see the 2 aircraft work so well together , thanks to Aimee´s hard but very efficent work in the manifest. We didnt notice that the dropzone did 50 tandems today also as there were virtually no wait times.
The coming days will see more freefly training camp days and also 15 people take part in our AFF Instructors programme from the ” Instructors Academy ” . During the next 2 weeks our delegates will be go through the USPA coach and AFF instructors programme . Our philosophy in these courses is simple , to ensure top quality instruction for qualified candidates and to ensure the costs are appropriate, we dont agree with the price inflation that has seen people pay in excess of 1000 euros for a ” few ” skydives. We will have regular AFF Academy weeks in both Madrid and …. due to recruiting an AFF course director to the team. Wanne be an AFF instructor but scared of the cost ? Give us a call..
Today we say goodbye to Tom Smith, back to work tomorrow…:-( He has completed
over 300 skydives with us since completing his AFF course at the FFU. He has completed
our formation skydiving course, freefly course and our birdman course and is now working
with us to begin to get his professional ratings. He will be with us at the Algarve boogie , so
if you fancy meeting a true sky god this is your chance.. ok just kidding we are sad to see you
leave Tom and look forward to having you back for some mor funn !