How long is a static line on a parachute?

about six feet
What is Static Line Skydive Training? A static line parachute jump is the opening mechanism of your parachute is connected to the aircraft itself, and the act of falling away from the door is what releases your parachute from its container – using the ‘static line’ (about six feet of it) to do so.

What altitude is a static line jump?

approximately 3000 feet
The jump is made from approximately 3000 feet where the static-line automatically deploys the parachute once the jumper has cleared the aircraft. This is followed by a radio assisted canopy descent lasting about three minutes. LSPC is a United States Parachute Association member Dropzone.

What is a static line in skydiving?

A static line is a fixed cord attached to a large, stable object. It is used to open parachutes automatically for paratroopers and novice parachutists.

How long does it take for a static line parachute to open?

The free fall time you will experience is approximately 7 seconds before your parachute begins deployment. Once your parachute is open, you will enjoy your very own, solo, descent and landing….Solo Skydiving – Static Line Pricing.

Option Cost
Category C-1 – 5 second delay, stable fall & pull $79

Why do paratroopers use a static line?

The cord known as the static line is attached to the aircraft at one end and to the top of the jumper’s deployment bag in which the parachute canopy is packed. When a paratrooper jumps from the aircraft, the static line tightens and pulls the deployment bag out of the container on the jumper’s back.

How many jumps until you can solo skydive?

25 jumps
Once you have logged 25 jumps and shown the required skills, you’ll be eligible to apply and test for your USPA ‘A’ license. This means you are a qualified skydiver and are clear to jump solo without supervision.

Is static line skydiving safe?

I got it! I told them the safest way to jump out of an airplane is doing a static line with a round parachute. The parachute is almost guaranteed to be deployed and open at the selected altitude. It descends at a consistent and relatively slow speed.

How safe is static line parachuting?

The rate of injury was 35.50 per 1000 jumps, with 95% CI at 30.04–41.21 (166 events in a total of 4677 jumps). The most common type of injury was abrasion and laceration, involving 92 trainees (55.42% of all events).

Can I do a solo parachute jump?

Fly and land your own parachute For those who want to fly their own parachute from their very first jump or learn to skydive the ‘traditional’ way – the static line parachute jump is ideal. It’s low cost, exciting and if you want it to be – a genuine step towards learning to become a skydiver yourself.

What is the life expectancy of a parachute?

Seams and creases start to break down first and can lead to failure points that would be “less than optimal” during a deployment. Operational lifespan of parachute: 10 years with an inspection every 2 years. For the next three years thereafter, the parachute must be inspected annually.

What is the static line progression?

The static line progression is perfect for someone who would like to make the jump alone, has time to invest in training and would like to make skydiving a life long hobby. Static line is the original, best known method of learning to skydive.

How do I contact Netheravon for skydiving questions?

As always, any questions or queries can be emailed to [email protected] and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can! We can’t wait to see you all for some skydiving fun in the near future!!

How to become a licenced parachutist?

There are 3 ways you can start your journey into the world of skydiving. You can start with a Tandem Skydive, an AFF course or a First Jump Course. The information below will show you the different routes you can take to becoming a licenced parachutist. Tandem skydives can be a great introduction to the world of parachuting.

What is the best way to learn parachuting?

Tandem skydives can be a great introduction to the world of parachuting. An intensive course of 8 “levels” which can be completed in as much time as you can give to it and of course the weather condistions.