Student Skydiver in Skydive Orange AFF Skydiving Program

AFF Skydiving Program

Earn Your Skydiving License

Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Skydive Training Course

To train students in its AFF skydiving program, Skydive Orange uses the USPA’s safety-oriented Integrated Student Program (ISP) which was developed right here at Orange. The ISP teaches students the essential skills to skydive competently through a series of jumps in 8 categories (A-H) working toward the 25 jumps required to earn the initial “A” skydiving license.

How the AFF Course Works

You begin with the first jump course which includes 6-8 hours of thorough ground training and a written test. You’ll make your first jump that same day (weather permitting) with two instructors holding onto you as you exit the airplane. You will deploy your own parachute and fly it by yourself under radio guidance. After landing, your instructors will debrief you about your jump to set you on your path for the rest of the AFF skydiving program.

Freefall Objectives Overview

During the course of your training, your instructors will assist you in learning and successfully executing the 8 freefall objectives listed in the table below. Mastery of these essential skydiving competencies is required to complete the AFF course and earn your initial skydiving license.

A Acclimation to freefall, altitude awareness, stable body position, and deployment
B Refinement of freefall body position, leg extensions, heading awareness, and parachute deployment
C Stable freefall after instructor release, hover control, solo deployment
D Unassisted Exit, Controlled freefall turns (90°, 180°, and 360°)
E Unpoised Exit, Recovery from instability (Barrel roll, front flip, back flip)
F Introduction to Tracking, emergency exit rehearsals
G Forward and backward movement, docking with another skydiver, adjustment of fall rate
H Diving exit, swoop and dock with another skydiver, front riser control

Becoming a Licensed Skydiver

To advance past AFF status and earn an “A” License, you must complete 25 freefall jumps, and 19 minutes of freefall time. All student jumps are from 13,500’, except for two mandated “low solo” jumps.

Register for an Upcoming Accelerated Freefall Course

The AFF first jump course must be scheduled in advance. Please contact us to discuss available course dates.  Once you’ve started the student program, you must make at least one jump every 30 days in order to maintain currency.

View our pricing packages below and call us today to book your class!

Please note: You MUST be at least 18 years of age to jump-no exceptions!

 

 

    Accelerated Freefall (AFF)
    Category Description Cash Credit
    A - 1 Jump 6 - 8 hour Jump Course - Skydive with 2 AFF instructors $410 $430
    B - 1 Jump Individual Ground Training; Skydive wth 2 AFF instructors $275 $290
    C1 - 1 Jump Individual Ground Training; Skydive wth 2 AFF instructors. Individual Ground Training; Skydive wth 1 AFF instructor. $275 $290
    C2 - 1 Jump Individual Ground Training; Skydive wth 2 AFF instructors. Individual Ground Training; Skydive wth 1 AFF instructor. $220 $230
    D - 2 Jumps Individual Ground Training / Skydive wth 1 AFF instructor. $220 $230
    USPA Membership Required before progressing to E $65 -
    Equipment Purchase of altimeter, goggles and gloves. Varies -
    E - 1st Jump 1st Jump with 1 AFF instructor / clearance for self-supervision. $220 $230
    E - 2nd & 3rd Jumps 2nd & 3rd jumps - supervised solo $100 $105
    Video or Photos Any jump $100.00 -
    Video and Photos Any jump $125.00 -
    “A” License Certification Dives
    Category Description Cash Credit
    F - 4 Jumps Supervised solo jumps $120 $125
    G - 4 Jumps Skydive with USPA Coach $120 $125
    H - 4 Jumps Skydive with USPA Coach $120 $125
    Check Dive "A" License check dive $120 $125
    USPA Fee "A" License USPA Fee $30.00 -
    Packing Class Learn how to pack your parachute Varies -
    Extra Solo Jump Additional solo jump $100 $105
    Photos or Video Photos or video of any jump $100 $105
    Photos and Video Photos and video of any jump $100 $105
    Graduation Bonus Complete your "A" license progression and receive 6 graduation jumps with a FREE parachute rental ($600 value). FREE FREE
    Prepayment Bonus Prepay your 25-jump “A” license” package and receive $100 off and 12 graduation skydives with a FREE parachute rental ($1,200 value). $100 Discount $100 Discount
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Kellen James Lynn Skydive Orange AFF Student

Kellen James Lynn – Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA

The instructors in the AFF program are on par with any top-tier coaches in any sports discipline. They do very well at breaking down and teaching skill-sets and instilling the confidence needed to execute a dive successfully.

The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.

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