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Skydiving First Jump Course + 9 Student Jumps

The Category System is a versatile way to achieve your skydiving "A licence". The initial step is the First Jump Course. After that you continue through the system paying jump by jump, learning all the skills necessary to jump solo from maximum altitude.

The course has a minimum of 6 hours training before jumping from approx. 3,500ft. Using static line parachutes which deploy automatically as you leave the aircraft, you steer and land your own parachute.

Your first 10 jumps can take you from Cat 1 up to Cat 6 (subject to your performance) of the Category System:

Cat 1 & 2 - 6 hours of ground training with practical and written tests. A static line descent demonstrating a stable falling position and safe landing technique.

Cat 3 - "Dummy Pulls". Your practice deploying your own parachute while still using static line equipment. You must complete three successful 'DPs' and a total of 5 static line jumps before moving onto freefall.

Cat 4 - Freefall. 2 consecutive controlled freefall descents of 3 - 5 seconds delay before deploying your own parachute.

Cat 5 - 2 consecutive 10 second delays counting and maintaining a heading.

Cat 6 - 2 consecutive 15 second delays using the above skills plus an altimeter.

Cat 7 - 360 degree turns whilst using the above skills.

Cat 8 - 5 jumps demonstrating: an unstable exit, a dive exit, back loops, tracks and a combination of all.

Canopy Handling Level 1 - A briefing and test on canopy skills

Further Cateogry jumps can be purchased at £35/jump until you achieve your A licence and are qualified to skydive solo from maximum altitude and continue with more advanced training.

Duration (Exact): 2 days to several weeks or months depending on weather conditions, time of year and your own time commitments
Booking Availability: First jump courses are run all year round, but we'd advise learning between February and November
What's Included: Hire of all equipment | Packing of your parachute | Temporary BPA Membership | 3rd Party Insurance | Ground school training | Army Parachute Association membership | Your first 10 jumps | Progression training
What You'll Need: Full length clothing and some sturdy trainers or hiking boots
Ability Level Requirements: None - The first jump course and category system is suitable for beginners
Physical Requirements: Weight, height and age restrictions apply in accordance with APA and BPA regulations. Please message us if you have any concerns
Disability Access: We can accommodate certain disabilities for category jumps; please contact us if you have a question relating to ability
Instruction/Guiding Details: You will be given a minimum of 6 hours' full training instruction prior to your first jump and progression training is provided with each jump thereafter
Getting There: Netheravon is easy to locate; approximately 10 minutes' drive north of the A303
Adventure Type:
Discover - Experiences & Tasters
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BMX
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1 - 3 Months
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Time of Year:
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Adrenaline Rush: OMFG
Suitable Skill Levels:
Beginner
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Technical Difficulty (1 Easy - 10 Expert): 5
Physical Intensity (1 Minimal - 10 Extreme): 6
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 55
Instruction/Guiding: Full
Equipment Provided: Yes - Everything
Adventure Suggestions:
Adventurous Couples
Great for Mates
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