Accelerated freefall (AFF course)
This method of skydiving training ( AFF course ) is called “accelerated” because the progression is the fastest way to experience solo free fall, normally from 3000 to 4000 meters “Above Ground Level” (AGL). In static line progression, more jumps are required to experience free fall, but the jumps are less expensive for the student as one instructor can dispatch multiple students per load and students are initially dispatched from lower altitudes. Under accelerated free fall, one or sometimes two instructors are dedicated just to one student.
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.
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