Johnny Utah is a 3x World Champion BASE jumper with 2,500 BASE jumps in the 24 years of his BASE career. He is a holder of eight BASE world records. Johnny has been teaching BASE jumping for 19 years and has developed very effective teaching methods to help his students be successful in learning how to BASE jump safely. He was the first to begin teaching BASE first jump courses at the Perrine Bridge, whereby he conceived and developed an innovative approach to teaching a BASE FJC. He coined the term BASE Camp as a name fitting for his more involved longer BASE jumping courses which give his students a higher level of competency.
BASE Camp (FJC) is a comprehensive 4-day course held at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho, and happens several times each year. It is a complete and thorough first BASE jump course intended for experienced skydivers with little or no BASE experience. The minimum skydiving experience required is 150 skydives.
BASE Camp students are taught all the fundamental aspects of the sport. BASE Camp covers the following:
The Perrine Bridge jump site is very forgiving making it an excellent place to learn. Here is why. The Perrine Bridge is a span bridge, 486 feet above very calm water with a large grassy landing area the size of a football field; and it's legal to jump all day. Once you fall away from this bridge, it is impossible to hit it, and 486 feet is a good height to learn from.
Upon signing up for the course, you will receive two videos to get you started at home (These videos are included with the course). The material in the videos will also be fully covered during the FJC.
The course includes:
BASE Camp (FJC) is an extensive 4-day course whereby you can expect to make around 10-15 jumps (weather depending of course). You will be coached and supervised while you pack each packjob you jump. This is an important aspect to learning how to pack effectively as you work towards opening-heading consistency.