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Should I go for AFF if I don't have access to any DZ?

 


leap_0f_faith

Mar 6, 2014, 10:50 PM
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Hello everyone,
I am new here and have no experience about skydiving. But for the past 6 months or so I've become obsessed with skydiving, surfing over internet, watching videos, reading reviews and various stuffs and planning on going to Thailand to learn skydiving Smile. But the problem is, I live in Bangladesh, a country with no DZ. So after learning [if I can successfully finish the training] I cannot jump regularly. At most 2 times a year. I have to travel all the way to Thailand as there is no nearby DZs. The return airfare alone is around 350$ Unimpressed. And there will be cost of jumps right?

So it'd not be possible for me to jump that often. Once or twice a year maybe Frown. Jumping with that huge gap within - won't that cause any problem? Would I be able to remember all that I've learnt in my AFF or A license course?

Please suggest me what to do? Should I spend this huge amount of money after this AFF/A license course? Or go for just a tandem Frown.

Thanks in advance brothers.


GAjumper84  (A License)

Mar 7, 2014, 12:00 AM
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I would suggest either doing a tandem or doing a few AFF jumps with no real intention on finishing it. Knowing that you cannot stay current makes it where you would be doing recurrency jumps every time you went (1-2x per year). So basically you would waste your money to go through the entire AFF course or especially through an A license. That is unless you wanted to do it as a one time experience. Also, I wouldn't want to jump once a year and try to do it without instructors just from a safety standpointCrazy. If you really enjoyed jumping by yourself I would suggest just paying the higher fees for AFF jumps that one time a year you go. Keep in mind this is just my opinion, others with more experience feel free to chime in.


leap_0f_faith

Mar 7, 2014, 12:11 AM
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Re: [GAjumper84] Should I go for AFF if I don't have access to any DZ? [In reply to] Can't Post

How often I need to jump to keep current? I can try to go once per two months and have 2-3 jumps and so on. Will this be good enough?

Please pardon my lack of knowledge and hence my stupid questions Frown


(This post was edited by leap_0f_faith on Mar 7, 2014, 12:26 AM)


Trafficdiver  (D License)

Mar 7, 2014, 10:34 AM
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I say go and do it! Who knows...maybe one day you'll start the first dropzone in Bangladesh.Wink


GAjumper84  (A License)

Mar 8, 2014, 6:50 AM
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I don't know about there, in the US its one jump every 30 days on student status, A license is every 60 days.



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