Our AFF Program (Accelerated Freefall)
Accelerated Freefall First Jump Course
"Do you dream of learning to skydive? Our accelerated freefall (AFF) skydiving course is a 7 level program designed to fast track you to learning to skydive solo and achieve the dream to learn to skydive!"
Our AFF skydiving program starts with 4-6 hours of ground training known as our First Jump Course (FJC). During this training you’ll learn everything you will need to know about your first jump and also all the skills and information needed to keep you safe and carry you throughout your skydiving career. You'll learn a range of skills from how to fly your body in freefall, how your equipment functions, what to do if things don’t go as expected, and much more. Our FJC program includes the 4-6 hour ground school and also includes 2 flights in the indoor skydiving simulator located onsite at Skydive Perris. Once you have successfully completed our FJC, you’ll be ready to do your Level 1 AFF skydive and will be well on your way to learning to skydive solo.
AFF Levels Of Progression
The AFF program incorporates 7 levels of proficiency required to complete the AFF course of training. During each level the student is required to demonstrate specific skills of body flight and canopy control. Upon successful completion of required objectives for each level the student will progress on to the next level of training.
For the first 3 AFF levels the student will be accompanied by two USPA certified AFF instructors who will maintain safe, positive control of the student in the air while giving corrective hand signals regarding proper body posture for flight and also assist in the parachute deployment if necessary. As students progress to the advanced levels the off the AFF program (levels 4-7) only one instructor per jump is required and is sufficient for safety and training purposes. Once the student has successfully completed all 7 levels of the Accelerated Freefall program they will be able to skydive solo.Book a Repeat AFF Jump Now!
To provide our students with the best training tools possible while learning to skydive Skydive Perris incorporates in-air video and post-jump video debrief of each student jump from Level 3 and beyond. The videos are available online for viewing on our AFF training videos page.
Advanced Wind Tunnel Training
Prior to AFF level 3, you’ll spend 10 minutes practicing freefall maneuvers in our indoor wind tunnel, this is equivalent to TEN 12,500 feet skydives.
Earning Your Skydiving License
Upon completion of the 7 levels of the Accelerated Freefall skydiving program graduates will be cleared for solo skydiving. Beginning with the jumps after the 7 levels of the AFF program the new graduate will then begin to complete the necessary requirements to achieve the USPA certified ‘A’ license of solo skydiving. There is a required minimum of 25 jumps for the 'A' license with the initial 7 AFF jumps counting towards the 25 total.
Additional requirements for the ‘A’ license include:
- 5 jumps with a certified USPA Coach focusing on advanced flying skills.
- 1 "Hop n Pop" or clear and pull skydive.
- A packing class taught by a member of our certified staff.
- Successful completion of a written & oral test approved from the USPA.
When you’re ready to embark on one of life’s most challenging and rewarding adventures and satisfy that long desired urge to actually skydive on your own, take the first step and attend our First Jump Course. Upon completion of our First Jump Course and level 1 jump you will be eligible to purchase either our "complete AFF package" or our "complete ‘A‘ license package" for discounted rates in comparison to paying for each skydive in the program individually on a per jump basis.
Complete AFF Package
Our Complete ‘AFF Package’ includes AFF levels 2-7, 10 minutes of coached wind tunnel time and the required United States Parachute Association (USPA) membership.
Complete ‘A’ License Package
Our Complete ‘A’ license package includes the ‘AFF package’ PLUS everything else needed to acquire the USPA ‘A’ skydiving license.
More detailed information on our pricing and our packages are available HERE.