SKYDIVE SOLO

So you want to skydive solo? If you’ve made a tandem skydive and have caught the fever, you can make skydiving and parachuting your new adventure sport through our Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) program.

ACCELERATED FREEFALL PROGRAM (AFF)

The program includes a series of 15 instructor-assisted freefall skydives followed by a minimum of 10 additional jumps under coach supervision.  We’ll help you qualify for the USPA Parachutist’s ‘A’ Certificate (also known as your ‘A’ License).  The ‘A’ certificate allows you to jump solo without direct supervision and is recognized worldwide.  Each jump is preceded by a briefing which includes all safety aspects, freefall techniques and parachute handling.  Debriefing, log book entries and packing instruction are given after the jump.  All AFF jumps are usually from 12,000 feet.

BASIC GROUND TRAINING

This 4 to 5 hour ground training is usually done the day of the jump. You will learn about the equipment, it’s safe use and safety checking procedures.  The course also covers the theory and practice of flight using the modern ram-air parachute, steering, landing techniques and emergency procedures. You will also be briefed on aircraft procedures, the freefall sequence of your skydive and the correct body positions for freefall. Students must demonstrate all important procedures at a satisfactory standard before they are allowed to jump.

ZERO TO HERO IN A WEEK WITH OUR ENHANCED TRAINING!

That’s right, you can become a licensed skydiver (25 jumps total, USPA A License) in one week! This is a full immersion course requiring some stamina, motivation, and a free week of your time.
Our training is a week long program with personal instructors of our AFF training methods. You will start by making 1 training tandem skydive followed by the basic AFF ground school. Then you will proceed into the AFF training progression making 3 plus jumps daily. And finally into single instructor AFF jumps and coaching where you hone the skills and 25 freefall jumps to obtain the license. Student progression may vary from student to student. Contact us for more details.

ACCELERATED FREEFALL PROGRAM +


Our newest form of training integrating the use of wind tunnel training.
With two wind tunnels nearby we are now able to offer tunnel training in the early stages of the program to fine tune your free fall skills.
Our program is the same as above except with 15 minutes of tunnel time after your first AFF jump to hone your skills for the more advanced AFF levels to come.

JUMP PROGRESSION LEVELS

Category A

- First Jump Freefall Awareness, Deployment, Landing Pattern, Canopy Control

Category B

- One Jump AFF Leg Awareness in Freefall, Malfunction Study, more about Canopy Landing Patterns.

Category C

- (Two Jumps) Release to Unassisted Freefall, Single Jumpmaster, Higher Winds (within student limits), Pre-Flight Checks.

Category D

- (Two Jumps) Solo Exit, Freefall Turns, Back Riser Control, Intro to Spotting.

Category E

- (One Jump with a Jumpmaster, Two Solo Jumps with JM Supervision) Freefall Aerobatics (flips, loops), Unsupervised Freefall, Pilot Briefing,  Spotting Studies, Packing Introduction,  Advanced Landing Studies, Canopy Orientation

Category F

- (Four Solo Jumps with Jumpmaster Supervision) Tracking, Packing, Braked Turns, Spotting Practice, Clear and Pull. (5,500′)

Category G

- (Four Jumps with USPA Coach) Redocking and Advanced Tracking, Self-Jumpmastering Principles

Category H

-(Four Jumps with USPA Coach) Swooping and Docking,  Group Freefall

A License check dive

- Additional jumps for 25 jump license requirement

The United States Parachute Association (USPA) ‘A’ Certificate

Your International Skydiving License
To be awarded the ‘A’ certificate when training in the United States, you must fulfill the following conditions:

1. Complete the 8 category AFF Program.

2. Land within 25 meters of the target without ground assistance at least 10 times. (Each of these jumps must be a freefall of greater than 10 seconds).

3. Be able to competently pack a main parachute for your own use.

4. Pass a written examination to test your knowledge of parachuting and the regulations.

5. Complete the parachute flight and handling phase of your AFF course.

Your instructors will assist you through every aspect of your training right up to your ‘A’ Certificate and beyond.

RESTRICTIONS

You must be 18 years to jump, no exceptions.  There are weight restrictions as well.  Females must not exceed 200 pounds and males must not exceed 230 pounds.  Height and weight must be proportionate.