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Second biggest in the world ?


Skydive Empuriabrava Rated 3 by: BMFin on 2007-08-23

Pros: Really active, nice scenery, town close by
Cons: Manifest, rigging, weather

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Went to empuria around easter and also participated the go vertical boogie.

ABOUT THE MANIFEST:
Plane capacity was good. Beech99, Super otter, Skyvan and the porter. But sometimes it felt it just wasent enough. During the busy times I had to wait more than 2 hours just to manifest my self solo on the next availeable load. But wait, thats not all.. The next guy (who obviously knows the manifest) goes and manifests him self and some friends on a 25 minute call right after me. Im like What the **** is this ? This was happening thru the whole day.

ABOUT RIGGIN LOFT:
After a few jumps on my new canopy I noticed I should lenghten my brakelines. I took my canopy to the riggin loft and explained the rigger what I needed. He asked me "what canopy is that" I said "Its a 120 vengeace" and He started shouting me "why the F**K do you have spectra lines on your vengeace!!!??" Where I couldnīt really say nothing else then "Im very sorry but PD installed them in the factory" (that is the way how the canopy is designed by PD) After that he grabbed my helmet and started wrapping a line from my canopy over my camerahelmet and telling me how this helmet is going to kill me... (its a normal bonehead optik) Eventually the next day I finally got him to lenghten my brakelines after having to listen his mumbo jumbo for 2 hours... So word of advice .. Have your rigging made at your home DZ before leaving to empuria.

WEATHER:
I think the location isnt exactly the optimal skydiving location in terms of weather. The wind is often very hard as also said in the other reviews. Still empuria manages to be the worlds second biggest DZ with a lot of days nonjumpable.

PILOT:
In empuria all the jumpruns are spotted by GPS and always flown from south to north. This is because of the city right to the south of the airstrip. The only place where you can land in the city are the canals, so you really dont want to end up over the city.

One of the days i was manifested on the skyvan for a few jumps and noticed that on the earlier loads the last ones out didnt make back to the DZ becouse the Skyvan pilot was dropping people so far away. When we went on the next load we asked the pilot if he could make 2 jumpruns where he immediedly said "NO !!" very stern. Earlier on that day there was one fatal incident from the skyvan. Lot of jumpers again couldnt make it back and one died to his injuries later due to a bad off landing..

Next day we were flying not two but THREE jumpruns.. But suprise suprise no one wanted to load on the skyvan anymore so the DZ made it tandem only for the rest of the day..

Other than this. I had fun in empuria. The city is close by. There are nice small towns to visit close by. The bunkhouses are nice. Mostly people were very professional.

(Review ID:4102)


Biggest in TX


Skydive Spaceland Rated 5 by: BMFin on 2006-02-02

Pros: Very good facilities, Nice planes
Cons: none really

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I visited the dropzone during the week in January and I guess its pretty quiet everywhere in TX at the time. So not many people around.

Im sure this is an awesome place when busy in the summer or on the weekends.

40 minutes from the center of Houston.

(Review ID:2847)


One of the best in FL


Skydive Sebastian Rated 5 by: BMFin on 2006-02-02

Pros: Great facilities, Awesome people, Good freefly scene
Cons: none

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One of the Florida dropzones you just dont want to miss..


(Review ID:2849)


A small DZ by the cost


Skydive Space Center Rated 3 by: BMFin on 2006-02-02

Pros: fast king air, thers a lot of other nice dropzones close by..
Cons: very quiet

Not really busy place. The times I visited, not enough people to fill a load. So we drove to DeLand and got to jump right away..


(Review ID:2850)


One of the best in the world


Skydive City - Z-Hills Rated 5 by: BMFin on 2006-02-02

Pros: Many
Cons: none

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Need I tell more ?

Its ZHills !!

(Review ID:2851)


Definetly for team training


Skydive DeLand Rated 5 by: BMFin on 2006-02-02

Pros: None
Cons: None

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I dont know if we just look like assholes but the manifest was a little rude.

Other than that.. Nice place. Definetly for team training..

The best Restaurant/Bar I have ever seen on a dropzone.

(Review ID:2852)