Solo First Jump $250

Jump a  2nd Time For $25!

The first jump course is your first step into the arena of flight. This is where you will learn all the basics of flight that you will need for your return to Earth. It is a classroom based session held on the evening before you usually jump. Main topics of instruction are equipment, exiting the aircraft, body position, canopy control, safety procedures and last but not least… how to land.

After the course there is a complete review of what you have learned. On jump day, we gear you up for your jump. Our course includes all the equipment needed for your jump. Coveralls, parachute rental, goggles, helmet, altimeter and radio are all provided. Our expert staff will assist you in putting your gear on and go through a series of safety checks. A final review of the jump is done and your are on your way to the aircraft for your climb to altitude.

A first time student or IAD jumper is taken to an altitude of 3,500 feet for their first jump. Your instructor will check your gear for the final time and you will exit the aircraft. You let go and fall away as your parachute opens above you. Your training as well as radio assistance from our ground crew guides you to a safe landing after a 3 to 5 minute parachute ride.

Our staff will then assist you in taking your gear off, talk about the highlights of your jump and if you so desire prepare you for your next jump.

All first jump students receive a logbook containing the details of their jump experience. Subsequent student jumps are $75. You will then progress through the GFF program.

Gradual Freefall Program

The Gradual Freefall program is used to progress to your SOLO certification where the other method is the Progressive Freefall program. The GFF program represents a “gradual” transition to freefall skydiving.

Freefall Progression

Task:

Deploying your parachute

Minimum Standard:

Fall stable, perform (x3) practice pulls, open parachute @ 5,000 ft (two instructors)

Task:

Stop and start turns

Minimum Standard:

Establish eye contact, keep heading, practice starting and stopping turns, practice pulls, open parachute @ 5,000 ft (two instructors)

Task:

Introduction to solo flight

Minimum Standard:

Follow instructor who is in front of you, practice pull, open parachute @ 5,000 ft (two instructors)

Task:

Solo freefall

Minimum Standard:

Controlled exit, stable free fall, controlled 360 degree turns, open parachute @ 5,000 ft

Task:

Solo exit, pull practices and turns

Minimum Standard:

On Heading within 5 seconds and maintain heading for (x2) practice pulls, (x2) 360 degree turns, open parachute @ 5,000 ft

Task:

Pre-Solo

Minimum Standard:

Front flip exit, stable freefall position for (x3) practice pulls, Figure 8 maneuver, open parachute @ 4,000 ft

Task:

Solo

Minimum Standard:

Exit solo, refine turns and pull sequence, belly to earth @ 5,000 ft, open parachute @ 4,000 ft

Task:

Checkout Jump

Minimum Standard:

Perform figure 8, belly to earth @ 5,000 ft, open parachute @ 4,000 ft

Task:

5,000 ft jump

Minimum Standard:

Exit @ 5,000 ft, fall stable for 12 seconds, open parachute @ 3,500 ft