First Flight Course
Started skydiving because you’ve seen a wingsuiter ripping down a mountainside at Mach 10? Well this is the course you have been working hard for the last few hundred jumps to finally sign up for. It will cover everything you need to know to zip that wingsuit up for the first time safely and confidently. It will cover basics of flight, body position, emergency procedures and how to properly plan your flight path. It is the first step down a long and amazing road to accomplish serious life goals, or just to go have a little bit of fun and stay in freefall longer than your friends.
For this course we use the Shadow Edge wingsuit from Phoenix-Fly. If you already bought an own suit, you can bring it, but we stick to manufacturers recommendations if the suit is for first flight or not.
The rental fee for the suit is included in the course fee. But if you use your own suite, the fee is the same. We recommend to use our suits as they are state of the art, checked and mostly new.
In this course you learn:
- Basics of wingsuit flying
- Aerodynamic of a wingsuit
- Difference in wingsuit models and sizes
- How to mount a wingsuit
- Exit, navigation and deployment
- Emergency procedures
- Experienced and licensed skydiver
- A minimum of 200 jumps (BASE jumps does not count).
- 50 jumps over the last 12 month
- Complies with organisation rules (both local and own federation)
- At least two jumps at the DZ of the course
- Suitable main canopy (>=135sft, wingload <=1.4)
- BOC Throw Out deployment
- RSL or Skyhook (recommended)
- Helmet (no camera)
- Altimeter (wrist or mudflap mount)
- Audible altimeter (5500 ft / 4000 ft / 2000 ft warnings)
Totals costs for the course are:
- course fee
- jump tickets for 2-3 jumps for the student and the instructor
The course fee is announced in the event and depends on the location. In Germany it is mostly 100 €.