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vitriol  (C License)

Apr 15, 2012, 11:34 AM

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Re: [skyguyscott] Can I get fully certified (USPA "A" license) in one week and how much will it cost?

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yes, it is possible.

It is rarely done.

For most people, getting to your A license is a very intense experience. To cram it all in one week successfully requires good luck, good weather and a very very intense "Type A" personality.

Here are a couple of questions to get you thinking:

Would you hire/trust/consult a:
Lawyer
Doctor
Accountant
Pilot
Parachute Rigger (someone who packs your reserve parachute)

who got their accreditation in an accelerated program?

Come on, it's not an accelerated program in the sense that you cut corners; you still do all the jumps and theory, and packing class etc The only difference is that you do them one after the other, and if you don't fail jumps, can finish in a week. To me it makes more sense than to jump once every few weeks, as you don't have to re-learn what you forgot during that time.

It is tiring, but well worth it in my opinion


I did it a few years ago at SDC in 7 days, and if I remember well, we had one weather day. That meant 4-5 jumps a day, packing class at the end of the day, camping at the dropzone, but also meet new friends and a taste of what the life on a dropzone is. And for what it'S worth I don't have a "very intense type A pesonnality" LOL!


(This post was edited by vitriol on Apr 15, 2012, 12:07 PM)


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