Accelerated Freefall FAQs
Below you will find the most common and frequently asked questions as well as our answer. If you have any additional questions to which you cannot find answers on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
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1. How long does the AFF course take?
The duration of the course depends on each individual while each student sets his own pace for the jumps and depends also on other factors like weather, sunset times, condition etc. However, the average duration to finish the complete AFF course is app. 3-4 days. In another 2-3 days, all your needed solo jumps (consolidation jumps) can be managed as well.
2. When do student courses start?
We are pretty flexible and can run the ground training most days, if you are booking alone we can suggest already existing ground training dates so you can join other students, learning is always better with other people. Pick your best suitable dates for your trip and confirm them with us.
3. How many jumps can I do per day?
The number of daily jumps depends on you, your energy and physical condition (adrenaline takes a lot of energy) as well as your budget. Most students reach an average of 2-4 AFF jumps and an average of 3-5 consolidation jumps per day.
4. What do I need to bring to the course?
As we will provide you with all the necessary rental skydiving material (jumpsuit, helmet, goggles, altimeter), please make sure to bring comfortable and sportive clothing and shoes. Trainers are preferred for jumping. During the short winter (although temperatures are never that low in Seville), we also recommend to wear long sleeves and to bring some warm gloves, scarf, hat etc for the time in between jumps. If you wear glasses, bring your sporting glasses or lenses. If needed you can wear your glasses during the jump, we can provide you with skydiving goggles to wear on top of your own glasses.
5. Do I need to see a doctor and bring a medical?
For the student courses there is a need to bring our doctors medical if you are over 39 years of age (please ask our booking office to have it sent to you by email if you need it). If you are uncertain about any possible physical limitations however, we recommend to consult your doctor (regular GP doctor who knows your medical history) - just to be on the safe side. If you have any doubt, please contact us for double checking prior to booking your course.
6. Are there any age or weight restrictions for the course?
There is a minimum of 16 years of age. In addition, minors have to present written parental consent for jumping (please ask our booking office to receive the form by email). There is a maximum age restriction of 50 years of age for the student courses. We cannot accept anyone over 50 for the solo student courses. The students must meet a good physical condition and body posture. In general, the maximum weight limit is 95 kg (15 stones or 209 lbs) and the body height should not exceed 2m. For any doubts, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
7. I have never jumped before. Is the tandem skydive the first jump?
Without any previous experience, you can start your AFF course right away and jump AFF Level 1 as your first skydive. The course is designed for beginners and you will be taught all the necessary requirements in the ground training prior to jumping in order to feel secure and confident about your first jump. The tandem jump is not mandatory, however a good way to be introduced to the free fall in a more relaxed and less pressured environment. If you are uncertain about purchasing the full AFF Course, you have the option to try first the tandem skydive.
8. I have already done static line jumps. How can I convert this towards AFF?
Previous experience with static line jumps definitely will help you while training AFF as you are less nervous and prepared for a good plane exit position. There are some parts in the ground work which you need to learn and you will go through the same process of the AFF program as other students. If you have jumped static line before, please contact our Office regarding possible conversion to AFF.
9. What exactly are the so called consolidation jumps or solo jumps?
Once you have been graduated from your AFF Course, you are still officially a "student in consolidation status" being supervised by an instructor. During the next jumps which you will do on your own, there are still some skills for you to learn and to perform while receiving learning aims and feedback of your previous AFF instructor on each jump. During those 10 solo jumps you will gain more confidence and routine before working on the next step of your skydiving career: the A-license.
10. When I finish my AFF Course, do I get my license right away?
Finishing and passing the AFF Course does not make you eligible for the A-license right away as this would be a later hurdle requiring more skills. We have the qualified instructors to help you gain your British (BPA) or American (USPA) A-License.
11. What happens if I do not finish my AFF Course?
In case you are not able to finish your AFF Course for whatever reason, the remaining jumps of the course can be finished at a later date, however, please make sure you are away of your currency requirements laid out in your AFF Course Manual. The unused AFF Level jumps will be credited and will be on hold for a timeframe up to one year (12 months) after booking, although the currency requirements are strict, they are for your safety. If you live in the UK, it is also possible for you to finish your course at our sister UK dropzone in North Lincolnshire, Skydive Hibaldstow. The remaining levels will be converted into its monetary value in Euros, this will be given in a credit note for you to use towards your jumps at the UK dropzone. Your account with us at Skyidive Spain will be zeroed.
12. Am I likely to repeat a Level jump?
Not necessarily as there are many students who pass the course and its seven levels with seven jumps. However on average, students tend to repeat one of the AFF levels.
13. Can I use money paid for the full AFF course towards my repeat jumps?
You have paid in advance for the AFF Basic Course for the discounted price. You cannot use some of that money towards any necessary repeat levels. Please come with a small amount of contingency money for any possible repeat levels.