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1000+ jumps, 4 years no jumping what 2 do?

 


YakkoWarner

Dec 10, 2009, 3:08 PM
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Well like it says in the subject, I have almost 1100 jumps but didn't do a skydive for 4 years. How to get back 2 jumping?


Croc  (D 29552)

Dec 10, 2009, 3:27 PM
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How could you have 1100 jumps and not know what to do? Are you a troll?


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Dec 10, 2009, 3:41 PM
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Well like it says in the subject, I have almost 1100 jumps but didn't do a skydive for 4 years. How to get back 2 jumping?

Every non-current, high-time jumper is unique. See your local instructor. He/she can get you back safely.

Welcome back.


Gary73  (D 21341)

Dec 10, 2009, 4:25 PM
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Welcome back!
If you have a D license you're theoretically allowed to determine your own level of currency, but most DZOs will want you to sit down with an AFF-I, review the FJC, and do a refresher dive.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Dec 11, 2009, 7:07 AM
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If you have a D license you're theoretically allowed to determine your own level of currency

Really? From what I've read in the SIM, even D license holders are technically uncurrent after 6 months.

After a couple years off, a review of emergency procedures and a low pressure two way with an AFFI is a good way to get back in the air (and coincidentally, also what USPA recommends).

I just did a refresher with someone with 5000 jumps and 5 years out of the sport - while she had no problem remembering how to fall, fly and pull, she was amazed at how much stuff she'd forgotten when it came to emergency procedures (not the physical actions - those are like riding a bike - but obstacle avoidance, aircraft emergencies, etc). For that matter, a current friend sat through the refresher and he was surprised at how much HE'D forgotten too.

A well done refresher is definitely worth an hour or so of your time, even if you are already an expert.


timmyfitz  (D License)

Dec 11, 2009, 7:26 AM
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If you have a D license you're theoretically allowed to determine your own level of currency

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Really? From what I've read in the SIM, even D license holders are technically uncurrent after 6 months.

The currency requirements are not part of the BSR's. It is what the USPA believes would be appropriate as far as re-currency training goes(AKA a suggestion).

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After a couple years off, a review of emergency procedures and a low pressure two way with an AFFI is a good way to get back in the air (and coincidentally, also what USPA recommends).

Can't argue with that.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Dec 11, 2009, 7:33 AM
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Step 1 - report to your nearest dropzone

Step 2 - say "Hi, I'd like to make a skydive"

The rest will work itself out.


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Dec 11, 2009, 9:20 AM
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Find an AFF-JM you're friends with. Say "I want to make a jump!" Easy.


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Dec 11, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Hell, this is an easy one.....

Get your knees in the Breeze!!!!



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