Learn to Skydive in Spain with an accelerated course!
Learn to Skydive in Spain with an accelerated course!

Learn to Skydive in Spain with an accelerated course!

AFF is an accelerated method of skydiving instruction which has been developed in the USA to enable people to take full advantage of one to one training and learning during freefall. Accelerated Freefall courses are one of most popular programs here in Spain, a great way to learn how to skydive.

As an AFF student you make your first jump on latest state of art, purpose built equipment with a rectangular parachute. Your first jump will be a freefall descent from 15,000 ft with two AFF instructors jumping with you and maintaining grips on your body and parachute harness. These two AFF instructors assist with stability and provide in-air teaching information. Prior to each and every jump the student receives extensive and thorough training, covering both the freefall learning objectives and the operation of the equipment used in the program. Successful students graduate to having only one AFF instructor accompanying them by Level 4. The instructor in freefall will provide instructional input and subsequently critique the performance. Students normally graduate from the AFF program on or around their eighth jump.

At this stage they have mastered most of the freefall skills that would take their static line counterparts about 20 - 30 jumps to achieve. The AFF program caters not only for the person who wishes to graduate and become a skydiver, but also provides an opportunity for those people who would like to make one freefall descent in a safe and controlled environment - AFF Level 1.


AFF Course - The training:

The tuition is on a very close personal basis and yet is informal and relaxed, often on a one to one basis. In this environment the student can assimilate a great amount of knowledge in a short period of time. The training comprises lectures and physical activities covering all aspects of the skydives that you will be making. 


AFF Course - The equipment:

Our parachute equipment is the most advanced equipment on the market today. The containers are United Parachute Technologies Vectors with Skyhooks. The main and reserve canopies are Performance Designs Navigators. The AADs are Vigil 2s. All of our harnesses are adjustable which means that you can have a parachute that fits you correctly and comfortably. Together your parachute system is highly specialized for AFF.  Jump suits, helmets, radios, goggles and altimeters are all provided by us.

We have a range of canopy sizes that can accommodate almost anyone. The largest main canopy at Skydive Spain is a Navigator 300 square foot. The main canopy sizes for students then go down through 280, 260, 240, 230, 220 square foot. What this means is that you can start your AFF course on a large docile main canopy and as you gain experience you can progress to our smaller and more maneuverable canopies under the direct supervision of our instructors.


After AFF - What happens now?

Having graduated the AFF course, should you require a British Parachute Association A-License, we have all the instructors and expertise you need.  We have a BPA Advanced Instructor who is required to sign all the necessary paperwork for you to apply for your BPA A-License. 
Pre-requisites for BPA A-License are:

  • Successful completion of AFF Levels 1 - 7
  • Successful completion of AFF Level 8 (low altitude exit)
  • 10 consolidation jumps (solo jumps supervised in the aircraft)
  • Canopy Handling Grade One (CH1) theory
  • CH1 practical exercises; specific drills to perform under canopy on at least 3 descents
  • Successful completion of CH1 written test
  • Endorsement by qualified instructor in logbook of all jumps and CH1 exercises
  • Endorsement by BPA Advanced Instructor on BPA A-License application form
  • BPA membership form

If you wish to apply for the USPA A-License, again we have the qualified instructors available to guide you through the application and pre-requisites as well:

  • Successful completion of AFF Levels 1 - 7
  • Successful completion of AFF Level 8 (low altitude exit)
  • 10 consolidation jumps (solo jumps supervised in the aircraft)
  • 6 further jumps, minimum of 5 must be coached and include a 'swoop to pin' and 'break off and track' from a group of experienced skydivers
  • Canopy skills practical, very similar to BPA CH1
  • Equipment Skills, Aircraft and Spotting Skills, Emergency Review
  • Endorsement by USPA Instructor on USPA A-License Proficiency Card
  • USPA membership form

Both the USPA and BPA license are recognized worldwide, you will have to become a member of the relevant association to apply for the license, so choose carefully in relation with where you will jump the most and also bare in mind that if you are a British passport holder or resident, full BPA membership provides you with a small amount of Third party Liability when skydiving outside of the UK, likewise if you are an American passport holder or citizen the USPA membership provides you with a small amount of Third Party Liability cover when skydiving outside of the States.   Please make sure you read the policy details fully to understand all geographical and financial limitations of the individual association's cover.  We have more information and advise on our insurance page.

If you finish early, why not continue your learning with an FS1 (a BPA requirement for B or C-License) course gaining the Formation Skydiving skills required to jump with your friends. Upon your return home, gather some friends and plan your next trip to Skydive Spain!!! Learning to skydive has never been more convenient!!

We offer coaching towards more advanced qualifications such as formation skydiving and freefly. Go to the experienced part our website to find out more about each discipline.

 

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