Rapid Descent offers several options for skydiving instruction along with an experienced staff of instructors and first class equipment. The atmosphere here is professional but very fun! Safety and thorough training are our primary concerns and these objectives are best accomplished in an entertaining relaxed environment. Our instructors have worked very hard in an effort to create a syllabus with training aides that is second to none. We are a USPA (United States Parachute Association) drop zone and therefore follow the basic training progression outlined in the SIM (Skydiving Information Manual). The sport of skydiving requires confidence. Confidence comes from proper training and experience. Rapid Descent is an excellent choice for both!
AFF Training Program
The Accelerated Free Fall program is the preferred skydiving training method at Rapid Descent. This program takes you, as a student, right into the heart of skydiving with two instructors at your side. Confidence and proper techniques are instilled right from the start, unlike other training methods used in the past. Most students prefer the AFF training as well. It is shorter and much more fun!
IAD Training Program
IAD stands for "Instructor Assisted Deployment" and is a training method developed from the static line training where there is a line tethered between the aircraft and the parachute deployment device. In this case your instructor is responsible for the line that deploys your parachute (be nice to your instructor!). This program has you jumping solo right from the start and is cheaper for each jump. The down side is that it takes longer overall and can allow some bad habits to develop that must be re-learned later. Most of the people that choose this method do so because of the lower per jump costs. They can jump more often for the same money.
Many people don't realize how quickly training for skydiving can progress. It actually works better to start the training and follow through with it at a fairly good pace so everything learned stays fresh. We would ultimately like to see a new student progress through solo within 1 to 3 weeks. Rapid Descent offers training for all skydiving license levels, instructor ratings, and professional parachute packing taught by senior rigger, Kevin Hennen.
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