Static line is a training system which takes you from your first jump to being a qualified skydiver. You need no previous experience to undertake this type of training. During six to eight hours of ground training you will be taught to exit the aircraft, to adopt a stable position, to steer a parachute and to land safely. Your physical skills will be assessed throughout the day, which ends with a written test. The following day you will make your first jump from 3,500 feet and your parachute will be automatically opened by a static line attached to the aircraft.
As your skills develop you will progress to freefall jumps. The exit altitude increases in stages until you are jumping from 12,000 feet by yourself. A minimum of eighteen jumps is required to gain your ‘A’ licence (see progression information for further details)
Prices include the mandatory £18.60 British Parachute Association (BPA) provisional membership which is required for any first jump made in the UK.