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brendanm  (Student)

Sep 11, 2012, 12:35 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum so sorry if this is in the wrong place. A buddy and I have a trip planned to Austin in October/November for the express purpose of finishing our AFF, and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good DZ? We were planning on SD san marcos, but they are closed for the halloween weekend which is when we would need to the ground school, so option 2 is Texas skydiving centre. Any thoughts?

Much appreciated


AggieDave  (D License)

Sep 11, 2012, 4:05 PM
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Texas skydiving centre

Is that the current name of the DZ in Lexington? Seems like they change the DZ's name every other year or so.

If so, I wouldn't jump there if I was you. Actually, I refuse to jump there myself. Too many significant safety issues in regards to their aircraft maintenance and using un-rated instructors in the past.

SD San Marcos are good folks and worth waiting to jump with.


dthames  (B 37674)

Sep 11, 2012, 5:29 PM
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I visited San Marcos the for the first time, Labor Day weekend. I agree it is a very nice place.


hokierower  (B 36150)

Sep 13, 2012, 6:05 AM
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I did AFF at San Marcos and was there until August last year when I had to move (had just over 50 jumps at that point). I went back last year for their Halloween carnival and I'm going back this year. They have a great group of jumpers, VERY good instructors, and a nice feel overall. If you can wait, I can't say enough great things about the DZ, and would highly recommend it. Even better is the Austin tunnel going in right now that's opening up this winter!


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Sep 13, 2012, 2:32 PM
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There is also my dz at skydive temple just north of Austin. We are fun dz and we should have a caravan by Halloween.


kcjen24  (B License)

Sep 18, 2012, 6:30 AM
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+1 for Skydive Temple!


IMGR2  (D 21089)

Sep 20, 2012, 7:56 PM
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+2 for SD Temple.

They are more focused on the AFF student.

San Marcos focuses more on the tandem student.

At Temple you will get alot more one on one time.


chedlin  (A 65914)

Oct 16, 2012, 2:17 PM
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+3 SD Temple. The Caravan was a nice ride on Sunday.


brendanm  (Student)

Nov 6, 2012, 11:01 PM
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For anyone else watching, +4 for skydive temple. I just completed my AFF there, couldn't say a bad thing about it. Thanks for the replies


kcjen24  (B License)

Nov 7, 2012, 11:59 AM
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AWESOME! Smile Did you jump with Bryan? I sure hope so... I learned a lot from him when he jumped with us in KC.

Congratulations!!!



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