BEYOND THE BUCKET LIST
If making a jump without being attached to an instructor sounds like your cup of tea then you have landed in the right place. Your first Solo Jump is actually the beginning of what is called the Accelerated Freefall course or AFF for short. But let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet, let's focus on this jump.
The solo first jump starts with a 6-hour ground school, known as the First Jump Course. You will learn about aircraft exit, body position, canopy deployment, canopy flight, landing procedures and safety procedures.
Weather permitting, you can even jump the same day. For the first jump you and two USPA certified Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Instructors exit the aircraft as a team from 12,000 feet. During free fall they will help you to remain stable by using hand signals they will stay with you through canopy deployment, then, with a radio back up, you will fly and land your own parachute.
After you land, if you find yourself looking to the sky and wanting to feel the incredible feeling of flight over and over, then it's time to continue your training.
You have already completed the first jump in the 25 jump Accelerated Free Fall training progression to become a licensed skydiver. -Learn more about obtaining your license.