Apr 10, 2001, 4:08 PM
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I am going to be doing AFF in June at Skydrome Air Sports. They have a VR "thing" that they use in training. Can anyone tell me more about this and possible a web-site that I can check out that has more info?? Thanks a lot!!
The only place that I have seen that simulatot is at ESPNZone in Manhattan. I also saw a picture of someone using one at the PIA Symposium. Maybe you could contact someone @ PIA.com and see if they have a list of vendors that attended this years symposium and see if they can help you out.
The US repair shop for for Cypres (SSK?) had one at the Winter Expo at Skydive Chicago. It took me a second to realize that I had to tilt my head up after deploying to see that I had line twists. Pretty fun.
skyslut...thanks for the info. I will try to find something online about that. I will be going down there tomorrow to see the DZ and check out things, so maybe they'll let me see how it works. I am also going to try and get a job down there as a packer to pay for my jumps:)
The parachute simulator webpage has been found!! It looks so awesome too! Here it is to whoever is interested: http://www.systemstech.com/paramain.htm Thanks again for the www.pia.com thought. It was at the bottom of the link page.
I finally got my info packet of information today from Aerodrome Sky Sports where I am going to be taking my AFF next year. It had a brochure on the VR simulator for canopy training.
This is only offered at two DZ's in the US right now: the one that I'm going to and then the Cleveland DZ in Cleveland, OH. They are both within 3 hrs of me.
Anyway, I am totally syked for this. FYI, this is what Prez. G. Bush Sr. practiced on before his AFF several years ago. Should be a great learning tool. Do you think they'll let me swoop or do hook turns on the simulator before my first jump?? (Didn't think so, but it was a thought!)