LEARN TO SKYDIVE
Learn to Skydive
If you want to learn to skydive it will be one of the best experiences you will have in your life. It requires focus, knowledge of the equipment, and patience. The people you meet during your quest to become a certified skydiver will become life-long friends. We’ll get you through your PFF solo course in a timely manner.
- A full day of ground school training PLUS 10 training skydives. Give us a call to inquire about upcoming skydiving courses and requirements.
Video and Photos
- We have outside video and photo packages available for any level of your PFF solo skydiving course. Show your family and friends!
There are several teaching methods used to learn to skydive. These are a tandem skydive, progressive freefall (PFF) sometimes called accelerated free fall (AFF), instructor assisted deployment (IAD), and static line deployment. You can read more about these methods on the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association website. At Skydive Ontario we teach using the PFF method.
First of all, the PFF course starts with a full day of classroom training. During the training you will be taught about the basic freefall position and movements, as well as parachute control. You will also be trained on how to recognize and respond to a main parachute malfunction. After you classroom training you will be ready to make your first skydive with your instructors.
On your first jump your instructors will hold you steady through the entire freefall portion of the skydive. At opening altitude they will deploy your parachute for you. If you are ready to deploy your own parachute on your first jump discuss it with your instructor on the ground prior to your first skydive. You will be equipped with a harness mounted radio and your instructor will give you parachute control instructions to safely guide you back to the landing zone.
Learning to skydive is an accomplishment that pays great personal rewards.
First Skydive Methods
- a tandem skydive
- progressive freefall (PFF) sometimes called accelerated free fall (AFF)
- instructor assisted deployment (IAD)
- static line deployment
*you must do a tandem skydive before you are accepted into the PFF program at Skydive Ontario. Your tandem skydive can be done anywhere at anytime in the past but you must have proof of it.
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