Become a Licensed Skydiver
Ready to take the next step? You can become a licensed skydiver in as few as 30 jumps through our AFF or static line skydiving school.
Become a licensed Skydiver!!
We are proud to now offer Static Line and Accelerated Free Fall training methods!
Accelerated Freefall (or “A-F-F”)
Do not worry, we will still continue to offer static line training. The Lincoln sport parachute club has been using using the static line method successfully since the 70s and we do not plan to stop. Starting in 2019 we have decided it was time to offer a second option for training, AFF. The great thing about either method is you can seamlessly switch from one method to the other. Simply put, they both start with the same basic ground school training classes and a solo jump from either 3,500 or a tandem jump where the student learns freefall and canopy skills from 10,000 feet.
Static line focuses on safely progressing from canopy control, to freefall and is generally a less expensive way to get licensed. AFF teaches you freefall sooner in the program and is typically more expensive. Static line is the original method to learn skydiving, while AFF was introduced later on and is now the most common way to learn to skydive.
Regardless what method you choose, both Static Line and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) require the student to complete 25 successful freefalls to be licensed. Both methods are approved by the USPA.
How Tandem/AFF Training Works
You begin your training at 9AM on Saturday morning with 4-6 hours of ground school. The ground school follows the United States Parachute Association (USPA) guidelines and covers all aspects necessary to become a licensed skydiver. Once completed, you will start by doing a “Dual Instruction” tandem jump. But, it’s not just an ordinary tandem, you will be required to participate and learn canopy flight with an instructor attached as opposed to being guided down by an instructor via radio. If all goes well, you will do a second tandem requiring you to add more skills such as freefall turns and deploying the main parachute! After 2 successful tandems, you will begin jumping student gear solo with an instructor holding on to you. After you have shown the ability to fall stable with good altitude awareness, and properly deploy your main parachute, you will able to jump solo! At this point your training is the same price and level as the static line progression. Given the freefall skills gained in the AFF method, students are normally more advanced fallers than in other methods of training.
Due to the staffing involved in AFF training, the courses are limited to 2-4 students per class. The times and dates vary but may be combined with the Static Line Class. If you have any questions, please call (402) 326-8470.
The solo skydiving progression (AFF or Static Line) is perfect for someone who would like to make a solo skydive, has the interest to invest in training and would like to make skydiving a life-long hobby.
The Lincoln Sport Parachute Club has been using using the static line method successfully since the 70s and we do not plan to stop. You start with a basic ground school training class and then perform a solo jump from 3,500 – all in the same day.
Static line focuses on safely progressing from canopy control, to freefall and is generally a less expensive way to get licensed.
The Static Line progression requires the student to complete 25 successful freefalls to be licensed. This method is approved by the USPA.
How Static Line Training works
A tether attached to the airplane automatically opens the parachute upon exiting the plane. Your skydive training instruction begins Saturday morning with paperwork and a short briefing, followed by the classroom and practical portion of your training. After the successful completion of a written test in the classroom, you will be ready to make your first jump!
Next, your USPA certified instructor will help you gear up with a student parachute rig. You will board the aircraft and climb to your exit altitude of 3,500 feet. Once at the jump altitude your instructor will attach your static line to the airplane and guide you out of the plane. With your classroom training and the help of our instructors, you will be guided by radio to the student landing area for a safe return to the ground. After the skydive is complete, you and your instructor will go over the skydive and discuss goals for your next jump.
After successful completing the USPA Integrated Student Program, 25 successful freefalls and A-License requirements with the LSPC Instructors and Coaches, you will be a licensed skydiver!
What to expect
This video was recorded by an experienced jumper to demonstrate the static line process and canopy pattern. Students are not allowed to wear a camera during their student progression.
Static Line PricingGround School & First Jump
- 4-6 Hours of ground school
- One 3,500-foot static line jump
- Additional static line jumps are $60 each
- Coached freefall jumps (includes gear) – $60 each
- 5-Jump packs – $250 (limit of 3)
AFF PricingGround School & First Jump
- 4-6 Hours of ground school
- One 10,000-foot instructed tandem jump
- Additional instructed tandem jumps are $200 each
- Single instructor 10,000 foot AFF freefall jump are $100 each
- Coached freefall jumps (includes gear ) – $60 each
Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that the minimum age to make a skydive at Lincoln Sport Parachute Club is 19 (sorry, no exceptions!) Also the weight limit is 220 lbs.
What do we learn in the course?
Static-line (S/L) and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) training begins with the ground school portion. It begins Saturday morning with video and lecture and culminates on Saturday afternoon with practical (hands-on demonstrations) and the first jump. The S/L jump is made from approximately 3000 feet above ground and automatically deploys the parachute once the jumper has cleared the aircraft. This is followed by a radio assisted canopy descent lasting about three minutes. AFF is from 10,000 feet above ground with an instructed Tandem. LSPC is a United States Parachute Association member Dropzone. This means that we follow the Basic Safety Requirements (BSRs) set forth by U.S.P.A and the FAA in the Skydivers Information Manual (SIM).
Both courses will fully prepare the student to successfully complete their first solo parachute jump. A minimum of five static-line jumps must be made fulfilling the objectives of each jump, before they are cleared for free-fall. From the first free-fall onward, the student is gradually introduced to terminal velocity (max acceleration towards the ground) and the fundamental RW (Relative Work – formation skydiving) skills that will make them a safe and proficient skydiver. This is accomplished by using a progression of longer deployment delays starting with a “Hop ‘n Pop” or immediate deployment after exit followed by 10 second, 15 second, 30 second and 45 second delays.
Is it safe?
How many jumps does it take to get my license?
The number of jumps it takes all depends on you and the time you can commit to the sport. No matter what type of training you choose the minimum number of jumps to attain you basic “A” license is 25 freefalls. If you take too much time between jumps it will take you longer.
Why is your weight limit 220 lbs.?
What do I wear?
The temperature drops as we climb to jump altitude. It is recommended to wear jeans and a sweatshirt on cooler days. Shorts and a tee-shirt on warmer days. We provide you with a jumpsuit to cover your clothes
Long hair must be tied up before the jump for your safety. We will provide a helmet to wear for added protection.
We recommend that you remove any earrings/other piercings before the jump.
What if I already took the course but I have not jumped for a while?
If you are 180 or more days out of currency you will have to take the FJC again. The jumps you have made up to this point are still counted towards your basic license.