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Choose Between Two Options
- $219 for a solo skydive for two (a $480 value)
- $319 for a solo skydive for three (a $720 value)
The excursion begins with three to four hours of ground school, during which students learn the mechanics of the dive, safety precautions, and dive stances. Next, they board the plane, taking a 15-minute flight to reach the 4,000-foot altitude. Though the jump isn't tandem, participants jump simultaneously with an instructor, who helps guide them through the fall and the parachute deployment. The jumps are dependent on weather: ground school will take place as scheduled, and if conditions are still undesirable afterward, the jump will be rescheduled within 30 days.
West Michigan Skydiving Academy
West Michigan Skydiving Academy isn't about baby steps: instead of having their new flyers ease into the sport with a tandem jump, students start with a solo skydive. They're not completely alone, of course, as a USPA-certified instructor jumps with them, guiding them through the freefall and parachute deployment. But it's certainly a more exhilarating approach, one that sets students up for WMSA's more extreme air sports.
Once they've completed the appropriate amount of jumps, students can graduate to activities such as freeflying, in which jumpers move through a series of positions during their freefall, including back-to-Earth, head-up flying, and head-down flying. There's also wingsuit flying, for which jumpers sport a suit equipped with extra fabric between the legs and under the arms. The suit, which is colloquially referred to as a flying squirrel or bat suit due to its resemblance to those animals, allows jumpers to quite literally fly through the air, whether from a plane jump or BASE jump point.