West Michigan Skydiving Academy

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In a Nutshell

After up to four hours of ground training, skydivers take a solo jump from 4,000 feet with the assistance of a certified instructor

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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.

Skydive Hastings

At Skydive Hastings students start with a tandem skydive. A USPA-certified instructor jumps with them, guiding them through the freefall and parachute deployment. Once they've completed the appropriate amount of jumps, students can graduate to WMSA's more extreme air sports, 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.

Customer Reviews

An amazing adventure with the team of instructors that guided me into my first solo skydive lesson. Look forward to seeing you guys soon once I have made a dent in my career goals. I will recommend you guys to anyone that would like to learn or experience what it is like to skydive. Thanks again for the awesome and life changing experience.
Christopher K. · August 11, 2013
Awesome experience! Thanks Tony and Amy.
Diana V. · September 4, 2014
Great 1st time!!
Kortney D. · October 2, 2013

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