Welcome to our Skydiving for Beginners section. This is where you’ll find out all you need to know about our Accelerated Free fall (AFF ) courses in Spain. No previous skydiving experience necessary. The course has been specifically designed to accommodate complete beginners.
The course is divided in 2 parts.
Start with a ground school for skydiving beginners which is both theoretical and practical
The AFF skydiving ground school is designed for complete beginners. In easy to follow modules your tutor will guide you through every aspect of skydiving. You’ll become fully familiar with your skydiving equipment, free fall technique, how to fly your parachute and many more. This part of the skydiving course usually takes from half a day to a day. The timeframe is flexible; the important thing is that you’ve understood everything. At the end of this initial section of the course you’ll take a written examination. This serves as a useful safety checklist and ensures that you have a thorough grasp of everything you’ve learned so far.
Onto the Skydiving
The Free fall Elements of the course.
With the rigorous AFF groundwork behind you, you’ll be confident and ready to skydive. You’ll begin with a series of jumps accompanied by 2 of your instructors. They’ll give you clear, in-air assistance via hand signals (e.g. in the air, 2 fingers extended means push out your legs). When you’ve reached level four of the course you’ll only need one instructor. This is when you’ll learn to perform some of the more advanced techniques like turns and barrel rolls. By the time you get to level 7 (or, Graduation Level) you’ll really be strutting your stuff… but more importantly, you’ll have proved to yourself, and to your instructor, that you can skydive, on your own, confidently and with an impressive array of newly acquired skills.
Learn to fly your parachute
Many people imagine that a skydiving holiday is about a quick, basic lesson in free fall. Some think of the parachuting part as a “been there, done that, bought the t-shirt” episode to tag on at the end. Our own approach is very different. The courses we offer will not only give you the holiday of a lifetime, they’ll also ensure that you’ll have the lasting ability to handle a parachute safely and skilfully. Early in your course you will be given radio support from the ground, offering professional advice on navigation and flight patterns. As you progress, our instruction will be geared towards your becoming independent; independent enough to make your graduation skydive. Once you’ve attained solo status we’ll continue to work with you, offering further guidance on accuracy skills in particular.