While waiting (and saving) for my Antarctica trip I’ve been looking at other things to do. This Freefall University in Madrid looks like a fun thing to do for a week. Cheap enough too.
Update: I was just chatting to one of the staff from FreeFall University who called me after seeing this blog post. He answered all my questions and gave lots more information as well as some tips about Skydiving in Ireland. Now that’s customer service. He also pointed out that Aer Lingus are starting their Cork to Madrid service very soon. I might just go for my birthday now.
D’oh! Fixed now.
this might help
Did a solo jump in Offaly 8 years ago with a few lads from Apple in Cork and it was the best adrenalin rush ever. Unfortunately (or fortunately!) the chute opens immediately on a first solo jump but I preferred that to a freefall tandem.
I keep meaning to go back and work my way up to a solo freefall but somehow I’m still not getting there. Must make it a resolution for 2007.
looks like a blast, Irish staff too. I did a static line a few years in Ofally before moving to Spain ago and it was ace. I live in Madrid now , so will take a wander down to the skydiving jumpzone me thinks!
Free fell(?) 3 weeks ago in NJ.Climb 12k feet then freefall for 7 thousand feet before you parachute down. It really is awesome. Get the DVD if they offer it. You could include it in your blog. Do it- its fantastic.
Just thought I’d say hi. I did my AFF course at FFU back in May and absolutely loved it. The instructors and “regulars” at the dropzone are a great bunch and I met some very cool new mates during my stay.
Good luck if you do head out there. Blue skies, and soft landings!
Why not try this one instead? Much more professional outfit. Plus their operation is run by Brits.
Sorry, I mean this one!!
Mike, that’s a matter of opinion and why do you think having Brits run the thing is a selling point for Paddies? 🙂
better of dealing with a school and not an agency for a dropzone that has trouble staying open due to lack of activity
Pleasure to chat with you. Not sure to whom the previous poster refers, but in any case the FFU is bona fide school / dropzone with about 175 people graduated so far in 2006. Pleasure chatting to you. Looked more into the Antartica trip aswell , looks like the trip of a lifetime , although the blogger had lots of video of glaciers breaking up which is maybe not so nice to see. The idea of walking across the ice surrounded by penguins sounds like a must do ! Great blog , blue skies David