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Skydive and Ride ride Sept 13. - September 8, 2008, 10:16 PM

Any interest in a Skydive and Ride ride for this upcoming Saturday, 9/13? I would like to give AFF1 a try. (First class for skydiving license) The class starts around 8am and takes ~6 hours, so we would roll there on the highway, and take some back roads on the way back.

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The dropzone is http://www.skydivingcenter.net
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Have fun Witold! I was a skydiver for about 10 years.. I actually gave it up in exchange for riding.. Airborne in the army, took up sport skydiving shortly thereafter. Didn't have the time or money to continue to do both well. I do miss it sometimes, but the rush that comes from the dive is easily achieved on that perfect mountain road. Something I was reminded of on the ride this Sunday...


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Cost is $325 for AFF1. (This is not Tandem)
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September 9, 2008, 08:59 AM

That's a long ride. Any reason you picked that one? This one is a lot closer, but costs $380. http://www.skydiveorange.com/1stjump.htm#AFF
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aaaaaargh, if I were free that day I'd be there without a second thought!


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That's a long ride. Any reason you picked that one? This one is a lot closer, but costs $380. http://www.skydiveorange.com/1stjump.htm#AFF
There are 3 drop zones in DC area.

http://www.skydiveorange.com/
http://www.skydivedelmarva.com/
http://www.skydivingcenter.net/

They are all almost exactly the same distance from DC. I chose the Chambersburg place because alot of people went there recently and had a good experience. But I am open to any of the 3. For Orange might be fun because there are good WVA roads nearby. If we hit Delmarva we can incorporate some of the North Beach run (I think) and maybe hit up one of the good deck restaurants on the MD shore afterwards. Chambersburg would be good for exploring some PA/central MD roads.

So yeah, post if interested in doing any one of these, and we can settle on which one later.

Orange is most expensive, but you jump from a little higher so you get more freefall. Delmarva is probably the cheapest, because we might qualify for a group discount.
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Have fun Witold! I was a skydiver for about 10 years.. I actually gave it up in exchange for riding.. Airborne in the army, took up sport skydiving shortly thereafter. Didn't have the time or money to continue to do both well. I do miss it sometimes, but the rush that comes from the dive is easily achieved on that perfect mountain road. Something I was reminded of on the ride this Sunday...
That's pretty badass man. For me, who knows... we'll see after the first jump. I think I will like it and it would be cool to get the license, but it seems like Skydiving is a more frequent and deliberate time commitment.
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That's pretty badass man. For me, who knows... we'll see after the first jump. I think I will like it and it would be cool to get the license, but it seems like Skydiving is a more frequent and deliberate time commitment.
Yea, that's the issue. With jumping, unless you live right by the dropzone, it's an all day affair to pack up and get there. Sometimes the pilot is late, sometimes the plane is down, sometimes the wind is too hard, sometimes there aren't enough jumpers on hand early enough to get some early lifts going. There are a LOT of if's, and to pack up and drive an hour and a half or more to sit out the "if's" can be frustrating, and only making one or two jumps in a day can be a pain in the ass when you've waited 4 or 6 hours for the opportunity. I've made as many as 10 in a day.. that's a good time.

Unless you just eat sleep and breathe it and don't mind sitting at the dropzone all day with the risk of not actually making any jumps, over time it begins to wear on you. But I recommend trying it for sure! It's hella fun.

and yes, you have to do it often in order to be good at it. Like riding, of course, but riding is more accessible. That's why I enjoy riding so much, I can be out my door and in 15 minutes achieve that sense of satisfaction that takes hours of prep when skydiving.


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Date change? - September 13, 2008, 02:20 PM

I'm in too if the date changes. I could go on Sunday or pretty much any other day.
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The date is definately changing because I am sick right now.

Probably next weekend.
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