Hey everyone! Well, this is my first post and all. I am going to be a new student at the local AFF school in one month. Skydiving is something I've always wanted to do. My questions is this, do most students do at least one tandem before they do AFF school? And those that have done a tandem jump, on average do better than those who haven't? In your opinions, should a student buy some gear to use during and after their school such as an altimeter, helmet and goggles? Or do most schools/instructors advise not to buy your own gear because the school wants students to use their gear? Thanks for the responses!
I did a tandem + 5 minutes of wind tunnel before I started aff, and I am glad I did it.
When I did my AFF1, there was a guy in my class who made his first jump an AFF jump, and he completely froze during the skydive. It can get very overwhelming, and its hard to process the routine that they teach you while going through that crazy sensory overload, that's why a tandem helps, it gives you an idea as to what its like, without much responsibility.
just my .02, for what its worth.
(This post was edited by dontlikemustard on Apr 29, 2012, 12:11 AM)