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Parachute jump solo

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    Current COVID-19 information directly from your experience partner

    You can see specific information about your partner in the voucher redemption or as soon as you have selected a location via “Book an appointment now”.

    Solo on the parachute from the first jump!

    Now there is no more reason to wait! Even with the first skydive you will experience the free fall without a tandem master, have your own parachute and trigger it yourself. Of course not without a net and a double floor or double escort! Always close by your side, two professional skydivers fly just for you, who will help you to fall steadily and safely. You will receive a well-founded theoretical training unit the day before the jump. And if you have been infected by the free fall virus, then just continue with the AFF training.

    Jump over your shadow and float in happiness!

    Services

    • Theory training
    • Level 1 parachute jump
    • Accompaniment by 2 experienced flight instructors

    Availability / dates

    Available on certain dates from April to October.

      Conditions of participation

      • Minimum age 14 years
      • Under 18 years of age only with the written consent of a parent or legal guardian
      • Minimum height 1.40 meters
      • No excessive excess weight
      • Normal mobility
      • Not during pregnancy
      • Physical and mental health (no asthma, acute herniated discs, diabetes, heart problems, etc.)
      • Please wear glasses that are as small as possible, sports glasses or contact lenses

      For your jumping appointment you need a doctor's confirmation of your "fitness to jump", which the family doctor can issue to you after a short check.

      Duration

      • Total duration: 2 to 2½ days (depending on the organizer)
      • For most organizers, the theory takes place during the week and the jump at the weekend

      Weather

      • Theory and ground training regardless of the weather
      • With the level 1 jump, there may be weather-related waiting times or delays by air traffic control

      Equipment & clothing

      • Comfortable clothing (e.g. tracksuit)
      • Sturdy shoes without hooks or a rough profile

      The complete jumping equipment is provided on site.

      Attendees

      • Voucher valid for 1 person
      • Spectators are very welcome

      AFF / Solo parachute jump, Level 1 - that sounds complicated, but it isn't. AFF stands for "Accelerated Free Fall" and describes a modern teaching method for parachuting developed in the USA. In the past, training began with numerous automatic jumps, i.e. jumps in which a line anchored to the plane pulled the main parachute out of the harness - immediately after the jump. After several "automatic exits" carried out in this way, manual openings were then trained with very short free-fall phases of 10 or 15 seconds. It was a long, arduous way to the first real long freefall - and potentially even more dangerous than the AFF, because you were always on your own.

      AFF / Level 1 means that you jump out of the aircraft at a height of approx. 4,000 m on your own, i.e. not connected to a tandem master, but accompanied by two jumping instructors. You fall free immediately and for 45 seconds on the first jump! That’s an eternity for a first jump! The two AFF teachers are right next to you, one of the two is practically in front of your nose, the other at a 90 degree angle to you, possibly with light hand contact to your body on your right. You received extensive instruction and training and invested a whole day for it. You know the rules, you have learned how to behave in freefall, how to open an umbrella, in the event of an incorrect opening, cut off the main umbrella and pull the reserve and you are very well prepared. The two AFF teachers guard you skin-tight like two bodyguards and watch over you with eagle eyes. You have direct eye contact in the eyes of your teacher who is less than five feet with his face from hers. He reads in your eyes whether you are awake and reactive and observes your "Practice Ripcord Pulls" very closely (you simulate the opening handle). You watch your altimeter as you fall towards the earth at 50 meters per second. At an altitude of 1,500 m above ground, you open your main umbrella yourself. All of a sudden, silence returns under the open umbrella, because you now glide independently under your umbrella towards your destination and only occasionally receive your instructor's instructions for landing on the ground via radio. You just do what you are told by radio and land your main canopy safely on the ground.

      If you have done everything correctly, i.e. you have passed Level 1, then you can continue with the training: Levels 2-7 if you book separately directly with the jumping school. If you do everything correctly six more times, then your eighth jump will be a free solo, the first jump that you do all by yourself, without supervision and without landing instructions. Another 25 solo jumps in the near future and you'll have your jumping license in your hands.

      But it can also happen that you "spoil" level 1. It doesn't necessarily mean you are at risk, but you may be making a mistake. For example, if you cannot get into a stable free fall position on your own and have to be actively stabilized by your master, that would be such a case. Or you miss the moment when you have to pull your main cap. The master falling to your right does that and you owe him a beer. Or you become unstable when doing the practice Ripcord Pulse, i.e. the test opening exercise. If so, then it is good that your Masters know this very early on, well before it is time to open the main screen. Then the two of them will put you in a safe position and open the main cap in your place, which again costs a beer.

      The likelihood of the main canopy malfunctioning is extremely unlikely, but again there is room for maneuver that you will learn.

      Conclusion: An interesting, big adventure where you really have to stay on the ball. Highly recommended.

      Jochen Schweizer

      How am I actually prepared for my first solo skydive?

      In preparation for your first parachute jump, you will first receive theory and ground training from experienced jump instructors.

      Can I really go skydiving on my own right away?

      Yes. We use the modern AFF teaching method for our solo parachute jumps. This stands for "Accelerated Free Fall" and means that you jump out of the plane on your own, not connected to a tandem master, but accompanied by two jumping instructors.

      What happens during the first solo skydive jump? Are you secured in any way?

      The two instructors, who are in the air with you, stay close to you and intervene to help with your parachute jump at any time.

      What height do you jump from when skydiving?

      On your first solo parachute jump, you jump from an altitude of about 4000 meters.

      Do I have to make further preparations for my skydive?

      For your parachute jump appointment, you need a doctor's confirmation of your "fitness to jump", which your family doctor can issue after a short check.

      How much time do I have to plan for my first solo skydive?

      The experience usually takes place over two days. On the first day you will learn theory and floor exercises, on the second day you will parachute jump. The jumping time depends on the weather conditions - so it is best to take time for your parachute experience throughout the day.

      Is the “solo parachute jump” experience available all year round or are there seasonal restrictions?

      You can skydive from March / April to October / November, depending on the drop zone (venue).

      Can I jump parachutes if I have health restrictions (e.g. slight back problems)?

      You should not have any physical limitations, no asthma, acute herniated discs, diabetes, heart problems, or the like. Skydiving is also not possible during pregnancy.

      Is there a minimum or maximum weight for solo skydiving?

      Participation in skydiving is possible up to a maximum weight of 90 to 110 kg, depending on the venue. Simply ask our service team about the maximum weight at your desired location.

      Is there a minimum age to take part in a skydive?

      The minimum age for skydiving is 14 years, depending on the venue. Young people under the age of 18 are only allowed to jump with a written declaration of consent from their legal guardian.