dahlem

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  1. dahlem

    Bahrain tunnel

    It looks like 12m = ~39 feet and the Dubai tunnel says it will be 22 feet.
  2. Thanks Brian, your book on this issue got me out the door on my first jump.. keep it up.
  3. I have been there more than a few times.. all good experiences. Staff is awesome and want to help people learn.
  4. Hello! I thought this thread had a cool video showing wind tunnel progression. Mind you he did this in 20 hours of time. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4403479 Think like this.. everyone learns at a different pace. The first goal is usually getting stable, and then you can learn everything you need for AFF
  5. Here are some things that I've learned with tunnel time. Tunnel is not required to do AFF, but it can be very helpful. 4 minutes is not a lot in the tunnel.. some people get a stable position right away, and some take 10 to 20 minutes of flight or more. The key is to relax and have fun. Listen to what the instructors tell you. The more you are worried or tense and not having fun the less you will learn! As for learning previous to going into the tunnel, when I want to learn something new I go to the IBA youtube channel and watch the videos (and maybe practice a move out of the tunnel) but then go in and listen to what the instructor is teaching me. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFA9176BAACA9B59F Make sure you don't watch too many videos. Maybe watch up to video 3. Anyways, have fun and let us know how it goes! As with anything in skydiving the more time the better...
  6. I am new to the sport, and I have really enjoyed your books that I have read so far. They were worth buying. Thank you!!
  7. For me personally, it took me about an hour to get really good with belly, on my back I'm at about 80 minutes and about to start Sitfly. Backfly can take a bit more time because you have to learn rolls and basic Belly-Back & Back-Belly transitions along with everything else.
  8. Greg, best of luck man. I am new to the sport and have only done tunnel so far. I know that people tend to hold grudges but hopefully someone reminds them of what they are having you miss out on. I'm planning on doing my first tandem soon and I hope that they change their minds eventually. Maybe try having someone speak with them on your behalf at this point.