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Tunnel Coach Recommendation - Eloy

 


Sky_doggy  (C 41295)

Dec 1, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Hi,

I plan on going to Eloy latter this month to do some jumping and tunnel work and I am looking for some recommendations for tunnel coaches.

My interest is belly work and perhaps learning how some techniques for tandem camera flying.

I have had mixed experiences with tunnel coaching, I found the coaches at Denver were really good, but my last trip to Orlando was a bust and I wasted my money. To be fair the coach for the first 15 m was okay, but the second guy had no clue on how to teach.

Thanski


mattjw916  (D License)

Dec 1, 2013, 11:13 AM
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honestly, all of them are good in my experience

When you book the time, tell them exactly what you want to work on and that you want a dedicated coach for your flights (coaching is paid directly to the instructor separate from your block time). You will get a pre-briefing, discuss objectives ahead of time, etc. They have a "tape-delay" monitor that you can review your rotations on during the block time itself as well. Bring a USB memory stick and you can even download your entire flight when you're done. They will also do a video debrief after your flight is over.

The instructor skill level is basically insane there, I wouldn't worry about getting your money's worth. They are there to teach skydivers to fly, not run whuffos through tunnels at a mall like an amusement park ride. Wink


(This post was edited by mattjw916 on Dec 1, 2013, 11:14 AM)


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Dec 1, 2013, 11:55 AM
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I regularly conduct FS tunnel camps at SkyVenture Colorado sometimes with the help of my son.

My son is a professional skydiver in Eloy and lives in Casa Grande.

He was the alternate for Arizona Airspeed for the last couple of years and won the World Meet in Dubai last year. His new 4 way team did just under a 20 average and he won Silver with Airspeed in 10 and 16 way at this years USPA Nationals, and is involved with the Arizona Airspeed Challenge.

In addition he conducts FS camps at Eloy, so you may want to see if he has one while you are there.

Because he is a Tunnel Instructor at the Eloy tunnel, he can help schedule your time and really knows the system to get the best for his tunnel students. Its also nice that when someone cancels tunnel time he can be on the list to get called so his coaching customers get first chance at the time.

If you really want to excel while on the trip you can arrange for him to do some one on one jumping in addition to the tunnel.

I hear nothing but good things about him from his customers. Hes young, enthusiastic, passionate and quite talented.

He is pretty busy this coming week with the P3 world record 250 way sequential, so please be patient if you try to contact him.

Tell him his Old Man told you to contact him.

I would send him an email or FB message with all your details and needs (Nick Grillet).

NickGrillet@gmail.com

Be the canopy pilot you want that other guy to be.


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Squeak  (E 1313)

Dec 1, 2013, 6:11 PM
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Skydivesg wrote:
I regularly conduct FS tunnel camps at SkyVenture Colorado sometimes with the help of my son.

My son is a professional skydiver in Eloy and lives in Casa Grande.

He was the alternate for Arizona Airspeed for the last couple of years and won the World Meet in Dubai last year. His new 4 way team did just under a 20 average and he won Silver with Airspeed in 10 and 16 way at this years USPA Nationals, and is involved with the Arizona Airspeed Challenge.

In addition he conducts FS camps at Eloy, so you may want to see if he has one while you are there.

Because he is a Tunnel Instructor at the Eloy tunnel, he can help schedule your time and really knows the system to get the best for his tunnel students. Its also nice that when someone cancels tunnel time he can be on the list to get called so his coaching customers get first chance at the time.

If you really want to excel while on the trip you can arrange for him to do some one on one jumping in addition to the tunnel.

I hear nothing but good things about him from his customers. Hes young, enthusiastic, passionate and quite talented.

He is pretty busy this coming week with the P3 world record 250 way sequential, so please be patient if you try to contact him.

Tell him his Old Man told you to contact him.

I would send him an email or FB message with all your details and needs (Nick Grillet).

NickGrillet@gmail.com

Be the canopy pilot you want that other guy to be.


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^^This
I know Nick and have seen him coaching in the Tunnel many times. There's few there better, MAYBE Mark Kirby & Steve Curtis


kvnhlstd  (A License)

Dec 1, 2013, 6:49 PM
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The famous Nick from the highcomms 'Jump Day" vid...


Skydivesg wrote:
I regularly conduct FS tunnel camps at SkyVenture Colorado sometimes with the help of my son.

My son is a professional skydiver in Eloy and lives in Casa Grande.

He was the alternate for Arizona Airspeed for the last couple of years and won the World Meet in Dubai last year. His new 4 way team did just under a 20 average and he won Silver with Airspeed in 10 and 16 way at this years USPA Nationals, and is involved with the Arizona Airspeed Challenge.

In addition he conducts FS camps at Eloy, so you may want to see if he has one while you are there.

Because he is a Tunnel Instructor at the Eloy tunnel, he can help schedule your time and really knows the system to get the best for his tunnel students. Its also nice that when someone cancels tunnel time he can be on the list to get called so his coaching customers get first chance at the time.

If you really want to excel while on the trip you can arrange for him to do some one on one jumping in addition to the tunnel.

I hear nothing but good things about him from his customers. Hes young, enthusiastic, passionate and quite talented.

He is pretty busy this coming week with the P3 world record 250 way sequential, so please be patient if you try to contact him.

Tell him his Old Man told you to contact him.

I would send him an email or FB message with all your details and needs (Nick Grillet).

NickGrillet@gmail.com

Be the canopy pilot you want that other guy to be.


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Premier Remster  (C License)

Dec 2, 2013, 7:36 AM
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If what you want is good FS (aka belly) coaching, as Sandy said, Nick is a great choice.

Kirky, Thomas Hughes, or Brianne are also great options. The other Airspeed guys are also great, but I've never had them as coaches.


FestivalFox  (D License)

Dec 2, 2013, 9:59 AM
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Axis flight school! You cant go wrong.


agaace  (B License)

Dec 7, 2013, 12:50 AM
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Brianne from Axis school. I loved flying with her. She's the best and can hook you up with some 4-ways too.


Hovergirl  (C 41651)

Dec 18, 2013, 7:35 PM
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I was just recently out at Eloy and I can highly recommend Brianne from Axis as well.

I learned so much from her it was unbelievable!
I can't wait to get back and fly with her some more!
Kandace


Boomerdog  (A 66054)

Dec 18, 2013, 7:44 PM
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I've worked with Brianne Thompson from Axis Flight School!
She's a very talented instructor! She has my vote and recommendation!


Sky_doggy  (C 41295)

Dec 20, 2013, 7:31 PM
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Thank you everyone. I did do some flying with Brianne and for me she was an excellent coach.



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