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planning on getting my A License,,,,,,>>>??????

 


xskreemx

Jan 30, 2013, 9:52 AM
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hello guys i'm new to this forum i'm planning on getting my A license where's the best place around the U.S to get it plus can i know the total charges .......plus how long till i get my license if i attempted all the 25 jumps will i get it straight away or wait ............


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jan 30, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Prices vary from place to place. Contact your local DZs and see what they say.

In terms of hwo fast you get your A license, is that really a concern at this point? With no jumps and seemingly very little knowledge about the sport, what's the rush to get your hands on your actual license?


BigMikeH77  (B 39490)

Jan 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
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I am in an AFF program, just started as a matter of fact.. The costs vary from place to place really so yes, check with your DZ for prices.

The first jump is usually the most expensive and genrerally the price goes down once you reach jump four or five. With no repeats, I think it's safe to say that an AFF course will cost you around $1,200 to $1,500. Most every DZ will require you to get USPA membership, that's $65 annually.

Your "A" license is a goal and what's important is that you not rush the process. Take the time to ask questions, understand, learn, and have lots of fun!

Some folks highly recommend doing a tandem first so you get a feel for the enviornment. Have you done a tandem?

Dont forget to do an introduction.


TsunamiGilligan  (C 41364)

Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: [xskreemx] planning on getting my A License,,,,,,>>>?????? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well most people would advise google and searching the forum, but I've got a minute and I'm fairly new here too, so I'll bite.

It's like asking where's the best place to get a pizza. Everyone has a different opinion, and a lot of depends on your geography preferences. There's a ton of good DZs out there. You just need to check out some out in your area.

To get your A, you're looking at an investment in the $2000-2500 neighborhood depending on DZ and training method. That includes all your gear rentals while you are a student. That number can also vary based on your ability to master the required skills. Repeat jumps cost more money.

You are in control of how fast you complete the 25 jumps. It depends on your mastery of the skills, and the time/money you have to make the jumps.

Once you meet all the requirements, you have a completed A license card, which is just as good as the actual license for 60 days. In that 60 days, you will apply for and receive your license from the USPA.

USPA's website is a good place to start.
http://www.uspa.org/...abid/54/Default.aspx


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Jan 30, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Re: [xskreemx] planning on getting my A License,,,,,,>>>?????? [In reply to] Can't Post

Best Place?
Only you can answer that question. Consider all the following: Proximity, Price, Social milieu, instructional mode (AFF, SL, IAD).

Total Charges?
Varies based on instructional mode as well as variance between DZs using the same instructional mode.

How long to earn A-license?
This varies on your availability, the suitability of the weather, your ability to pay for jumps, and the volume capacity of the DZ.

There are some DZs which offer programs for you to attempt to earn your A-license in a week. This is dependent on both weather and YOUR ability to learn the skills quickly.


(This post was edited by GLIDEANGLE on Jan 30, 2013, 10:55 AM)


LeslieRP  (C License)

Jan 31, 2013, 7:06 PM
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Re: [xskreemx] planning on getting my A License,,,,,,>>>?????? [In reply to] Can't Post

If you live in New York, then the best dz to jump at is in california...

I'm just messing, check out the DZs closeset to you and make your choice from there!



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