3,000 feet Static Line Parachute Jump!
What's it like to skydive from 3,000 feet?
Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 3,000 feet — the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Then imagine the peace and quiet of the parachute ride, gliding gracefully through the air — 'totally weightless, suspended in the sky'. Finally imagine the exhilaration you will feel when you touch down in the centre of the dropzone having completed your first solo parachute jump from over 3,000 feet! Well you can stop imagining because people just like you are doing this all the time and now you too can experience the thrills of parachuting by taking part in one of our static line parachute jump training courses...
What does the parachute jump involve?
The jump is in two parts — your training takes place on the Saturday for your jump on the Sunday. During the training you will learn everything you need to know to make a safe and exhilarating parachute jump — the equipment used, how to exit the aircraft, how to operate your reserve parachute and most importantly how to control your landing. The jump is called a static line jump because from the moment you step into the aircraft you will be securely attached to a 'static line' which is designed to automatically open your parachute for you as you exit the aircraft. All instructors we use are qualified by the national governing body of the sport and each one is specially trained to teach beginner parachutists just like you!
On the following day (Sunday morning) you will receive a refresher training course going over all the points from the day before and then it's time to board the aircraft! As you climb to the jump altitude of 3,000 feet you are bound to feel a little nervous — but don't worry, this is only natural and is soon overcome by the sheer exhilaration and excitement of exiting the aircraft and experiencing the feeling of total freedom as you make your first parachute descent from 3,000 feet.
On completion of your jump you will be awarded an official British Parachute Association certificate to prove that you have completed a static line training course and parachute jump and in the process you will have taken the first step to becoming a fully qualified skydiver! Many people want to go straight up and jump again and as a fully trained beginner parachutist you will be perfectly able to do this! You may even wish to progress in the sport to become a professional freefall skydiver — the choice will be yours...
Points to remember
Thorough training on the Saturday for your jump on the Sunday
All aspects of the jump covered from exiting the aircraft to making the perfect landing
Jump from 3,000 feet closely supervised by professional parachute instructors
Securely attached to a 'static line' which is designed to automatically open your parachute for you
Official certificate to prove that you have completed a solo static line parachute jump and training course
You have taken the first step to becoming a fully qualified skydiver!
Static line square and static line round parachute jumps
You will notice on our map page that some centres offer 'static line square'
jumps and others offer 'static line rounds'. As the names suggest, both jumps
use the static line system described above but with a different shaped parachute
canopy. In brief, the round canopy is the traditional method of parachuting
whereas the square canopy is the more modern method. The square canopy offers
more control and is what you need if you want to progress in the sport - the
round parachute is more suitable for a one-off jump. Most centres offer static
line square jumps and a few still offer rounds - if you are in any doubt as to
which jump type you should choose you are welcome to call our office on 020 7424 5500.
Ready to experience your first sky dive?
Simply fill in the online reservation form
or request an information pack.
Alternatively if you want to jump for charity call us on 020 7424 5500 and we
will ensure that the correct charity details are sent to you as soon as
possible. From the point we receive your reservation we will organise everything
for you and reserve a place for you at your local airfield so that you too can
experience the thrills of parachuting and become 'totally weightless, suspended
in the sky!'
"I jumped on the 21st May and had an excellent time... very well organised. The
instructors put all of us first time jumpers at ease. It was a great weekend!"
Paula Wells, aged 46,