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Best places to jump over the holidays for a relative novice

 


vanessalh  (D 33301)

Oct 5, 2012, 8:21 PM
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Hey,

I'm thinking about taking a week off over Christmas and finding a sunny DZ to jump at. I'm a relative novice, only back in the sport for 3-4 months after a 10 year hiatus.

I'm looking for a place where it's easy to meet people and get on loads, with a welcoming atmosphere that's not intimidating to new comers. It would be a plus if there were classes held over the event as well - I'm eager to brush up on my skills.

Thanks
Vanessa


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Oct 6, 2012, 5:37 AM
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Florida, California and Arizona will be your best bets. It will be the busy season in those states, so you'll have a pretty good chance at finding a lot of planes flying. If you're going to want to camp or use bunkhouses, better choose a dz and make reservations now!

FL- DeLand, Zhills, Palatka, Sebastian, Lake Wales are all within 2 hours of each other
CA- Perris and Elsinore are close to each other
AZ-Eloy


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Oct 6, 2012, 1:28 PM
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What Andrea said.

I cant comment on CA and FL since I haven't been to one of their holiday boogies in a long while, but at Eloy, there are seminars most evenings in the hangar with the best training material: free beer ;-). Seriously, the seminars are pretty interesting.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 6, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Florida, California and Arizona will be your best bets. It will be the busy season in those states, so you'll have a pretty good chance at finding a lot of planes flying. If you're going to want to camp or use bunkhouses, better choose a dz and make reservations now!

FL- DeLand, Zhills, Palatka, Sebastian, Lake Wales are all within 2 hours of each other
CA- Perris and Elsinore are close to each other
AZ-Eloy
I've been to most of those DZ at that time of year and they are ALL great, my personal preferences would be Eloy and Elsinore thoughSmile


vanessalh  (D 33301)

Oct 7, 2012, 4:38 AM
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Awesome thanks folks! I was chatting with a friend at my home DZ and he might be going to Arizona this winter. I'm thinking that might be a good plan because I'll know someone there too.


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Oct 7, 2012, 6:23 AM
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Be warned tho: the beer is warm, the locals are strange, and it's full of Canadians ;-)


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 7, 2012, 7:06 AM
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Be warned tho: the beer is warm, the locals are strange, and it's full of Canadians ;-)
weirdo French Canuks, BUT they seem to have HOT wives Cool


SDAZ

Oct 8, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Well, our vote is for Skydive Arizona of course ;)

We have a awesome Holiday Boogie lined up, with plenty of activities both daily and at night to make it worth your while.

Skydive Arizona, also has a bunkhouse, bar, restaurant, showers, gear store and more on site, so it's easy to just arrive and play as much as you want.

And we have the best Holiday Boogie Poster

http://www.skydiveaz.com/.../2012-holiday-boogie

Got any questions, drop us an email at jump@skydiveaz.com


SDC.ZHILLS

Oct 9, 2012, 8:04 AM
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Skydive City/ZHILLS - of course! You can't beat Pirate Day! and check out what we have going on now!

(edited to remove advertising not pertaining to the Holidays)~Skymama


(This post was edited by skymama on Oct 9, 2012, 8:56 AM)



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