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sanc1337

I'm thinking of doing this

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Hi,

I'm from the land of sunny Singapore - but because of job my as an expat writer, I get to travel quite a bit, especially in Asia. I've always wanted to try this, but Singapore doesn't have a place where I can start this out. I'm usually away for a few months at a time.

So my question is, is it possible to go overseas for a short while to try this out, take classes and eventually do it without an instructor on my back?

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Yes.

The biggest issue would be staying current. You need to jump on a regular basis to keep your skills 'fresh' and be reasonably safe.

There are a couple DZs in Thailand, one or two in Japan, and a bunch in Australia. No clue what else is anywhere near you.

Your best bet would be to take a good sized chunk of time (a few weeks) and devote yourself to getting trained and licensed.

After that, you don't need to stay as current, but you still need to jump every so often to keep your skills up.
"There are NO situations which do not call for a French Maid outfit." Lucky McSwervy

"~ya don't GET old by being weak & stupid!" - Airtwardo

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No. The license is issued by the sanctioning body.

I'm not certain, but I think the DZs in Japan are USPA DZs. My copy of Parachutist lists 3 of them.

You can go to the "DZ Locator" tab on here, or search "United States Parachuting Association."

For the most part, each country has it's own organization. However, countries with very few DZs will often not go to all the effort of forming one, and just choose to associate with a different one.

And, again for the most part, countries will often recognize licenses from other places. For example, Canadian jumpers can jump in the US with a CSPA license.
"There are NO situations which do not call for a French Maid outfit." Lucky McSwervy

"~ya don't GET old by being weak & stupid!" - Airtwardo

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