Kuwait City(IAMINKUWAIT):Kuwaitians are really happy as they can sky dive near their home. The dream has come true with the new entertainment sport the Kuwait Skydive and Fly center in Al-Akhiran , the first specialized one in the country .It’s a fruit of the nine long years of the center.
The idea emerged in 2009, and the project took normal channels through official and control bodies until it came into existence and was opened on 9TH December, 2018.The center offers skydiving training courses for men as well as women in cooperation with the public authority of sports and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) .The Kuwait Skydive and Fly center was initiated by the Ibrahim Al-Rubain, founder of the center. “Skydive and Fly is the first Kuwaiti initiative for free skydiving and is classified under supporting small and medium enterprises,”Al-Runaian told Kuna .Within a month, eight amateur skydivers completed the course and received the license.
The center has brought 20 highly efficient trainers with licenses with from leading specialized organizations , including the United States Parachute Association(USPA).Al-Rubaian also referred to a plan to employ Kuwaiti youths in the center therefore everyone in the center will be 100% Kuwaitis. They said that they faced a lot of challenges while putting up the center. They also said that they considered it very normal to face any encounters during a venture.
Staffs in the center are required to get re-registered every 18 months .The cost of a tandem training jump is KD 160, while a course to get a qualification and a license hits KD 1000 .Licensed skydivers can use the center for a jump costing only KD 9.5.Al-Rubaian thanked PAS and DGCA and the sports for all the support they provided.
Al-Haribi had performed 1200 jumps in total. He said the sport allows him to exchange the adventure with other fans. Al-Harini also said that the sport at home has saved in so much money when it has come to Kuwait .Dr Marwa Al-Balohsi used to skydive when she was studying USA. Once she packed her bags, it was hard for her to continue the sport .When she has the craving to skydive , she used to go to UAE to enjoy her sport . But now it has given her what she wanted. There are around 100 voluteers including women in the skydive center .A person has to be 18 and must have a good health record to enjoy they sport .