The event kicks off with canopy training from the Flight-1 team of Scott Miller and the PD Factory Team. Skydivers can then choose between Formation Skydiving or Freefly coaching. Formation skydivers participate in 20 coached skydives progressing from one-on-one to 4-way skills. The event ends the day before the FSL Shamrock Showdown 2005 begins and enthusiastic 4-way jumpers have the opportunity to put their new found skills into practice by joining the Rookie Class or A Class competition of the popular NSL event.
Skydive University has been running "The Search" for the past six years with great success. The event is designed specifically for low experienced jumpers and gives them an opportunity to sample the best of everything the skydiving coummunity has to offer. "The Search" offers top quality coaching in a high-energy atmosphere. One of the previous participants called it "student heaven". It is also a breeding ground for future competitors.
The course begins with a day and a half of intensive canopy control coaching with Scott Miller and the Flight-1 team at Skydive DeLand. Jumps from 5,500 ft with seminars, briefing and debriefing of the filmed landings ensure a thorough saturation of canopy control information, which the group will put into practice for the rest of the week.
The next and last series of jumps consist of an introduction to 4-way by pairing two students with two instructors, including video on every jump. This is a great way to ensure successful 4-way skydives. The course finishes with 4-way jumps with three students and one coach. Video is again included. This format allows students to increase skill levels whilst providing a stable format and in-air coaching. Most evenings of the seven-day camp are rounded off with seminars from leading professionals within the industry, as well as a prize draw.
Coaches taking part in previous years have included all members of the British skydiving team, the Danish National Team, Rob Laidlaw, Robert Chromy and Julianna Se. Participants of previous "Searches" say that this is one of the best events in the world for new, enthusiastic skydivers.
Dr John will be available for three days to lend his unique perspectives on personal performance. After the morning stretch he will also do guided visualizations and seminars in the evenings. He will be on hand to provide interesting and innovative methods of mental training to assist the skydiving performance.
Registration and further information can be found at Skydive University's website.