Learn to Skydive
AFF (Accelerated Free Fall)
Learn to SKYDIVE on the AFF Training Program
Please note - we have a strict weight limit of 100Kgs for the AFF Program.
AFF Stage One
AFF Stage One requires a full day of ground training before you jump with two instructors.
The ground training is starts at 8am sharp at our facility at Batchelor airstrip and includes both classroom and practical components. All aspects of your first skydive are covered- aircraft exits, basic body flight, free fall objectives, canopy flight and landing to name a few, and of course all the safety procedures that go with the sport of skydiving.
Your first jump usually takes place the following weekend. You will exit the aircraft at 10 to 12,000 feet, with two instructors maintaining grips on you until your canopy deployment at 4,500ft. Body position, height awareness, practice parachute deployments and deploying your parachute are your objectives in free fall. Once your parachute has opened you will guide your parachute to the landing area via instructions from the radio receiver in your helmet.
Our student parachute systems are state of the art. They are specially designed for students, all are fitted with automatic activation devices (AAD's) on the reserve parachute. Helmet, jumpsuits, goggles and altimeters are supplied, you just need to wear comfortable clothes and bring flat soled shoes - runners are best.
You can check available AFF Stage 1 training dates on our calendar.
The full Course
The AFF course has 9 stages, students must complete the objectives for each stage before moving on to the next.
After your initial ground training, each jump requires approximately 45 minutes training plus any refresher training you may need.
Stages 1, 2 & 3 have two instructors, these jumps concentrate on basic safety skills such as altitude awareness, stability, parachute deployment and the most important parachute landing.
On stage 3 AFF, all being well (and only if all is well), the Instructors may release the student in freefall for the first time, to fly completely on their own.
Stage 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 have one instructor and teach air skills such as turns, forward movement and linking with other people in freefall, back loops, dive exits from the plane, etc.
Stage 9 is a lower altitude jump from 4,000 feet deploying your parachute immediately after exit to allow the student to experience a lower exit height.
After successfully achieving the objectives of each stage, the student moves on to the next stage.