Jan 6, 2004, 2:39 PM
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Airspeed RW Camps
Having just been to Eloy for the Christmas boogie i have the bug for RW. I have looked into the Airspeed Camp in May but it is $2650 for 9 days !! Has anyone been to one? is it worth the money? and will i learn lots and lots?
If you are talking about skills camps at Eloy, then yes, you will learn a lot. You will jump everyday with a different Airspeed coach and with people with like skill level, every jump is debriefed by your coach and they will make suggestions and help you get better. I shoot video for the Airspeed skills camps and I get to watch almost every jump from day 1 and the progress is pretty astounding to me. I'm only slightly biased but I say spend the dough and you will not be sorry. (those airspeed guys and girl are pretty nice people too) If you decide to do it find me at the dz and I'll introduce you around.
I'm from Portugal and I have already been at 3 of those (Eloy, AZ)!
It's the best way to learn the basics (and from there going to an advanced perspective) of Formation Skydiving!
Those guys are simply great, efficient and smooth.
They'll let you know what exactly you'll need to improve, focusing on one or 2 aspects at a time and never forgeting and practising what you do best.
It's one of the best tools for those wishing to learn! Definitely worths the money and certainly you won't regret.
There are no words to explain how you will feel at the end of one of those Skills Camps: if you attend one, you'll understand what I'm talking about! It's an experience that you won't ever forget in your life! But be careful: you may become addicted!
Your profile doesn't mention your experience. So if you are getting the basics figured out, I'd recommend the tunnel first as BBabe did. Then you have more to work with when you go a jumping-type camp.
Actually, if you are not yet flying mantis, go to the tunnel camp even if you are experienced.
Thanks all for that. From what you've said i should book right now !! just the cost is around $3000 for me to get there and having just got back 4 days ago form the Eloy boogie it's a bit hard to find the cash. Yes i went to Perris for an hour coached tunnel time with Andy to learn the mantis whilst over at Eloy. Fantastic or what. If anyone knows of another similar camp in Europe (not UK don't think they do them) or cheaper in other places in UK please let me know.