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1st AFF in 2 weeks!

 


kista  (Student)

Aug 7, 2004, 7:15 PM
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I'm scheduled to make my first AFF jump in 2 weeks. (Sunday Aug 22) I'm so excited I can't stand it! I've been visiting this site for a while. My husband did a tandem in June at Alabama Skydiving Center in Pell City. I had never even considered this as something that I might like to do until I got to the DZ. The people and the atmosphere there were incredible. I was so bummed that we couldn't afford for me to jump that day too. Anyway, if any of you will be there that day, let me know. Also, if anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!
Kista


gerryfuss  (A 10270)

Aug 8, 2004, 10:29 AM
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I'm sure you will love it!
Just remember to relax and enjoy it.
Wink


Jeth  (C 37471)

Aug 8, 2004, 1:08 PM
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Welcome! Smile Yup, just try to relax as much as possible. Skydiving is 90% mental. You will be given a ton of info and will probably feel really overloaded.

I did a tandem first so I can't say what it's like to have your first freefall be with your own chute, but it will probably be very intense! It gets better with each jump, you get more relaxed and feel more in control. I still have a ton of nerves before getting up there, but once I'm out the door its awesome. Smile

Good luck and let us know how it goes! Smile

Jeth Cool


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Aug 8, 2004, 5:07 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Good Luck on your training. I bet it's going to be hard to wait 2 more weeks! My best advice is to relax, listen to your instructor and ask questions about anything you don't understand.


FreeFlyASC  (D 24102)

Sep 13, 2004, 11:43 AM
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And dont forget get to bring beer for your aff instructorsWink


Morcyk  (Student)

Sep 13, 2004, 7:18 PM
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hmm beer. I'm doing my first tomorrow. And yes, I did forget.


DZJ  (A 104861)

Sep 14, 2004, 3:45 PM
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I did a tandem first so I can't say what it's like to have your first freefall be with your own chute, but it will probably be very intense! It gets better with each jump, you get more relaxed and feel more in control. I still have a ton of nerves before getting up there, but once I'm out the door its awesome. :)

My first jump was a tandem, but it was a year before I did AFF after that. The feeling of going from passenger to pilotwas still enormous and to be sat in my harness alone in miles of empty sky for the first time was simply mindblowing. Agree about the progressive relaxation as well. My exits up until levels V were nervous affairs, but after getting V out the way VI and VII were simply great fun and I started to really feel like I was flying rather than just plummeting.


(This post was edited by DZJ on Sep 14, 2004, 3:47 PM)



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