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Question about # of repeats allowed in AFF

 


ColdDuck  (D 26483)

Mar 20, 2001, 9:27 PM
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Last fall during my AFF Level 2 jump I did not do very well, and subsequently my two jumpmasters suggested that I should try level 2 again. I know that the purpose of their decision was to make me a better and safer skydiver. Of course I began to fear that sooner or later they would not let me go on. Since then I have not gone any farther with my AFF training, due to the balmy weather in this frozen hell-hole called Minnesota during the this last winter. Any way my question is whether or not there is a certain number of times that you are allowed to repeat levels before the DZO or a jump master will say enough is enough ?



cyberskydive  (C 28534)

Mar 20, 2001, 9:43 PM
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You should be able to pretty much do it as many times as you want!-LOL I anyone does tell you that you should call it quits, a JM or instructor, it would probably be after a million tries and possibly would be only a personal suggestion-LOL.

I have not heard of anyone "flunking out" unless they just gave up. Aff is the easy part-LOL

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ColdDuck  (D 26483)

Mar 20, 2001, 9:48 PM
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Well alright then that is great news!!!!! I appreciate the info



Stacy  (D License)

Mar 20, 2001, 9:51 PM
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I actually read a guy on the internet's log book and it took him about 55-60 jumps to finish AFF. So long as a student is willing to work at it and learn, instructors are very open to working through things.

=c)

Stacy
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Dutchboy  (A 37004)

Mar 21, 2001, 3:39 AM
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I have a friend that took over 20 jumps to get off student status. As long as you are determined to do it they will let you try to complete it.



mattb  (D License)

Mar 21, 2001, 4:35 AM
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Keep trying - it's not natural to jump out of airplanes (or anything else that flies)! Just remember to relax, it sounds impossible but will help immensely.

-mb



Zennie

Mar 21, 2001, 4:55 AM
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I know this comes up over and over again, but I'll bring it up again because I am a true believer.

If you can swing it, try to get some time in a wind tunnel. It made my sudent material a snap. Ther are tunnels in Pigeon Forge, TN, Orlando, FL and Las Vegas.


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Blue Skies!

Zennie


Dirtsucks  (Student)

Mar 21, 2001, 3:13 PM
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Hey ColdDuck, quick off the subject question - where in minnesota are ya jumping? I'm in minnesota and sick of this white crap all over the ground too. Just curious.



ColdDuck  (D 26483)

Mar 21, 2001, 7:19 PM
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I jump in Hutchinson Minnesota at Skydive Hutchinson.

I see you are from the cities , it is only about 45-50 minutes west on HWY 7 or 212.

If you haven't jumped there before I would highly reccomend you do sometime
Tim and Rose operate the DZ they are both very cool people and so are the other jumpers that i have met
maybe I'll see ya out there

Oh and before I forget thanks to everyone who responded!




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