Mar 6, 2014, 10:50 PM
Post #1 of 5
Should I go for AFF if I don't have access to any DZ?
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 . 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$ . 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 . 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 .
Mar 7, 2014, 12:00 AM
Post #2 of 5
Re: [leap_0f_faith] Should I go for AFF if I don't have access to any DZ?
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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 standpoint. 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.