Skydiving is one of the most exhilarating and exciting sports to participate in. Your first jump will be a “Tandem Jump” in which you are paired up with a certified instructor who will train you, gear you up, and is securely harnessed to you for the entire experience. This ensures you receive the safest, most exciting and rewarding experience possible for your first skydive.

Our program incorporates two tandem skydives into the Instructor Assisted Deployment program sanctioned by the United States Parachute Association (USPA). To become an A-Licensed skydiver through the USPA, you must successfully complete the below training progression as well as log a total of 20 skydives.

Normally, each level will require only one jump, but there are several factors which may require a student to repeat one or more jumps throughout the training program. All jumps count towards completion of the 20 required for your A-License.

Level 1—Introduction to Skydiving:  Tandem training jump from 10,000 feet

Level 2—Canopy Control Skills:  Tandem training jump from 10,000 feet

Level 3—First Jump Course, Ground School

Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) Solo Jump from 3,500 feet

  • 4-5 hours of classroom instruction
  • Copy of United States Parachute Association (USPA) Student Information Manual (SIM)
  • Log Book
  • First Solo Jump

Level 4—Second Solo Student Jump:  IAD jump from 3,500 feet

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

Level 5—Practice Ripcord Pull:  IAD jump from 3,500 feet

Level 6—First Freefall!:  5 second delay jump from 4,000 feet

Level 7—Canopy Control Skills:  10 second delay jump from 4,500 feet

Level 8—Canopy Control Skills, Exit Spotting:  10 second delay jump from 4,500 feet

Level 9—Freefall Maneuvers:  15 second delay ump from 5,500 feet

Level 10—Freefall Maneuvers:  15 second delay from 5,500 feet

Level 11—Freefall Maneuvers:  20 second delay from 6,500 feet

Level 12—“Bomb Out” exit, Tracking Skills:  20 second delay from 6,500 feet

Level 13—Freefall Maneuvers, Aircraft Exit:  30 second delay from 9,000 feet

Level 14—Backloop, Tracking, “Wave Off” Skills:  30 second delay from 9,000 feet

Level 15—Exit, Fall Rate, Docking, Tracking:  Relative work from 10,000 feet

Level 16—Graduation Jump and Dock with Instructor:  Relative work from 10,000 feet

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Students who fail to deploy their parachute by 3,500 feet will automatically be required to repeat that jump
  • Students who have not jumped in 30 days or more will repeat the last jump completed
  • Students who fail to satisfy the learning requirement of the jump will repeat the jump