Matt Mountney

Customer services: Absolutely second to none. Everyone that works at the FFU is more than happy to offer you advice and tips and if you ever need anything doing they sort it straight away. More than anything it’s the people at the DZ that make me want to go back so much.
Aranjuez night life: I’ve been to livelier places but there’s plenty of places to have a beer or grab a meal after a long day of jumping. The prices are good and the amount of spirit in a single is more than generous!
The DZ and facilities: The only DZ I’ve ever been to so its hard to compare, especially as you were in the middle of a move and renovation while I was there, but I thought it was ace.  The landing zone is huge so its easy for students to land safely ! I love the sofas in the hangar and the benches outside.
Your instructor: Ulli is an absolute hero – give that man a payrise!! He didn’t force me to do anything I wasn’t ready for and gave me really good advice on how to improve whilst still being supportive and keeping me relaxed.
Describe your experience in a few lines/words: My week at the FFU was without doubt one of the best of my life. The experience of learning to skydive would put it up there on its own, but when you add in how great the DZ was, how warm and friendly all the staff are and the great people you meet there, it’s no wonder I’m working out how I can scrape the cash together to get back there as soon as I can. Hope to see you soon guys. ENJOOOOOY!!


Nicholas Navas

What can I say I had a great week, both in the air ond on the ground.  was pretty cool and relaxed and everyone had a good time.

Aranjuez was a cool place to be, we ended up finding really nice places to eat and as always some cool places to drink and re-tell stories from the day. I would definately stay there again as it’s not a long drive to the DZ and on a night you can walk anywhere and not have to worry about getting in a car or taxis.

The DZ as a whole was pretty good, I never got to see the new hanger finished but it looks cool in the pictures online. All the instructors out there were really cool, not like some other I’ve met who can be a bit up themselves. Everyone at Ocana was friendly and helpful and even though they’re there for safety and very serious reasons they kept the fun factor without compromising safety, although the pilots are a little bit crazy eh!! Just kiddin, they were also good fun. My instructor personally was good, I got on really well with Mike, he didn’t make too much fun of me but he did call me a girl several times and wrote it in my log book, which has made some other instructors laugh when they read it 🙂  I thought Mike was really good and constructive in his feedback, explaining everything really well and in a simple manner my little mind could understand.

Basically I had one of the best weeks in my life and I loved it so much I coming back to get some more jumps in.

Nick

Nicholas Navas

.hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Verdana } What can I say I had a great week, both in the air ond on the ground.  the atmosphere at the dropzone was pretty cool and relaxed and everyone had a good time.

Aranjuez was a cool place to be, we ended up finding really nice places to eat and as always some cool places to drink and re-tell stories from the day. I would definately stay there again as it’s not a long drive to the DZ and on a night you can walk anywhere and not have to worry about getting in a car or taxis.

The DZ as a whole was pretty good, I never got to see the new hanger finished but it looks cool in the pictures online. The old place was a bit tight in the packing area but I suppose the new hanger fixes that problem. All the instructors out there were really cool, not like some other I’ve met who can be a bit up themselves. Everyone at Ocana was friendly and helpful and even though they’re there for safety and very serious reasons they kept the fun factor without compromising safety, although the pilots are a little bit crazy eh!! Just kiddin, they were also good fun. My instructor personally was good, I got on really well with Mike, he didn’t make too much fun of me but he did call me a girl several times and wrote it in my log book, which has made some other instructors laugh when they read it 🙂  I thought Mike was really good and constructive in his feedback, explaining everything really well and in a simple manner my little mind could understand.

Basically I had one of the best weeks in my life and I loved it so much I coming back to get some more jumps in.