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fencks  (A License)

Oct 11, 2012, 9:41 AM
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hi guys,
my name is leo and i am from vienna (austria). im thinking about starting with skydiving for about a year. since ive got some free time now, some money that i saved for that purpose and a great amount of motivation i decided to make my dream come true :D unfortunately its already cold in austria and all skydiving schools are closed. thats where i need some help of you guys! where could i travel to make my aff course? i thought of dubai for example. the dz looks pretty cool and ratings seem to be good too. one con is the price though, its pretty expensive!
are there any other (maybe not too far away) spots i could check out? maybe spain or so?
blue skies and greetings from vienna Smile


RickieD  (Student)

Oct 11, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Use Dropzone's DZ finder. I am in Italy and we have numerous AFF schools, which are open pretty much year round - depending on snowfall. I am in my AFF right now and they told me they jump all year.


fencks  (A License)

Oct 11, 2012, 10:43 AM
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thanks mate! i just saw that some schools in austria are still opened. what do you guys say? does temperature have a great effect on the skydiving experience or shouldnt there be any problem?


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Oct 12, 2012, 4:54 AM
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.$02.

It's better to be able to focus on the dives, than focus on trying to stay warm.


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Oct 12, 2012, 5:22 AM
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Couple of places in Spain that are likely to be a lot warmer for you and probably not that expensive to fly to. They're used to international jumpers too so will be able to offer probably a choice of languages or at least English, which clearly you speak very well.

http://www.skydivespain.com/

http://www.skydiveempuriabrava.com/


fencks  (A License)

Oct 12, 2012, 4:10 PM
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thanks man! i just spend the last two days looking for the right dz and i think its going to be skydive spain. email already went out Cool
seems to be a good dz. does anyone have some experiences with skydive spain he would like to share? Smile


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Oct 15, 2012, 4:14 AM
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I was there earlier in the year. Nice operation. I can recomend this place@ http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/...ville_Andalucia.html

Cheap, close to the DZ, appartment style rooms with fridge/cooker etc. You'll need a rental car though as the DZ is a short drive away and there aren't any hotels close enough to the DZ to get away without a car.



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