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.
1. AFF Course
a) 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 all the details necessary for this sport.
This part of the skydiving course usually takes from half a day to a day. The time frame 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.
b) The Free fall Elements of the course.
With the rigorous AFF groundwork behind you, you’ll be confident and ready to skydive.Yaaay!
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.
Quick Breakdown of AFF Course:
For the amount you pay: 1800 Euro, the course includes the following:
– Third-party insurance (valid for 1 month) *Obligatory
– Skydiving Manual
– Skydiving Log-book
– 1 day of ground-school (Minimum 6 hours)
– 7 jumps (7 Levels)
– Levels 1-3 with 2 instructors
– Levels 4-7 with 1 instructor
*Note: Repeated Level are not included in the cost. In cases where a level has to be repeated the following tariffs will apply:
– Levels 1-3 => 210 Euro/Jump
– Levels 4-7 => 145 Euro/Jump
Getting More serious!
2. Earning your USPA A license
Now this is the part where things get even better and more exciting. In order to become a fully licensed skydiver you need to reach a number of minimum 25 jumps and then pass a written exam. After this is done, your papers will be filed to USPA and you’ll be able to jump alone on almost any dropzone in the world, or at least on any USPA member Dropzone.
Many people imagine that a skydiving holiday is about a quick, basic lesson in free fall. Some people think of parachuting part as a “been there, done that, got a t-shirt, had fun, bye” episode to tag on at the end. Our own approach is quite different though. 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 skillfully. 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.
Quick Breakdown of Post AFF Course for earning your USPA A License:
– Minimum 25 jumps (together with the jump within the AFF course)
– 1 jump from 1500 m
– 3 jumps with instructor/coach (coaching jumps) * Mandatory
– Parachute Packing course
– Specific skydiving lessons for A license (theoretical and practical)
– Paper filling to USPA
*Note: the costs for the above may differ in case of unforeseen situations thus contact us for details.