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Progression to B in a week over Xmas

 


jamesspratt  (A License)

Oct 16, 2012, 2:44 AM
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Hi there,

Got my A license, 56 jumps but need to do my JM1 and CH2 to get that B license.

Can anyone suggest a dropzone anywhere in the world where I could get this training, hopefully over the space of a week sometime between 13th Dec and 4th Jan.

Am based in the UK but happy to travel wherever to do this.

Many thanks,

James


mchamp  (D 32129)

Oct 16, 2012, 3:58 AM
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I'm not sure what JM1 and CH2 is, but I'm sure you could do that at Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain (closest and WARMEST to the UK that I can think of during that time frame) as I'm sure there are many people knowledgable about BPA there as well as qualified instructors.


Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Oct 16, 2012, 4:16 AM
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mchamp is on the money. Empuria would work (and I might see you there).

Another good option is Skydive Spain (Seville), which will have a BPA Advanced Instructor (which is what you need to sign your JM1 and CH2 stickers, and indeed your B license form).

"skydog" on here is also a BPA AI, and last I heard he was at the Ocaa dropzone, near Madrid. Hopefully he will chime in though.


jamesspratt  (A License)

Oct 19, 2012, 5:14 AM
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Thanks both but neither Seville nor Empuria can do this over xmas. Anybody any other ideas as really want to use my time off well. Happy to travel to the other side of the planet if needs be?


melanie91  (C License)

Oct 19, 2012, 4:32 PM
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Are you not able to jump between now and Christmas? I'm just thinking you could easily get your ch2 and jm1 before then in the UK....
I'd definitely recommend going abroad over your Christmas break as it does get really cold here, and going abroad tends to be fun anyway! How about skydive algarve? I don't actually know of they're open over Christmas but it's worth a look....


d4n1el  (A 110779)

Oct 22, 2012, 5:37 AM
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Have you tried langar or Chatteris, I think both of them are open all year round


jamesspratt  (A License)

Oct 22, 2012, 5:43 AM
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Thanks Melanie - but I'm only free every other weekend and I'd say the weather has closed in on us for the year already. I don't want to waste time hanging around a dz waiting for clouds to clear.

Will email Algarve though, thanks for the suggestion.

Cheers


jamesspratt  (A License)

Oct 22, 2012, 5:53 AM
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Thank you, will try them but was hoping for some reliable weather and warmth!

Cheers


mchamp  (D 32129)

Oct 23, 2012, 9:19 AM
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The next warmest & closest place for you that I could think of would be Skydive Dubai during that time frame. Shoot them an e-mail and see if they could provide that for ya. It's quite the international DZ with talent pulled from all over the world and I could only assume that they would have someone qualified there to assist you with your ratings.



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