Progressive Freefall, is a deliberate progression that starts with ground school, then features instructor-accompanied jumps before enabling you to make supervised solo jumps. At Parachute Ottawa, we have elected to use the PFF method because it is the most modern parachute training method. The curriculum is consistently updated to include enhancements in skydiving technology and best practices. We believe PFF is the best choice for building comprehensive and relevant foundational skills, setting up new skydivers for success.
Static Line training, first used by the military, tethers the pilot chute of the parachute to the plane, resulting in immediate deployment on exiting the aircraft. Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) is essentially an updated take on Static Line training, whereby the instructor throws the chute clear of the aircraft door as the student exits. As you progress through the Static Line and IAD curricula, you gain more altitude and, therefore, freefall time.