JUMP OPTIONS

Beginners

Tandem Skydive

We recommend this option to those who have never experienced flight or free fall. You will have approximately a half hour training course and then you will be taken up to 10,000 feet. You are harnessed to a certified instructor from Skydive Petawawa who will do all the work in safely guiding you to the landing area. Doesn't get any easier than that!


First Jump Course

Theory

-In depth 4-5 hour Ground School
-Includes log book
-Mandatory before jumps (for both IAD or PFF).

BOOK IAD Ground School BOOK PFF Ground School

First Jump Course

IAD - Instructor Assisted Deployment

-Least expensive training method
-Next step after class room theory
-Jump solo from low altitude and fly your own canopy

With IAD, you start low and work your way up. You’ll climb to 3,500 feet where you’ll exit the airplane solo and focus on piloting your canopy safely to the ground at first, with instructor assistance through radio communication. As you go incrementally higher with each successive jump, you'll be gradually adding in freefall skills.

The benefit of the IAD method is that each sequential jump builds on the skills learned in the previous jumps. The first set of jumps skip freefall and start right off with canopy deployment. This allows you to concentrate on each aspect of the dive, without being overwhelmed. Skydive Petawawa is also one of the only drop zones in the area that offers IAD training!

After ground school you will be trained to take your first skydive. You’ll be equipped with your own parachute, then board the aircraft with your IAD instructor and fly to 3,500 feet above the ground where you’ll climb out, take position, and release!

As you fall away from the aircraft, your instructor will manually deploy your pilot chute by throwing it into the wind, initiating the deployment sequence for your main canopy. Next, you’ll take control of your canopy, and steer yourself into our huge student landing area. Don't worry, you'll be assisted by an instructor on the ground through radio contact, guiding you to the landing zone.

Following your first few jumps, you will progress to your first "clear and pull" where you will deploy your own canopy immediately after your exit. The next series of jumps will allow you to gradually increase your freefall time before deployment.

IAD Student Jump

Since you won't get your solo licence on your first jump


-Single jump towards you solo licence
-Includes rig rental
-Includes instructor supervision and participation
-On average, students require around 13 IAD jumps to obtain their solo licence

First Jump Course

PFF - Progressive Free Fall

-Next step after class room theory
-Quickest way to obtain your solo license here at SP

The benefit of the PFF method is that it normally gets you qualified quicker than other methods. The instructor is there with you throughout the entire freefall portion of the jump. Often, just the fact that someone is there allows the student to learn faster while being more relaxed. Your instructor will be able to provide you direction in the freefall stage allowing you to develop good habits early. You will be able to progress at your own pace. After the deployment sequence, you’ll take control of your canopy, and steer yourself into our huge student landing area. On your first few solo jumps, you'll be assisted by an instructor on the ground through radio contact, guiding you to the landing zone.

PFF Student Jump

Since you won't get your solo licence on your first jump


-Single jump towards your solo licence
-Includes rig rental
-Includes instructor supervision and participation
-On average, students require around 6 PFF jumps following their tandem jumps to obtain their solo licence

Certified Skydivers

10 000ft Fun Jump

CAD$32

+ taxes

4 000ft Hop & Pop

CAD$24

+ taxes

Equipment Rental

Rig Rental

CAD$42 / jump

+ taxes

Rig Rental

CAD$84 for 3+ jumps/day

+ taxes