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I've found a spot, hopefully someone can vouch for the Huntington, WV dropzone. Honestly, I don't care as much as I should...They seem like like a good bunch.  I want to get my hours in so bad that sky diving safety means jack all.  I'm trying to dive off of cliffs,  Not sure why I need however many thousands of jumps when it all amounts to pulling the same device.  I get the risks, really.  But if I can pull a cord then I can pull it.   

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Most cliff-jumping instructors will want you to show logbooks filled with at least 200 skydives before they will teach you the finer points of cliff-diving. Cliff-diving is often called BASE Jumping: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).

Frankly, it will take you most of 200 jumps to learn the packing and precision landing skills needed to survive higher-risk BASE jumps.

I mentioned precision landing skills because many popular BASE sites have tiny landing areas hemmed in by trees, railroads, large rocks and fast-flowing rivers, so your only safe option is landing on a small sand bar.

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robert newlon field is my home dz.  you have to do a tandem there first if you want to become a student.  i wouldn't recommend it in the winter, and i don't think we are doing any fjc's until at least after safety day, which we often put off until april due to flooding, pic attached.  we do iad training, not aff.  very tight landing area, river on one side and a campground and railroad tracks on the other.  come on down and join us. 

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On 1/11/2022 at 10:12 AM, sfzombie13 said:

robert newlon field is my home dz.  you have to do a tandem there first if you want to become a student.  i wouldn't recommend it in the winter, and i don't think we are doing any fjc's until at least after safety day, which we often put off until april due to flooding, pic attached.  we do iad training, not aff.  very tight landing area, river on one side and a campground and railroad tracks on the other.  come on down and join us. 

20210302_152600.jpg

 

desk.jpg

Dang. Does it flood like that every year?

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