Apr 4, 2010, 2:15 PM
Post #1 of 8
CRW Camp at Eloy April 17-18 2010
While in Eloy for last weekend's boogie, I noticed a CRW Camp flier. While it is not listed on the Skydive AZ website calendar, it is happening April 17 & 18 with NO EXPERIENCE or CRW EQUIPMENT NECESSARY. NO REGISTRATION/COURSE FEE. Just pay for your altitude. What a deal!
Kevin Vetter and Brian Pangburn will have canopies for use and it looked like they will be covering some rigging on the evening of the 16th. I will try to get all the info and post it here ASAP.
Apr 7, 2010, 7:10 AM
Post #8 of 8
Re: [crazycableguy] CRW Camp at Eloy April 17-18 2010
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One misconception of a CRW camp is that you are going to use your own canopy. Part of the class that takes place before any jumps are made is going over CRW equipment, why it is different from other canopies,how to pack it and also comparable wingloadings. When looking to take a CRW camp you should be prepared and feel comfortable at a 1.3 to 1.4 wingloading. Some CRW coaches may make those wingloadings lighter depending on the class but this is the wingloading that is the goal. Something else to keep in mind is that this is not a canopy control class. CRW camps are not teaching how to fly a pattern, learning a two stage flare or how all the controls work for your canopy. That knowledge should already be in place before taking a CRW camp. The CRW camp will take place from exit of the plane until about 2500 feet, below 2500 feet you are on your own so that is why you need to have knowledge of canopy flight before taking a CRW class. So this knowledge will come to different jumpers at different jump numbers and makes it tough to say you need X number of jumps. If this fits where you think you are at then by all means go to this course and have a blast. I was in Sebastian a few weeks ago for a big way camp and Brian is a tremendous coach! His has years of knowledge and you will wish you had more time to jump with him and learn what he has to pass along. Hope this helps
(This post was edited by FreeFlyer2100 on Apr 7, 2010, 7:11 AM)