The Static Line training program is the traditional way to learn how to skydive.
Training begins with a morning and early afternoon ground school. The static line
course will take approximately six to eight hours to complete. The course consists of lecture and
practical instruction. Your first jump will be on the same day as the training course, that is
On your first jump, your main parachute opens automatically after you exit solo from the airplane at 3,000 feet. Under radio guidance, you steer your "square" parachute to a soft landing.
During subsequent jumps, you are introduced to true freefall and how to control your body and skydive safely with others. After a minimum of five static line jumps, which must include three satisfactory practice ripcord pulls, you are cleared for your first freefall. After your first freefall you will make at least 10 additional supervised freefalls from progressively higher altitudes and with more stringent guidelines. You will learn skills such as altitude awareness, maneuvering in freefall and jumping safely with others. At the end of the program you are certified as a "Novice parachutist".