Once you graduate from one of the following USPA approved training programs, skydives cost only $18 from 14,000 feet at Atlanta Skydiving Center. The following describes the two most advanced skydive training programs available in the USA.
LEVEL 1: Your skydive training begins with a 4 to 8 hour ground school that usually runs about 6 hours. This course will provide you with a basic orientation, aircraft procedures, freefall body position, canopy control, landing, practice parachute deployment, and more. Two Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Certified Jump Masters will be assigned to you. They will assist you with certain freefall training maneuvers and with deploying your man canopy (parachute). Atlanta Skydiving Center AFF jumpmasters will remain with you for the entire freefall portion of your skydive. You will then steer the canopy back to the main landing area with the assistance from an Atlanta Skydiving Center staff member via use of our ground to air communication system.
On every AFF skydive, safety is greatly enhanced by direct in-air jump master supervision. You will freefall for approximately 70 seconds, then deploy your own parachute, maneuver back to the landing area and land under radio supervision.
LEVEL 2: You exit the plane with 2 jump masters, and continue to learn the basic skills for body flight including free fall turns and moving forward across the sky.
LEVEL 3: You exit the aircraft with 2 jump masters and continue to enhance your basic skills. As you progress, and your flying skills improve, your jump masters will release but at all times be close at your side, you'll now experience the feel of acceleration on your first solo freefall. You are flying by yourself!
LEVEL 4: As your skills continue to improve you will learn "Heading Control" using 90 degree turns and forward movement, this time with one jump master.
LEVEL 5: This level continues instruction with more controlled 360 degree freefall turns and forward movement with your assigned jump master.
LEVEL 6: Your first solo exit with your assigned jump master close by your side. You learn more advanced maneuvers as you dive out and learn delta tracking (gliding across the sky), freefall flips and recovery from pre planned unstable body positions.
LEVEL 7: One jump master remains with you in freefall while you make a solo DIVING exit and demonstrate your newly acquired skydiving skills. After successful completion of this level you are now cleared to self jumpmaster or jump without any in air supervision. You now skydive at Atlanta Skydiving Center for only $18 per jump.
NOW THE FUN REALLY STARTS!
LEVEL 1: This level is designed to introduce you to the Arch body position, freefall turns, altitude awareness, deploying the main parachute, and canopy control. the advantage to this progression method is that you have an instructor there with you for the entire freefall and parachute ride. During the canopy (parachute) portion of your skydive, the instructor will provide you with a practical understanding of canopy procedures as you perform the maneuvers.
TO SKYDIVE YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER AND WEIGH 285 LBS OR LESS.
LEVEL 2: Level 2 provides you with the opportunity to control more pronounced freefall turns, greater freefall stability. You will be required to wave off and deploy your main parachute at 5,000ft, and assist with the landing.
LEVEL 3: During level 3, you will be introduced to advanced heading maintenance, controlled 360 degree freefall turns, forward movement while in freefall, and canopy deployment. After this level you enter the AFF program at level 4 following the AFF 6 hour ground school.
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