How To Become a Licensed Skydiver in Two Weeks

Friday, May 17, 2019

Do you lurk the Wisconsin Skydiving Center Facebook page and think to yourself… “I’d love to do that!”?


We have good news… you can and you can do it relatively quickly.


This year, Wisconsin Skydiving Center is open every day – which means we’ll be flying much more. This increase in flights means we can help you achieve your skydiving dreams more rapidly.

How To Get Started in Skydiving

Step 1 – Make a Tandem Skydive

The road to becoming a skydiver starts with a tandem skydive. Why? To get you acclimated and prepared for the next jump which has you exiting with your own parachute! (woop!)

Exiting an aircraft for the first time can’t be described – it must be experienced. Getting comfortable with this environment and knowing what to expect sets you up for success on your first AFF skydive. It’s important to build confidence on that first jump and having a tandem skydive under your belt helps with this.

Can you skydive in the rain? Better not! Blue skies is where its at.


Step 2 – Schedule an AFF First Jump Course

The first jump course is also known as ground school. This classroom training teaches the foundation on how to free fall safely and know how to fly your parachute. Of course, emergency procedures are also taught (we know you were wondering about that). Once you’ve shown proficiency for all of the information presented, you can guess what happens next – it’s time to skydive!!!


Your first jump will have two AFF instructors exiting with you and giving you hand signals throughout the skydive to help ensure your free fall body position is dialed in. Once you’ve descended to your pre-determined pull altitude, you’ll be taking the action to deploy your parachute!

Once under your parachute and you’ve determined that your parachute is stable, square and steerable (don’t worry, you’ll learn all about this), our ground team will be with you on radio as a back up should you need some guidance. From there, it’s a comfy landing and an adrenaline explosion unlike any you’ve ever experienced! WOO-HOO!

More Info

How To Schedule your First Jump Course

Scheduling is super easy! You can view our course availability on our events calendar. You can see it right here.

To learn more information about the Accelerated Free Fall program, you can see that here!

If you know this is for you, you can purchase a Student Information Manual from the USPA or download it for free from the resources section of our website.

Solo and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Pricing


Training Skydives Information Cost
Jump 1 TANDEM - your journey has already begun towards getting your skydiving license.
Jump 2 Ground School (3-4 hours) and SOLO exit - jump from 5000' by yourself. $225.00
Jump 3 Second solo skydive - parachute work. $120.00
Jump 4 Third solo skydive - parachute competency. $120.00
Jump 5 Ground School (3 to 4 hours) and AFF - first freefall jump with your own parachute. An amazing sense of accomplishment! $255.00
Jump 6 Awareness skydive - altitude, body - more control in freefall. $210.00
Jump 7 Your release dive - your instructors release you and you freefall on your own. $210.00
Jump 8 You have now graduated to only one instructor accompanying you in freefall. $170.00
Jump 9 You will learn how to do turns and move forward in freefall. $170.00
Jump 10 More maneuvers of forward motion and turns. $170.00
Jump 11 You will learn how to track - one step closer to being a bird man. $170.00
Jump 12 You will perform acrobatics in freefall. $170.00
Jump 13 Solo freefall -Now you know enough to freefall by yourself. $64.00
Jump 14 Advanced maneuvers in freefall. $99.00
Jump 15 You now get to combine upper and lower body to make spot turns. $99.00
Jump 16 Fast / slow freefall speed. $99.00
Jump 17 Formation flying - moving forward to dock on your coach. $99.00
Jump 18 Adjusting speed and forward motion to dock on your coach. $99.00
Jump 19 Even more of a challenge - speed adjusting, turns, and docking on your coach. $99.00
Jump 20 Lower exit altitude - 5,000' emergency simulation jump. $64.00
Jump 21 Lower exit altitude - 3,500' emergency simulation jump. $64.00
Jump 22 Dive out of the plane and down to dock on your coach. $99.00
Jump 23 More practice on swooping down to your coach. $99.00
Jump 24 Preparation for your first freefall test. $99.00
Jump 25 United States Parachute Association A License Check Dive $170.00

Step 3 – Jump and Jump a Lot!

Remember what it was like when you were learning to drive? You were nervous! Chances are you had a tight grip at the 10 and 2 position on the steering wheel and you didn’t feel comfortable taking your eyes off the road for a second! More time behind the wheel builds your confidence and it’s no different in skydiving.

Being that we’re open every day of the week, you can rack up multiple jumps each day getting you to the 25 jump minimum requirement for your A-license in NO Time!!!!

You maybe wondering what an A-license gives you…. the ability to jump with other people and at other dropzones. Jumping with others is SO MUCH FUN!

A New World

Skydiving may seem intimidating, but you’ll quickly learn that it’s a sport like any other filled with extraordinary human beings living their best lives. If you choose to learn to skydive at Wisconsin Skydiving Center you’ll feel supported by our community of instructors and our community of licensed skydivers.

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A lady smiles while in free fall during a tandem skydive at Wisconsin Skydiving Center near Milwaukee, WI

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