Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) Student Training

Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) Student Training

Student Training

Whilst it is recommended to make a Tandem Introductory Skydive prior to enrolling on the Accelerated Freefall Programme, you can enrol on the course with no prior experience.

The 10 level / 10 jump Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Program is the modern fast track method designed to develop you into a competent skydiver in the shortest period of time.

It is an intensive course allowing rapid progression. Both time and financial commitment is required from your side.

Throughout your training you will have the personal attention and in-air instruction and supervision of highly experienced and qualified AFF Instructors

From jump number one you are a skydiver jumping from altitude (11 000ft), experiencing freefall, and learning the art of human body flight.

Ground School

Run at different times at different drop zones and subject to bookings and availability, the 6 – 8 hour theory and practical session is generally held at the drop zone between the Friday afternoon and the Saturday morning immediately before your first skydive.

Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) – 10 Level / 10 Jump Programme

For AFF Levels 1, 2 and 3 you will have two AFF Instructors (one either side) with you in freefall.

For AFF Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 you will have one AFF Instructor with you in freefall.

AFF Levels 8, 9 and 10 are consolidation solo skydives under the supervision of your AFF Instructor.

Your parachute will be a modern steerable square parachute, within a few jumps you should be flying it and landing on your feet confidently.

Throughout the AFF Programme you will be briefed and debriefed, coached, assisted and evaluated by your AFF Instructors.

Once you have graduated from the AFF Programme you will be charged for your slot in the aircraft, equipment hire and parachute packing at the going club member rates.

The AFF Programme and qualification is internationally recognised.

What to Wear

Wear athletic / comfortable casual clothing suited to the weather conditions of the day.

Bring a pair of pants and a long sleeve top (not a hoodie) to maybe wear for your actual jumps.

You will need nice fitting comfortable lace-up footwear / running shoes.

Big boots with hooks, high heels and loose open slops are not acceptable.

If you have longhair bring a couple of decent hair ties.

If you wear contact lenses or prescription glasses let your instructor know and you will be provided with goggles that will protect your eyes / contact lenses, and / or will fit over your prescription glasses.

You will be provided with a sexy jump suit to wear over your clothing.

Important Information

The minimum age for enrolment on the Accelerated Freefall Programme is 16.

There is no upper age limit.

Up to 18 years of age parental / legal guardian consent is required.

There is a strict weight limit of 100 kgs.

AFF students must be able to fit in the harness safely.

If you are, or appear to be, under the influence of any drugs or alcohol you will be turned away and will forfeit your deposit.

We reserve the right to refuse any student at our discretion due to safety considerations.

AFF Students should aim to complete the first 3 AFF Levels in the first weekend of training and should make the time and financial commitment of completing the full AFF Programme (Levels 1 – 10) inside of 2 to 6 weeks. This is principally for safety and learning-efficiency reasons.

AFF Students MUST complete at least one skydive per month and have this signed off in their log book by an AFF Instructor to remain current. Un-current students must complete either re-currency training or full Ground School training before skydiving again.

Times, altitudes are approximate and dependent on a number of factors and variables – jump times, exit altitudes and freefall times are not guaranteed.

You will be required to sign a legally binding Exclusion of Liability, Indemnity Form, Assumption of Risk Agreement, Medical Questionnaire and Declaration.

Please dress appropriately.

Advance booking is essential for AFF Ground School and AFF Training.