One of the most common questions is “How much will it cost me to become a licensed skydiver?”
To help answer this question we’ve come up with the handy little table that will break out the rough costs of earning your Solo Certificate and your A CoP.
Please keep in mind that this is just a rough break down and that the actual final cost will be entirely dependent upon the skydiver’s ability to successfully complete it training requirement and the altitudes at which they choose to perform their Solo / practice jumps at.
(The webmaster will add more detail to this table when he gets time away from his “real job”)
|Jump #||Description||Altitude||Training Course||Jump||Gear Rental||Coach||Misc||Total|
|1||First Jump||3500′||$ 160.00||$ 60.00||$ 220.00|
|2||Awareness Jump||3500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|3||Paper Pull||3500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|4||Paper Pull||3500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|5||Clear and Pull||3500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|6||5 sec delay||3500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|7||10 sec delay||4500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|8||15 sec delay||6000′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|9||15 sec delay||6000′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|10||20 sec delay||6500′||$ 100.00||$ 100.00|
|CSPA Membership||$ 94.00||$ 94.00|
|11||20 sec delay||6500′||$ 30.00||$ 22.00||$ 47.00||$ 99.00|
|12||30 sec delay||7500′||$ 30.00||$ 22.00||$ 47.00||$ 99.00|
|13||30 sec delay – Check out jump||7500′||$ 30.00||$ 22.00||$ 47.00||$ 99.00|
|CSPA Solo Exam||$ –|
|CSPA Solo Fee||$ 45.00||$ 45.00|
|Minimum Cost to Solo||$1,556.00|
|14||Solo||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 67.00|
|15||Solo||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 67.00|
|16||Solo||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 67.00|
|17||Solo||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 67.00|
|18||Solo||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 67.00|
|19||Solo||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 67.00|
|20||Maneuver Series||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 45.00||$ 112.00|
|21||RW Training Jump 1||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 65.00||$ 132.00|
|22||RW Training Jump 2||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 65.00||$ 132.00|
|23||RW Training Jump 3||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 65.00||$ 132.00|
|24||RW Training Jump 4||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 65.00||$ 132.00|
|25||RW Training Jump 5||10-13000′||$ 45.00||$ 22.00||$ 65.00||$ 132.00|
|CSPA CoP A Exam||$ –|
|Packing Endorsement||$ –|
|Emergency Procedure Review||$ –|
|CSPA CoP A Fee||$ 45.00||$ 45.00|
|Minimum Cost to A from Solo||$1,219.00|
|Minimum Cost from Student to A||$2,775.00|
This includes everything you’ll need for your jump: container, reserve, main canopy, AAD, RSL, helmet, jumpsuit, altimeter, and goggles. Price also includes the cost of the pack job after the jump.
Once you have your main packing endorsement you can get paid to pack main canopies! $7 per pack. Many students find this is a great way to supplement their jumping.
As a Skydiving School our 3rd Party Insurance policy covers student jumps up to and including their 10th jump. After wards we require each student to obtain their own CSPA membership.
The cost of the coach covers the cost for their jump with you, including anytime required in ground training and debriefing after the jump. Shown are the minimum number of coach jumps. Most novices benefit from doing additional coach jumps to learn and perfect their maneuver series.
Once you have your solo certificate, you are free to jump without a coach or jump master. This chart shows six solo jumps from 10,000′ – 13,000′. This is due to the fact that an A CoP jumper requires a minimum of 25 jumps. The jumps outside of coached RW jumps have no set altitude requirements. We encourage our solo jumpers to use these jumps to practice the skills necessary to complete the A CoP.
While passing tests (both written and practical) are necessary to get your Solo and A CoP`s, we do not charge for administering them. Typically, we will administer exams after jumping has completed for the day, although we can work out a time that works for each individual as required.