Dec 27, 2012, 12:25 PM
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First time fly today ... I AM ADDICTED!!
today I was at the wind tunnel in Bottrop, Germany. I booked 10 minutes because I thought 2 minutes weren't enough. Oh guys I can't tell you how much fun it was ... and I guess I wasn't that bad. My instructor told me that I was pretty good and was able to do stuff in those 10 minutes that others wouldn't be able to do in 2 hrs. During the last minute of my 10 my instructor turned me around on the back gave me some instructions and suddenly I was flying on my back for a couple of seconds ... stable! :D
It was just so awesome! ... :D
Now I defenitelly have to start my parachute licence! ....
Another question ... is it possible to get a part time job as instructor or something or how do you even become a wind tunnel instructor? Is it a education or how does it work?
Thanks guys, as soon as I have my good laptop, I will edit the videos I made and upload them and share the link of my 10 minutes here :D
Dec 27, 2012, 5:24 PM
Post #2 of 2
Re: [Maurix] First time fly today ... I AM ADDICTED!!
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I know the addiction feeling, I have it too! I've done 8 hours the past 4 months.
Well, the guys that work as instructors at my home tunnel, were trained by highly experienced tunnel instructors from other tunnels. A lot of people want a job like that, so you're not going to be the only one. Who knows, you might get lucky. Though you probably have to pay a lot of money to even get to that level where you can be an instructor
It's about $5000 for an instructor course here. Even though you do this course, you are not guaranteed a job.