Thank you for choosing Skydive Alabama! We have been assisting people in making their first skydive for over 15 years! We are located just off I-65, between Birmingham and Huntsville, and not too far from Nashville.
For your first jump you have a couple of options:
If you choose a tandem skydive where you are paired with a USPA-certified instructor. This offers you a low-responsibility way to experience freefall for the first time. There is approximately 15-20 minutes of training on the ground before you are suited up and ready to board the airplane. This is absolutely the safest and most popular way to make your first skydive!
The other option is to do the Integrated Student Program or ISP.
This involves a 6-8 hour ground school, starting at 8 a.m., where you will learn everything you need to know about skydiving solo. This is a seven jump program. After passing all seven jumps, you will be cleared to jump entirely by yourself.
As one of the top skydiving schools in the Southeast we can usually complete an entire ISP course in a weekend or two if you are available and the weather cooperates. If you are on a budget, then you can pay as you go doing one or two jumps every 30days until you get through the course.