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“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return”, Leonardo da Vinci.
Skydiving, the accelerated free fall and demonstration jumpsGround school courses for first time jumpers and the traditional static line training sessions are held at the Icarus Skydiving School. Tandem jump one on one while attached to one of our instructors or for tough-minded individuals who want to experience solo free fall on their first jump, the accelerated free fall is our most in-depth training program.
EquipmentWe manufacture and supply skydiving equipment and accessories, paragliding flight suits, parasails (complete), kites and repairs.
Ground SchoolFor first time jumpers; all the ground school theory will be covered, followed by a practical evaluation…
Static Line JumpYour parachute is opened automatically as you exit the aircraft, from 3,500 feet above ground.
Accelerated Free Fall JumpAccelerated Free Fall – (AFF) Here you exit the aircraft in a free fall formation with two highly qualified instructors, from 11,000 (or a minimum of 9,000) feet above ground.
Tandem SkydiveNo training necessary, you are simply attached by a special harness to a qualified Tandem Master (TM). You enjoy the ride the TM does all the work. Exit altitude from 11,000 (or a minimum of 9,000) feet above ground.
Demonstration JumpsAdvertise your logo on banners or on the parachutes, a great opportunity for companies, event organisers and schools to raise funds & brand awareness.
There is a 25kg Minimum and a maximum weight of 100Kg for the Tandems.
A minimum of 6 Skydivers are required to open for weekday jumping. Unless a coarse has been chosen.
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Ground school courses for first time jumpers are conducted on weekday evenings at the Icarus skydiving school in Edenvale, Johannesburg. Registration is at 17:30 and the course starts at 18:00 or earlier on request. During the evening all the ground school theory will be covered, followed by a practical evaluation at the airfield on the weekend.
The outline of the first jump course is as follows:
· Introduction and documentation
· Skydiving Equipment
· Aircraft drills & procedures
· The Exit and Arch (including body position and count)
· Theory of free fall
· Canopy control
· Malfunction theory and reserve drills
· Revision and consolidation
Static Line Training
The traditional static line training takes an evening classroom session at the Icarus skydiving school in Edenvale, followed by the practical evaluation at the airfield. The course includes aircraft & exit procedures, landings, emergencies, and much more. The training continues with hands-on practical exercises at both the school and the airfield. Upon completion of your training you will be ready for your first jump.
Accelerated Free Fall Training Program
Our most in-depth training program for tough-minded individuals who want to experience a solo free fall on their first jump. Your training consists of the standard ground school with and an additional 2 hour course on free fall training. To do an AFF skydive, you must be 16 years of age with parental consent and weigh no more than 100kg.
The Tandem Skydive is an experience of a lifetime!
A Tandem Jump is a one on one skydive where you are attached to an instructor with a special harness, and is therefore the quickest way to experience free fall. This is the only form of skydiving that does not require any training on your part.
You will both exit the aircraft and free fall for approximately 40 seconds at a speed of 120mph at which time your instructor will pull the ripcord to deploy a parachute that is specifically designed for two people. You will then be encouraged to steer the parachute under the instructors supervision. The instructor will land the parachute.
Tandem Skydiving is the easiest way to enjoy this experience of a lifetime. The tandem jump is taught at the airfield by appointment only. To make a Tandem Skydive you can be between the ages of 7 and 100 years and weigh no more than 100kg. If you exceed our recommended weight limit, Contact us for additional information
Experience the thrill of a Static Line Jump
Upon completion of your training you will be ready for your first jump. You will arrive at the airfield as early as possible ready to make your first Skydive. Assisted by an instructor you will put on your parachute harness container system and will be checked out on aircraft exit procedures.
Once at the designated jump altitude of 3,500 feet, your jump master will dispatch you from the aircraft. As you exit and fall away from the aircraft, the static line automatically deploys the parachute on your back and begins the opening process.
The static line progression consists of 8 static line jumps and 17 free fall jumps. Upon completion of this progression you will qualify for an “A” License.
To do a Static Line Jump you must be 16 years of age with parental consent and weigh no more than 100kg
Static Line Training
Traditional static line jump training takes an evening classroom session at the Icarus skydiving school in Edenvale, followed by the practical evaluation at the airfield.
Experience the mind-blowing Accelerated Free Fall Skydive with Icarus
On your first Accelerated Free Fall jump, you exit the plane with two instructors along side. You free fall for approximately 35 seconds, pull your own ripcord and maneuver your parachute to land on the airfield. If you don’t manage to pull your ripcord your instructors will assist you.
The AFF progression has 8 levels and you will be cleared to jump by yourself upon graduation from the AFF program. To do an AFF skydive, you must be 16 years of age with parental consent and weigh no more than 100 kg.
AFF Training Program
Our most in-depth training program for tough-minded individuals who want to experience solo free fall on their first jump. Your training consists of the standard ground school with and an additional 2 hour course on free fall training.
Advertise with us on a banner or a branded parachute
Our team has been involved in display jumps from school fetes, fund raisers, International Cricket & Rugby games to the grand opening of the 1995 Rugby World Cup!!
Advertise your logo on banners or on the parachutes, we’ll land just about anywhere; day or night. Great spectator value and a talking point for long after our professional skydiving team have landed. Ask us how these exciting display jumps can pay for themselves.
Due to the varying nature of these jumps, all events must be quoted.
Icarus Air Wear
Our factory is situated at 138 – 7th Ave in Edenvale (Johannesburg). Icarus has been in business since 1988. We manufacture and supply skydiving equipment and accessories, microlighting, aerobatic and paragliding flight suits, parasails (complete), kites and repairs to the above mentioned equipment. We also offer professional rigging and packing of safety chutes for skydiving, paragliding and aerobatic parachutes. Visit our showroom!!!
Icarus Skydiving School
Situated on the same premises as Icarus Air Wear, the school is fully equipped to train a complete novice to do his / her first parachute jump. Our courses follow the Parachute Association of South Africa (PASA) curriculum and we adhere strictly to the PASA Safety and Training Standards. Our instructors are all PASA Qualified and have in excess of a 1000 jumps.
Icarus Air Wear and Skydiving School is owned by Manuel Cordeiro. Manuel is a qualified parachute rigger, AFF, Static Line and tandem instructor. He has been jumping for 31 years, has over 5500 jumps to date. He has been the South African skydiving Champion 15 times