Accelerated Freefall – Learn to Skydive Solo!
We are running groundschools on the following dates, please call the office on 01404 890222 to book your place!
Thursday 30th January 2014
Thursday 13th March 2014
Thursday 8th May 2014
For general prices, please see here
What is AFF?
Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is simply the fastest way to learn to skydive. The course is designed for the individual who wants to progress in the sport with the aim to becoming a qualified Skydiver. Our team of British Parachute Association AFF instructors have over 31,000 skydives logged so you are in great hands!
What happens on the day?
Our AFF Courses start at 9am where you will meet your instructor. Before you can make your first skydive – we will teach you how! You will receive a minimum of 6 hours ground tuition, covering the safety aspects, the equipment you will use, how to exit the aircraft, control in freefall and how to fly and land your parachute. There is then a multiple choice test that you will be expected to pass. On completion of the ground tuition, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to make you a safe and confident first time skydiver. Your jump will then take place on the next jumpable day.
Your first jump will take place from an altitude of 15,000 feet. You will exit the plane accompanied by two instructors who will guide you in freefall as you accelerate to 120 mph, you will freefall up to 2 miles before you deploy your own parachute at 5,000 feet above the ground. You will then fly your parachute (with radio assistance) as you glide in to land.
A DVD option is available on your AFF jump, please return to the welcome page for more information on having the most exhilarating moment of your life captured on DVD!
Our dedicated BPA approved AFF Instructors will coach you through the British Parachute Association Accelerated freefall System to graduation in a minimum of 8 skydives. Then the sky’s the limit!!
For weight restrictions please refer to the weight to height ratio chart. (Find your height on the chart, then check you are no heavier than the adjacent weight) Please call the office if you are over 14 stone, before booking. The minimum age is 16 years and the maximum age is 55 years. If you are aged between 16 and 18 you must obtain a parent or guardians consent, on BPA form 106 (Parental Consent). If you have any medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness or asthma) or will be aged between 40 and 55 on the day of your first jump, you must consult your GP to sign and stamp the BPA medical form 114-A(i) “Solo Student Parachutist Declaration of Fitness”. These forms are available on request, from our website, or will be sent to you with confirmation once a booking has been confirmed.