Rookie Round Up Spring 2014

April 14, 2014

Rookie Round Up Skydive Arizona 

The first Rookie Round Up of 2014 took place at Skydive Arizona on April 5th and 6th. The format for this biannual event is simple. Get the sport's newest members out to the drop zone to make one on one and small group jumps with experienced coaches for nothing more than the cost of their own jump ticket. Over 50 rookie skydivers from 12 states and five countries came out to jump together and take advantage of the event's free coaching. In total, 24 Arizona based coaches donated their time and knowledge for the event. The volunteers included members of local teams Arizona Arsenal, Arizona Airspeed, Arizona Relentless, Arizona Rampage, and Bohica plus coaches from AXIS Flight School, and Skydive Arizona's load organizers.

Rookie Round Up Freefly Skydive Arizona 

Photo by Greg Gasson

AXIS Flight School also conducted two free canopy courses during the event. The courses consisted of a ground seminar, 3 hop n' pops, and detailed video debriefings for each of the participants. It was a great opportunity for the newer jumpers to expand their understanding of canopy flight and improve their landings. We hope all the rookies had a great weekend and picked up some new skills. Thank you to all the coaches and Skydive Arizona staff who helped make this Rookie Round Up a success! We're looking forward to the next Rookie Round Up scheduled for the fall.  

Rookie Round Up FS Skydive Arizona 

Photo by Greg Gasson

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