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Offline matte

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newish jumper
« on: May 07, 2011, 08:26:56 pm »
Hey all, not sure if this is a good spot to post this, but figured I would drop it in.  I am considering getting into skydiving and wanted to sort out what would be the best path.  I have 1 jump under my belt which I did out in Omaha, NE.  Essentially it was sort of a school setup where we took a two day course and a static line jump from 3500 ft.  Happened at the tail end of the season, and with a move the next year, I just never got back into it.  So with that 1 jump, where would I stand going here? 

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Re: newish jumper
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 08:37:56 pm »
Also another quick question, is there a minimum age for jump training?  Our 17 year old is interested in trying it and wanted to ask.  Thanks in advance!

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Re: newish jumper
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 07:59:03 am »
Welcome to the area. Tecumseh is a great place to learn the sport and jump.  I'm relatively new myself (took my jump course two years ago for Father's Day.

You should call the drop-zone-anyone who answers the phone will be able to direct you to the appropriate staff member to answer any questions you may have.

Good luck.
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Re: newish jumper
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 10:49:11 pm »
Hey all, not sure if this is a good spot to post this, but figured I would drop it in.  I am considering getting into skydiving and wanted to sort out what would be the best path.  I have 1 jump under my belt which I did out in Omaha, NE.  Essentially it was sort of a school setup where we took a two day course and a static line jump from 3500 ft.  Happened at the tail end of the season, and with a move the next year, I just never got back into it.  So with that 1 jump, where would I stand going here? 

Hey Matte Welcome,
If you have already done a skydive and know you want to get licensed I would suggest you enroll in our student program. Right now we only offer AFF but IAD should be coming soon. You can read up on these two here:
http://www.skydivetecumseh.com/skydive-training/accelerated-freefall.html
 http://www.skydivetecumseh.com/skydive-training/instructor-assisted-deployment.html

It sounds like your 1st jump was long enough ago that you will take the 1st jump course again (usually 4 - 6 hours). Your jump will count towards your 25 jump minimum for your A license if it can be verified (Log book or certificate will do). Call the DZ at 517-423-7720 to enroll in a course.

Our policy is 18 years or older to skydive.

Welcome again and I will see you at the DZ.

Ryan




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Re: newish jumper
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 08:59:18 am »
Hey all, thanks for the quick responses.  I did see all that information after I had posted to the forums, but I appreciate the help.  I will likely be calling soon.  I work a ton, so it may be a bit before I can make it out there.  Thanks again and hope to meet up with a few people out that way!