James Piddington , United Kingdom , AFF Graduate , Freefall University .
I was sitting at work one Friday lunchtime. I had the following week booked off work and was wondering what to do with the time. I was considered blowing a grand on a “Drive a Formula 1 car” day. A colleague came over and I was discussing it with him. He said “for that kinda money you can learn to skydive for a week”. This prompted me to contact The Freefall University web . After reading the site for a bit I sent a mail to David Cowman asking him about course availability. He promptly called me back and we discussed the AFF course. Two days later I was there at FFUsitting with my instructor going through the ground school. The following day (Monday) I was kitted up (shitting my pants) about to board the Pilatus Porter Turboprop aircraft. I can honestly say that I have never been so nervous or excited in my life. The hardest part was manoeuvring myself in the plane when it was my turn to jump, but once out of the plane all of the nerves just disappeared. The feeling of achievement when landing safely on the ground was indescribable. That week I completed my 7 jumps to go solo plus 3 more. The come down of going back to work the following week was so bad that I immediately booked up another 4 day weekend for 2 weeks later. In that 4 days I completed another 14 jumps which included my level 8 hop & pop and 10 consolidations. I can honestly recommend anyone considering learning to skydive to go to the Freefall University and to put your trust in David Cowman’s team. David puts the safety of his students above all else. The parachute quipment that is supplied is all new and this is very reassuring to know as you are climbing to 13000 ft to throw yourself back to earth! I’ll be going back to FFUagain in the new year
Niall Nuaghton , IRL, 7 AFF graduate, Freefall University OCT.
I would thoroughly recommend the AFF program for learning to skydive and in particular, the FreeFall University in Spain as an ideal place to do so. The location and weather really facilitated jumping, while the instructors created a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to learn and enjoy skydiving.