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B52  (D License)

Jun 11, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Would like to get some input on where to go for a week long skydive trip in July.
Looking for either ocean view or beautiful mountain scenery jumps anywhere in the world. Doesn't need to be a big DZ, as long as loads are turning 5-7 days a week, weather permitting. Have been to California, Florida and Hawaii.
Budget is $2500.


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 11, 2012, 11:40 AM
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The DZ in Ber'Sheva Israel has some great ocean/desert views but I am not sure they fly during the week.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jun 11, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Bump it back to Aug.

http://www.skydivelostprairie.com/JUMPMEET-2011.html


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jun 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
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More specifics from the folks running the boogie itself:

http://meadowpeakskydiving.com/

I wholeheartedly second the recommendation of Lost Prairie if you can adjust your schedule to support it.


Pacific

Jun 11, 2012, 1:47 PM
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I think Skydive Elsinore and Skydive San Diego are beautiful. Great weather, turbines, lots of loads, and both have bunkhouses/showers. They are about 90 miles apart.


Bluhdow  (B 37052)

Jun 11, 2012, 3:47 PM
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Both excellent choices. Between the two, I'd suggest Elsinore though.

It's a busier DZ with more loads. It's also a better view, IMO. Also, free coaching every other week and a ton of fun jumpers always looking for new people to fly with.

It's also right next to Perris in case you want to mix things up and/or hit the tunnel.


B52  (D License)

Jun 11, 2012, 5:00 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
Since I have been to California, Florida and Hawaii, I am looking somewhere else in or outside the US.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jun 11, 2012, 5:12 PM
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People do nothing but rave about Empuriabrava in Spain. (Haven't been so I can't vouch for it personally, but it's high on my list of places to check out).


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 11, 2012, 5:38 PM
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People do nothing but rave about Empuriabrava in Spain. (Haven't been so I can't vouch for it personally, but it's high on my list of places to check out).

I have been there and it is on the Costa Brava, Spain, it's VERY pretty and a 7 day a week DZ

If you do go there you fly in through Girona, not Madrid (if you can)


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Mountainsky1  (D 6397)

Jun 11, 2012, 5:43 PM
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Locarno, Switzerland is my vote...


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Jun 11, 2012, 5:44 PM
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Locarno and emporiabrava are both awesome


demoknite  (D License)

Jun 11, 2012, 8:41 PM
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I have been known to talk shit about UK DZs, but several of the ones I have been to have gorgeous scenery. I think its the UK landscape in general, with mostly year round greenery and hedge rows. Beccles takes a flight path over the north sea which is beautiful. Some years the farmers rotate rapeseed into their farms and the yellows and greens are beautiful at altitude. Dont waste your money on going there though.


ixlr82  (C 33491)

Jun 11, 2012, 8:50 PM
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Dubai seems nice. Not sure how far your $2500.00 would go though...
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kentAllan  (B License)

Jun 12, 2012, 3:38 AM
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Skydive Voss in Norway!

Check out Voss 2.0 on vimeo or youtube :)


divertech  (A License)

Jun 12, 2012, 4:14 AM
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There is always South Africa with a few dz @ the coast with great views and the exchange rate would make things cheaper for you.javascript:%20addTag(';)')


DaVinciflies

Jun 12, 2012, 6:48 AM
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Ja! Skydive Mossel Bay is really lekker.


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trigger  (D 101390)

Jun 12, 2012, 7:49 AM
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Gap/Tallard France very nice.
Also Skydivedive Jersey tho not a full time DZ every landing is on the beach.


B52  (D License)

Jun 12, 2012, 8:38 AM
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Locarno and GAP sound great. Thanks.
Has anyone been there lately?


DoZ3r  (D License)

Jun 12, 2012, 8:49 AM
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Paracentrum Texel, in the Netherlands could be an option as well


paralola  (D 6173)

Jun 12, 2012, 10:02 AM
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check out locarno at www.paracentro.ch. they usually are closed on Mondays. the website has a schedule what is going on but in July that is a busy season. It isn't cheap to jump in Switzerland, jumps are about $50


MikeJD  (D 10605)

Jun 12, 2012, 12:11 PM
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People do nothing but rave about Empuriabrava in Spain. (Haven't been so I can't vouch for it personally, but it's high on my list of places to check out).

I have been there and it is on the Costa Brava, Spain, it's VERY pretty and a 7 day a week DZ

If you do go there you fly in through Girona, not Madrid (if you can)

Empuriabrava has great views, and there's lots of fun to be had on the DZ and in town - but their weather has put me off going for the last few years. It's always had a tendency to get windy, but lately there's been a lot of freak rainy periods and I know many jumpers who have been there for several days without getting in the air. Shame!


druvaughn  (D 35660)

Jun 12, 2012, 1:13 PM
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Skydive Coastal Carolinas


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 13, 2012, 2:08 AM
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In reply to:
Ja! Skydive Mossel Bay is really lekker.
Mossel Bay is STUNIN, infact all along the Garden route is gorgeousCool


B52  (D License)

Jun 13, 2012, 8:23 AM
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Thanks for all your suggestions. Decided to go to Gap, France. The reviews, scenery and exit altitude of 15500ft sold me.

I have insurance which covers skydiving, but not repatriation. Do you have suggestions regarding additional insurance?
Also any additional skydive documents I need to jump in europe (I am located in the US)?
Thanks very much.


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Premier Remster  (C License)

Jun 13, 2012, 8:49 AM
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I have insurance which covers skydiving

Is it an international travel insurance, or your regular health insurance?

Most regular US insurance will treat those events and treatments as out of network (if they even cover them) and that can get pretty expensive. Be sure to double check.

Bring your license, USPA membership, and logbook. Keep in mind that they may request you also get a French membership for 3rd party insurance purposes (its not uncommon at many DZs).

Also, keep in mind that the airport elevation is about 2,000 feet. That's a good 1 size downsize equivalent. Take it slow.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jun 13, 2012, 10:19 AM
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http://www.ihi.com/ As of the time I bought my policy (February of this year), these guys did not exclude skydiving. I'd recommend reading the fine print to be sure it hasn't changed, but generally these folks get good reviews and the price is reasonable for pretty comprehensive coverage.


B52  (D License)

Jun 13, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the note on elevation. It is my regular insurance and they cover accidents as you described. I guess I will get a travel insurance. Thanks for the link.


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stevemeg

Jun 16, 2012, 3:06 PM
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For insurance that will get you home, try www.medjetassist.com
If you're in a hospital and there is a runway, you make one call and they will come get you. It works any time you're more than 150 miles from home. No, I don't work there or own stock.


DFWAJG

Jun 16, 2012, 5:07 PM
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Skydive The Ranch in NY has beautiful mountain views, great vibes and turns loads all week long. You can camp in the woods and there are a few restaurants that are more than happy to cater to skydivers.


Premier WickedWingsuits  (D 30916)

Jun 17, 2012, 8:17 AM
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In reply to:
Would like to get some input on where to go for a week long skydive trip in July.
Looking for either ocean view or beautiful mountain scenery jumps anywhere in the world. Doesn't need to be a big DZ, as long as loads are turning 5-7 days a week, weather permitting. Have been to California, Florida and Hawaii.
Budget is $2500.

Mile Hi in Colorado, USA sure has some mountains...I think there is some smoke there right now too....nice day hikes too.


virgin-burner

Jun 25, 2012, 1:09 AM
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i'm tempted to say that actually ALL dz's in switzerland have beautiful views.. Smile



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