Making it back on the ground safely is not the only basis to say that you are on your way to getting your license. Most skydiving schools offer videos so they can show you what happened. If there are any mistakes, you can take note of it so this will not happen again.
As added safety measure for those who are new to this extreme sport, most skydiving schools attach a computerized automatic activation device to your parachute in the event that you have not yet opened your parachute.
Skydiving only lasts about a minute before you have to deploy the parachute. Aside from teaching how to do deploy it, the skydiving school will also teach you how to steer your parachute as it takes 4 to 5 minutes to get back on the ground. You will also learn how to land softly so you don’t sprain an ankle or get a bruise.
The parachute that you deploy when you go skydiving is reusable. This means you don’t have to buy a new one so all you have to do is know how to pack it. That is also another lesson you will learn in skydiving school because a good skydiver should also learn how to take care of their own equipment.
One thing that skydiving school will not be able to teach you is to get rid of your fear jumping from an aircraft. Yes it is scary the first time and a few more after that but if you are able to suck it up, you will be able to enjoy the experience.