Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Learn to Skydive!

Now is the time!   

Skydiving is a fantastic thrill-a-minute sport and Michigan is a beautiful place to skydive. We don't blame you for getting hooked and wanting to continue on to learn to jump on your own and get your license through the United States Parachute Association.  Now that Spring is here and the weather is starting to calm down and be reliable enough for student jumps (USPA says that wind need to be below 14 mph for students) it time to learn.  

Here is an quick outline of our student program:

Student Skydive Training

Level 1:Tandem training jumpIntroduction to skydiving!

Once you have completed your first jump, you will need to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and successfully jump on your own. We offer a comprehensive training program that will progress you from the basic skills to the advanced techniques required to achieve your first United States Parachute Association (USPA) license, which will allow you to jump on your own anywhere in the United States along with many different countries around the world.

Level 2:Tandem training jump from 10,000(Canopy control skills)
Level 3:Ground School Training Package.(First solo student jump)

The Ground School Training Package includes; approximately 4-5 hours of classroom instruction, a copy of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) Student Information Manual (SIM), a log book, and the students first Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) solo student jump from 3,500.

Level 4:IAD jump from 3,500(Second solo student jump)

*** The students Level 5 and Level 6 jumps MUST be successfully completed on the same day! ***

Level 5:IAD jump from 3,500(Practice ripcord pull)
Level 6:5 second delay freefall jump from 4,000(First freefall)
Level 7:10 second delay freefall jump from 4,500(Canopy control skills)
Level 8:10 second delay from 4,500Canopy control skills; exit spotting)
Level 9:15 second delay from 5,500(Freefall maneuvers)
Level 10:15 second delay from 5,500(Freefall maneuvers)
Level 11:20 second delay from 6,500(Freefall maneuvers)
Level 12:20 second delay from 6,500(Bomb Out exit and tracking skills)
Level 13:30 second delay from 9,000(Freefall maneuvers and aircraft exits)
Level 14:30 second delay from 9,000(Back loop, tracking, and wave off skills)
Level 15:Introduction to Relative Work from 10,000(Exit, fall rate, docking, tracking)
Level 16:Relative Work skills from 10,000(Graduation jump and dock with Instructor)

Give us a call at (269) 998-7747 and we'll get you started!