You will be ok with an A license. However, some of the specialty loads (helicopter, balloon, biplane) require a B license, so if you can get it done that's even better. You'll still have plenty of opportunities with an A license though.
There are several people flying in and I'm sure it won't be that big of a deal to get a ride from the airport. As it gets a little closer I'm sure we'll figure out who's picking up who. I will come pick you up personally if nobody else is going to be around at that time, so don't sweat that.
A licenses are encouraged. The boogies mission is to help newer jumpers move up, gain awards, etc. The spirit of SkyFest is the memorial tribute of Jerry Schrimsher whose passion was to help all those with less than a 100 jumps. It was not unusual to see Jerry taking a bunch of folks with 50 jumps on a raft dive, making fun jumps, that kind of thing.
While we are on the topic of Skyfest, I would like to let those who have wanted to try/learn to fly a wingsuit that Phoenix-Fly has teamed up with Skyfest to allow at least 2 jumpers free ground training, free suit rental, and free slot w/instructor.
If you are interested please PM me with a reason why it should be YOU and not someone else. It is possible there will be more then 2 to be given away but as for right now that is what we have arranged.
Special thanks to Skyfest for donating the slots to allow for this oppurtunity
******currency requirements will be followed********* must have at least 200 jumps BOC throwout container canopy you're comfortable with
Don't worry, there are probably lots of us in the same boat.
I have a really basic question about Skyfest, since it's all about encouraging the low-timers and new 'A's out there (like me). Of course, I realize that lots of very experienced peeps will be there too--- to meet up with old friends and have fun. It just seems a little bit intimidating, being such a newbie (and a bit shy), and not knowing very many people that are at my experience level or people who'd be willing to jump with me and teach me a thing or two. So what I'm wondering is, How much guidance will the new jumpers get? I mean, are we responsible for organizing and implementing our own jumps, or will there be load organizers and instructors to show us the ropes and get jumpers together?
Today is for the up and coming jumpers. We will be doing SCRs, basic RW/FF and small ways. Our goal is to help get you better prepared for the weekend. There will be plenty of organizers and up jumpers on hand for all disciplines. There will be some big ways planned as well.
Up jumpers - we invite you to come on out and share some of that great knowledge you have been saving and share some stories of the old days.
SCR/VSCR Get your first 8 way dive! Pink Mafia Initiations- Become a Pink Mafia Sister Toy Jumps See the Beer Light Page for evening events
Another day for the up and coming jumpers.
7:30 am High Altitude jumps
All Day: SCR/VSCR Get your first 8 way dive! Pink Mafia Initiations - Become a Pink Mafia Sister Helicopter Toy Jumps See the Beer Light Page for evening events