The Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) program is the traditional way to learn how to skydive solo. The IAD program is the most popular skydive training method in use and is the most cost effective. This method is equivalent to static line.


Prior to making your first jump, you and your classmates will learn the proper techniques and skills for your first skydive. The skills learned will ensure that your first skydive is not only safe, but enjoyable.

Class curriculum includes:
• Detailed instruction on the operation and use of equipment
• Practical training using a suspended harness and an aircraft mock-up


After the completion of the first jump course, your Endless Mountain Skydiving instructor will assist you in putting on your equipment in preparation for your first jump.

Your first jump will be made from 4,000 feet. Your instructor will start the deployment of your parachute as you exit the airplane. The main chute will release in 3-5 seconds after exiting the plane. Using two-way radios, your instructor will assist you with your canopy flight descent guiding you to a soft landing.

Once you land, our staff will assist you in removing your equipment. When your instructor returns to the ground, they will review your first jump and will fill out your logbook. The logbook is an important document that records your training progress. Be sure to hold onto your logbook as it is also documentation of your accomplishment.

NOTE: There are some people that choose the IAD method so they can count themselves among the small number of people in the world that have jumped solo. So if you want to jump solo, this program is for you! This is also a great way to become licensed if you choose to stick with the program.


After your first jump, you will make four more jumps using the instructor assisted deployment method. After the four jumps are complete, you will progress to the next level; your first freefall skydive where you deploy your own parachute.


Over the next 12-14 jumps, you will skydive from various altitudes with varying freefall times extending up to forty-five seconds. During these jump sessions you will learn the basic freefall maneuvering skills needed to link up with other skydivers.

After your 12-14 jumps you will graduate from the program and may then participate in formation skydives.


You must be 18 years to jump, no exceptions. There are weight restrictions as well. Females must not exceed 200 pounds and males must not exceed 230 pounds. Height and weight must be proportionate.