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Our learn to skydive program has been developed as a result of 40 years of in-house experience and is in accordance with The United States Parachute Association (USPA) Accelerated Freefall Program. It is the most comprehensive, modern, and safe method of skydiving training in the world today. It will take you from the ground up, all the way through your skydiving license in as little as 25 jumps (tandem included). The program at WSC provides a continuity of instruction which is rare among skydiving schools in the USA. We start with three Solo skydives (after your initial Tandem Skydive), which will introduce you to flying your own parachute and learning parachute landing patterns. Once you are comfortable with your parachute flying skills, you will commence freefall skydives from and altitude of 12,500′.
Our learn to skydive program is a modified variation of the Accelerated Free Fall training method – it’s the same program, but better. Our program improves upon standard AFF training by reducing the information overload (and overwhelm) every student feels! The traditional program consists of six hours of ground school training which includes aircraft procedures, exiting, free fall, canopy flight, landing, and emergency procedures… followed by a jump! It’s like cramming for a big test which leaves many in a state of overwhelm.
Our modified approach is designed to break this information down into three distinct sections allowing for greater confidence, less overwhelm, and ultimately your success. This phased approach is broken down by:
A tandem is the best introduction to the sport! You get it all – a ride to full altitude, a long freefall, a canopy flight, and landing. It is easy and efficient; 20-30 minutes of ground school is sufficient because you will be harnessed to an expert.
It’s time to step it up a notch! If you have what it takes, after 3 hours of training, you will be jumping out of an airplane by yourself. This phase of the training program is focused on exiting the airplane and canopy (parachute) flight skills.
Again, time to step it up another notch and experience what this whole thing is all about; FREEFALL! Another 3 hours of ground training and you will be exiting the airplane at full altitude, freefalling, managing your stability and altitude awareness, deploying your parachute, flying it, and landing it. The whole 9 yards! … you will have two instructors at your side, then going down to one.
This is the pinnacle of your skydiving training. What seems so far away at the beginning, now becomes a reality. Throughout the program, you have learned how to prepare and execute a skydive in its entirety all by yourself. Now you can go ahead and skydive anywhere in the world. Simply show your license. You have joined the brotherhood of “cool cats”.
Everything that you need to make a safe and exciting skydive is included in the price for your training. There are no hidden fees or extra add-ons.
• Two (2) three-hour training classes
• Two professional Freefall Instructors (USPA Certified) to guide you
• Your personal state of the art parachute system
• Dual square ram-air parachutes (main and reserve) for accurate steering and a soft landing
• A parachute system equipped with an Automatic Parachute Deployment device
• Jumpsuit, altimeter, helmet, radios
• Airplane flight up to 12,500′
• One minute of freefall accompanied by two instructors
• Five-minute parachute flight
• Backup radio assistance for safer parachute control and landing
• Minimum 18 years of age.
• Maximum weight of 200 lbs.
• A tandem skydive is required prior to joining the Learn to Skydive Program.