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Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Training:

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 receives 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.

Jumpoutofaplane.com, offers student skydivers a choice of options for obtaining their internationally recognized "A Certificate" and membership to the USPA (United States Parachute Association).

We offer accredited Student Programs instructed by a staff 

of highly experienced Jump Masters.


Is skydiving safe?

As with any extreme sport, skydiving has an element of risk. However we minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment and at our skydiving school we have an impeccable safety record. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device which should automatically deploy your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor does not. All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous training and certification and all student parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our staff of full time aircraft mechanics constantly monitor and maintain our fleet of aircraft.  Your safety is our primary concern.




What if my parachute doesn't open?

In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly, there is always a second, or reserve parachute packed in the system which will be used if necessary. On a tandem skydive your tandem instructor will handle this process should it be needed. On an AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) jump you will be trained on, and be responsible for, performing this procedure if necessary. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days, whether they are used or not.


 

Does weather affect jumping?

The weather does affect if you can jump or not. For our area this includes clouds, rain, and wind. If weather is in question, please give us a call.

 

 

I want to do the course but I need a place to stay, can I get help with accomodations?

Yes, we can help you with accommodations and a ride to the drop zone.  Just let us know when you call to make your reservation.


 

I'm scared to land all by myself!

Please note that a radio will be given to you so that you can safely steer and land your own parachute with radio assistance by your instructor.
 
 

What does it mean to have a license in skydiving?                   

Once you have a license, you can jump with other licensed skydivers and jump your own equipment anywhere in the world!     


 

What is the purpose of doing tunnel time?                   

The vertical wind tunnel is a wonderful training tool for students wanting to learn to skydive. The tunnel offers students coaching to practice maneuvers and gain the correct body form before actually making their first jump on their own.  Please contact us for pricing information.

 

Will I need my own equipment?                  

You will use our student equipment until you are licensed (equipment rental is included in your AFF course). Once licensed, we can help you rent or purchase your own equipment.

 

If I start a program at another location, will my jumps transfer?                   

Most training jumps will transfer. Please contact us for further information.

 
After my AFF course, how much will it cost to skydive?
As new jumpers advance through their student progressions, the cost per skydive decreases. Once a jumper earns a basic skydiving license and gets his own equipment, a lift to altitude costs only about $25 per jump.
 
 
After I get my license, then what?
Coaching is available for various disciplines within the sport of parachuting such as free flying skydiving, 4-way (relative work), free style skydiving, wing suiting, swooping (competitive canopy piloting) and more!

 
  Please note that AFF students with more than 30 days since their last skydive must call to make a reservation!


Make the call, take the fall! Call  (305) 607-2269  to schedule your skydive today!   


     

For more detailed information on skydiving please read the 
United States Parachute Association's Skydivers Information Manual 
by downloading a copy by clicking on the PDF form link below.
Below is a picture of the aerial view of the landing area at Skydive Deland, 
which is where we are based out of.  Please ask your instructor for further information on the student landing area.

Jumpoutofaplane.com is a member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA),

which means that we agree, in the interests of safety and good communications, to abide by the safety standards they set. This also means that all of our instructional staff is certified and has achieved the highest ratings awarded by the United States Parachute Association (USPA). A Certified Parachute Rigger maintains our equipment, and along with the pilots and mechanics, are all fully licensed and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).