When you are going to get your certification in skydiving,
there are three different ways that you will be trained.
Each step follows the other, and all are important if you
are wanting to get your certification.
1. Tandem jump
a. Ground training lasts for about 30 minutes, but once the
ground training is over, you will be jumping out of an
airplane. This sounds scary, but remember that you are
going to be strapped to an instructor and you are going to
b. After you complete the First Jump Course, you will be
moved to the next level of the training course. But before
they allow you to do a static line jump and a accelerated
free fall, you will have to show that you meet the
requirements of proficiency.
2. Static Line jump
a. With static line, there’s a cord that is attached to
both the plane and your parachute, so that when you step out
of the plane the cord deploys your chute. This saves you
from having to worry about remembering to pull your cord.
b. After your first static line jump, you will need to show
the instructor that you know where the ripcord is, This is
just a fake ripcord, but it tells the instructor that you
know what you are doing. After three of these types of
jumps, you will be able to do an accelerated freefall jump.
3. Accelerated FreeFall.
This lets you experience the total thrill of skydiving, but
it can be expensive because you have two instructors up
there with you. Although you aren’t attached to them, they
are there in case you have a problem. When you have done
this a few times, you will go down to one instructor. If
you are wanting to get your license, this will help a lot.