Solo Skydiving: The Greatest Adventure

Monday, April 13, 2020

There is a reason this quote is a staple amongst aviation enthusiasts, paragliders, BASE jumpers, hang gliders and skydivers:

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci

Something unexplainably shifts within you once you’ve made that first skydive. Everything you’ve grown up to know that was dangerous or impossible seems to fade away and the boundaries of life are lifted. Join us as we discover more about solo skydiving, the greatest adventure!


At Skydive Paraclete XP, we do not require a tandem skydive before entering the solo program. However, many do. Why? It allows for someone to experience the whole part of skydiving so when jumping solo it is not overwhelming.

The next step would be to sign up for the Paraclete Student Program (PSP) Stage 1: Ground Training. The Ground Training is a comprehensive, 4-6 hour course that covers the basics of the equipment used, freefall and canopy skills, as well as emergency procedures.


The national organization, the United States Parachute Association, gives certain guidelines in what to provide for student training — usually the basics. The PSP Program is designed to be more comprehensive to help create more competent and confident skydivers.

The course includes 18 levels and all the objectives USPA requires for the first basic “A” License. The program is designed to cover the basic skills AND to help new skydivers to become well-rounded by offering continuing education. Skydive Paraclete XP hosts interactive seminars, offers networking opportunities, utilizes camps to teach the many disciplines, and wind tunnel memberships at Paraclete XP SkyVenture – all great tools to progress your skydiving skills!


Skydive Paraclete XP is a destination dropzone because of our state-of-the-art facilities, aircraft fleet that allows for big groups, events, plus our indoor skydiving facility – our sister company, Paraclete XP SkyVenture. We attract many world-class skydivers of all disciplines to train and coach at our skydiving center. This means we are fortunate enough that many professional athletes call Skydive Paraclete XP home and make up our incredible team of load organizers, instructors, and coaches of all disciplines!

learning to fly


It’s not a great adventure without the people! All the wonderful people that flock to Skydive Paraclete XP are from around the world, of all ages, of all disciplines, of all skill levels, from all walks of life, and make up an extraordinary group of people – our community, our sky family! These people help support you through your journey and just may become your life long friends in this incredible venture!

Skydive Paraclete XP is a wonderful place with extraordinary opportunities with a newbie-friendly attitude and culture. We provide everything you need to become a member of our amazing skydiving community and would love to welcome you on the greatest adventure of solo skydiving!

Interested in what it’s like to be on this exciting adventure? Then join us from your first skydive all the way through your A-License!

student in freefall with psp instructor

Robbie and Luke were so great! Made me feel very comfortable and made my first tandem jump a lot of fun! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an adrenaline rush! Thanks so much to Robbie, Luke, and the entire Paraclete team for such a great experience!

Christian Capobianco