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GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:02 PM
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What do you budget to attend a boogie? Can't Post

I have searched for this to no avail.

When planning to participate in a boogie, how do you budget? What costs do you consider? How do you control costs?
While I know that replies like "Budget? What is a budget?"Cool or "Just sell everything in one room of your house."Cool are inevitable... I am seeking concrete feedback on how to anticipate costs and plan accordingly.

Thanks in advance.

Blue skies.


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:06 PM
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Travel, lodging, food, jumps, beer and bail are the variables, each person budgets as to their own needs. Wink



It all depends on what you want to do.

Stay in a tent and eat Ramon making 2-3 jumps a day and you can get by on 500.00 bucks.

Personally, I budget 1500.00 ~ 1800.00 for a 5 day stay. *and don't like sleeping on the ground anymore.

When the money is gone I head for home. Wink


(This post was edited by airtwardo on Oct 8, 2007, 7:19 PM)


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:09 PM
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The last one I did was about 60 or 80 grand.Laugh


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:12 PM
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Travel, lodging, food, jumps, beer and bail are the variables, each person budgets as to their own needs. Wink

Thanks, I had forgotten "bail". What was I thinking?


Zing  (D 6343)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:21 PM
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Its simple ... all your money and the rest of your life.


Ashtanga

Oct 8, 2007, 7:23 PM
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Or to quote you...

If you want to know what spending a weekend at a skydiving boogie feels like you need merely take all your money out of the bank and burn it. Then snort the ashes into your nose and mouth, throw yourself down the stairs a couple times and then drink until you pass out in the yard in a pile of dirty clothes.
You'll feel just like you spent the weekend boogieing, without all the hassle of traveling to a dropzone and doing that skydivin' and partying stuff.

-Zing

Cool

Is this the same Zing that was at Eloy? If so, I am the one buying rubbers at the dinner table.

You will remember me.

Laugh


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:26 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Travel, lodging, food, jumps, beer and bail are the variables, each person budgets as to their own needs. Wink

Thanks, I had forgotten "bail". What was I thinking?

Go to enough Boogies, and you'll definitely remember to budget for it!


Zing  (D 6343)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:27 PM
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Naw ... I heard he went in over in Florida a long time ago.


(This post was edited by Zing on Oct 8, 2007, 7:28 PM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:29 PM
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Naw ... I heard he went in over in Florida a long time ago.


Anybody think to tell him yet?! Wink


Ashtanga

Oct 8, 2007, 7:30 PM
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Ok.

Laugh


AggieDave  (D License)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:40 PM
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I've done boogies for $50.00 for food and beer and plus gas money. Then again I showed up to the boogie and packed for jumpers or did tandems at the DZ to pay for some jumps and other food. All in all if you want to do a few jumps and not work you're looking at a minimum of $200.00 if you live within a couple hours of the DZ and tent camp with cheap food.


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:54 PM
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Travel
Food
Beer
Registration
Accommodation
Jump Tickets

...all vary depending on the boogie, your needs, and your distance from the boogie.


monkycndo  (D License)

Oct 8, 2007, 7:56 PM
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In reply to:
Travel
Food
Beer
Registration
Accommodation
Jump Tickets

...all vary depending on the boogie, your needs, and your distance from the boogie.

Condoms?!!!!!


porpoishead  (B 30018)

Oct 9, 2007, 12:41 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Travel
Food
Beer
Registration
Accommodation
Jump Tickets

...all vary depending on the boogie, your needs, and your distance from the boogie.

Condoms?!!!!!

yeah right, you might get more than you bargained for.... for the price of "on the house"Wink


normiss  (D 28356)

Oct 9, 2007, 6:04 AM
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what is this term "budget" to which you refer???
Laugh
just GO!

it's only money after all. Tongue


Premier Tonto  (D 515)
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Oct 9, 2007, 7:25 AM
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I always consider travelling 1st, and my luck is generally not great.

