Icarus Skydiving School - Skydiving Courses. Static Line training is the “traditional” method of learning how to skydive. On your first jump - and at least the next seven - a static line attached to the aeroplane automatically opens your parachute. You concentrate on maintaining a good body position while practising pulling a ripcord. With the aid of your ground instructor, you will learn the art of “canopy control” - guiding your big, gentle parachute to a safe landing on the Drop Zone.