This course is designed to give you your first taste of what it’s like to exit an aircraft flying at 3,500ft above the ground, and then gently floating down to the ground, landing under your own parachute.
On your course, you will learn about things such as:
- DROP ZONE ORIENTATION
- DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT AND CHECKS
- PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT
- THE STABLE SPREAD POSITION
- AIRCRAFT AND EXITING TECHNIQUES AND AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY DRILLS
- PARACHUTE CANOPY CONTROL AND FLIGHT DRILLS
- PARACHUTE MALFUNCTION RECOGNITION, EMERGENCY DRILLS, HARNESS
- ABNORMAL AND REGULAR LANDING TECHNIQUES
- A KNOWLEDGE REVIEW TEST
Our courses normally run on Saturdays commencing at 8.30am at the Drop Zone, and, conditions permitting you’ll make your 1st jump early that evening.
Unfortunately we can’t give you an accurate time as to when you will make your jump, we only allow parachute descents to be made when the weather conditions are safe and within the British Parachute Association’s operating procedure minimums.
Once trained, we like you to attend for refresher training once every 4 weeks, to keep these new skills fresh in your mind. If you do not attend for refresher training with in a 3 month period you will be required to complete another course.
Spectators are welcome to come and watch you jump, however we ask you not to bring pets or alcohol onto the drop zone.
The static line first jump course fee also includes:
- PARACHUTE / RIG HIRE AND PACKING
- JUMP SUIT LOAN
- 1ST PARACHUTE JUMP AND BRIEFING
- SKYDIVE STARTER MAGAZINE
- PERSONALISED SOUVENIR CERTIFICATE
After completing your first static line jump you will have begun your progression towards your 1st solo freefall and ultimately a solo skydiving qualification under the BPA Ram Air Progression System (RAPS) and can continue to jump and learn by purchasing RAPS Student Jumps.
If you are really keen to get to grips with skydiving we recommend that you consider the RAPS Six Jump Course that combines the 1st Jump static line course with 5 additional jumps and training. This 6 jump course is targeted to take the participant to his or her 1st Solo Freefall jump subject to their satisfactory progress against the British Parachute Association’s Ram Air Progression System (RAPS) Category System.