Safety is our main priority at Skydive Academy, to avoid disappointment on your arrival please read our complete Safety Rules before the information below. On arrival, you will receive documentation and equipment checks – this is our internal inspection to increase the safety for yourself and all others on the DZ. However, as with the nature of our sport, you assume your own risk by using your own or our equipment and taking part in skydives. After the document and equipment checks, all skydivers will undergo a DZ Briefing, landing area introduction and equipment check by one of our Skydive Academy authorized personnel.
- Visual Altimeter
- Audible for any freefly and tracking jumps
- Minimum 50 jumps in logbook
Full Face Helmet
- Minimum 50 jumps in logbook
Jumping with camera (of any kind)
- Cameras can only be worn with minimum 200 jumps in logbook
- DZ checks camera helmet – cutaways highly recommended
Formation skydiving - Low experience people jumping together
- Minimum 5 coached jumps in logbook to make 2 ways with someone of the same experience or more
- Logbook must show proof of competency of FS skills to match the level of jump CCI discretion regarding 3ways and bigger – FS1 course recommended
Freefly - Low experience people jumping together
- Minimum 1 coached jump in logbook to solo backfly/freefly/tracking jumps
- Minimum 10 coached jumps in logbook to make 2 ways with someone of higher experience
- Logbook must show proof of competency of FF skills to match the level of jump
Freefly / Tracking
- Audible altimeter mandatory for all Freefly /Tracking jumps.
- 1 coaching jump (and cleared by the coach) is mandatory before first solo Freefly / Track
- Minimum50 jumps to make a tracking jump (only with a coach if less than 50 jumps)
- 50-199 jumps, maximum tracking group of 3 (including any LO and/or coach)
- Maximum 2 tracking jumps per load (not including WS) and the Tracking direction is always North.Jumper with Tracking suit are a tracking group
- Tracking leader must be Belly to Earth and identified to manifest and take responsibility for the jump
Wingsuit First-jump Course
- 200 jumps in the previous 18 months in logbook and track experience
- Track suit 100 jumps and track experience and briefed by ws coach
- 200 jumps in logbook with proof of previous wingsuit jumps
- Wingsuiter must have their phone with them with the number of the dz office
- Maximum 2 WS Groups per flight
- Fly bys and XRW are not allowed
- Wing suit rodeo must be cleared by Safety officer
Skysurf (DZ has no boards to rent)
- Min. 500 jumps in logbook, with 200 in previous 18 months
- Proof of min. 10 jumps on the board in previous 6 months
- Discretion of Chief Instructor nominated DZ Freefly coach regarding jumpers abilities
- Jumper uses a DZ tube at their own risk and is responsible to cover cost if lost or damaged
- Inflatables are not allowed
- Skyballs must be pre-authorised, Safety Officer decision is final
- Please avoid all aircraft operations areas except when boarding the aircraft.
- Avoid all propellers, moving or otherwise, at all times.
- Loading order: Wingsuiters, tandems, Skydiver Training Program, freeflyers (small to large groups), hybrid skydives, belly flyers (small to large groups), low-altitude skydives. Tracking and other horizontal skydives are approved and placed in the loading order on a case-by-case basis after approval from one of load organizers, or drop zone manager.
- The person sitting behind the copilot seat must be prepared and willing to relay commands from the pilot to jumpers in an emergency situation.
- Seatbelts on until at least 450 metres. Open door at 450 metres in hot weather after checking your handles and verifying seat belts are off jumpers near the door first. Also check for a thumbs up from any instructors near the pilot.
- Close door around 2500 metres in hot weather (or lower if it’s too cold) to allow students to easily talk with instructors.
- Jump run is pretty standard… Red light means open the door and check the spot, and green light means go. Particularly for hop and pop exits, make sure the aircraft is leveled off (not climbing) as you exit.
- Wingsuiters: Keep all wings collapsed for a full three seconds after leaving the aircraft to avoid hitting the tail.
- NO GUM on the airplanes!
- Helmets must be secured on heads (recommended) or otherwise for takeoff and landing
EXIT ORDER in general
2st FS groups; big to small
3rd FF groups; big to small
5th High Pullers and solo students
6th AFF students with instructors
8th Wingsuits /Track suit/ Tracking groups if necessary
If you are the designated Jump Master of the load and are unsure of the exit order, please always ask advice from the Chief Instructor or any DZ instructor available to you.
- Approach area always from the North, swoopers included
- Low turns are dangerous and not allowed
- No spiral turns allowed
- After opening turn 90° from jump run until you see the next group opening
Reserve Repack Cycles
Reserve repack cycles is based on the qualification and federation of the person who packed it eg. 6 months
* Rules are accurate at time of publication, we reserve the right to update/change our rules at any time and without notice.