In 2004, I flew from South Africa to Eloy for 15 dives when I had budgeted for 40 due to bad weather. In an effort to spend that, I flew to LA and hired a car to Perris. I should have hired a U Boat. I did 1 dive at Elsinore. Total travel costs around $2000 for 16 dives... $125 per jump.Frown

In 2007 I went to Germany for the AN-72 boogie, again budgeting for around 40 dives. Travelling and accomodation were far more expensive in Europe. Crap weather again, so around $4200 for 13 skydives... $329 per jump. Frown

What made both trips worthwhile were the people I shared them with. I have a bunch of dives already, so more dives don't mean that much. Time with people who matter means much more.

(And Africa is a long way from just about everywhere...)

t


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Oct 9, 2007, 7:46 AM
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Note to self: keep an eye on Tonto's boogie schedule ... and go elsewhere. Sounds like you're the one Crowded House wrote that song about. Laugh

I have never really considered the cost of travel in the cost of the boogie, at least not directly. Yes, I think through how much it's going to cost me (both in time and money) and then decide whether that particular event is worth it in my mind. But I don't actually calculate a per jump cost.

Instead, as long as I enjoyed myself and got home safe, it was a good boogie, whether I got in 3 jumps or 30.

I've also been fortunate that often the travel costs for me are negligible because I'm either tacking it onto a work trip or using the frequent flyer miles that I've accumulated from work trips.


Thanatos340  (B 27588)

Oct 9, 2007, 8:02 AM
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Budget depends on alot of variables.

1) Travel Costs. How much will cost you to get to the Boogie. Sometimes this is an expensive plane ticket others it is just a tank or two of petrol and some drive time.

2)Where will you stay? Tent on the DZ doesnt usually cost much. Hotel?? Can run the budget up but your own shower and a real bed is nice.
3) Registration Fees? How much is registration for the Boogie.

4) How many Jumps you plan on making?

5) Beer. Is this your FIRST Boogie? First time at that DZ? Plan on any other Firsts while you are there?? Beer fines must be paid.Wink

Add all that up and then add about 25% more for incidentals and you should have your Budget. Of course you will blow way past that number but atleast you know HOW much you went over budget for the Boogie.WinkLaugh


decompresion  (D License)

Oct 9, 2007, 8:23 AM
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I am sorry but I am going to post an ACTUAL reply with actual numbers and explanations. It won't be funny or witty but it will give an actual account of a 4 day skydiving vacation on a budget. The figures are from Z-hills last December.
$90.78 1 Coached Re-currency jump
$482.46 for 22 Jump tickets @$21.93/ticket
$326.35 4 Days equipment Rental @$81.50/day
$138.60 Southwest Airlines (Round trip Airfare BWI to Tampa)
$90.00 Ride to the DZ (Round trip)
$0 Lodging(Slept in a tent)
$80.00 Food @$20.00/day
Grand total:$1,208.19 for the whole Boogie
If you don't rent gear $881.84
The food includes a couple of beers around the bonfire
No Bail on that one.
Add $45.13 for Morning after pill ("Plan-B"@CVS)
$10.00 STD clinic
$6.29 Postage to get my shoe back from her in the mail.

There might be other expenses but that is the most complete, honest and straightforward account I can give of four and a half days of fantastic time


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 9, 2007, 8:31 AM
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...four and a half days of fantastic time.


In reply to:

But it was a 7 day trip! Tongue


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Oct 9, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Add $45.13 for Morning after pill ("Plan-B"@CVS)
$10.00 STD clinic

A box of condoms would have been a lot cheaper. Wink


rave4funn  (B 30154)

Oct 9, 2007, 12:46 PM
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Add $45.13 for Morning after pill ("Plan-B"@CVS)
$10.00 STD clinic

A box of condoms would have been a lot cheaper. Wink

they still make those??


docjohn  (D 13182)

Oct 9, 2007, 6:50 PM
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Travel (gas/food) - $100
Registration - $50
Jumps $150/day
misc $100-$200

the experience - PRICELESS!!!

I spent $4000 this year on skydiving. The rest of the money, I just wasted. (stolen from a T-shirt I saw somewhere).

.


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Oct 9, 2007, 11:14 PM
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The last one I did was about 60 or 80 grand.Laugh

Most of us manage not to break ourselves :-)


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Oct 10, 2007, 4:18 AM
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Most of us manage not to break ourselves :-)

I think he's talking about putting on the Dublin boogie.


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