A NEXT LEVEL Partner
First BASE Jump Instruction and Mentorship
by Avery Badenhop
Endorsed by the Asylum Designs – Squirrel consortium
Avery Badenhop is a world renowned BASE jumper.
24 years in the sport, and 36 years of skydiving experience.
He has been a front-runner in the arena of BASE organization,
a founder of the IPBC, Bridge Day organizer, KL Tower and more.
Many hundreds of BASE jumps from hundreds of different objects on numerous continents.
Avery originated the idea of a BASE jumping team, and Team ILL Vision continues to perform.
TIV has long been sponsored by Asylum Designs, and more recently, a Squirrel supported jumper.
A highly motivated BASE mentor, Avery brings much knowledge, perspective and experience to the table.
I take a very personal approach to BASE instruction, when possible you will receive one-on-one training.
At most the class will be two students at a time, so you can complete your training with a buddy.
The Ace of BASE offers a four-day First Jump Course at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The Perrine Bridge provides you with one of the safest and most forgiving BASE objects available.
With no legal restrictions, jumping there can be done in a stress free environment.
Nearly 500 feet of unobstructed airspace, and a very large flat landing area.
That said, do not make the mistake of assuming it is free of hazards.
As with any BASE jump, there is the potential for injury or death.
You will sign a waiver releasing me from responsibility for your safety, that responsibility is yours.
We will start on a Monday, and complete the course that Thursday.
The prerequisite for enrollment in this FJC is that you be an experienced parachutist.
We will establish your experience before I accept your non-refundable deposit for your course.
After taking a course from me, it will establish camaraderie and a long term relationship,
I will be a never ending resource for information and support in the years to come.
During the course you will learn:
- Some history of the sport of fixed object jumping.
- The development of BASE specific gear.
- Proper gear care and BASE packing methods, and some basic rigging.
- Jump site assessment and weather effects.
- Decision making as it pertains to gear choices and acceptable jumping conditions.
- Personal safety equipment and lifesaving techniques during a BASE jump.
- Jump site etiquette, including approach, access and egress from objects.
- Malfunctions and other potential jumping hazards and how to deal with them.
- How to make a BASE jump.
The cost for the all-inclusive expert training as listed above is $1200.
I also offer transportation, accommodation, BASE gear to use during your course.
If you need transportation +$100, accommodation +$100, BASE gear +$100.
A deposit of $500 will be required to get you on my calendar.
Send me an email so we can start a dialogue on how to get you the training you desire.
If you have already started BASE jumping, and want one-on-one Mentorship,
we can make arrangements to travel anywhere on the globe….