Solo Static Line Jump

  Solo Static Line Parachute Training

What is it?

The Solo Static Line Parachute Training Course teaches you how to do a parachute jump on your own.

 
You take control of the parachute and land it in the landing area or Drop Zone below. The static line parachute course involves a minimum of 6 hours of basic training. 
 
After your ground training, you will be ready to do your jump. You will exit the aircraft from at least 3200 feet, and the parachute will open automatically.
 
The static line parachute course is the first step to learning to skydive on your own and is also very popular as a “one-off” parachute jump.
 

What will I learn?

In the Course you will:

 
  • Learn how the parachute equipment works. Familiarisation and fitting of the parachute harness and other equipment.
  • Acquaint yourself with the airfield, the landing area and any hazards that may be an issue.
  • How to board the aircraft and learn 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 the jump?

After you have completed your first parachute jump, you will have a debrief with your instructor and be 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.

And then?

If you find you’re hooked on parachuting after your first brilliant experience (and you will be!) you can go on to qualify as an ‘A’ Licence jumper – (jumping without an instructor). You’ll need to complete a minimum of 16 jumps to qualify. You could also go for the Accelerated Freefall ‘A’ License, which takes a minimum of 18 jumps to qualify for. You can pay as you go for these, so you can spread the costs a lot more easily.

How much does it cost?

The Static Line Parachute Training Course costs £200 per session and is run on Saturdays as required from 8 a.m.

Prices include one year’s provisional membership of the British Parachute Association which is mandatory, Club Membership and Flight Ticket.
 
 

 
 

Conditions for the Solo Static Line Parachute Training Course

  • The minimum age for parachuting is 16. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian (BPA Form 106).
  • The maximum age for the Solo Static Line course is 55. Parachutists must not be overweight in relation to their height –
  • The maximum allowed weight is 14.5 stone (92kg), which applies to those who are 6 feet tall and over.
  • The minimum allowed weight is 8 stone (59kg) which applies to the minimum height allowed, which is 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 metres). Have a look at the table below, which makes the weight/height limits much clearer.
  • Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness. We have minimum fitness requirements. All participants must be physically fit, fully self-mobile with a full range of mobility and able to lift their knees to their chest unaided. Please contact the club if you are unsure, as participants will be assessed on arrival and will not be able to take the course if the minimum fitness requirements are not met.
 

If there’s anything you’re not sure about, please call the club on 01948 841111.  

 
Height Feet/Metres Weight Stone/Kg 
5' 2"or 1.57mMinimum 59kg up to 68kgor Min 8st 7 up to 10st 9
5' 3"or 1.60mno more than 70kgor 11st 1
5' 4"or 1.63mno more than 73kgor 11st 7
5' 5"or 1.65mno more than 75kgor 11st 10
5' 6"or 1.68mno more than 78kgor 12st 3
5' 7"or 1.70mno more than 80kgor 12st 7
5' 8"or 1.73mno more than 82kgor 12st 13
5' 9"or 1.75mno more than 84kgor 13st 5
5' 10"or 1.78mno more than 87kgor 13st 10
5' 11"or 1.80mno more than 89kgor 14st
6' or moreor 1.83m or moreno more than 92kgor 14st 7 Max