If you are looking to skydive and you are in the States, you might want to check out SkyDiving.com as they offer nationwide reservations for skydiving lessons.
I will have to hold off on my first skydiving lesson but it’s good to know that you can learn to fly air. (or even really let yourself go if you get one of those batman-like wingsuits)
Check out some of the stages of lessons you can expect:
Training: Approximately 5 hours ground training and jump with 2 instructors.
Objectives: Stable body position, altitude awareness, parachute activation, radio assisted landing.
Training: Body awareness, ground training and jump with 2 instructors.
Objectives: Stable body relaxation, pilot chute throw and turning techniques, radio assisted landing.
Training: Hover control and holding a direction, and jump with 2 instructors.
Objectives: Balanced body position, hover control, hold heading, radio assisted landing.
Training: Consolidation of previous levels. Repeat of stage 3. Depending on progress your jump will be with 1 or 2 instructors, with or without radio assisted landing.
Training: Learning to turn and jump with 1 instructor.
Objectives: Linked or unlinked freefall, 360 degree turns.
Training: Consolidation repeat of stage 5 with forward movement and jump with 1 instructor.
Objectives: To consolidate progress and achieve forward movement.
Training: Backloops and tracking and jump with 1 instructor.
Objectives: Dive exit, backloops, 180-degree turn, delta, flare and wave off.
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