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Skydive Ground School

Ground School is your first step to becoming a fully qualified solo jumper. Skydive Big Sky in offers a complete skydive experience for newcomers. Our focus is on skydiving safety and providing the ultimate in experience to anyone visiting our facility.

Our Skydive School has been designed with you in mind. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff offers a high level of customer satisfaction, as this keeps the atmosphere fun and exciting.

Beginners might think that parachuting and skydiving are simply the act of leaping  out of a plane, pulling the rip cord and letting the parachute lower the skydiver gently to earth. This is true to some degree, however some instruction must be passed from expert to newcomer before-hand.

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So, let’s start at the very beginning. How does one go about becoming a skydiver and jumping all by oneself?
It begins with the Skydive Ground School Course.

Ground School Program

The Ground School program is designed to teach you in baby steps the fundamentals you need to prep for jump, exit the plane, remain aware of altitude, free fall in a  stable position, do very basic maneuvers, deploy from  a stable position at the right time, assess and react to an emergency, fly your canopy, and land safely. You learn these skills with an instructor (or two) beside you and coaching you every step of the way.

Before you ever jump, you train. Ground School students first take a course, taught by a certified jump master, in which you spend approximately 6 hours learning all the fundamentals of the sport and equipment and emergencies. Take ground school seriously. It’s there for a reason.

Ground school prepares you with the practical knowledge needed to make jumps. The ground school covers training, safety, free fall body position, emergency methods, and canopy (parachute) control. Following completion, you will be qualified to participate in Solo Skydive course.

Skydiving is a sport in which you pretty much can never learn enough. Almost everybody, from newbies to serious veterans with more than 10,000 jumps, all say the same thing: Learn something every time. 
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Skydive Big Sky employs a rigorous maintenance program on all of our equipment. All parachutes are equipped with AAD (automatic activation devices) manufactured by Cypres and Vigil. At Skydive Big Sky we own and operate our own aircraft. We do not lease aircraft from other outfits who have only their bottom line in mind.

There has never been an airplane crash or major mechanical failure with any of our airplanes. The reason for this is pretty basic: we maintain our aircraft properly and we do not hire amateurs to fly them.

All of our Tandem Masters and Jump Masters have been professionally trained and adhere to the guidelines set forth and regulated by the Canadian Sport Parachute Association.

The most exhilarating experience of your life is just one phone call away!
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