Magic provides skydiving instruction for students, and advanced
training for their instructors. Call 651-216-1873, or write to
for current rates, the latest schedule, and other information.
your first jump with a parachute on your back and
hip. No tandem jump required. Limited class size allows personalized
instruction for the initial ground training, and you'll get one-on-one
attention on every jump until you solo, then progressively more independence
and continuing instruction leading to your internationally recognized "A" license.
Not sure? Try a tandem jump:
just half an hour of training before you're paired with an experienced
tandem instructor. You'll be securely attached to your instructor's harness
while you experience the thrill of freefall.
Twin Cities (1-715-684-3416 or 1-800-SKYDIVE), in Baldwin, Wisconsin,
to arrange for
your First Jump Course.
It's a course, not a test. All Parachute Magic Instructor Rating Courses are "train-to-standard." At your course, you make as many jumps as you need to attain proficiency. At the end of your course, practice jumps blend smoothly into evaluation jumps. Not sure if you're ready? You can arrange for a practice jump or two to assess your skills.
Call to schedule your own personalized Instructor Rating Course -- no need to wait for one of the courses published in Parachutist. Most courses can be arranged with as little as one or two days notice.
All Courses. You'll need to bring your USPA Skydiver's Information Manual
(SIM) and Instructional Rating Manual
(IRM). You can downloaded the SIM,
but the complete IRM is available only in a paper version from
the USPA store. You can check course requirements by downloading
just the IRM
and get a head start on prerequisites by getting a Proficency
The IRM includes Proficiency Cards, too.
Course (2-3 days). "B" license and 100 jumps.
Before arriving at the course, you
should assist in one First Jump Course, and teach the general portions
of two others.
Line Instructor Rating Course. "C" license
and 200 jumps, and a prior instructional rating (USPA Coach
Instructor, for example). The Proficiency Card lists a number
of items to be completed before arriving at the course, including
assisting at two Static Line First Jump Courses. You'll also
need to conduct simulated or actual static line jumps with
experienced jumpers playing the role of student.
Freefall Instructor Rating Course. "C" license,
6 hours of freefall, and a prior instructional rating (USPA Coach
or Static Line Instructor, for example). Before arriving
at the course, you should assist in two AFF First Jump Courses
plus other AFF ground preps. See the Proficiency Card for details.
Instructor Rating Course. "D" license, 500
ram-air jumps, and a FAA Class 3 Medical Certificate. If you
intend to train students (as part of a Tandem/IAF system, for
example), you'll need some prior instructional
rating (Coach or better), and you'll need to complete a number
of Proficiency Card items before attending the course.
Skydive Twin Cities (1-715-684-3416
or 1-800-SKYDIVE), in Baldwin, Wisconsin, to arrange for your Tandem
Instructor Rating Course.