Nov 13, 2012, 9:53 AM
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I've been creeping around on the site doing my research on skydiving and am really excited to get started very soon. I have done one tandem a while back and am finally in a position to afford all the training and equipment.
I just have one question so far and that is about my local DZ.
Does anyone have any experience with Sydive Costal California in Camarillo, CA?
One of the steps to get started on this site is to find a reputable DZ. I just want to make sure that I am in good hands with the instructors there before I commit to an AFF program with them. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Welcome to the forums! Good on you for doing your research. I don't know anything about the dropzone, but I will offer the suggestion that you visit all the dz's in your area before you jump. You might find you like the vibe at one more than the others.
Do you know what plane they have? To me, that is something to consider too. Then again, I come from the land of turbine dropzones so I'm a plane snob.
Thank you for all the feedback everyone. I called them and they do offer AFF training but I didn't ask them if I could jump there after I was certified. For the training they have to fly you out to a different DZ than the one they use for tandem since the tandem DZ is in a tiny spot with a lot of obstacles around. So I'm guessing you would have to be a more experienced jumper to land there. I will look into the other spots mentioned above.