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PPL

Jul 14, 2012, 9:56 AM
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I'm thinking about driving into Denver soon for some tunnel time. I was looking at prices on the Skyventure website.
I'd be interested in the 675 dollar for an hour off peak package. It says "return jumpers and skydivers" though. Is that not available for first timers? I'mm AFF level E. I sent them an email but thought I'd see if anyone here might know while I wait.


artard  (B License)

Jul 14, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Hour packages must be flown all at once (you can't buy an hour and then fly it in 10 minute increments). Also the $675 rate is for un-coached time.


beowulf  (C License)

Jul 15, 2012, 7:41 AM
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They aren't going to let you fly with no experience. You need to at least go through some coaching and get signed off on belly flying in the tunnel. Tunnel flying is not with out risk.


dragon2  (D 101989)

Jul 15, 2012, 10:16 AM
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You can't do an hour of tunneltime by yourself, all at once. An hour is typically shared between teams and/or other coached jumpers, with their coach either in there with them or watching, followed by debriefing.

For a firsttimer, 10 minutes out of half an hour or one hour would be a lot I think, that's 10 jumps done in an hour or less (!).

You'd need a skydive coach or tunnel staff anyway, which is not included in the hourly rate.

Just go the beginner package route, but do mention you are a skydiver. Or find a coach that will take beginners, some coaches have even cheaper rates than just the tunnel, because they bring in customers. The local dropzone usually knows about that, or maybe the tunnel can hook you up.


cderham  (D 29951)

Jul 17, 2012, 5:39 AM
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You are looking at approx $15/minute coached. +/- $1 depending on who you get to coach you. You could also call and ask to buy time at Boogie rates. $780/hr I believe. Also plan on tipping your coach. I usually tip them $100/hr of time this is because they devote so much time to you and I typically spread 1 hour out over 3 days. As far as coaches everyone in there are great. I have flown or jumped with Zach, Kiwi, Josh, Jordan, Ryan, Billy, DV, Mike, Nathan, and Jared. I dont think there is anyway you can go wrong with any of them.


PPL

Jul 17, 2012, 2:44 PM
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I've been talking to a coach. Gonna book some time through him as soon as I know exactly what my schedule is gonna be. Thanks all.



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