The Full Accelerated Freefall Course
If you want to skydive but you’d rather feel the wind in your hair than the instructor strapped to your back, Skydive zone can help you qualify to go solo.
You’ll start by completing the Accelerated Freefall Course. Your first day of training is ground based and involves a 6 hour training session, split between theory and practical. After that you’ll work your way through 8 skill levels, (this could take anything from four days to two weeks depending on your ability). When you have completed the 8 levels you’ll graduate to Solo Student status and on completion of 25 jumps you’ll be a licensed skydiver which allows you to jump solo at any dropzone around the world.
Course costs start from $600 – for more information call 0800 GO JUMP
Accelerated Free Fall Levels
Level 1. Your first jump is with two instructors and is designed to teach you the basics; exits, stability, altitude awareness and control of the parachute canopy. Three practice ripcord pulls, altitude awareness and the actual pull, are all part of this jump. The instructors hold on to you throughout the freefall portion of this jump. Radio assistance is given under canopy during the descent and landing if necessary.
Level 2. As level 1 but with only 2 practice pulls and a turn to the left and right.
Level 3. Instructors ‘release’ you, allowing you to fly alone, but staying in close proximity to re-grip and provide assistance if necessary.
Level 4. Exiting with just one instructor holding on exit, 180 degree left turn and 180 right and forward movement.
Level 5. One instructor holds you on exit, 360 left turn, 360 right and forward movement.
Level 6. Dive exit with instructor following. Back loop, delta track, 360 turn and delta track.
Level 7. Dive exit instructor following. Back loop, delta track, 360 turn left, 360 right.
Level 8. Solo exit from 5,000 feet, followed by deployment of your canopy within a few seconds. This familiarizes you with a lower exit altitude and a faster pull.