Re: [climber71] Does going to a wind tunnel really help?
I did tunnel & AFF in Deland. For me it was excellent.
The tunnel has a habit of breaking down there but its really worth the investment.
There are some very good tunnel instructors from Deland who coach there most nights. PM me if you want the details.
Although i am a low number jumper - the tunnel has enabled me to be far more confident and skilful than you'd expect with less than 30 jumps. Although it clearly doesn't improve your canopy skills - if you've had a good time before you pull you'll feel more confident once the canopy opens.
Also, during the plane ride, if you know you'll have no issues on stability once you've exited, then there's less stuff going around in your mind before the doors opens.
(I am in the UK)
(This post was edited by shorehambeach on Sep 18, 2012, 1:12 AM)