Solo Static Line Parachute Course
The Solo Static Line Parachute Courses are run on Saturdays and are tailored so you jump the same day, weather and conditions permitting.
The course includes at least 6 hours of intensive training where you learn the basics of skydiving. You will learn how the parachute you will jump works and also various bits of safety equipment used for the jump. You will learn what are malfunctions and what are snags (Not malfunctions). You will learn how to deal with each scenario given to you whether it is a malfunction or a snag. You will learn how to fly the parachute and how to land it safely.
You will leave the aircraft from around 3,200'. The ram-air canopy is activated automatically by static line as you fall away from the aircraft. Test your judgement by guiding the parachute wing to the landing area, landing like an expert.
Check availability by calling 01948 841111 and speak to a member of the club.
This course is the prerequisite for learning to skydive. It is still very popular as a "one off" jump and is popular for raising money for charities. The Static Line Training Course is our preferred method of becoming a qualified skydiver. Once you have completed your first parachute jump, you can come back with a little help from our friendly parachute instructors guide to you through the Category System to become a qualified skydiver.
The Static Line course will take a minimum of 16 jumps to qualify "A" License, Accelerated FreeFall Course will take a minimum of 18 jumps and the Static Line Course is pay as you go!!
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 an special offer more jumps at a special rate.
Courses are run on Saturdays as required from 8 a.m. Call 01948 841111 for availability.
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.
Here is a rough guide to the upper weight limits relative to height
|Height Feet/Metres||Weight Stone/Kg|
|5' 2"||or 1.57m||Minimum 59kg up to 68kg||or Min 8st 7 up to 10st 9|
|5' 3"||or 1.60m||no more than 70kg||or 11st 1|
|5' 4"||or 1.63m||no more than 73kg||or 11st 7|
|5' 5"||or 1.65m||no more than 75kg||or 11st 10|
|5' 6"||or 1.68m||no more than 78kg||or 12st 3|
|5' 7"||or 1.70m||no more than 80kg||or 12st 7|
|5' 8"||or 1.73m||no more than 82kg||or 12st 13|
|5' 9"||or 1.75m||no more than 84kg||or 13st 5|
|5' 10"||or 1.78m||no more than 87kg||or 13st 10|
|5' 11"||or 1.80m||no more than 89kg||or 14st|
|6' or more||or 1.83m or more||no more than 92kg||or 14st 7 Max|
Solo Static Line Parachute Training Course Prices (Run on Saturdays)
The cost of your skydive experience will be £100**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
The cost of your skydive experience will be £90**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
5 or more Skydivers
The cost of your skydive experience will be £80**. This price excludes your flight only ticket sold separately at £100*.
* Flight Only Ticket must be purchased separately from the operators of the aircraft at Tilstock Airfield, The Parachute Centre Ltd.
** Memberships, Training and Equipment is provided by Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club Ltd and the British Parachute Association Ltd.
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