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Graduate Coaching

AFF Graduate Coaching

Congratulations on graduating from our Accelerated Freefall Program!  Graduating from a world class skydiving program such as the one offered by Skydive Perris is an amazing accomplishment.  Now that you’ve graduated from the AFF Skydiving Program and have completed your coach jumps you can take advantage of our AFF Graduate coaching program.

Skydive Perris is one of the only California skydiving centers that offers a coaching program for newly graduated AFF skydiving students.  This is a fantastic opportunity to continue your training with USPA licensed coaches who will teach you additional skills to practice in a 1 on 1 coaching environment.  Your coaches will give you individualized personal attention and teach you everything from spotting, gear checks, how to get involved in the skydiving community once you are licensed, and much much more.

Welcome to our sport and to the Skydive Perris Family, the best is yet to come!

The Post AFF coaching program offers free coaching to AFF graduates who have completed their formal coach jumps. Every weekend Skydive Perris provides highly skilled USPA-rated coaches to it's AFF skydiving program graduates to help develop their flying skills and to further their education and knowledge taught throughout the initial jumps of the AFF skydiving program. Graduates continue their skydiving education with an experienced coach to help maximize learning, aerial proficiency, and overall skydiving knowledge. Video of the skydives and video debriefs are also utilized in the coaching program for added proficiency.

Skydive Perris offers coaching every weekend. The skydives will be structured to focus on skills including but not limited to tracking, fall rate adjustments, turns, side slides, and proximity flying. Additionally, coaches will work with AFF graduates on different exiting techniques such as diving, floating, and poised exits. On the ground AFF graduates are taught essential skills to include gear checks, aircraft spotting, canopy skills, and other areas of instruction. Our coaches will also help graduates become involved and welcomed into the amazing experienced skydiver community at Skydive Perris.

Sign up on the white board in the Perris Load Organizers room. The board will have the name of the coach available for the day. Write your first and last name on the board and one of our world class coaches will find you to begin working with you on your skills.

The only cost for a mentor jump is your jump ticket and rig rental if needed. The coach’s slots are covered by Skydive Perris.

​The Jumps:

Phase II Coach jumps.

Optional exit defined as either dive, floater, or poised.

  • Student turns 90⁰ off line of flight and tracks for 5 seconds
  • Altimeter check
  • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
  • Altimeter check
  • Repeat until 7,000 ft.
  • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
  • Student deploys at 4,500 ft.
    • Student faces coach within 3-5 feet
    • Coach slides around to side of student (90⁰) and initiates fall rate change
    • Student turns to face coach then adjusts fall rate to match coach
    • Altimeter check
    • Coach slides around in opposite direction to side of student (90⁰) and initiates fallrate change
    • Student turns to face coach then adjusts fall rate to match coach
    • Altimeter check
    • Repeat until 7,000 ft.
    • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
    • Student deploys at 4,500 ft.
      • Student faces coach within 2-3 feet
      • Student initiates a 360⁰ right turn while maintaining level & close proximity
      • Altimeter check
      • Student initiates a 360⁰ left turn while maintaining level & close proximity
      • Altimeter check
      • Repeat until 7,000 ft.
      • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
      • Student deploys at 4,500 ft.
      • Coach dives to student to within 2-3 feet of student
      • Coach will slide left 6 ft.
      • Student will initiate a side slide to their right to face coach
      • Altimeter check
      • Coach will slide right 6 ft.
      • Student will initiate a side slide to their left to face coach
      • Altimeter check
      • Repeat until 7,000 ft.
      • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
      • Student deploys at 4,500 ft.
        • Student dives and docks on coach in an right hand open accordion
        • Student releases and initiates a right 360⁰ turn then slides to right and docks on coach in a left hand open accordion
        • Altimeter check
        • Student releases and initiates a left 360⁰ turn then slides to left and docks on coach in a right hand open accordion
        • Altimeter check
        • Repeat until 7,000 ft.
        • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
        • Student deploys at 4,500 ft.
          • Student will face coach and dock
          • Altimeter check
          • Student will release and in a clockwise direction fly around to the side of the coach and dock to make a sidebody formation, maintaining level & close proximity, (altimeter check) then student will release and continue to fly around to the other side of the coach and dock to make another sidebody (altimeter check), then student will release and continue to fly around to the front of the coach and redock
          • Altimeter check
          • Student will release and in a counter-clockwise direction, will fly around to the side of the coach and dock to make a sidebody formation, maintaining level & close proximity, (altimeter check) then student will release and continue to fly around to the other side of the coach and dock to make another sidebody (altimeter check), then student will release and continue to fly around to the front of the coach and redock
          • Altimeter check
          • Repeat until 7,000 ft.
          • Student turns 180⁰ and tracks for 5 seconds
          • Student deploys at 4,500 ft.
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