Congratulations to Robert, he chuffed with himself having complieted
full AFF Course and his consolidation jumps and more in just one week.
There is a steady and higly satisfying stram of former students coming back
for our advanced courses. Petri, who learned to skydive with us last year
graduated last year have now his own rig now and is learning to Freefly.
Mike and Darren, 2 FFU advanced instructors are big into wing suits
as well:-) They been getting up to a lot of acrobatic stuff. Tell you what ..
Its a characteristic of a the type of instructor you want… one who loves
to fun jump.
Welcome to Tim Namsoo, he is doing his ground school today, here he is learning
PLF’s, Parachute landing fall. Sounds ominous but a vital safety point is how exactly to
“touch down” .. say for example you mistime applying your ” flare ”
or the ” brakes” you will have descent in your wing. The principle aim of
a ” plf ” is to not have a rigid body ,, bend your likes .. make like a
Nice and soft:-). Another point to note is Tim doesnt have his hands out.
It is human instinct to put em out .. dont ,,, keep them wrists tucked in.
It will avoid mass momentum being absorbed in your wrist if your hand
touches down first.