You've arrived! Whether you've completed a tandem or this is your first dive sign up for a solo skydive and get ready for some alone time in the sky.
Your first solo jump also marks the beginning of the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) training program. You will begin with the first Jump Course, a 6-hour ground school in which you will learn about aircraft exit, body position, canopy deployment, canopy flight, landing procedures, and safety procedures.
Weather permitting, you can jump the same day. For the first jump, you and two USPA certified AFF instructors will exit the aircraft as a team from 13,000 feet. During free fall, they will help you to stay stable as they teach you hand signals. Your instructors will stay with you through canopy deployment, then you will fly and land your own parachute.
After you land, if you find yourself looking to the sky and wanting to feel the incredible feeling of flight again (we predict you will!), then it's time to continue your training.
Plan on spending the entire day with us. The ground school begins at 8 am with your jump being sometime in the late afternoon, all depending on the number of people in the class.
The ground school will cover how to exit the aircraft and freefall with your USPA instructors, and how to fly, navigate and land a parachute on your own. We cover a large amount of information, but there’s no rush to get to the jump, you won’t be jumping until you and your instructors feel like you’re ready.
Our Super Grand Caravan aircraft will take you to a jump altitude of between 10,000 and 13,000 feet above the ground. You and your instructors will exit the plane and freefall for almost a full minute, falling for over a mile through the sky. Your instructors will release you as the parachute is opening, and then you’ll spend about five minutes flying your own parachute down to the ground.
Bring your ID, and wear comfortable clothes with athletic shoes. There will be a lunch break during the class, so you can bring a lunch or drive a few minutes into Ashland to buy lunch. Don’t forget drinks and snacks too, it will be a busy day and it’s important to stay energized and hydrated!
We’re ready for you! Weather permitting, we’re here to give you the thrill of your life, Tuesdays through Sundays. Reserve your skydiving experience today!Please note: The maximum weight for solo students is 225 lbs, with height and weight being in proportion. If you are uncertain if you meet the guidelines, please come out and visit so an instructor can make the final determination. Must be at least 18 years old to participate.
Do you need to have proof or just want to be able to re-live your skydiving experience over and over? We have the answer! Our professional video staff is ready to document the time of your life! Don't miss a moment of your experience with high quality digital video and still photos of your skydive.
After only 20 -30 minutes after your jump, you will receive your edited video and still pictures on a memory stick to take with you. The video package can be added when you make your reservation or when you check in at AerOhio the day of your jump.
Dropzone Location for GPS AerOhio Skydiving
700 Township Rd 1102
Ashland, OH 44805
Mailing Address for Shipping
403 County Rd 1302
Polk, OH 44866
JUMP HOURS - Weather dependent
Tuesday - Friday: 3 PM-Sunset
Saturday & Sunday: 8 AM-Sunset
OFFICE HOURS - Year round
Daily: 8 AM-6 PM
Phone: (800) 726-3483