The Accelerated Freefall program, or "AFF", is an
accelerated method of learning freefall skydiving skills. Upon
graduation from AFF, the student skydiver has all the basic
skydiving skills; can make turns in freefall, do back and front
flips, move horizontally to hook up with other jumpers and steer
the parachute to a stand-up landing in the target area.
Prior to the first AFF jump the student will receive six hours
of ground school instruction and prior to each subsequent jump
about a one hour briefing. All jumps are made from 13,000 ft
with freefalls of 60 seconds. The student is equipped with their
own individual harness and dual parachute system. Both main and
reserve are the square type of gliding canopies as used on the
Tandem Jump. Each rig is also equipped with an altimeter,
automatic activation device (AAD) for the reserve, a radio
receiver for assistance from a ground instructor in landing and
other safety equipment.
The AFF program can be completed in as few as seven jumps
provided the student has mastered the required skills on each
jump. On the first three AFF jumps the student is accompanied by
two jumpmasters who initially act as "training wheels" to
stabilize the student in freefall, observe his progress and
correct errors in body position or technique. On the last four
AFF jumps, one instructor accompanies the student.
AFF Graduates are eligible to continue working on the first
skydiving license, the United States Parachute Association "A"
License, which takes about 25 jumps to acquire.
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