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Learning to skydive

Solo First Jump Course

Increase the challenge by doing your first skydive solo! This one day Ground School runs every Saturday throughout the season, starting at
9 am.

In the course, you will be taught all of the fundamentals required to successfully complete your first skydive. You will learn about your equipment, how to exit the airplane, freefall body position (arch), canopy control, and emergency protocol. Weather permitting, you’ll do your first skydive that afternoon!

This course includes a skydive from 4,000 feet. Dispatched by a Jumpmaster, you will exit the airplane attached to a static line, which automatically deploys your main parachute during a fall of up to 5 seconds. A Ground Control Instructor will give you radio instructions over a walkie-talkie on how to navigate your parachute back to the landing area for a touchdown!

Are you 40+ years old? You are required to bring a medical clearance certificate. Here are further details on what it must consist of. The maximum weight for solo skydivers is 230 lbs, and the minimum age is 18 years old. Good command of the English language is required, demonstrated through listening, writing, and speaking.

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Become Certified Two methods to become Solo Certified

Learning to Skydive

Gradual Freefall Progression

Traditionally developed by the military, the Gradual Freefall Progression (GFP) is a tried and tested method for learning how to skydive. It has been taught by Skydive Toronto for over 40 years. Skydive Toronto uses state-of-the-art equipment with two Automatic Activation Devices (AAD) that only a few schools in the world use. If you're in a situation where you cannot activate your main or reserve parachute, the AADs will kick in.

This program consists of 12 levels:

  • The first level of this progression is the Solo First Jump Course.
  • Your first four skydives are made from 4,000 feet, dispatched by a Jumpmaster. You will exit the airplane with a static line deploying your main parachute.
  • Levels 1 & 2 consist of perfecting the skills learned in the Solo First Jump Course.
  • Levels 3 & 4 teach you how to deploy your main parachute through training ripcord pulls.
  • Level 5 is a milestone—your first freefall! A 5 second delay followed by the deployment of your parachute.
  • Levels 6–12 are where freefall delays will increase in 5 second increments. Each skydive will consist of learning new skills in freefall and under canopy.


Once you are able to complete each required level, you will become a SOLO CERTIFIED SKYDIVER with the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association! You now have a nationally recognized certification and can jump at any school in Canada.

Staying current in this sport is very important. If it has been more than 60 days since your last skydive, you will need to repeat your last successful level. If it’s been more than 365 days since your last jump, you must retake the Ground School. (Both of the above are additional costs.)

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Progressive Freefall

The Progressive Freefall (PFF) is a more modern way to train skydivers. This program allows you to experience a solo full altitude freefall skydive from 12,250 feet on your first level! Initially, two instructors hold onto you as you exit the plane, and they continue to hold you stable throughout your freefall using hand signs that they communicate to you—this is the key to the program. Rather than receiving feedback after your jump, the instructors are able to give you real-time feedback, so you learn what the correct and incorrect body positions feel like immediately. This process enables a vastly accelerated learning curve.

In order to register for this program, you must have completed either the Solo First Jump Course or a Tandem Skydive. If you did your prerequisite jump at another location, proof of your skydive will be required before you can enroll.

To begin, you would enroll in our one day Ground School, which runs every Saturday throughout the season, starting at 9 am. In the course, you will be taught all of the fundamentals required to successfully complete your first skydive. You will learn about your equipment, how to exit the airplane, freefall body position (arch), canopy control, and emergency protocol. We believe that the body and mind work best when rested, so we start with your first skydive on the following day.

  • Levels 1–3 are with two instructors as you learn the correct freefall body position, altitude awareness, and how to deploy your own parachute.
  • Levels 4–10 are with one instructor as your skills and awareness grow. You have gained more control of your skydive.

Once you are able to complete each required level, you will become a SOLO CERTIFIED SKYDIVER with the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association! You now have a nationally recognized certification and can jump at any school in Canada.

Staying current in this sport is very important. If it has been more than 60 days since your last skydive, you will need to repeat your last successful level. If it’s been more than 365 days since your last jump, you must take the Ground School over again. (Both of the above are additional costs.)

Are you 40+ years old? You are required to bring a medical clearance certificate. Here are further details on what it must consist of.

