Icarus Skydiving School
What We Do
Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is a program designed for each individual to turn you into a safe and independent skydiver.
On your first jump, two highly experienced and specially trained instructors will hold your parachute harness as you exit the plane and experience nearly a 30-second free fall.
They will be at your side to coach, assist, and evaluate your performance. After you open your square parachute you will land with pinpoint accuracy on the airfield.
Subsequent AFF training “Levels” is designed to add to your skills and self-confidence by adding a skill or technique as you progress through each level. From level Four, you will just have one Instructor and you can be “off instruction” and qualified as a novice skydiver in ten jumps or less. When you graduate, you will have aerial skills that would have taken dozens or even hundreds of jumps to learn via the old conventional method of skydiving.
Static Line Skydiving
Static Line training is the “traditional” method of learning how to skydive. On your first jump – and at least the next seven – a static line attached to the aeroplane automatically opens your parachute. You concentrate on maintaining a good body position while practising pulling a ripcord. With the aid of your ground instructor, you will learn the art of “canopy control” – guiding your big, gentle parachute to a safe landing on the Drop Zone.
When your jumpmaster says you are ready, you will graduate to Freefall, where you will pull your own ripcord. Our training program then moves you at your own pace through each jump from increasingly higher altitudes, learning additional skills that you will need as a skydiver
You need to make a reservation for your place on the Static Line First Jump course. You will be expected to attend the ground school training which takes about 4 hours of a weekday evening and weather conditions permitting, you will make your first jump on the Saturday following your Ground School training.
Tandem Skydiving is a first class way for you to experience the thrill of Freefall and the serenity of a four-minute parachute ride with a minimum of training.
On your tandem jump, you will be attached to your Tandem Master under a parachute built for two. After a short briefing, you are ready to climb to eleven thousand feet. Your Tandem Master, who has made more than a 4000 jumps, will take care of the details while you enjoy freefall and the parachute ride. If you like you can help steer the parachute to a gentle landing.
A Tandem Skydive is ideal for those who want to make a parachute jump “just to see what it is like”. If you decide to take up the sport of skydiving you can transition to the Accelerated Freefall Program.