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Get Your Skydiving Certificate with Skydive Ramblers
IAD training (a.k.a. Traditional “Static Line” Solo Parachuting Method) is the original method of learning parachuting first and then skydiving. Also, it is a cheaper method to learn parachuting and skydiving, and it is ideal for younger people, students, people on a budget and for anybody who would simply prefer to learn parachuting first and then move on to skydiving. Ideal for people with indoor skydiving (wind tunnel) experience.
IAD training begins with a First Jump Course similar to the Accelerated Free Fall First Jump Course except there is no skydiving instruction. The Course starts in the morning with theory and practical training, including landing rolls, emergency procedures, canopy control and exit practice. You do your first jump late afternoon, or early the next morning.
Parachute training consists of 4 Solo parachute jumps from 4’000′ with an immediate parachute opening. After opening there is a four minute parachute ride to the ground, then the landing. Freefall Skydiving is introduced after you complete the 4 solo parachute jumps. You can continue on doing solo parachute jumps if you wish. We recommend that students aim to complete their first four jumps as soon as they can.
Your first freefall skydive is from 14,000′ with a 50-60 second freefall delay. This first skydive of the Course is done with two freefall instructors. During this jump you will practice the skills needed for future solo skydives, including exit and stability training, altimeter and height/altitude awareness, correct body position, general awareness, breathing techniques and parachute activation procedures.
Your next 10 jumps are all solo skydives. The jumps start with 10 second freefalls from 5,000′, then 20 second freefalls from 8,000′ and continue up to 14,000′ with 60 second freefalls. You will learn freefall skills such as turns and backloops, fast and slow fall rates and so on. You will by then have accumulated at least 15 jumps and have qualified for you ‘A’ Certificate from the Australian Parachute Federation.
Please contact Skydive Ramblers for details on booking an IAD Training Course.
Students participating in the IAD Course can either pay per jump as they go or purchase a course package. Skydive Ramblers offers several packages at different price points, all of which offer a discount off of the per jump price. Below you will find a summary of the different IAD Course packages on offer at Skydive Ramblers. For prices, please see the pricing table at the bottom of the page.
First Jump Training Course
1 Day – First Jump Parachute Course
Complete the First Jump Training Course – a full day of theory and ground training. Make your jump in the afternoon or the next morning. Receive your First Parachute Jump Certificate, log book and T-shirt. APF membership and bunkhouse accommodation included.
Introduction Package – 3 jumps
2 days – First Jump Parachute Course and 3 jumps
Day 1: Complete the First Jump Training Course – a full day of theory and ground training. Make your jump in the afternoon or the next morning. Receive your First Parachute Jump Certificate, log book and T-shirt. APF membership and bunkhouse accommodation included.
Day 2: 2nd & 3rd Solo Parachute Jumps
First Freefall Package – 5 jumps
2-3 Days – 4 Solo Parachute Jumps plus First Freefall Jump
Complete the 4 solo parachute jumps and your First Freefall from 14’000 with 2 instructors, over 2/3 days (weather permitting). This is an ideal package for people who want to check it out without committing to the full course and for travellers with time and financial restraints. APF membership and bunkhouse accommodation included.
‘A’ Certificate Package
5-7 Days – Full Course, 15 Jumps
This package includes all the training jumps required to achieve your ‘A’ Certificate from the Australian Parachute Federation. It is the cheapest way to achieve your international ‘A’ Certificate. APF membership and bunkhouse accommodation included. Duration 5 days (weather permitting).
Note: It is possible to switch to the AFF Program at any time during the IAD Course.
- Min. age 16
- Max. weight 110kg
- If there is a break of more than 6 months between jumps, you must pay an extra $100 and repeat the First Jump Course.
- If the ‘A’ Certificate is not completed and there is a break of more than a year since the last jump, you must pay an extra $100 and repeat the First Jump Course.
Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) Parachute Course
|Option||Cost||Groups of 3+||Book Online|
|IAD First Jump Course & Jump 1 - Includes First Jump Course, first parachute jump, logbook, t-shirt, and APF membership.||$355.00||$330.00||Book Now|
|Deposit - for IAD Course||$100||-||Book Now|
|PAY PER JUMP: Individual Jump Prices||Cost||Groups of 3+||Book Online|
|IAD Jumps 2-4 - Solo Parachute Jumps||$180.00 each||$160.00 each||Book Now|
|IAD Jump 5 - First Freefall||$295.00||$275.00||Book Now|
|IAD Jumps 6-14 - Solo Skydiving Jumps||$180.00 each||$160.00 each||Book Now|
|IAD Jump 15 - Check-Out Jump with Instructor||$250.00||$230.00||Book Now|
|IAD PACKAGES: Buy a package and save!||Cost||Groups of 3+||Book Online|
|IAD Introduction 3 Jump Package||$695.00||$635.00||Book Now|
|IAD First Freefall 5 Jump Package||$1175.00||$1,050 each||Book Now|
|IAD A-Certificate 15 Jump Package||$2975.00||$2,745.00 each||Book Now|
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