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udder  (A License)

Jul 16, 2001, 2:43 AM
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is there anyway i could cut the cost down on an aff course.
could i get someone to teach me theory and do my jumps at the dz? could you get friends who are jm s to teach you at the dz for a smaller fee?any ideas are very welcome



cyberskydive  (C 28534)

Jul 16, 2001, 3:09 AM
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You could become a packer for a year or so and make friends with all the jm's, then ask them if they will do your aff jumps for the price of their slots-LOL

well.. I've seen it happen!

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skymedic  (C 33561)

Jul 16, 2001, 6:19 AM
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Aahhh good luck on that one....

Marc


ClayFowler  (A 36447)

Jul 17, 2001, 7:36 PM
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 Yes but the requirements are stiff!!!(Pun intended) You must be 5'4", blonde, 110 lbs, with measurements in the 38,28,36 range and have a shiny new set of knee pads....



lazerq3  (C -34113)

Jul 17, 2001, 8:31 PM
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In reply to:
and have a shiny new set of knee pads
for packing of coarse...right??!!! Ummmm thats packing chutesWink

jason



udder  (A License)

Jul 18, 2001, 1:04 AM
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i know where you can shove that pun.anyways i wanna learn how to pack and hopefully that could cut my costs.thanks for your info.i would be better of wiping my ass with sandpaper and reading the message my ass sent me.
white skies splat dives
peder



udder  (A License)

Jul 18, 2001, 1:09 AM
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you guy help a ton.i would be better wiping my ass with sand paper and reading the message my ass sent me.
cloudy skies and splat dives
peder



lazerq3  (C -34113)

Jul 18, 2001, 3:24 PM
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In reply to:
could you get friends who are jm s to teach you at the dz for a smaller fee?any ideas are very welcome
You want my honest opinion? I know at my DZ the answer is NO. Trying to get a J/M to teach you on the offsides for cheaper is like going into a grocery store that your friend works at and having him knock off 25% because he knows you. ITs a place of business. Now on the other hand you can learn to become a packer and use that money you make to help with your training! Again this is just what I know from my DZ!

jason

P.s sorry about the jokes we'er all kinda crazy around here




ClayFowler  (A 36447)

Jul 20, 2001, 6:22 PM
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 Ummmm...packing chutes??? I like a girl that likes it that way...LMAO Sorry Udder....Seriously...if you want to learn to pack I'm sure there are plenty of skydivers at your local DZ that would be happy to teach you. On the AFF deal though....people have spent a great deal of their time and money getting that rating. It's not something you just sign up for and they rightly expect to paid for their skill. The only people I know that get discounts is the hotties that are dating someone. Just the facts Ma'am.



Hellian  (Student)

Jul 29, 2001, 10:29 AM
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That's gunna get you a better response isn't it, well done lad



skreamer

Aug 5, 2001, 12:51 AM
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Yeah, and have a nice pair of *udders*!!!!Laugh



SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Aug 5, 2001, 5:37 AM
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My friends have mentioned that they know someone who's actually spent a few months just packing at their DZ, and they paid for their AFF like that. Ask the guys at your DZ, they might be ok with it.



freeflyguy  (D 24207)

Aug 6, 2001, 10:00 PM
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You could always just bag the AFF idea, and find a good DZ that offers a good static line class. It gets you jumping, and the training is also good, and effective, with less money up front.



jumpervali  (D 19338)

Aug 16, 2001, 4:21 AM
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Packing is a good idea, but there is normally a crew for that, and it is a slow return to earn a jump. As a dzo here in Georgia I have traded AFF jumps for mowing work, auto repair, painting, cooking and things mostly grounds related. Many a student has traded a one day job for a jump. Look around your dz and offer ideas for improvements that you can take care of alone and do well, then make a deal. Every skydiver has a wide range of talents they bring to the dz. Trade yours for aff talent.


blue skies
jumpervali




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