LEARN TO SKYDIVE FAQS
If you’ve completed a tandem jump, you can enroll in our AFF (Accelerated FreeFall) program. The course requirements are specific, but you can complete the curriculum at the pace that suits you.
A lot of the details you became acquainted with during your tandem experience apply to your preparation process for AFF, but some things are a bit different. Spend some time with our AFF skydiving FAQs and, of course, reach out if you have questions beyond these listed here or you’re ready to enroll.
We can’t wait to welcome you into the World Skydiving Center community!
Who can participate in the AFF program?
What prerequisites are required?
What is the first step?
Is there a weight limit?
When do classes take place?
Is it possible to do the classroom training and my first jump in the same day?
What altitude will I jump from?
Is all of the gear provided for the AFF course?
I have my own gear, can I use it for AFF course?
How long does it take to complete the full AFF course?
How much does the AFF program cost?
What is the difference between AFF and the A License?
To jump without supervision at any dropzone, you have to earn your USPA-sanctioned A license. To get your A, you have to complete 25 skydives (your initial tandem and your seven AFF jumps count toward your total), earn your A-license proficiency card, and know how to pack your own parachute.
If I purchase an AFF package and have to retake a level, is that included in the cost?
How many jumps does it take to become a licensed skydiver?
To become a licensed skydiver you must complete 25 skydives (tandem prerequisite is included). Upon completing 25 jumps you will meet requirements to get your United States Parachute Association “A” license. This license allows you to make solo skydives at any dropzone without supervision.
How much does the A-license program cost?
Can my friends come and watch?
Can we bring our dogs?
Do you offer courses in the winter?
Can I get a refund?
How do I get started?
Until you complete the student program, your jumps must be no more than 30 days apart or you will need to purchase a brief refresher course and repeat the previous level before moving on to the next one.
*Additional fees for USPA membership, per-jump tax, and packing class apply.