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HoldtheIce  (B 36112)

Oct 30, 2009, 6:07 PM
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I'm thinking about making a trip down to San Francisco in December and get some tube time in at IflySFBay.

I start my A licence free fall progression training next spring once the weather here is better.

Any thoughts about the place? Instructors? Local hotels? Places to eat? Things to do while not flying?

Thanks for any advice and Blue Skies!

~H


diablopilot  (D License)

Oct 30, 2009, 8:56 PM
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Things to do while not flying?


Er..... skydive. Seriously, we keep going in the NorCal most of the winter.


HoldtheIce  (B 36112)

Nov 2, 2009, 8:14 AM
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115 reads and only 1 reply.......you're killing me Small!

Unsure

~H


ebusto  (C 38493)

Nov 2, 2009, 9:25 AM
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I'm a regular at iFly SF Bay. By that I mean I fly there a couple of times a week on average.

The instructors are great, in general. If you want my opinion on any of them individually when you get here, send me a PM. Explain that you're a skydiver when you go, and they'll gear your flying towards that.

The tunnel is located by this huge shopping plaza with roughly one million restaurants, so there are no shortage of things to eat. There is also a hotel next door (Holiday Inn Express?).

When you're not flying, you can go San Francisco, go skydive at one of the local dropzones, etc.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Bay_Area


HoldtheIce  (B 36112)

Nov 2, 2009, 12:04 PM
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PM sent

THANKS !! Smile


Ironmanjay  (C 37414)

Nov 2, 2009, 6:34 PM
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See the only thing I didnt like with starting my GF in the tunnel before AFF was that she was taught to turn a different way in the tunnel then what her instructors told her to do in the air so she had to repeat a level while going thru AFF. And the tunnel instructor was a skydiving instructor tooUnsure
With that being said Ebusto about covered it. All the instructors Ive flown with have been good, some better then others but all of them are competent, it sounds like Busto is going to give you the update anyways.

San Fransico is a big city so take your pick on what you want to do, its fun there...


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Nov 2, 2009, 10:23 PM
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See the only thing I didnt like with starting my GF in the tunnel before AFF was that she was taught to turn a different way in the tunnel then what her instructors told her to do in the air so she had to repeat a level while going thru AFF. And the tunnel instructor was a skydiving instructor tooUnsure
With that being said Ebusto about covered it. All the instructors Ive flown with have been good, some better then others but all of them are competent, it sounds like Busto is going to give you the update anyways.

San Fransico is a big city so take your pick on what you want to do, its fun there...


Why did an instructor make her repeat the level if she completed the learning objective on the skydive? If she did the turns, it doesn't matter how she did them with her arms. I always ask if they learned something different in the tunnel, and give the student the option to do something they already are comfortable with, as long as they complete the TLO.
All though I do know an instructor that fails students for not doing a complete back flip, even though they recover from being on their back.
Some dz's are rip-offs....Unsure


diablopilot  (D License)

Nov 3, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Perhaps the technique used in the tunnel did not result in successful heading control or turns on the level in question.

I find result based criteria rather than technique based criteria for AFF works much better.

And I've met bot shitty and great instructors at every DZ I've been to. I'd rather say some instructors are a rip off, however in many cases it's more a matter of some instructors simply don't have much experience.


HoldtheIce  (B 36112)

Nov 5, 2009, 5:53 PM
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Waz up All.

I got my air flight and reservation for tube time at SF-Bay.

Thanks everyone for all the help and tips. It really helped!! Smile

Blue Skies....no wait!
This is the Wind Tunnel Forum.....uh....Blue Tube? Crazy

Laugh HoldtheIce



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