Once you have completed your first solo training jump, be prepared for your life to change! The solo training program is how you become a licensed skydiver. Are you ready?
The good news is the longest day is over! The 6-hour ground school and your first jump were the start of a 25 jump training progression designed to transform new jumpers into solo, licensed skydivers.
The first 8 of the 25 jumps are the Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) program. And, only 30 minutes of training is needed for each jump. Yes, that means you can jump multiple times in a day!
You will have individualized, 1 -on- 1 instruction to guide you through 9 specifically designed training categories.
Accelerated Free Fall Program - Ground Training required first
Category A - First Accelerated Freefall – the name says it all. An amazing sense of accomplishment!
Category B - Preparation for your release dive – a combination of turns and forward motion.
Category C - This is your release dive – your instructors release you to learn hover control in free fall.
Category D - One instructor from here on out - solo 90, 180, and 360 degree turns.
Category E - Solo exits - with barrel rolls, then front and back flips.
Category F - Solo skydives - tracking and practice emergency exits.
Category G - Refining skills with a Coach - forward, backward, up and down movement.
Category H - Refining skills with a Coach - swooping, 90 & 360 center turns.
Category I - Introduction to Freeflying - equipment and free fall safety
A-License Check Dive & Graduation - Complete your A-License progression card, submit it to USPA to obtain your skydiving license
Pre-requisites to AFF
- Must weigh 225 lbs or less, height & weight proportional
- Must be 18 years old
- Must complete Category E to jump with a USPA Coach