Once you graduate from one of the following USPA approved training programs, skydives cost only $18 at Georgia Skydiving Center. The following describes the two most advanced training programs available in the USA.
Tandem Progression the alternative 7 level progression.
Level 1 Your training begins with a 6 hour ground school that will provide you with a basic orientation, aircraft procedures, freefall body position, canopy control, landing, practice parachute deployment, and more. Two Accelerated Freefall Certified Jump Masters will be assigned to you and will remain with you for the freefall portion of your skydive.
Safety is greatly enhanced by direct in-air jump master supervision. You will freefall for approximately 70 seconds, deploy your own parachute, 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.
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 by your side, you'll now experience the feel of acceleration on your first solo freefall.
Level 4As your skills continue to improve, you will be learning "Heading Control" using 90 degree turns and forward movement, this time with only one jump master
Level 5 This level continues instruction, with more controlled 360 degree turns and forward movement with 1 jump master.
Level 6 Your first solo exit with 1 jump master close by your side. You learn more advanced maneuvers as you dive out and demonstrate 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. Video is always good to have on this dive, but it is an optional extra.