Starts with about 8 hours of theory, ground training, and a written exam. You then do an Instructional Tandem jump from 10,000ft concentrating on height awareness and canopy control.
Stage 2 to 3
The next two jumps in your course are solo freefall skydives from 10,000ft with two instructors holding on, learning turns, forward movement and maintaining a heading. Each freefall is approximately 35 seconds duration with a five minute parachute ride. Once your parachute opens, you will be required to steer and land your parachute on your own, but with guidance from an instructor on the ground.
Stage 4 to 8
These next five jumps are also solo freefall skydives, but with one instructor. Each jump is approximately 40 seconds freefall duration with a 4-5 minute parachute ride. At some stage during these jumps, we will normally require you to demonstrate the ability to steer and land your parachute unassisted.
The final jump is from 4,500ft. It is a solo jump and places emphasis on sub terminal control and deployment.
**All jumps conducted at the discretion of the Drop Zone Safety Officer. Adverse weather may restrict jumping.