>I had thought about taking a week off and possibly traveling somewhere to do this. Any suggestions? Also is it possible to do it >in a week if everything goes good?
If they have a good program, and are implementing something like ISP - yes. If it's a standard seven-jumps-and-see-ya AFF program then I would stick with the static line program. You will learn more, and graduate a safer skydiver.
I've seen people get through AFF in two days and disappear. The scary part was they didn't really know all that much, but were no longer considered students - they had graduated from the program.
Thanks for the response, I am getting ready to start the free fall portion of the s/l course and was a little concerned with the whole stability issue. I thought that the AFF would help with that, even if I could only complete 3 or 4 jumps.
I am not trying to be on the fast track with this.
Perhaps what you need is the Canadian progression, which usually starts with a tandem, then 2 or 3 IAD jumps from 3,000', then 5 Progressive Freefall levels from 10,000' and finally a few coach dives to smooth out your skills. During the coaching phase, you will learn how to pack, front loop, barrel-roll, and do your first sit fly exit.
Your best bet is to spend a week's vacation at a major DZ that has full-time AFF Instructors and full-time coaches. Hint, Skydive University's coaches were trained the the former head of the Canadian 8-way team, so they are among the best on the planet.
Only doing 3 or 4 AFF jumps would be really awkward. You would not have graduated and instructors back at your home would not know what to do with you, so they would probably put you back on S/L with practice pulls, a very confusing situation for all concerned.
Training at a Canadian DZ will will transfer to the USA provided you do at least 25 jumps and earn a Canadian "A" Certificate of Proficiency. "A" C.O.P.s/Licenses are recognized at most DZS on this planet.
I just wanted to say thanks for all of the responses, I have still been jumping and have a much better feeling about what I am doing, I think that I am going to continue on my current course and save the Trip for a canopy control course.