The traditional method of making a first jump is still the most affordable. This method has evolved over the last thirty years from its military origins into a tried and tested method for training skydivers. Ground training lasts 8 to 9 hours from 08h30 on Saturday mornings dependant on group size. This is followed by a flight to 3500ft for your first jump, weather and aircraft permitting. The class prepares you for everything you need to know about canopy control, landing, emergency procedures and safety checks. Only the feeling of a first skydive is beyond the instructor’s ability to explain! Excitement, anticipation, fear, focus, commitment – and looking good in front of your friends – all combine as you find yourself poised in the door of our single engine Cessna aircraft. As you fall away from the aircraft, the main canopy deploys by means of the static line attached to the aircraft. You will experience approximately 2 to 3 seconds of freefall while the parachute opens.
Requirements for Static Line Jumps
- Being an adrenaline junkie helps…
- There is a maximum weight limit of 100kgs
- You will require parental consent if you are under the age of 18
- The minimum age is sixteen