ABOUT THE AFF COURSE
The Accelerated Freefall Course (commonly referred to as AFF) is a method of skydiving training. It enables you learn to fly your body in freefall maintaining stability and control, maintain the height awareness to open your parachute at the correct altitude, and fly and land your parachute safely and accurately. AFF has largely replaced the old static line method of training whereby the student exits the plane at a low altitude, and has a line connected to the plane open their parachute for them.
During this course the student will receive all the required information in order to perform a successful jump. All the instruction and training of this course was designed in a way that the student reaches 3 basic goals:
- Perform freefall and controlled openings;
- Control the descent under a canopy;
- Land smoothly within a pre planned area.
THE SUBJECTS OF THE AFF COURSE
- Introduction to the Sport
- Aircraft Procedures
- The Skydive Equipment
- Body Stability in Freefall
- The Golden rules of Skydiving
- Deployment Procedures
- Emergency Procedures
- Canopy Procedures
- Landing Pattern
- Stage one (Tandem AFF)
- Stage one (Solo Jumps)
- Exiting the Aircraft
- Canopy Flight
- Priorities of Every Skydive
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
We advise you to give yourself a minimum of 6 days to complete the AFF course. After the full day classroom of AFF theory, you can typically complete the course in just a few days carrying out around 2-3 skydives daily. The AFF training is personalised and our instructors will take the progression decisions.
WHY SKYDIVE SEVEN?
- Skydive Seven have the highest standards in skydive safety;
- Our airfield location, Algarve. Portimão at sea level, here you can get the maximum altitude;
- Professional instructors that ensuring you the most safety and fun experience ;
- We always skydive from 15,000ft, giving you an extra time in freefall;
- The view, the bars, the beach, the hotels…
WILL THE QUALIFICATION GAINED IN ALGARVE BE RECOGNIZED ?
We have instructors on our team certified by: USPA or United States Parachute Association, BPA or British Parachute Association and FPPq or Federação Portuguesa de Paraquedismo (Our national federation), all this local/country organisations from FAI – International Aeronautical Federation.
For all our international students/skydivers from EU or outside, you will want the FAI Licence A from USPA or FAPPq certification as this is a globally recognised and standard. All our AFF Skydive Courses have included an International Skydive Insurance.
We have professional team always available to chat with you, Skydive Seven is open every day, just contact us. You should make the appointment a few days in advance, there are some formal procedures to deal with, such as: Accommodation; Sports Medical Exam; Mandatory Sport Insurance in the Portuguese Parachuting Federation, etc.
The values shown on this page are without VAT at the legal rate.
When can I start the course?
We do the Accelerated Freefall Course whenever you want. We have professional team always available. Skydive Seven is open every day, just contact us. You should make the appointment a few days in advance, there are some formal procedures to deal with, such as: Accommodation; Sports Medical Exam; Mandatory Sport Insurance in the Portuguese Parachuting Federation, etc. The values shown on this page are without VAT at the legal rate.