Sep 11, 2012, 12:35 AM
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AFF in Texas
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?
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.
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!