you graduate from one of the following USPA approved training
programs, skydives cost only $18 at Tennessee Skydiving.
The following describes the two most advanced training programs
available in the USA.
Tandem Progression the alternative
7 level progression.
Level 1: Your
training begins with a 6 hour ground school that will provide
you with a basic orientation, aircraft procedures, freefall
body position, canopy control, landing, practice parachute
deployment, and more. Two Accelerated Freefall Certified Jump
Masters will be assigned to you and will remain with you for
the freefall portion of your skydive.
Safety is greatly enhanced
by direct in-air jump master supervision. You will freefall
for approximately 70 seconds, deploy your own parachute, and
land under radio supervision.
Level 2: You
exit the plane with 2 jump masters, and continue to learn
the basic skills for body flight.
3: You exit the aircraft
with 2 jump masters and continue to enhance your basic skills.
As you progress, and your flying skills improve, your jump
masters will release, but at all times be close by your side,
you'll now experience the feel of acceleration on your first
As your skills continue to improve, you will be learning "Heading
Control" using 90 degree turns and forward movement,
this time with only one jump master.
5: This level continues instruction, with more
controlled 360 degree turns and forward movement with 1 jump
Level 6: Your
first solo exit with 1 jump master close by your side. You
learn more advanced maneuvers as you dive out and demonstrate
delta tracking (gliding across the sky), freefall flips and
recovery from pre planned unstable body positions.
7: One jump master remains with you in freefall
while you make a solo DIVING exit and demonstrate your newly
acquired skydiving skills. Video is always good to have on
this dive, but it is an optional extra.