Easter Jumping at GFFC

Tuesday, 26.04.2011

We had a blast during our two week stay at the beautiful DZ of GFFC (Greek Freefall Club) near Athens, Greece. Not only were we greeted by very nice people and outstanding hospitality, but we also took part in an original Easter lamb grilling which was organized by the DZ and a catering service. While skydiving we also enjoyed typical Greek food and Easter celebration. Not bad at all! We thank GFFC and its members for such a great experience. We shall be back soon!


Marcus, happy 11.000!

Thursday, 14.04.2011

Talking about celebrations: school director Marcus Laser just passed his jump number 11.000 over Empuriabrava while evaluating Mara Springer on her AFF-I skills. Not sure if it should have been a fun jump rather than a work jump?? Congratulations, chief and many more !!


Congratulations Julian

Wednesday, 13.04.2011

We are happy to congratulate Julian, our Customer Service Assistant,
twice: for his Birthday and Jump number 300!
Congratulations from the whole team and many more Jumps and Years to come!



New AFF Instructors

Monday, 11.04.2011

The last course conducted by our school at Skydive Empuriabrava was the USPA AFF Instructor Course which takes about 6-7 days depending on the number of candidates. We evaluated four candidates and are happy to announce that two of them gained their USPA AFF rating. We congratulate Mara Springer (Germany) and Nick Chaperon (Cyprus) for their performance and achievement.  We wish them both successful working jumps with real students. To Rene and Manolo, we thank you for your participation and hope to see you again in another course.

Our thanks goes also to all the helpful staff at Skydive Empuriabrava for their hospitality and especially to Ivan and Alain for evaluating, to Fran and Segundo for course assistance and to Nigel Holland for the great photographs.

Photo by Nigel Holland.


Review USPA Tandem IC

Friday, 8.04.2011

During our stay at the beautiful DZ in Empuriabrava, we also conducted a USPA/UPT Tandem Master Course. The course took three days and included all the necessary 10 jumps for the candidates to continue jumping with real passengers in a safe way. We successfully completed all the evaluation and congratulate the following skydivers for their newly gained USPA Tandem Instructor Rating:

– Pavel Blizniuk (Belarus)
– Olga Naumova (Belarus)
– Serhei Yaromich (Belarus)

Well done guys! We thank you for your visit to Spain and wish you good work with your new rating. Have a good trip back home to Belarus!

Photo by Nigel Holland.


Presenting new USPA Coaches

Tuesday, 5.04.2011

We are pleased by the great interest for the USPA Coach Rating and were happy to welcome nine candidates during our last course in Empuriabrava (02.-04.04.11). The course took place under perfect weather conditions and were able to evaluate all candidates on time thanks to their great preparation and previous experience as well. We congratulate the following new USPA Coaches and wish them good luck with their new rating:

– Pavel Blizniuk (Belarus)
– Nick Chaperon (Cyprus)
– Ross McKenna (Ireland)
– David Kenny (Ireland)
– Rene Klensch (Luxembourg)
– Olga Naumova (Belarus)
– Mara Springer (Germany)
– Serhei Yaromich (Belarus)

Photo by Nigel Holland.