Skydiving Grahamstown Overview
The aspiring skydiver is equipped with the skills and confidence to take that first jump. We provide a very comprehensive and exciting training course, and our equipment is maintained to the highest standards to ensure your safety. Our classes run every weekend starting on Friday evenings were the theoretical aspect of the course would be covered.
The theory class is followed by a practical session in a training harness on the Saturday morning where you will be given the opportunity to rehearse the various drills. Once you have proven your competence in performing these exercises proficiently, we will issue you with the appropriate equipment and manifest you on an aircraft load. A 10 - 15 min flight will take you to 3500ft where you would be dispatched by one of our experienced Jumpmasters.
Experience the thrill and excitement of a Tandem Skydive in complete safety with our experienced Tandem instructors. Tandem Skydive from 10,001 feet. After only a short briefing you and your Instructor will take to the skies. You will climb in the aircraft to 10,001 feet and freefall for almost 36 seconds. You will have the sensation of being on your own. After the instructor opens the parachute, he/she will offer you guidance as you fly the chute together. A tandem jump is a great way to experience the ecstasy of skydiving while under the close supervision of an experienced Instructor. The weight limit for the tandems is 100kg. If you are more substantial than 100kg, please call the dropzone to discuss the possible options for your jump.
Static Line Course
Our courses run every weekend starting on Friday evenings where the theoretical aspect of the course will be covered. The theory class is followed by a practical session in a training harness on the Saturday morning where you will be given the opportunity to rehearse the various drills. Once you have proven your competence in performing these exercises proficiently, we will issue you with the appropriate equipment and manifest you on an aircraft load. A 10 - 15 min flight will take you to 3500ft where you will be dispatched by one of our experienced Jumpmasters.
Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)
Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is the fast track program designed to turn you into a competent skydiver in the shortest period. On your first jump, two highly experienced and specially trained instructors will hold your parachute harness as you exit the plane and expertise nearly a 32-second free fall. They will be at your side to coach, assist, and evaluate your performance. After you open your square parachute, you will land with pinpoint accuracy on the airfield.
Subsequent AFF training is designed to add to your skills and self-confidence by adding a skill or technique as you progress through each level. From level Four, you will just have one Instructor, and you can be off instruction?and qualified as a novice skydiver in ten jumps. When you graduate, you will have flying skills that would have taken dozens or even hundreds of jumps to learn via the old conventional method of skydiving.
- A Cessna 206 aeroplane with a six jumper capacity. A Bell Jet Ranger & several Microlights are available on request.
- Dropzone landing area
- Trolley training area
- Lecture/debrief room
- Shaded parking area
- Less than 2min from Town
- Close to Beach
- Tuck Shop
- Braai Facilities
- Fully Stocked Bar
- Static Line rigs
- Student Freefall rigs (With Automatic Activation Devices)
- Hand deploy Freefall rigs
- Bunkhouse (18 Sleepers)
- Camping facilities
- Alternative accommodation in town
- Hot showers & toilets
- Self-catering kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Fridge & Kettle