Student Skydive Training

Your first jump will be a "Tandem Jump" where you are paired up with an experienced and certified Tandem Instructor who will train you, get you geared up, and be securely harnessed to you for the entire jump. This ensures that you get the safest, most exciting and rewarding experience possible for your first time.

Level 1: Tandem training jump Introduction to skydiving!

Now what? Skydiving is a fantastic thrill-a-minute sport and Michigan is a beautiful place to skydive. We don't blame you for getting hooked and wanting to continue on to learn to jump on your own, so here's how you do it.

Once you have completed your first jump, you will need to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and successfully jump on your own. We offer a comprehensive training program that will progress you from the basic skills to the advanced techniques required to achieve your first United States Parachute Association (USPA) license, which will allow you to jump on your own anywhere in the United States along with many different countries around the world.

Level 2: Tandem training jump from 10,000 (Canopy control skills)
Level 3: Ground School Training Package. (First solo student jump)

The Ground School Training Package includes; approximately 4-5 hours of classroom instruction, a copy of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) Student Information Manual (SIM), a log book, and the students first Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) solo student jump from 3,500.

Level 4: IAD jump from 3,500 (Second solo student jump)

*** The students Level 5 and Level 6 jumps MUST be successfully completed on the same day! ***

Level 5: IAD jump from 3,500 (Practice ripcord pull)
Level 6: 5 second delay freefall jump from 4,000 (First freefall)
Level 7: 10 second delay freefall jump from 4,500 (Canopy control skills)
Level 8: 10 second delay from 4,500 Canopy control skills; exit spotting)
Level 9: 15 second delay from 5,500 (Freefall maneuvers)
Level 10: 15 second delay from 5,500 (Freefall maneuvers)
Level 11: 20 second delay from 6,500 (Freefall maneuvers)
Level 12: 20 second delay from 6,500 (Bomb Out exit and tracking skills)
Level 13: 30 second delay from 9,000 (Freefall maneuvers and aircraft exits)
Level 14: 30 second delay from 9,000 (Back loop, tracking, and wave off skills)
Level 15: Introduction to Relative Work from 10,000 (Exit, fall rate, docking, tracking)
Level 16: Relative Work skills from 10,000 (Graduation jump and dock with Instructor)