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Dropzone: Europe: Spain: The Freefall University

The Freefall University

Average Rating: 4.69
4.69 out of 5 based on 55 user reviews

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Location:
Ocana South Madrid (Ocan)

Address:
Ocana South Madrid
Soutern Madrid,
Spain

Contact:
+35619257023
dropzone@freefaluniversity.co.uk
http://www.freefalluniversity.com  (8292 Hits)

Last Updated: 2007-09-18
Aircraft:
Porter- 13K in 9 mins

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 800 EUR
Tandem: 105 EUR




Description:


Chilled out dropzone in Southern Madrid next to large tourist city. We have an AFF, Formation skydiving, Freefly , Base and Birdman school onsite

Facilities:

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

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Excellent AFF school/DZ


The Freefall University Rated 5 by: ak0 on 2014-09-14

Pros: very novice friendly
Cons: none

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Been there twice so far - did my AFF/BPA A the first time with the FFU and then came back for a weekend of jumping.
Good vibe, friendly instructors, very diverse divers at the DZ. Fast and frequent lifts (can be less frequent on a weekday, especially if windy and limits operate).

(Review ID:8650)


Spot on!


The Freefall University Rated 5 by: billyskene on 2014-08-28

Pros: Great instruction, chilled atmosphere, massive DZ
Cons: None

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Just finished my AFF here, will definitely be coming back. Top notch instruction from seriously experienced guys.

Nice, clean facilities with a pool and bar. Big packing area and DZ. Two planes run at weekends meaning back to back jumps.

All in all, one of the best experiences of my life. Will be back to Ocana ASAP

(Review ID:8640)


Ace.


The Freefall University Rated 5 by: Mr_Costello on 2014-08-19

Pros: The Instructors
Cons: Range of Food

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I passed my AFF Levels and handful of consolidation jumps at Ocaas FFU.

I had Ryan as my instructor, Phil as my Ground Instructor - both highly professional, humble and extremely focussed on a short an intensive course where there are plenty of moving parts. Manifest and the riggers at FFU run a tight ship, they are extremely professional, friendly and efficient. The food offering on the DZ is limited. That said, the food range in Aranjuez is outstanding - a great evening social life too. I met a great circle of students during my 8 days, all of whom I have remained in touch with.

You will be hard-pressed to find fault with this DZ.

Mr Costello (Class of August 2014)

(Review ID:8626)


Awesome drop zone


The Freefall University Rated 5 by: Diripio on 2014-07-31

Pros: Good atmosphere, ample manifest spaces
Cons: Going home

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From the first contact with Freefall Uni I have seen nothing but professionalism. One quick phone call and I had flights, hotel, airport transfers and an AFF course booked. All at a good price. When I arrived in Madrid their driver was waiting to collect me. He even showed me the sights and places to eat around town.
At the DZ I was taken through all the training at a pace that suited me. The ground school was excellent and very thorough. The facilities on the dz were very good, swimming pool near by, a cafeteria, and internet access.
On my AFF jumps I was instructed by Ryan who behaves as a professional at all times. Here again I was allowed to progress at my own pace and never felt under pressure to get on with it. All instructors would take the time to explain everything to you even if you were not their student. Also they were all British so have confidence in no miscommunication.
Overall the place is amazing and as soon as I am able to go back then I will be on the plane.

(Review ID:8605)


An extremely busy DZ with the ability to remain personable and friendly


The Freefall University Rated 5 by: K4209 on 2014-07-17

Pros: The location, the staff, the ethic
Cons: Would be great if you could pitch a tent and stay at the site

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Having taken the plunge (no pun intended) to take up skydiving I searched through numerous reviews, google searches, and spoke to a lot of people who were already launching themselves out of planes. The common denominator of all the advice was to head to Spain. Having narrowed it down I emailed 3 Sky Diving centres one of which was FFU (I wont mention the other two).

I received not so great response from one, a positive but generalist reply from another, but within 2 hours of emailing the FFU I had a firm plan of what they can do for me and how they go about their business. At this point I might add i work away so time is precious - FFU put a package together for me that took everything out of my hands, I didnt have to worry about transport, accommodation, etc and I had a timetable sent through to me within 5 hours of first getting in touch.

Unfortunately, the weather front that hit the UK hit Europe as well, however, I still went, and managed to get through an extended version of ground school in the dying hope of actually getting up. Sadly time and the weather had me beaten.

Despite this, I was extremely impressed by how much effort the staff put in to try and maintain a positive vibe, and keep us busy through putting together a more in depth ground school and other activities (At this point, I must admit I was a tad grumpy to say the least).

Not deterred however, upon my next visit, the sun was shining - and after some refresher training and passing the exam, I was able to begin the AFF course.

My instructor was second to none and put me completely at ease. to put others mind at rest I will say and it is astonishing - I had an international instructor i.e. English was the native tongue, however and quite ashamedly so - spoke better English than some of the people I have met in England........

So despite having superb staff after passing the first few levels I seemed to hit a wall - well - picture falling spaghetti and you want be far off.

This is where I found an even greater respect for the staff and instructors - all were extremely supportive, and were willing to spend time and advise me of different techniques to overcome the issue. Unfortunately, time once again became an issue however instead of simply taking my money time and time again (which I know some DZs would be happy to) my instructors advised on tunnel time. (Top tip - never take your debit card to a wind tunnel, you will leave bankrupt)... It did however fix the problem.

So now with that issue fixed I then returned back to the DZ and managed to complete all the AFF requirements (I dont know who was happier, me or the instructors)

I will say, at this point, they dont stop assisting there, the staff are always watching and on hand to offer advice.

The facilities through the summer are great, and regular BBQs are held, this adds to the very social and laid back feel to the DZ. My one criticism would be that you are not able to camp there.....

Overall, between the staff, pre and after care you receive from this DZ you will not be disappointed and guarantee you will return again and again and again.

(Review ID:8584)

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