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Formation Skydiving (FS)
What is Elsinore Elevate?
Elsinore Elevate is a program designed for those seeking dedicated one-on-one formation skydiving coaching. It is ideal for everyone, from those who have just earned their A-license to those with thousands of jumps who need to brush up on their belly skills to earn their AFF-I Rating. A building is only as strong as its foundation, so you will be working on the basic building blocks of formation skydiving: skill by skill, one by one, jump by jump, until you are flying effortlessly in the air.
What skills will I learn?
Elevate has two programs:
Phase 1: The first 10 jumps are highly focused on body position, taking grips, forward/backward movement, fall rate control, center turns, basic RW exits, breakoff safety
Phase 2: This phase will build upon phase 1 to teach sidesliding, superpositional movement, advanced RW exits, and Big-Way fundamentals
Can we work together in the tunnel?
The tunnel is a great tool for all skydivers, no matter their experience level. Elsinore Elevate is happy to supplement in-air training with tunnel training to elevate your skill set. Tunnel training will be hosted at iFly Hollywood at Universal CityWalk. For just $245, you get 15-minutes in the tunnel with coaching and video. To schedule tunnel time, please contact Barry directly.
I've heard about EXCEL camps. How is this different?
We are very proud of the EXCEL program, and we know that some of our EXCEL jumpers want (and need) undivided attention from a coach. EXCEL is designed to help new skydivers establish a path in the sport, but they do not facilitate individualized coaching. Enter: Elsinore Elevate. Elevate is for those that would like a dedicated one-on-one coach to monitor and tailor their skydiving education. To prepare you for excellence, Elevate will use the latest physical and mental training techniques before each jump.
How much does this kind of coaching cost?
Elsinore Elevate is committed to thorough coaching with undivided attention. The best way to build on your skills is to commit to a coaching program and execute the jumps over the course of a few days. Elevate sells coaching packages in blocks of 10 jumps. Both phases of the Elevate program have a very specific focus on individual skills, working on the building blocks of excellent flying. Each jump is $85 and includes your slot on the aircraft, your coach's slot, coach's fee and a thorough debrief with coach POV video. If you're unsure about committing to a 10-jump package, you can buy a single coach jump for $90 to get your feet wet and see how it all works.
How do I get started?
Email Barry directly to get more information about the Elevate program and schedule your training days.
Who is this Barry character you keep talking about?
Barry Williams has been a professional skydiver for more than 10 years, and has 6,000+ skydives under his belt. He has spent the entirety of his career in the sport as a teacher, be it working with AFF students, coaching students, or skydivers looking to earn their coach or AFF ratings. Barry earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of New Hampshire, and shortly after discovering his love for the sport in 2000, he quit his job in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and moved to the dropzone to earn his ratings. He brings experience from managing various skydiving schools across the country, and has an insatiable enthusiasm for teaching others how to be safe and fly efficiently.
For more information, email Barry directly or visit the Elsinore Elevate Facebook page.