Forums: General: Introductions and Greets:
Brand new to the sport.

 


Johnny7140

Jul 13, 2012, 3:19 PM
Post #1 of 9 (555 views)
Shortcut
Brand new to the sport. Can't Post

Hey, my name is John. I am just getting into the sport. I had my first few jumps a few years ago, and have done 1 other since than. Since my first jump I decided i want to get certified, and jump on my own. I finally have the money where I can afford to do it. I dont know much more than what ive read. I hope to start learning a lot more now that Im going to start my classes. I figure this is a good place to meet some experienced people to get advise and such. I live in Clovis NM, and will be jumping from Albuquerque. If anyone is from around there id love to hear stories about the areas DZ's
Thanks,
John


mahonie10  (B License)

Jul 14, 2012, 2:03 AM
Post #2 of 9 (507 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Johnny7140] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to the sky! take my advice with a grain of salt because i'm still a newb. But take your instructors advice before you take advice fromt total strangers here on DZ.com. dont get me wrong theres alot of knowledge here, but it's still online and not in person, your intructors will take care of you. happy falling!


beeman  (A 65979)

Jul 14, 2012, 2:18 AM
Post #3 of 9 (505 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Johnny7140] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to the skies and the forums Smile

Good luck with the classes and jumps getting in. Arch, breathe, relax, and have the time of your life.

and Blue Skies Smile


gregpso  (Student)

Jul 14, 2012, 7:30 AM
Post #4 of 9 (496 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Johnny7140] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome you are in for the time of your life.. lots of good folk on here to banter with. Squeak for one (hang on he takes things a bit too seriously)


Enjoy the adventure !!


(This post was edited by gregpso on Jul 14, 2012, 7:32 AM)


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
Moderator
Jul 14, 2012, 7:10 PM
Post #5 of 9 (481 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Johnny7140] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to the forums! Smile Good luck with your training. When do you start?


Johnny7140

Jul 15, 2012, 2:19 AM
Post #6 of 9 (476 views)
Shortcut
Re: [skymama] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Im going to start as soon as I get back to the states. Im in the middle of a deployment right now.


dthames  (B 37674)

Jul 15, 2012, 3:49 AM
Post #7 of 9 (475 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Johnny7140] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

John,

Welcome to the forum and to skydiving.

The US Parachute Association published Skydiver Information Manual (SIM) is a good and also offical source of information. Section 4 is the student training program. Study section 4 and it's suggested additional sections.

You can download it and study it while you are waiting to start your training.

http://www.uspa.org/...icket=MjZZfstaczQ%3d
edit, the download button does not seem to work for me right now.

Here is the link to read it online.
http://www.uspa.org/...bid/245/Default.aspx


(This post was edited by dthames on Jul 15, 2012, 6:10 AM)


Jumper007  (C License)

Jul 15, 2012, 4:54 AM
Post #8 of 9 (472 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Johnny7140] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Check out the USPA online ground school. Depending on your connection it might load slow but there is a lot of information that will give you a headstart on your knowledge. Don't count on the videos loading but definately look over the information.
http://www.uspa.org/BecomeaSkydiver/OnlineGroundSchool/tabid/557/Default.aspx


Johnny7140

Jul 19, 2012, 3:11 PM
Post #9 of 9 (443 views)
Shortcut
Re: [dthames] Brand new to the sport. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the links. Very helpful



Forums : General : Introductions and Greets

 


Search for (options)