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Dropzone: Europe: Italy: Body Fly University - B.F.U.

Body Fly University - B.F.U.

Average Rating: 5.00
5.00 out of 5 based on 8 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Reggio Emilia (LIDE)
Lat: 44.699561
Lng: 10.658693

Address:
VIA AERONAUTICA 15
REGGIO EMILIA, 42100
Italy

Contact:
+39 335 6672627
+39 0522 920347 (fax)
info@bfu.it
http://www.bfu.it  (11177 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-09-07
Aircraft:
Caravan 208, cessna 206

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
Tandem: 160 EUR
Video: 50 EUR
Jump Ticket: 25 EUR to 14000 ft




Description:


One of the largest and best equipped Italian d.z. The only regular (FAI standards) SWOOP POND facility in Italy.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bar
  • Bunkhouse
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Pool

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BFU INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE 2008 BFU INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE 2008 BFU DropZone: presentation BFU DropZone: presentation BFU International Boogie 2013 BFU International Boogie 2013 BFU BeechBoogie 2012 BFU BeechBoogie 2012 BIGWayCamp and Atmo Days BIGWayCamp and Atmo Days

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Very good place for skydiving in Italy


Body Fly University - B.F.U. Rated 5 by: Balu on 2009-05-17

Pros: Friendly people, two turbine aircraft, excellent italian food, landing area, packing hangar
Cons: Only open on weekends

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The dropzone of Reggio 'nell Emilia is easy to access. Just leave the A1 where aeroporto is on the signs and you are right there. We've been there on a weekday first, and sadly we had to realize that the dropzone is open only on weekends. But this is normal in Italy, as in most parts of Europe. However, on the following weekend we received a warm welcome at the Manifest, and so it went on. The friendliness of the Staff and the jumpers is simply great. Whatever you ask or need, they will help you or find somebody who can help you. The introduction into the landing area and procedures could have been a bit more extensive, but for our experience level it was okay. However, someone less experienced may not have some of our questions in mind.

Reggio has three aircraft, one Pilatus Porter, one Turbo-Finist and one C206. When we've been there only the Porter was used, but when more jumpers are present they also put the Turbo-Finist into service. So the capacity is good for lots of jumpers. The spotting by the pilot was always excellent, nobody had an outside landing as long as we had been there. The landing area itself is huge. The runway is about 1300m long, and you can land on either side on the grass. The boarding calls were handled in a relaxed manner, which I suppose to be Italian style. That means zero minutes to boarding is more like two minutes. Not a problem, just a bit irritating for people not from Italy. However, we got used to it quickly.

The packing hangar is large enough to allow approximately 20 jumpers to pack at the same time. The bar is nice, with good italian food for fair prices. The pool is really big with clear water. Nice! The toilets and showers are the only minor point of critique. As on always any dropzone they could be a bit less rudimentary. However, they were clean enough and I visited Reggio for jumping, not for the toilets. I did not sleep in the bunkhouse, but had a look into it. No problems there, many beds and very clean. As in any other bunkhouse around the world you don't have much privacy. If you want that, there are nearby hotels at fair prices.

As a conclusion I can definitely say, that Reggio is on my Top-Five-list (and I travel a lot). Check the dates for Boogies if you want to jump a lot, then the dropzone is also open during the week. If you have a vacation in Italy, and just want to jump a bit, plan for a weekend.

(Review ID:5112)


Great dropzone!


Body Fly University - B.F.U. Rated 5 by: bdqpdx2000 on 2008-01-28

Pros: Nice landing area / lots of outs, Nice view under canopy, Lots of gear to rent, Staff was very accommodating, Easy-to-sp
Cons: Only had a Cessna 206 when I was there..

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Stopped by on a Sunday while on a business trip, rented all my gear. They were only open on that day to do military S/L training, but they set up 2 loads for fun jumpers later in the day. Staff was very accommodating despite my not speaking any Italian. Great Italian food at the bar, large packing mat, met a few cool people, can't say enough about the place! Their plane was out for service but I'm told they regularly jump at 15,000ft when it's around. I'll definitely be back here..
(Review ID:4326)


Great!!!


Body Fly University - B.F.U. Rated 5 by: sofi on 2007-02-27

Pros: Low price for high altitude
Cons: Outside toilet

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Great people, great place, great jumps... If you go to Italy, you must go to BFU in Reggio Emilia...
(Review ID:3712)


oh yessss!


Body Fly University - B.F.U. Rated 5 by: cdhezel on 2006-06-07

Pros: everything
Cons: toilets

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loved it, from the most beautiful dz receptionist Ive ever encountered, top rigger, great tips, just a great place to spend time, pool, good rrnt food, price is right, no politics or cliques....class act guys keep it up. and thanks again from the kiwi Chris. (thanks for not laughing at my style)
(Review ID:3146)


DZ to go to if you're in Italy


Body Fly University - B.F.U. Rated 5 by: kjarv on 2004-09-07

Pros: 15,000 ft every load!
Cons: Not open during the week unless you bring 6 of your friends

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Great DZ!
I took a week off to do nothing but jump and found a gem of a DZ in Italy. Staff is friendly and professional.
DZO is a great guy and overall DZ vibe made you feel like you were jumping at your own personal family DZ.
The weekend skydivers were friendly and welcomed the 'new guy'.
The bar serves great italian food...there was no reason to leave the DZ!
Loads were well paced with quick turnaround times even when they were down to a single Porter.... and oh, the glory of 15,000 ft jumps makes the 23 euro jump ticket (european standard) seem reasonable.
If you're in Italy this is the place to go!!!

(Review ID:1792)

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