Accelerated Free Fall

The fastest ways to gain your skydiving certification...

Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) is one of the fastest ways to gain your skydiving certification: as the name suggests, this is an "Accelerated" training method. 

This course is a series of ground training sessions, instructor accompanied skydives and comprehensive de-briefs. It can be done in as short a time as 4 days or over several weeks or months.

For everything you could ever want to know about our Accelerated Freefall Course, click HERE.

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If you have already completed a course and need to do your first jump or subsequent jumps, please complete the contact form at CONTACT US

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  • "I did 3 tandems before signing up for AFF and I have never looked back.  Now I am learning to “FreeFly” with some of the most amazing coaches at the Army Parachute Association."

    Jeannine Cook

  • "I learnt to skydive on an AFF course. It's by far the best thing I've done. Since passing my AFF I've now done 920 jumps. I've competed at national level winning gold last year, gained qualifications and coach ratings and made friends that can't be matched.

    Couldn't recommend this sport any higher to anyone interested in taking it up"

    Blue skies! – Jase Hughes

  • "I completed AFF with the Army Parachute Association and have since gone on to qualify and achieve my B licence.  I have organised a number of groups who have completed the Category System, AFF1 (and the occasional tandem) with the APA whilst raising thousands of pounds for various charities.  Not only does Netheravon have the largest safe landing area in Europe, with expert and friendly staff and top class equipment, but the social scene is second to none"

    Gav Topley

Your AFF Journey

Initial training is intense and thorough.  After at least 6 hours of training you will be totally confident and eager to complete your first jump.

Level 1    Two instructors hold firmly onto you as you exit the aircraft from maximum altitude.  You  carry out all your drills and deploy your parachute.  After the rush of free fall, your canopy handling training kicks in and you steer your parachute safely back to the dropzone.

Levels 2 & 3    Your training continues with 2 instructors and new skills being learned with each jump.

Levels 4, 5, 6 & 7    With one instructor you learn turns, tracking, back loops and other skills and are assessed on them all.

Level 8    A solo jump from 5000ft. You have now completed the AFF course.

Consolidation Jumps    Ten “consolidation” jumps to practice all your new skills. You pay for each jump as you make it by purchasing "student" tickets (see our prices page).  You are mentored all the way by your instructors. 

Canopy Handling level 1 (CH1)    A briefing and test on canopy skills

 

You are now an A Licence Parachutist, qualified to skydive solo from maximum altitude and to continue with more advanced training