What is Static Line Parachuting?
Static Line Parachuting is where you jump out of our plane on your own. You take control of the parachute and land it in the landing area or Drop Zone below. The static line parachute training involves a minimum of 6 hours of basic training. After your ground training, you will be ready to jump out of our plane. You will exit the aircraft from at least 3200 feet where the parachute will open automatically.
The static line parachute course is the prerequisite for learning to skydive and is also very popular as a “one-off” parachute jump.
In the Course you will:
- Learn how the parachute equipment works. Familiarisation and fitting of the parachute harness and equipment.
- Acquaint yourself with the airfield, the landing area and any hazards that may be an issue.
- How to board the aircraft and taught emergency aircraft procedures.
- How to exit the aircraft with the correct body position, steer the parachute and land safely.
- Learn how to identify unforeseen situations, including malfunctions and how to deal with them.
After you have completed your first parachute jump, you will have a debrief with your instructor and presented with a Solo Certificate of Merit, a magazine which will inform you about our sport and a special offer for more jumps at a special rate.
The Static Line course will take a minimum of 16 jumps if you wish to qualify as an “A” License jumper (Jumping without an instructor). The Accelerated FreeFall Course will take a minimum of 18 jumps to reach “A” License. The Static Line Course is also “pay as you go”, so you can spread the costs a lot easier.
The Static Line Jump Course costs £200 and are run on Saturdays as required from 8 a.m. You can check availability HERE.
Prerequisites for the Solo Parachute Training Course
Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness and must not be overweight in relation to their height. Please note that the minimum age for parachuting is 16 and the maximum age is 55. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
Please read forms Form 115c – Solo Student Parachutist Medical Information and Form 115d – Solo Student Parachutist Request for Medical Advice.
We must have the completed consent/medical form prior to commencing the training course.
The MAXIMUM weight is 14.5 stones (92 kg.) for Static Line Solo Jump Course and that has to be relative to your height of over 6 feet. The Minimum Height is 5 feet 2 inches and at least 8 stone. If you are unsure please call the club on 01948 841111.