Most drop zones use tandem jumps to introduce students into the solo training programs. The instructor is the pilot in command of the shared parachute. The training time is considerably less than the methods where the student is wearing his own parachute. Training: Generally less than 30 minutes. How Does It Work? Both the student and the instructor are attached to the same parachute system. They free-fall together for 30 to 50 seconds, depending on jump altitude, typically 10,000 to 13,000 feet and descend together under a single large parachute with dual controls. These start at $210.00 eachfor groups of 3 or more and are $220.00 for solos.*****At Skydive Louisiana a tandem is required for your first jump.*****
AFF-Overview...call for price option and info.Commonly abbreviated "AFF."This training discipline is where certified instructors accompany the student in freefall holding onto the student's harness at first while the student demonstrates certain skills. It can be compared to learning to ride a bike with training wheels.Training:Since the student is wearing his own parachute, he must be trained to handle emergency procedures as well as landing procedures. AFF training usually consists of a several hour ground course, and the first jump can often be accomplished the same day. The USPA Online Ground School, while not a course that can be used as complete training, provides valuable information for first-time
AFF Student Training
jumpers and is a great refresher for all students. It includes videos and information about skydiving equipment, canopy flight and landing, emergency procedures and exit and freefall. How Does It Work? Student exits the aircraft with two USPA AFF Instructors and freefall together for 30 to 50 seconds, depending on jump altitude, typically 10,000 to 13,000 feet. Instructors maintain grip on the student's harness to provide in-air instruction and assist with stability if necessary. The student opens his own parachute by 4,000 feet and pilots it to the landing area.Prices start at $200.00 and depend on what level AFF you require. Contact us for details.
The Video (the most important part....the proof)Your skydive will not be complete without a video. Once you go home and tell your friends and family that you went skydiving, they probably will not believe you. So, get proof. When you schedule your skydive, ask for to get a video. A professional videographer will jump out of the plane with you and film you entire free-fall. Once your parachute opens the videographer will continue filming, so the audience at home will get to see what it's like to fly under a parachute 5000 ft. above the ground.The videographer will land and continue filming your decent, all the way through your landing, with a follow-up interview. You will get to view your free-fall in 3 different styles: full speed w/ music, slow mode w/ music and full speed with no music but with all of the sounds of free-fall. Your video will be put on DVD and shipped to you a couple of days after your jump. For only $80.00, your skydive will last for the rest of your life...
Video of your jump, including before and after interview & free
still photos of your jump. ...You get both for only $80.00
Static line/IAD-Overview...IAD stands for "Instructor-Assisted Deployment" and is a method of training where the instructor initiates deployment of the student's parachute when the student jumps from the plane. Static line is a line of cable or webbing, one end of which is fastened to the parachute, the other to some part of the aircraft, used to activate and deploy or partially deploy the parachute as the student falls away from the aircraft. The instructor does not jump with the student in either of these methods. How Does It Work? Assisted during climb out by the USPA IAD or Static-Line Instructor, the student exits the aircraft solo with the parachute deploying immediately.
Static line instruction starts at $170.00 plus ground school...