Become a Licensed Skydiver
Ready to take the next step? You can become a licensed skydiver in as few as 25 jumps through our static line skydiving school.
Is it right for me?
The static line skydiving progression 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. Static line is the original and best-known method to learn how to skydive.
How it 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 skydives and A-License requirements with the LSPC Instructors and Coaches, you will be a licensed skydiver!
Why does LSPC choose Static Line over AFF Training?
Regardless what method you choose, both Static Line and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) require the student to complete 25 successful skydives to be licensed. Both methods are approved by the USPA.
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 another approved way to learn to skydive.
LSPC is most experienced in the Static Line method, making it the most successful for new students at LSPC, in the Omaha area. All of our training is conducted out of a Cessna 182; LSPC finds Static Line a safer way to learn to skydive out of a smaller airplane. AFF is great for larger airplanes at larger training centers.
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.
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 progression is the form of instruction used at the Lincoln Sport Parachute Club. The method begins Saturday morning with video and lecture and culminates on Saturday afternoon with practical (hands-on demonstrations) and the first jump. 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. 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).
The Static-Line course 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?
Safety is our number one priority at LSPC. But as with any extreme sport there are dangers present. With our certified staff to guide you the static line class will give you the information needed to complete your first skydive.
How much does it cost?
$175.00 This includes the class, jump and everything you need to make your first jump. No hidden gear rental fees here!
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. If you take too much time between jumps it will take you longer.
Does every jump cost $175?
No. $175 is the cost of the first jump course. After you have completed the first jump course the jumps are $60.00. That includes the instructor and the gear rental for each jump. When your at the DZ check out our special 5 jump package prices for students! If you like we do have a A license package. Ask about it when you call!
Why is your weight limit 220 lbs.?
It’s all about your safety. All skydiving equipment has a maximum allowable weight and student gear has a maximum weight that keeps the student at or below 220 lbs. You have to factor in your weight as you exit the plane and that includes your weight and the weight of the equipment. We do not exceed the manufacturer’s weight requirements for any reason. LSPC is strict on the weight limit for your safety.
What do I wear?
Tennis shoes are recommended. Although it might seem logical to wear sturdy hiking boots, if they have hooks on them they pose a safety issue.
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?
As per USPA Basic Safety Requirements students are required to make at least 1 jump every 30 days to remain current. If you are not current you will have to take a refresher class to get current again. The refresher class is $25.00 plus the student jump ticket.
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.