The First Jump Course Static-line progression is the form of instruction used at SKYDIVE ADVENTURES. The method begins Saturday morning with video and lecture and culminates on Saturday afternoon with practical (hands-on demonstrations) and the first jump. The jump is made from approximately 3500 feet where the static-line automatically deploys the parachute once the jumper has cleared the aircraft. This is followed by a radio assisted canopy descent lasting about three minutes. SKYDIVE ADVENTURES is a United States Parachute Association member Dropzone. This means that we follow the Basic Safety Requirements (BSRs) set forth by U.S.P.A and the FAA in the Skydivers Information Manual (SIM).
The Static-Line course will fully prepare the student to successfully complete their first solo parachute jump. A minimum of five static-line jumps must be made fulfilling the objectives of each jump, before they are cleared for free-fall. From the first free-fall onward, the student is gradually introduced to terminal velocity (max acceleration towards the ground) and the fundamental RW (Relative Work – formation skydiving) skills that will make them a safe and proficient skydiver. This is accomplished by using a progression of longer deployment delays starting with a “Hop ‘n Pop” or immediate deployment after exit followed by 10 second, 15 second, 30 second and 45 second delays.