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  1. Do you really think sport skydiving will win in Nz on business skydiving? To be honest I dont think so, too few dz owners are welcoming sporty and the only reason they would accept more sporty is if they have slots left in the plane, which is not happening. The issue is that NZ want to developp a highly professional skydiving field and make a clear line between sport and business (which for many reason make sense in today world fuckedup philosophy). Lets face it if there is a sport scene in NZ it is because there are skydivers that want to have fun after work... Back to the school : I still did not get the licence from them, and from the latest update I got you definitely don't want to go there!
  2. You guies can't focus can you? If you want USPA rating, just go to the US then!!!!???!! What the point to come to NZ if you cant get NZ certifications? can you work in a NZ DZ with USPA? no you can't you need anyway at least a temporary licence issued in the country! who gives a dam of USPA rating elsewhere than US? fuck that! I can't see any big step in this! The point is not who hates the school and who loves it, we aint kid anymore!! The point is that as i said before you sign for something so you want this something. If they can't respect the word given then... I definitely think the concept of the school is good, it is just what is becoming that is pretty much not cool! Those guies have bad reputation! I don't say it, I just hear it from fellow skydivers! Now definitely NZ should put his shit together and have only one parachutist federation, more clarity and more follow up can't be bad!
  3. It is also definitely a problem of New Zealand, I don't know any country that have 3 different parachute federation, and we can blame MZ govt here : You can basically create your own part149 federation if you want and put the safety standards as low as you want : and that is not cool at all! So basically you need to make sure of the safety standards of every oragnisations/federations before applying their rating!!! Good luck to find informations about ParaNZ...
  4. There is no controversy, just facts: They had 5months to give us the NZPIA licence, they did not inform us AT ALL about any change to ParaNZ, I guess they were hoping nobody would notice the difference!?! I did not complaint for 5month despite a lot of desorganized stuff going on but thanks to great professional instructors the school could run! I have been grounded in my work placement because of this NZPIA card that I could not provide! Then of course I started to complain and then they took 4more weeks to come with excuses and weird stuff! For me it is just not acceptable when you manage a business involving safety and people lives! A good businessman in a small market should never screw his customers!
  5. Hi everyone, Just writing this post as I think I have the most recent experience of this "school": I started skydiving back in France and applied this course to get more jumps and a foot in the industry (I had 38jumps when started the course). it all look bright and clean but you want to know more about the backside : I am from April '09 course, I have not finished my training yet, am in work placement and let me tell you a story that happened to the 18 of us : Basically we applied the course because it was NZPIA certificate and licence. In the middle of the course, without any advise, the managment changed from NZPIA (the federation from which most of the NZ DZ are affiliated to) to a weird ParaNZ one (created on political matters, with only 5 affiliated NZ DZ!!!!!!!!) claiming that was the same. They took our money of course, never gave us the advertised licence.... How is that: professional skydiving or professional rip-off? They change course director so often that you don't know what is going on really : Is it safe for students jumping then? Because of their incompetence I was grounded in my work placement for 4weeks : Is it once again what you expect when you applied for a course that is suppose to put you straight in the air? My advise is definitely not to applied for this course, you'd rather go to a good and recognized DZ and negociate a tailor made training with good safety level and ground training, few coachings, you will certainly pay less and definitely have no headache!!! Blue sky
  6. I have to tell you happened to me and 18of my fellow course mates : I am from April '09 course, I have not finished my training yet, am in work placement and let me tell you a story that happened to the 18 of us : Basically we applied the course because it was NZPIA certificate and licence. In the middle of the course, without any advise, the managment changed from NZPIA (the federation from which most of the NZ DZ are affiliated to) to a weird ParaNZ one (created on political matters, with only 5 affiliated NZ DZ!!!!!!!!) claiming that was the same. They took our money of course, never gave us the advertised licence.... How is that: professional skydiving or professional rip-off? They change course director so often that you don't know what is going on really : Is it safe for students jumping then? Because of their incompetence I was grounded in my work placement for 4weeks : Is it once again what you expect when you applied for a course that is suppose to put you straight in the air? My advise is definitely not to applied for this course, you'd rather go to a good and recognized DZ and negociate a tailor made training with good safety level and ground training, few coachings, you will certainly pay less and definitely have no headache!!! Blue sky
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    Diploma in Commercial Skydiving, NZ

    I am from April '09 course, I have not finished my training yet, am in work placement and let me tell you a story that happened to the 18 of us : Basically we applied the course because it was NZPIA certificate and licence. In the middle of the course, without any advise, the managment changed from NZPIA (the federation from which most of the NZ DZ are affiliated to) to a weird ParaNZ one (created on political matters, with only 5 affiliated NZ DZ!!!!!!!!) claiming that was the same. They took our money of course, never gave us the advertised licence.... How is that: professional skydiving or professional rip-off? They change course director so often that you don't know what is going on really : Is it safe for students jumping then? Because of their incompetence I was grounded in my work placement for 4weeks : Is it once again what you expect when you applied for a course that is suppose to put you straight in the air? My advise is definitely not to applied for this course, you'd rather go to a good and recognized DZ and negociate a tailor made training with good safety level and ground training, few coachings, you will certainly pay less and definitely have no headache!!! Blue sky
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    Tuks Swooping

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    PAC XL nose

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    gracious landing

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    Tandem landing

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    Black sun

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    ERP Granville

    One of the best scenery in North of France, jump from the Pilatus at 4000m and enjoy stunning view of Mont Saint Michel, chausey Islands, Brittany and normandy coast.
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    ERP Granville

    Just a great DZ to jump from, so close to the beach that you can go straight swimming there, more and more happening with the new directions, probably the most beautiful DZ in north of France, worth the trip!
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    Skydivingnz.com - Christchurch

    I am from April '09 course, I have not finished my training yet, am in work placement and let me tell you a story that happened to the 18 of us : Basically we applied the course because it was NZPIA certificate and licence. In the middle of the course, without any advise, the management changed from NZPIA (the federation from which most of the NZ DZ are affiliated to) to a weird ParaNZ one (created on political matters, with only 5 affiliated NZ DZ!) claiming that was the same. They took our money of course, never gave us the advertised licence.... How is that: professional skydiving or professional rip-off? They change course director so often that you don't know what is going on really : Is it safe for students jumping then? Because of their incompetence I was grounded in my work placement for 4weeks : Is it once again what you expect when you applied for a course that is suppose to put you straight in the air? My advise is definitely not to applied for this course, you'd rather go to a good and recognized DZ and negociate a tailor made training with good safety level and ground training, few coachings, you will certainly pay less and definitely have no headache!!! Blue sky
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    A'air Parachutisme Granville

    Definitely recommend this dropzone, actually I have been doing a training there and one of the trainers is nothing less but the technic director of the french federation, himself! Furthermore you have a great view on the mont saint Michel, the anglo-normandes islands (guernesey, jersey and so on), it is 5min from the beach (great to have a swim btw two jumps)!! I could say much more but the only way is to go and try it right?