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ego

Oct 21, 2013, 1:53 PM
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Hey guys i recently completed my AFF Level 1 in ireland at the IPC (Great place but being ireland hard to get weather for jumps)

I like the sport and am thinking of going to spain for a holiday to complete my AFF jumps.

Have narrowed it down to Freefalluni, Skydivelillo and skydivespain.

Basically just decided this today so have not been able to call around ect.

Was wondering if they would give me discount due to having ground school+AFF 1 done. (have video proof and log book ect.) or would they want me to do there ground school and that again.

Also wondering if i do the full AFF Jumps 1-7 (or 8 iuf counting hop and pop) can i then do mu consults jumps in ireland (if i provide video evidence.

I know this is probaly all DZ dependent and i will be calling them in the morning but just wanted to see if there was a straight answer.

Also how long should i take to be sure i complete my AFF (2 days ? 7 days?

And finally can anyone recommend or steer me away from these or towards a different DZ as i read the review but having recent clear information from fellow skydivers would be nice (especially ones who done there AFF in these places)


kenthediver  (A License)

Oct 21, 2013, 2:06 PM
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Hi Shaun, ask at your dz in Ireland if they have a preference for an overseas DZ, then contact the dz's in Spain. I can only speak for FFU / Skydive Madrid, but highly recommended them. Also, ask the Dz's to confirm what licence they do - BPA / USPA ETC? The time taken to get you through AFF is in your control - listen, do, relax, arch and enjoy. Let us know when and where you go, oh, and welcome!


ego

Oct 21, 2013, 2:16 PM
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Legend thanks for the quick reply and info :) .. yeah gonna call around the DZs here and there and ask these questions was just making sure someone wouldn't say you cant go to spain and jump here then or something


Welcoming anymore replys :)


shorehambeach  (C License)

Oct 21, 2013, 2:19 PM
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Ego

Welcome to the forums and the sport

Ask the same question on ukskydiver.co.uk
As many on their have done AFF and A licence
In Spain .. I know several Spanish based uk instructors
Post there

Good luck


Lukasz_Se  (A License)

Oct 21, 2013, 3:04 PM
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I finished my AFF at skydive spain in january :) I highly recommend that place. I know they have plenty of english instructors, great weather year round and they jump from 15 000ft ;)


Brutus  (A 4051)

Oct 22, 2013, 2:00 AM
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Skydive Spain (Ocaa, Madrid) has a lot of English spoken instructors, 2 Pilatus Porter, nice facilities, and a friendly atmosphere.
If you are staying in Madrid it is the nearest DZ to the city and well connected by highway A4
Also you can easily find English spoken students doing their AFF courses.


MikeBIBOM  (B License)

Oct 22, 2013, 2:16 AM
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I know many people at the IPC regularly go to Skydive Empuriabrava, and I know several who did their AFF there. EB has many English speaking instructors and they work across several different systems (Spanish, BPA, USPA, DFV, French), and the PAI will recognize them. Plus, if the weather cooperates, you can easily finish AFF in a few days, and get some consolidation jumps as well.


Lukasz_Se  (A License)

Oct 22, 2013, 5:02 AM
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The problem with EB is that it got very expensive. I was thinking about going there this winter but after I heard about the prices I quickly decided that it will be Skydive spain near Seville again ;)


adamhildreth  (C 110471)

Oct 22, 2013, 6:34 AM
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Skydive Spain in Seville! ... Great instructors, friendly atmosphere and fast twin turbines to 15,000ft... They have both BPA Advanced instructors and USPA plus the student equipment is excellent.

I know lots of people who have completed AFF there including myself.


(This post was edited by adamhildreth on Oct 22, 2013, 6:36 AM)


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 22, 2013, 7:31 AM
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Lukasz_Se wrote:
The problem with EB is that it got very expensive. I was thinking about going there this winter but after I heard about the prices I quickly decided that it will be Skydive spain near Seville again ;)

I love Empuria, but, I hope they didn't price themselves out of competition... Unsure


shropshire  (C License)

Oct 22, 2013, 8:26 AM
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Remster wrote:
Lukasz_Se wrote:
The problem with EB is that it got very expensive. I was thinking about going there this winter but after I heard about the prices I quickly decided that it will be Skydive spain near Seville again ;)

I love Empuria, but, I hope they didn't price themselves out of competition... Unsure

Indeed


MikeBIBOM  (B License)

Oct 23, 2013, 2:51 AM
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Maybe I need to do some research, but I didn't find their prices too much different than the few other DZs I've been to. Then again, I've only been to four and I've been renting gear until now.


ego

Oct 24, 2013, 4:00 AM
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Prices as off today 24/10/2013 from there websites.

Looks like freefalluni is well above the rest.

Freefalladdicts
AFF Bronze (L 1-7, goggles, logbook, manual) - 1.365,00
Skydive Gran Canaria
Full AFF 1-7 2,000
Skydive Lillo
Full AFF with level 8 hop and pop 1515
Skydive Madrid
full AFF 1-7 1515
Skydive Spain
incl. theory, L1-7, goggles, logbook, manual & DVD 1.435
Freefalluni
Full AFF l1-8 incl hop and pop 1359
Skytime
1-7 1440
Skydive empuriabrava
Tandem+1-7 AFF 1670


ALL PRICES IN EUROS


(This post was edited by ego on Oct 24, 2013, 4:03 AM)


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 24, 2013, 7:15 AM
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Since you seem to be in a researching mood Wink, what about regular single jump tickets?



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