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Windtunnel before AFF

 


cferguson

Aug 21, 2007, 11:49 AM
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Smile Hello everyone! Smile

I am due to go to spain at the end of Sep to do AFF at Ocaa. I have already completed 5 static line jumps towards the end of last year at Tilstock.

I have just booked a "complete" course at Milton Kenes wind tunnel (airkix) where they will teach me the basics of free fall. What is taught is much like AFF levels..

I am hoping people can offer advice on what to expect from AFF, moving from Static line; or can help me ensure I can get the most of the time in the tunnel before AFF.

Blue Skies!

Chris


diablopilot  (D License)

Aug 21, 2007, 1:05 PM
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Listen to your tunnel instructors and try to be as receptive as possible.

Then listen to your AFF instructors, even if they contradict your tunnel training.

Don't expect to shorten your AFF progression however, as there is more to learn than the tunnel will teach you.

Above all remember to have fun.


Kiki32  (B License)

Aug 22, 2007, 9:58 PM
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I did wind tunnel before starting AFF and it worked out great. In fact Im scared to think of how I wouldve performed had I not done it. Perhaps another repeated course? Who knows. Best of luck with it! You made a wise choice.


cocik  (A 3450)

Aug 23, 2007, 1:24 PM
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I wenth thorugh a similar progression (few SL, 1 hour in tunnel, AFF) and I have to recommend it.

Just listen to all your instructors (tunnel & AFF), do not hesitate to ask questions, relax and make sure you arch well Smile

my first "real" freefall was much faster than the one in tunnel and this was just about the only major difference (apart from the exits and openings)

just a little inspirational video to show what you may expect in the tunnel as a pre-AFF student
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXcPzSWEmgQ


cferguson

Aug 23, 2007, 3:46 PM
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Thanks for your replies and the link to the tunnel video - looks like lots of fun! Cool


d123  (B 6134)

Aug 23, 2007, 6:10 PM
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In reply to:
few SL, 1 hour in tunnel, AFF
You guys are lucky. 1 Hour is a lot.
I have less that 10 min total time in free fall. I had an AFF jump from bellow 10k.
I'm jumping Cessna's.Frown


airathanas  (D 29277)

Aug 30, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Wise decision to get tunnel training before jumping AFF. I did the same thing. I have more time in the tunnel than in the air!

It will give your a *major* advantage. Have fun, stay safe and blue skies!!!!Smile



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