Static line training is for the independent person or someone wanting to progress in the sport beyond one jump.
The training lasts 3 to 4 hours because you are taking on the responsibility of learning the equipment during your first jump. In the course we will cover:
How to approach and enter the plane
How to exit the plane
What body position to take during your exit
What a good parachute looks like
What to do if the 1st parachute is not right (called a malfunction)
How to steer your reserve (2nd) canopy if needed
How to steer your main canopy
How to land your canopy
How to pick up your gear, continue smiling and return to the hanger to have the gear repacked.
Training includes watching video and practical training which consists of; practicing parachute landing falls (PLF's), emergency procedure practice in a hanging harness, and practice exits from the plane while it is still on the ground.
You will jump that same day at the end of the class. Three students go up in each load and it takes about 30 minutes to complete each load.