Accelerated freefall (AFF) is a training system which takes you from your first jump to being a qualified skydiver. You need no previous experience to undergo this type of training. During the ground training you will be taught to exit the aircraft, adopt the freefall position, read your altimeter, open and steer your parachute, land safely and deal with any emergencies that arise either in the aircraft or under the parachute.. Your physical skills will be assessed throughout the day, which ends with a written test.
You will make your first jump from 12,000 feet with two instructors holding you during the freefall phase, which lasts 30-40 seconds. During subsequent jumps, and as your skills develop, this will reduce to one instructor. After a minimum of eight jumps you will be skydiving by yourself. A minimum of eighteen jumps is required to gain your ‘A’ licence.
Speak to one of our team to discuss the AFF program at Headcorn.