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.
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.
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.
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.
- Form 115c – Solo Student Parachutist Medical Information and
- Form 115d – Solo Student Parachutist Request for Medical Advice.
We must have the completed consent/medical forms prior to commencing the training course.
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 1.57m||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|