Static Line / IAD Skydive
Static Line skydiving is the classic way to learn to skydive and has evolved over the last 30 years from its military origins into a successful method for training sport parachutists.
Your day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with paperwork and roughly 6 hours of training focusing on stable body position, canopy flight, and landing. The training will involve a mixture of theory and practical lessons with a written exam at the end of the course. Upon completion of the course, you will gear up and board the plane with your instructor to enjoy a 10 minute plane ride over the beautiful Adirondacks. Around 4,000 feet, your instructor will open the door and you will exit the plane. As you are falling away from the aircraft, your main canopy is automatically deployed. It is then up to you to navigate your canopy, over the enthusiastic cheers of your friends and family, with radio-assisted guidance.
Once safely on the ground, you will receive debrief from your instructor before being presented your certificate for completing your Static Line/IAD Parachute Jump.
Parachute jumping is a weather dependent sport and while the weather doesn’t affect the ground training, you and your supporters need to be prepared for some waiting around while you wait for the right conditions for your jump.
You must be at least 18 years of age or older to make a Static Line / IAD Skydive.
You should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers are preferred.
You will be provided with a jumpsuit, as well as all other needed equipment.
The consumption of alcohol or any illegal drug prior to skydiving is strictly prohibited.