The Static Line jump has evolved over the last 30 years from its military origins into a successful method for training sport parachutists. This low-altitude solo jump involves about 3 hours of classroom instruction, followed by a jump from about 5000' where your chute is deployed by a static line attached to the plane.
The class will train you for everything you need to know about how to steer and land gently near your target all on your own.
About The Jump
After approximately three hours of ground training, you will be taken to an altitude of 5,000 feet for the jump. The jump itself consists of a simple exit from the strut of a Cessna aircraft. As you fall away from the plane, the main canopy is deployed by a static line attached to the aircraft. You will experience about two to three seconds of falling as the parachute opens.
Subsequent Static Line jumps require about 15 minutes of preparation. After two or three Static Line jumps, you will be be ready to transition to freefall skydives. From there, you can follow the progression for solo freefall, starting with Solo Freefall Level 2.
Jumpers must be:
- 16 years or older
- under 250 pounds
- Height / weight proportionate
When you come out to Texas Skydiving, we want you to be as comfortable as possible for a safe and fun jump. Wear comfortable, athletic clothing, including tennis shoes. A good rule of thumb is to dress as though you were playing a game of frisbee at the park. Don't worry about bringing anything special - all skydiving gear will be provided here!