Jun 17, 2012, 2:18 PM
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Hey! So I am planning to make my recurrency jump after almost 4 years. I'm feeling nervous but really excited to get back in the air! Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to make a smooth transition back into skydiving?
My general suggestion would be - don't rush. If your profile numbers are accurate, you didn't have a huge number of jumps before you took your break. Be prepared to break back into things slowly. In other words, if you do your recurrency jump and someone invites you on a 10-way for the next jump, it's probably not the best idea to say yes. It'll take you a while to regain the comfort and awareness in the air to be safe on jumps with more than one or two other people.
Thanks! Ive got my Sim dusted off and i'm reading thru everything you suggested, I have been putting my rig on and practicing my ep's and I talked to the dz about a good refresher course before the jump!
Just listen to your instructor like you are new. Sometimes retrains are harder than just first jump students because the retrains 'know it all already'. Though boys tend to be worse than girls on this.....
Open mind, open ears, and they'll take good care of you. The bonus for you is that you already know you've been fine before, you can listen and apply with less tension than a 1st timer.
If you've been practicing like crazy, that's great, you don't need to bring it up more than once, your ground performance will let the instructor know how you're doing.
Thanks! I am treating it like i'm a first time jumper. Going over the Sim has been a great refresher, but after 4 years and going to a new dz I plan on taking it really slow a learning as much as I can.