What is the difference between static line jump and tandem jump?

What is the difference between static line jump and tandem jump?

On a Tandem Skydive you exit the aircraft attached to an instructor who will control everything that happens. On a Solo First Time jump you are trained to exit the aircraft yourself, after which your parachute will be deployed automatically by a static line, and you steer and land it yourself.

What’s the difference between tandem skydiving and skydiving?

Tandem refers to two things together, or working together. And so, a tandem skydive means you will be jumping along with someone else, attached to them. On the other hand a solo skydive refers to you jumping with your own parachute attached to you and only you.

Why do tandem skydivers not wear helmets?

USPA regulations actually forbid tandem students from wearing any sort of hard sided skydiving helmet as they present the risk of hitting the instructor in the face during exit and free fall.

How safe is static line parachuting?

Though it has a lengthy history, static line training isn’t just an antiquated form of military skydiving. Rather, as it is considered one of the safest ways to jump from an airplane, it is still used today in the Army’s Basic Airborne Course.

Is static line skydiving safe?

Any kind of skydiving other than static line round increases the risk factor. Freefall is more dangerous than static line. A 2-way is more dangerous than a solo.

Does your stomach drop skydiving?

Because the delta between your horizontal and vertical speed does not increase drastically, you do not experience a stomach drop when you skydive. Furthermore, the freefall portion of a skydive doesn’t feel much like falling at all. Rather, it feels like you are resting, supported on a column of air.

What is a static line jump?

What is Static Line Skydive Training? A static line parachute jump is the opening mechanism of your parachute is connected to the aircraft itself, and the act of falling away from the door is what releases your parachute from its container – using the ‘static line’ (about six feet of it) to do so.

Should you wear a jumpsuit skydiving?

Skydiving is a pretty extreme environment and it is not uncommon to get rips, tears and grass stains on your clothes. If you put a jumpsuit on, you’ll protect your clothing and look like a bad ass all at the same time. PRO TIP – If you are getting video and photos you DEFINITELY want to wear a jumpsuit.

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