Sep 23, 2012, 7:09 PM
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I'm planning to take an AFF course in the next few months and get licensed. I'm in the Philly, PA area. Ultimate goal would be to work up to a wingsuit but for now, I just want to learn the basis, etc.
Does it matter where I take the AFF course? Do I get the same license no matter what? Is there any value to going to one of the best dropzones for the course or is the nearest dropzone sufficient?
Welcome to the forums! Check out the link at the top of the page for dropzone reviews near you. I would suggest driving to your closest dz's and hang out for awhile; the vibe of one place might suit you more than another.
The closest dz is Cross Keys (Freefall Adventure). I live in NE Philly and it's 26 miles door to door. Get there soon as although they're open all year, you might find it somewhat difficult to do AFF in the cold weather.
You can get the license at any dropzone and through any type of student program. Static line, IAD, AFF or tandem progression. The license is good anywhere in the US. The main reason head out to Florida, Arizona, California etc. is for the warmer weather. Like I said, Cross Keys is open all year, but it does get chillier in the winter.