fitness for skydiving

Static Line the path to skydiving

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The static line course is designed to give you your first taste of what it’s like to exit an aircraft flying at 3,500ft above the ground, and then gently floating down to the ground, landing under your own parachute.

On your course, you will learn about things such as:

  • DROP ZONE ORIENTATION
  • DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT AND CHECKS
  • PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT
  • THE STABLE SPREAD POSITION
  • AIRCRAFT AND EXITING TECHNIQUES AND AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY DRILLS
  • PARACHUTE CANOPY CONTROL AND FLIGHT DRILLS
  • PARACHUTE MALFUNCTION RECOGNITION, EMERGENCY DRILLS, HARNESS
  • DRILLS
  • ABNORMAL AND REGULAR LANDING TECHNIQUES
  • A KNOWLEDGE REVIEW TEST

Our courses normally run on Saturdays commencing at 8.00am at the Drop Zone. Weather conditions permitting you’ll make your 1st jump early that evening or alternatively the following day.

Unfortunately we can’t give you an accurate time as to when you will make your jump, we only allow parachute descents to be made when the weather conditions are safe and within the British Skydiving’s operating procedure minimums.

Once trained, we require you to attend a refresher training at least once every 4 weeks, to keep these new skills fresh in your mind. If you do not attend for refresher training with in a 3 month period you will be required to complete another course.

Spectators are welcome to come and watch you jump, however we ask you not to bring pets or alcohol onto the drop zone.

The static line first jump course fee also includes:

  • PARACHUTE / RIG HIRE AND PACKING
  • JUMP SUIT LOAN
  • 1ST PARACHUTE JUMP AND BRIEFING
  • SKYDIVE STARTER MAGAZINE
  • PERSONALISED SOUVENIR CERTIFICATE

After completing your first static line jump you will have begun your progression towards your 1st solo freefall and ultimately a solo skydiving qualification under the BPA Ram Air Progression System (RAPS) and can continue to jump and learn by purchasing RAPS Student Jumps.

If you are really keen to get to grips with skydiving we recommend that you consider the RAPS Six Jump Course that combines the 1st Jump static line course with 5 additional jumps and training. This 6 jump course is targeted to take the participant to his or her 1st Solo Freefall jump subject to their satisfactory progress against the British Parachute Association’s Ram Air Progression System (RAPS) Category System.

For those who are really keen to get to grips with skydiving this course combines the 1st Jump static line course with 5 additional jumps and training. Your 6th jump is targeted to take you on your 1st Solo Freefall jump subject to your satisfactory progress against the British Parachute Association’s Ram Air Progression System (RAPS).

N.B You must purchase full BPA membership prior to your first freefall jump.

This course offers excellent value to those people who want really get involved with the sport and experience freefall skydiving for themselves.

You begin by joining students on our Static Line Solo 1st Jump Course after which you will continue with additional training and work with our instructors who will help you gradually develop and demonstrate the skills required to progress towards your 1st solo freefall on your sixth jump!

Jump 1
Static Line Automatically Opening Parachute Jump – Demonstrate a stable exit and falling position whilst maintaining a count.

Jump 2
Static Line Automatically Opening Parachute Jump – Demonstrate a stable exit and falling position whilst maintaining a count.

Jump 3
Static Line Line Automatically Opening Parachute Jump – Demonstrate a stable exit and falling position whilst maintaining a count and performing a dummy ripcord pull.

Jump 4
Static Line Line Automatically Opening Parachute Jump – Demonstrate a stable exit and falling position whilst maintaining a count and performing a dummy ripcord pull.

Jump 5
Static Line Line Automatically Opening Parachute Jump – Demonstrate a stable exit and falling position whilst maintaining a count and performing a dummy ripcord pull.

Jump 6
1st Solo Freefall from 3500 feet demonstrating up to a 5 second freefall delay.

 

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Jump Requirements - Age is just a number, although we have to start somewhere! To do a static line parachute jump with us, you will need to be at least 16 years old and have your parent or legal guardian’s permission until age 18. The upper age limit is 55. With skydiving, weight is essential Nobody likes to talk about their weight, but with skydiving, it is essential for your and your instructors safety that we have to work within certain parameters. The maximum allowable weight for any course is 13 stone for females and 15 stone for males, but body mass index will also be taken into account. We appreciate that some people will fall outside of these limits, but are still fit and active, so if this is the case, please call the office to discuss your individual requirements. Please don’t be offended if you are weighed on the day. It is a requirement of all of our jumpers, and you will be asked to step on the scales prior to jumping. Essential forms you MUST fill out and bring with you on the day:

BPA Form 115CBPA Form 115C

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115C then you will need to take the below form 115B to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115DBPA Form 115D

Static Line skydiving

You may self certify for a Static Line Skydive by completing BPA Form 115C

BPA Form 115CBPA Form 115C

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115A then you will need to take the below form 115D to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115DBPA Form 115D

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You may self certify for skydiving by completing BPA Form 115E

BPA Form 115EBPA Form 115E

If you have any conditions indicated in the form 115A then you will need to take the below form 115F to your GP for an assesment and get them to sign and stamp it - please bring this with you to the centre on the day of your skydive!

BPA Form 115FBPA Form 115F