IAD – Instructor Assisted Deployment

Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD)


After 5-6 hours of ground school you will make a solo jump from 3,500 feet. While exiting the plane, the jumpmaster will assist in deploying your parachute. You will enjoy a 4 to 5 minute radio-assisted canopy ride to the ground. Subsequent training and jumps will advance you through freefall. First jump courses are held March through October every 2nd & 4th Saturday. Classes begin at 9:00 am sharp (rain or shine). No reservations are accepted and classes are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Classes will be limited to the first 15 people that arrive. Special classes may be arranged for non-class days by contacting a Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) Instructor at the club. Subsequent jumps may be done without reservation during normal operating hours. Students participating in the Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) course are advised that MSPC will not permit any student to jump when the surface winds exceed 14 MPH.

Training and First Jump: $230
Subsequent Jumps: $80 (also includes equipment rental)


Maytown Sport Parachute Club
188 Airport Drive
Marietta, PA 17547
Tel: 717.653.0422


All instruction is done by United States Parachute Association (USPA) certified instructors. We are dedicated to safety, teaching you all the skills you need to make your first jump as memorable, safe, and FUN as possible.

MSPC is a United States Parachute Association (USPA) Group Member Drop Zone (DZ). As a Group Member DZ, MSPC conducts all skydiving operations in accordance with the Basic Safety Requirements (BSRs) issued by USPA, and in compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Experienced jumpers wishing to skydive at MSPC must be a current member of USPA. Students jumpers participating in the MSPC’s skydiving training program will be provided with a temporary 45 day USPA membership.

Students must obtain a full USPA membership after the expiration of the temporary USPA membership in order to continue jumping at MSPC.

For more information on USPA, go to www.uspa.org.


18 years of age, (EVERYONE MUST present drivers license for proof of age) be in good health, and weigh less than 226 pounds.  All students will be weighed prior to the jump.


Dress for the weather outside
Bring eye glass strap if needed
Wear athletic footwear
No sandals
Wearing of jewelry & watches is discouraged

***Due to safety reasons, we do not allow GoPro cameras or other small cameras to be worn during your IAD jumps.***