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Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:28 PM Reply

Hot damn, jumping out of a plane sounds fun.

I've always wanted to do this, but I don't want to do it strapped to someone else. So I'm intending on doing an AFF (Accelerated free fall course), where after you become a registered solo skydiver.

This means I can skydive around the world without instructors... and in the UK it costs about £30 ($45US) per jump, in comparison to the normal £180($300) you'd have to pay.

The whole thing costs about £1400, which includes full training, the certificate and 18 jumps in the process (all solo).

So, anybody else been skydiving or want to do it? Would you skydive, etc.

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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:30 PM Reply

It is something I wouldn't say no to, but I also wouldn't go out of my way to do it.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:31 PM Reply

I'm jelly.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:33 PM Reply

I could neeeever do that, but good for you if that's your sort of thing.

Have fun and try not to splat! :]


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:34 PM Reply

Good luck. Tell us how it goes.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:36 PM Reply

Record footage of your jumps and share it with the NG community, and maybe make a mini action sequence while your in the plane and pretend that someone is trying to kill you so they push you out the plane. =)


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:54 PM Reply

At 7/17/11 02:36 PM, SizzleBolt wrote: Record footage of your jumps and share it with the NG community, and maybe make a mini action sequence while your in the plane and pretend that someone is trying to kill you so they push you out the plane. =)

It's painfully expensive to record skydiving. I might look into doing it once I've invested in my own gear after getting my AFF.

I'm sure I'll splash out after I've got my license and get someone to film me.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 02:55 PM Reply

Make a Newgrounds parachute and record the flight.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:23 PM Reply

I want to do it sometime before I die. Hopefully not right before I die. Hahahaha.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:26 PM Reply

i always wanted to skydive. but im poor and i'm sure it costs a LOT of money...


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:27 PM Reply

No, it's something I'd never do.

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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:32 PM Reply

Sounds awesome I would love to go skydiving. I always thought it would be fun.


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Response to Learning to Skydive Jul. 17th, 2011 @ 03:32 PM Reply

I'm a wimp, I probably wouldn't do it.


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