Re: [Wonderboy85] (Im willing to travel) I've got 2 weeks off this summer.... where do you think the best DZ is to get my A License????
Where do you live? Why would you want to travel to get your license?
Summer in most parts of the world provides fine weather with no need to travel elsewhere to skydive. Once you earn your license, it'll be much more beneficial for your continued learning and development to already know the dropzone (or dropzones) in your area and some of the people. An A license is just the beginning - it's a license to learn, and a lot of your learning will come from doing fun jumps with people at the dropzone.
If the people at the dropzone have already gotten to know you when you're a student, during the jump day and over a cold beverage after hours, it'll be that much easier to get to know people who will become your jump buddies and informal mentors as you grow in the sport.
Conversely, if you're that person who comes back to your local dropzone as a freshly minted skydiver from "somewhere else," it'll take that much longer to get to know the folks in the local area. None of the local instructors will know you, so you're less likely to be able to rely on them to make introductions to others.
It's not that you can't do that, but it's a lot easier if you "grow up" there. Plus, you're starting out in the sport by supporting a local business, and that pays untold dividends, even if you might be able to save a buck or two on your training by going somewhere else.
My recommendation - save the travel costs and use them towards more jumps or to build up your gear fund.
(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Mar 9, 2013, 7:32 PM)