Solo (IAD) first jump
The Solo Instructor Assisted Deployment (functional equivalent of static line) program is the original way to learn how to skydive. During the first jump course, you and your classmates will be taught the techniques and skills necessary to make your first skydive safe and enjoyable. The class curriculum includes detailed instruction on the operation and use of the equipment as well as practical training using a suspended harness and an aircraft mock-up.
The first jump course takes approximately four to five
hours. Once class is completed, your instructor will assist you in putting on
and adjusting your equipment in preparation for your first skydive.
Your first jump will be made from 4,000 feet (1000' above the required minimum); your instructor will initiate the deployment of your main parachute as you leave the airplane. The parachute will open within 3 to 5 seconds. If after 6 seconds you identify a problem, you will initiate procedures you practiced and drilled during the ground school. After you’re under a good parachute, you’ll maneuver it through the air as it gently lowers you back to Earth. We train you to fly and land your parachute, additionally we'll provide ground canopy flight assistance. When your instructor returns to the ground, he or she will review the jump with you and will fill out your logbook. Hang onto your logbook, as it serves not only as a record of your accomplishment, but as important documentation of the training you have received as you progress toward becoming a full-fledged skydiver.
Some people make just one IAD skydive so they can count themselves among the
small percentage of people across the world who have jumped out of an airplane. If you
want to make just one skydive, and you want to do it all by yourself
(as opposed to a tandem skydive),
then this is the program for you! However, we hope you will continue your training toward
becoming a licensed skydiver. The IAD program is one of three popular training
methods and offers the lowest overall cost. If you continue your
training under the program, you will make a minimum of four more jumps with instructor
assisted deployment before progressing to your first freefall skydive on which
you deploy your own parachute. Over the next few jumps you will
make skydives from higher and higher altitudes with freefall times extending
to forty-five seconds. During those jumps, you will be taught the basic freefall
maneuvering skills you will need to be able to safely link up in with other skydivers.
When you graduate from the program (USPA A License), you will be allowed to participate in
formation skydives with other licensed skydivers!
Give us a call at 316-776-1700 to confirm your class date.