Ram Air Progression System

The conventional parachute training ( Automatic or Static- Line Training ) is a training method for learning of skydiving.


After one to two and a half days of theory and practical exercises on the floor of the aspiring skydiver jumps on the second or third day from an altitude between 1,000 and 1,500 meters alone from an airplane. By fastened to the aircraft static line of the main screen opens after a few meters of falling without any intervention by the student. A jump teachers observed between the aircraft and the student's behavior, particularly his attitude right after the exit, the "Exit". With good attitude of the screen trigger handle is inserted into the harness from the fourth to sixth jump. This handle should pull right after the exit of the students, but the screen still opens through the leash. Therefore, it is spoken of sham control. Failing that pull at least three times good, the leash and stays away from the slip handle is a real trigger handle. From now on it is called manual jumps.

According to the capabilities of the student to move in a free fall, the drop height is getting bigger, until the normal exit altitude. After a Minimum number of jumps and the required manual freefall skills the license exam can be taken.


Compared to the AFF training the Static Line training is the older. The total cost is about the same; partially the conventional training is offered at lower cost.

The AFF Training the first jump is already a freefall jump, while the earliest is the seventh leap in the static line training.

At larger drop zones the AFF training is almost the only one available. For small jump seats in part not worth the training of their teachers jump due to low pupil numbers and they stay with the conventional method. Often both training versions are offered.