Solo (IAD) first jump
The Solo instructor assisted deployment (functional equivalent of static line) program is the original way to learn how to skydive. During the first jump course, you and your classmates will be taught the techniques and skills necessary to make your first skydive safe and enjoyable. The class curriculum includes detailed instruction on the operation and use of the equipment as well as practical training using a suspended harness and an aircraft mock-up.
The first jump course takes approximately four to five
hours. Once class is completed, your jumpmaster will assist you in putting on
and adjusting your equipment in preparation for your first skydive.
Your first jump will be made from 4,000 feet; your instructor will start the deployment of your parachute as you leave the airplane. Main parachute will open in 3 to 5 seconds. After the parachute opens, you will maneuver it through the air as it gently lowers you back to Earth. You will be assisted with the canopy flight using two-way radios. After your surprisingly soft landing, you will be assisted by our staff in removing your equipment. When your jumpmaster returns to the ground, he or she will review the jump with you and will fill out your logbook. Hang onto your logbook, as it serves not only as a record of your accomplishment, but as important documentation of the training you have received as you progress toward becoming a full-fledged skydiver.
Some people make just one IAD skydive so they can count themselves among the
small number of people in the world who have jumped out of an airplane. If you
want to make just one skydive, and you want to do it all by yourself (as opposed to a tandem skydive), then this
is the program for you! However, we hope you will continue your training toward
becoming a licensed skydiver. The IAD program is the most popular training
method in use and offers the lowest cost per training jump. If you continue your
training under the program, you will make four more jumps with instructor
assisted deployment before progressing to your first freefall skydive on which
you deploy your own parachute. Over the next twelve to fourteen jumps, you will
make skydives from higher and higher altitudes with freefall times extending up
to forty-five seconds. During those jumps, you will be taught the basic freefall
maneuvering skills you will need to be able to link up in with other skydivers.
When you graduate from the program, you will be allowed to participate in
Give us a call at 316-776-1700 to confirm your class date.