AFF: Learn to Skydive

AFF is an acronym for Accelerated Freefall skydiving school.  This method of skydiving instruction is the fastest way for you to earn a United States Parachute Association (USPA) “A” license which allows you to skydive on your own at most drop zones in the world.  During this method of skydiving, you will NOT be attached to an instructor.

Prior to your skydive, you will attend a ground school class lasting approximately six hours.  This class will focus on the basic skills you will need to successfully complete an AFF Skydive.  Once you have completed ground school training,  you will be ready to skydive.  On your first AFF jump,  two certified instructors will accompany you during freefall to assist you through your practiced routine.  After your parachute is deployed, you will apply what you learned in class to pilot your canopy to the landing area.  Need more information?  Check out our Skydiving School and AFF Pricing pages.

YOUR FIRST AFF JUMP

1ST AFF JUMP WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS

On your first AFF Skydive, two Certified AFF Instructors will keep you stable during exit and freefall and will stay with you until your parachute is deployed.  Learn more about our Skydiving School and Student Program Prices.

SOLO FREEFALL

AFF SOLO

After successfully completing 7 skydives and passing Categories A-E, you will be able to leave the plane without freefall supervision.  Complete the proper training and a total of 25 skydives to earn your "A" License.  Student Program Pricing.

LICENSED SKYDIVING

Licensed Skydiving

Are you ready to be a skydiver? Read more about what it takes to become a licensed skydiver at our Skydiving School serving Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. 


If you are not sure whether you would like to start with a tandem or an AFF skydive, please contact us and we will help you make the choice that's right for you. Once you have started the student program, you must make a jump every 30 days in order to maintain currency.