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Heading to Deland! It's official!!

 


jrouse  (B 38781)

Dec 22, 2012, 7:52 PM
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Well it's official! I have booked my trip to Deland and scheduled my AFF and A license training with skydive university! I'll be flying in on the 7th of February and staying until the 24th! Super excited and the wait is gonna be tough! Probably going to camp at the DZ for the two weeks unless anyone has a better suggestion. I really didn't wanna spring for the extra cash it would take to get a hotel so camping was the next best option. I would rather use that money to help me get gear or more jumps in while I'm there. If anyone's gonna be there around those dates I would love to meet you and have a beer! Looking forward to having fun and meeting new people and hopefully new friends on this trip!


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Dec 22, 2012, 8:19 PM
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Sweet! You gonna do some wind tunnel time before you go?

Don't forget to breathe! I think I did my first 3 AFF jumps entirely without breathing. From like... the moment I got on the plane... Yeah...


tristansdad  (C 39285)

Dec 23, 2012, 4:46 AM
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Camp out at the DZ. Youre going to be there during the same time frame as the Daytona 500 and hotels rooms are exspensive and hard to find because Deland is only about thirty or so minutes from the Beach. That money may be better spent on a rental car so you can get off the DZ and make runs to Walmart or go check out some attractions. Deland has a very nice Downtown area with some good bars and resturants.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Dec 23, 2012, 6:04 AM
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There are some jumpers who have bunk houses near the dz and I think the rates are affordable. Inquire about the list of people at manifest. Hope to meet you!


davelepka  (D 21448)

Dec 23, 2012, 8:23 AM
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Probably going to camp at the DZ for the two weeks unless anyone has a better suggestion.

Contacting manifest and finding a local to put you up is the better suggestion. You can rent a room, or a bed, in a jumpers house generally with kitchen priveldges for waaay less than the cost of a hotel. It will be cleaner and more comfortable, and it's a good way to meet some of the locals.

Given the length of your stay, you should be able to get a really good rate, and spend less than half the cost of a shitty hotel.


akarunway  (A 143885)

Dec 23, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Well it's official! I have booked my trip to Deland and scheduled my AFF and A license training with skydive university! I'll be flying in on the 7th of February and staying until the 24th! Super excited and the wait is gonna be tough! Probably going to camp at the DZ for the two weeks unless anyone has a better suggestion. I really didn't wanna spring for the extra cash it would take to get a hotel so camping was the next best option. I would rather use that money to help me get gear or more jumps in while I'm there. If anyone's gonna be there around those dates I would love to meet you and have a beer! Looking forward to having fun and meeting new people and hopefully new friends on this trip!
Just don't get on Rnoda's bad side. Camping was fun out there 12 yrs. ago.


missbrz  (B License)

Dec 23, 2012, 6:44 PM
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I just moved here and am staying at one of Solly's bunk houses till I find a place. It's really nice and cheap. Just call manifest and ask for Solly Smile


pandamonium  (A 63686)

Dec 24, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Nice! I went to Florida last week for 16 days. It was worth it. I really enjoyed doing everything for my A license in one trip.

I went to Deland for 3 solo jumps when ZHills was closed on one of the Wednesdays. (Summer hours) I liked it.

Enjoy, focus, stay safe, and have fun.

-Chris


3331  (D 3331)

Dec 24, 2012, 1:06 PM
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The Clarion hotel has a much lower Skydiver rate.
Cool


jrouse  (B 38781)

Dec 24, 2012, 4:24 PM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! From everyones input it sounds like bunk houses are the way to go. I did rent a minivan for the trip incase I needed to camp out at the DZ in it. That being said it also gives me transportation off the DZ for other necessities, possibly beer. I have a feeling I'm gonna ned it!


(This post was edited by jrouse on Dec 24, 2012, 4:25 PM)


jrouse  (B 38781)

Dec 25, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Sweet! You gonna do some wind tunnel time before you go?

Don't forget to breathe! I think I did my first 3 AFF jumps entirely without breathing. From like... the moment I got on the plane... Yeah...

Yeah I'll probably hit the tunnel 3 or 4 more weekends before I head down. I'm making a trip to SkyVenture NH this weekend and next. Been to the tunnel lately yourself?


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Dec 25, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Not for a couple of weeks. I did 15 minutes a couple of weeks ago for back flying. I'm planning on going again soon (Maybe in early January) to work on fall speed again. I have halfway decent control in the tunnel but always find it to be much harder in the sky. I'm guessing because there are less references to tell how fast I'm falling. Even when I do, I'll dive down to catch a group and end up blowing past them at 140 miles an hour.


Snowwhite

Dec 25, 2012, 11:08 AM
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[ Probably going to camp at the DZ for the two weeks unless anyone has a better suggestion.

I would rather use that money to help me get gear or more jumps in while I'm there.

YUP, this guy is a skydiver. Already thinking of the price of things as "how many jumps is this gonna cost me?"
Welcome to our world!


mutumbo  (Student)

Dec 25, 2012, 3:48 PM
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Good luck!! I LOVED every second of my time spent at deland. Jumpig or not. Its such a fun place to hang out, theres tons of great food, people, beer, and always something to do on a windy day.

Definitely check ou the orlando tunnel, on a windy day, or if youre in the mood for a trip ther direction. PJ is a great coach, for one, along with a ton of others, they will get you falling like a pro in no time flat.

Man. I miss that place...Ima harta road trip it there sometime soon and get back in the air. Hmm...


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Dec 26, 2012, 2:46 PM
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should have my A by then so count me in for a fun jump! Deland is the best!


jrouse  (B 38781)

Dec 26, 2012, 4:52 PM
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Sounds good! Hopefully we can meet up when I'm down there. I'll shoot you a message once I have arrived!


phreeloader  (Student)

Dec 27, 2012, 12:01 AM
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. PJ is a great coach, for one, along with a ton of others, they will get you falling like a pro in no time flat.

I 2nd that! I'm currently in the middle of doing my AFF with PJ. Great guy! Once I get this belly flying thing down I'm gonna work with him even more to learn to freefly


groundtested  (A 63002)

Dec 31, 2012, 8:41 AM
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Good luck! I went through my AFF last fall with SDU- Plamer and Lindsay Widdall were my instructors. Could not say enough nice things about them. Have fun!


shorehambeach  (C License)

Jan 9, 2013, 1:27 AM
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Yep - I flew from he UK to lean at SDU with Chromy and Lindsay. Best thing I ever did :) Going back in March !

Lindsay and Chromy are both tunnel instructors - GET IN THAT TUNNEL !

Blue Skies


emmett751  (D 32906)

Jan 13, 2013, 4:59 AM
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Pitch a tent and camp out, its half the fun, thats what i always do. The dz is pretty self contained you dont really need to leave if you dont want too. But i would highly suggest going and touring all the local factories, PD, Mirage, Vigil etc its really cool to see all that stuff. Have fun good luck and enjoy it!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jan 13, 2013, 9:31 AM
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Deland sucks. Especially right now when Florida is having a warm spell, and Eloy is fucking freezing... Tongue

Have a blast! And if you get drunk, sleep it off in the minivan... Wink


jrouse  (B 38781)

Jan 22, 2013, 8:38 PM
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Have a blast! And if you get drunk, sleep it off in the minivan... Wink

LaughWill do!

Two weeks from tomorrow I'll be doing my FJC!! The closer it gets, the slower time moves!



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