News

New Collaboration GFFC

Wednesday, 30.03.2011

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration between our school and Greek Freefall Club which is located in Athens, Greece. This recently opened Dropzone is the first professional skydiving service with a turbine aircraft in the Greek skydiving scene. Instructors Academy will be supporting the DZ and its management in order to strive forward and to grow. We will also run various rating courses throughout the year there. We are looking forward to our new partnership and a successful cooperation in future projects. Take a virtual tour: www.gffc.gr.

 

SIM now available as phone app

Monday, 28.03.2011

The United States Parachute Association’s Skydiver’s Information Manual contains all the necessary information and guidance for skydiving. This App provides each Section in an easy to view format, sample tests, and quick reference for commonly read pages. This is the SIM at your finger tips. Get the app: follow the link. Learn to FLY.

 

Review Come to the Sun

Saturday, 26.03.2011

It was a pleasure to be a part of the yearly tour of “come to the sun” – a group trip to Spain organized by Robby&Hendrik in colaboration with Instructors Academy and Airtec. The trip takes place every year in March and is dedicated to all (not only German) Skydivers who are suffering from the winter blues and are in need of sun and 4500m of altitude on each load with fast Dorniers. Skydive Spain (Sevilla) hosted the event over the last couple of years and  has proven once again to be a great partner for this trip. Besides 50 Germans, 25 Danish funjumpers were present making the 2 Dorniers running back to back without any capacity problems. Great experience, great tour – thanks to all for making it happen!

 

Review AFF Pre-Course

Friday, 25.03.2011

During our last days at sunny Skydive Spain, Sevilla we were pleased by the visit of two ongoing AFF Instructor candidates who took advantage of our AFF pre-course as proper preparation to their actual AFF Instructor Rating Course in a few weeks time. René Klensch from Luxembourg (left) and Nick Chaperon from Cyprus (middle) are already experienced skydivers and Coaches. With the three days preparation course both were still amazed on how much they learned and how much new information they received. Both left happy and satisfied and eager to continue with the “real deal” on AFF IRC soon. We will keep you updated on their performance later on in April.  We say thank you for the visit to Spain and good luck on your upcoming AFF IRC.

We use the opportunity to pass our sincere thanks also to the entire team of Skydive Spain for their – as always – great hospitality and professionalism. We shall return soon!

 

Jacobo, new AFF Instructor!

Monday, 21.03.2011

Our stay at Skydive Spain is not yet over and we are enjoying every day with perfect weather conditions (sunny and warm 20°C) and great atmosphere. Besides that, we also work hard during the days and relax with a cold beer in the evenings. We have at least alot to celebrate! Today we congratulate our Spanish friend and Skydive Spain Staff member Jacobo Mendaro for gaining his USPA AFF Instructor Rating. Jacobo started the instructor course a few months ago and today is his turn to celebrate his achievement. Very well done and big applause only for you!! We wish you good luck with your upcoming student work and always safe jumps!!

 

Congratulation, Francisco!

Sunday, 20.03.2011

In a world of AFF skydiving, the Static line or IAD training method has gone quiet on many DZs. Nevertheless, there are still some clubs and small DZs training their students this way and we are pleased to assist on any instructor training. Having said that, we were happy to do so and to convert the Static Line Instructor Rating of Francisco Gaitan from the Spanish (FAE) to the USPA System giving him more opportunity to train his students worldwide. Francisco has already done his Tandem Instructor Rating with our school in the past and it was really nice to see him back at Skydive Spain and to be – again – a part of his skydiving success. Congratulations to you and all the best with your Rating!

 

Review Coach Rating Course

Friday, 18.03.2011

Another celebration deserves broadcasting! We would like to congratulate Frank Adams from Germany for successfully completing his USPA Coach Rating Course in sunny Skydive Spain, Sevilla during march 15-17, 2011. Both thumbs up and big applause to you for a good job and for crossing the milestone of 100 jumps!  Its been exactly one year since you first started to skydive!!
Thank you for your visit and thanks to the hosts of Skydive Spain!

 

Review USPA/UPT Tandem IC

Wednesday, 16.03.2011

During our stay at Skydive Spain, we were also able to run a USPA/UPT Tandem Master Course during March 11-14, 2011. We are happy to anounce that all four participants have successfully completed the course. Congratulations to an awesome performance and big applause to:

– Cedric Rios (France)
– Radu Vlad Tartan (Romania)
– Robert Krysztofiak (Poland)
– Tomi Ahonen (Finland)

Thank you for your confidence and participation and good luck as Tandem Masters from now on. Big thank you also to the hosting DZ Skydive Spain for their  support and hospitality!

More pictures can be viewed on our FACEBOOK page … follow the link!

 

Load Organizing at Skydive Spain

Friday, 11.03.2011

From Tuesday till Thursday (March 8-10, 2011) we have been back at the DZ of Skydive Spain. Marcus Laser was busy with Load Organizing in Formation Skydiving for a group of German and Danish jumpers who came for their 1-2 weeks trips to sunny Andalucia.  Everybody had a good time with lots of 4-way and bigger formation skydives while enjoying the good weather after a stormy first day. We celebrated some round numbers:

– Mike Döding (jump 1000)
– Sandra Philipp (jump 100)
– Frank Adams (jump 100)

Congratulations to you!!  Thanks to all the participants and of course the hosting Dropzone, Skydive Spain, for their support and hospitality! More pictures can be found on our FACEBOOK page … follow the link!

 

YouTube Channel

Wednesday, 2.03.2011

In constant strive to keep you updated, we have implemented yet another medium for interaction. You can find our channel “instructorsacademy” on YouTube where we keep updating videos in various playlists according to topics, such as AFF, Coaching, Rating Courses, Packing and Rigging etc. for your convenience. Check it out and subscribe to our chanel to receive regular updates … follow the LINK!

 
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