Static Line Skydiving
The static line progression is perfect for someone who would like to jump alone but does not want to do the AFF program.
What is Static Line Skydiving?
For those looking to solo jump on their first day, consider the Static Line Jump. The jump itself consists of a simple poised exit from the airplane. As the skydiver falls away from the plane, the deployment of the main canopy is initiated by a “static line” attached to the aircraft. The skydiver will experience only a very short free fall before the opening of the main parachute is initiated. You will be required to go through Ground School for 4-5 hours before your jump so plan to be at our skydiving center all day. Ground School Training will be held rain or shine. Come solo jump via a static line!
The SL student is required to attend ground school training which is run every Saturday at the Dropzone from 08h00.
Weather dependent, the jump should happen on the same day if the student has passed the course and practical training.
The First Jump Course takes anywhere from 6-8 hours, depending on the size of the class. A qualified static line instructor will present the class, which consists of a number of lectures covering everything from equipment to emergency procedures, to landing safely.
Simply completing the ground school does not guarantee that the student will do the static line jump. The student must demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency on the course material, as well as satisfy the instructor the he/she is able to perform the static line jump safely and correctly.
The student will exit the aircraft at an altitude of 3500ft AGL. The static line will deploy the parachute, and the student will perform certain checks and controls described during training. The student will then fly the parachute down to the drop zone.
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- The actual parachute ride will take around 3 or 4 minutes.
- This is just the first jump of the SL programme.
- The course is a 24 level programme. The student is required to pass each level proficiently to progress onto the next level.
- You need to perform at least 1 jump per month, but it is encouraged to do multiple jumps per day as this enables the progression to be steeper for the student and maximum benefit gained.
- Each level is briefed by a Jump Master and signed off by an Instructor.
The static line progression is perfect for someone who would like to jump alone but does not want to do the AFF program. Static line is the original, best known method of learning to skydive. A tether attached to the airplane automatically opens the parachute.
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You Made A First Jump
And You Liked It?
The solo skydiving training is also known as PFF (Progressive Free Fall), AFF (Accerelated Free Fall) or simply SOLO skydiving training. This learning method makes you discover the world of freefall. If you have successfully completed a tandem skydiving jump or a DAI (Instructor Assisted Deployment) jump, you are eligible
for this training program.
Static Line Questions
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You can perform up to 4 jumps in a day. This depends on physical and mental capacity of the student.
You need to jump at least once a month. The SL programme is designed to accommodate a slower progression and is cheaper than the AFF programme for students on a budget.
The detailed costs are outlined on the page above or under Pricing. You pay per level you are performing on that day. It is better to have the funds available to progress as quickly as possible through this prorgamme to get maximum benefit.
- You will need to move to the next programme in order to qualify for your first licence.
- The conversion jumps x 2, Intermediate Skills Programme (ISP) 7 jumps.
- To qualify for your A Licence, you need to complete the following at the same dropzone before you can jump elsewhere:
- 25 Jumps
- AFF or SL programme
- Packing Instruction
- ISP Programme
- A licence test
- Then you are considered an independent skydiver and apply for your PASA licence. This enables you to skydive anywhere in the world.
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