The maximum weight for solo skydivers is 230 lbs and the minimum age is 18 years old. Good command of the English language is required, demonstrated through listening, writing, and speaking.

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Find out how much learning to skydive costs

Solo First
Jump Course

$339+HST

Includes one full-day Ground School and one skydive from 4,000 ft.

Gear rental included

  1. IMPORTANT NOTES
  2. A doctor’s note is required for participants over the age of 40
  3. Good command of the English language is required, demonstrated through listening, writing, and speaking
  4. Minimum age for participation is 18 years old
  5. Maximum weight is 230 lbs

Gradual Freefall
Progression

$1958+HST

Includes the Solo First Jump Course and 12 skydives

 

Once completed, you will have attained your CSPA Solo Certification

Gear rental included

  1. PAY AS YOU SKYDIVE
  2. When skydives are purchased
    individually $145+HST

  3.  

Progressive
Freefall

$3098+HST

Includes one full-day Ground School and 10 skydives

Pay in full and receive a free logbook and a t-shirt

Once completed, you will have attained your CSPA Solo Certification

Gear rental included

  1. PAY AS YOU SKYDIVE
  2. Level 1, incl. Ground School $575+HST
  3. Levels 2–3, with 2 instructors $336+HST
  4. Levels 4–10, with 1 instructor $265+HST
  5. Prerequisite Tandem Skydive or Solo First Jump required prior to enrolling in the program

Staying current in this sport is very important. If it has been more than 60 days since your last skydive, you will need to repeat your last successful level. If it’s been more than 365 days since your last jump, you must retake the Ground School. (Both are additional costs.)

CSPA membership, emergency procedures seminar, and CSPA licence fees are not included.

Every skydive has a list of tasks that must be achieved in order to complete the level. Your performance will be evaluated during each skydive. Re-jumps are done at an additional cost.

Please review our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

Internationally LicenSed

Novice Coaching Program

You’ve just completed your Solo Certification. The sense of achievement is enormous! The next question you’ll ask yourself is, “Where do I go from here?”

Our Novice Program takes skydivers through the next phase in their progression. Either the GFP or PFF program has taught you to be a safe and a competent skydiver. You can fall stable, deploy your own parachute at the correct altitude, and perform a safe landing. Now we need to teach you how to fly!

Through a series of coach jumps, you will learn additional skills and how to work relative to other skydivers in freefall. Your control and the manoeuvres that you can perform with your body will increase with every jump.

There is a new list of requirements that you will need to meet on each coach jump. At the end of this program, you’ll be the proud holder of an A-CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY/A-LICENCE with the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association. This is an internationally recognized licence that will allow you to jump at most dropzones around the world.

Skydiving Coaching Program
Skydiving Coaching Program
Skydiving Coaching Program

Gear Rental

The most important piece of equipment that you need when you skydive is, of course, a parachute. Skydive Toronto has selected what we believe to be amongst the best on the market for our novice skydivers.

  • Adjustable Icon containers manufactured by Aerodyne
  • Responsive, yet forgiving, Pilot main parachutes also by Aerodyne
  • Pro-Fly jumpsuits
  • Protec helmets
  • Goggles
  • Larsen & Brusgard altimeters

Once you become Solo Certified and are a
novice, gear rental is charged on a per-jump
or a daily rate.

Skydiving Gear Rental

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Novice Program

$37+HSTPer 12,250 ft. jump

$86+HSTCoach 1

$96+HSTCoach 2

Gear rental not included

Gear Rental

$31+HSTPer jump

$37+HSTGear & packing

Daily maximum of 4 rentals.
No charges for jump 5 onwards

A-CERTIFICATE OF
PROFICIENCY

$1878+HST

  1. Includes 15 skydives:
  2. 6 x skydives with a Coach 1
  3. 5 x skydives with a Coach 2
  4. 2 x transition to BOC gear skydives
  5. 2 x solo skydives
  6. NEW: 2 x Canopy Endorsement Coach Jumps
  7. Pay in full and recieve a 10% bonus
  8. Gear rental included
  1. Additional costs:
  2. Packing course
  3. Emergency procedures seminar
  4. CSPA membership
  5. CSPA licensing Fee

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