Advanced Free Fall Program (AFP)

AFP – Advanced Free Fall Progression
Descriptions for Each Training Category

Training Tandems (3 Jumps)
During these tandem skydives you will have approximately a half hours’ worth of prep time before each jump. You will work on basic freefall turns and deployment procedures. You will get to learn how to control the canopy and land with the instructors’ hands on assistance.

Category A (Level 1)
Your first AFP jump begins with a 4-6 hour First Jump Course ground school where you will learn the basics of skydiving. Once completed, you will make your first jump with one instructor accompanying you in the air during freefall and with ground radio assistance while under canopy. During this category, you will learn how to exit, maintain the basic freefall position, and deployment procedures.

Category B (Level 2)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of class/prep time before you make your second AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during freefall and you will have ground radio assistance while under canopy. During this category you will continue to work on your exit and awareness during freefall as well as practice deployments. You will be introduced to leg awareness and basic turns.

Category C (Level 3)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of class/prep time before you make this AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during free fall and you will have ground radio assistance while under canopy. During this category you will continue to strengthen your exit, awareness during freefall, and practice deployments. Your instructor will release his/her grips from you for the first time on this skydive as you work on stable freefall without assistance.

Category D1 (Level 4)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of class/prep time before you make this AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during free fall and you will have minimal ground radio assistance while under canopy. During this category you will perform your first exit with only one instructor. During freefall your instructor will be in front of you while you perform 90 and 180 degree turns without assistance.

Category D2 (Level 5)
You will have approximately a half hours’ worth of class/prep time before you make this AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during free fall and you will have minimal ground radio assistance while under canopy. You will make your first unassisted solo exit on this skydive. You will work on 180 and 360 degree turns with your instructor supervising during freefall.

Category E1 (Level 6)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of class/prep time before you make this AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during freefall and you will have minimal ground radio assistance while under canopy. You will learn and perform an unpoised exit. You will be introduced to in air aerobatics and will perform barrel rolls and either a front loop or back loop.

Category E2 (Level 7)
You will have approximately a half hours’ worth of class/prep time before you make this AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during freefall and you will have very minimal ground radio assistance while under canopy. You will continue to strengthen your unpoised exit along with barrel rolls, front loops, and back loops.

Category F (Level 8)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of class/prep time before you make this AFP jump. One instructor will accompany you during freefall and you will have no ground radio assistance unless necessary under canopy. You will get to choose the type of exit for this skydive. You will be introduced to tracking while working on heading control and distance throughout your track.
*At this point you are cleared to self-supervision status while you work on completing your proficiency card for an A License.
*Category G and H are designed to prepare you for group free fall and teach you the skills necessary to participate in group jumps.

Category G (2 Coach Jumps)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of prep time before you make this skydive. One instructor or coach will accompany you during freefall and you will not have ground radio assistance. You will practice the floater exit from the front and back positions. You will be introduced to docking with another skydiver as well as adjusting your fall rate slower and faster.

Category H (2 Coach Jumps)
You will have approximately an hour’s worth of prep time before you make this skydive. One instructor or coach will accompany you during freefall and you will not have ground radio assistance. You will be introduced to the diving exit. You will work on matching your fall rate to that of the coach or instructor and then taking a dock.