An Accelerated Freefall (AFF) from as high as 14,000 feet can not be explained as anything short of life-changing. Many people can't imagine stopping skydiving after a tandem or AFF adventure. You will want to pursue the sport further and join the ranks of full-fledged licensed skydivers. Fort Lauderdale Skydiving is here to help you begin your adventure by developing your skydiving skills to a proficient level. We want you to be able to confidently skydive from anywhere in America. An Accelerated Freefall course would give you the chance to make a solo skydive under your own canopy. It's an experience like no other! And you can jump unimpeded and untethered to an instructor. With an USPA 'A' license you will have the freedom to skydive anytime. How cool is that?
It is something to be proud of to become a certified skydiver, but you will also discover that you will make new friends and lose whatever fear of flying you may have once had as you progress. As a skydiving student, you will learn the skills to skydive with other people as well as learn how to pack your main parachute. Take pride in knowing that you can properly make a solo skydive from over 10,000 feet and even advance with more training.
The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is the country's representative skydiving organization that provides training and issues licenses to those engageded in the sport. The sky diving licenses range from the typical "A license" (25 jumps) through "D" (qualified to apply for after 500 jumps), representing the increasing levels of skill and accomplishment.
Expect to be debriefed throughout your first level, trained on the ground, and then taken into the air for practical training. It is designed to help the novice skydive fast and safely using the most up to date training techniques and tricks. Our friendly instructors will take the time to instruct you on proper body positions, how to deploy the canopy and making your way to the ground. Once the instructor is confident that you have learned the best ways to safely jump and land, you will have your initial AFF class skydive accompanied by two coaches who will fine-tune and perfect your form in the air. Your trainer will carefully track your progression through the different levels. You should be getting better at manipulating your movements during the jumps. Further, you will be guided through high level skills and techniques like airplane spotting, gear checks, canopy packing and regaining stability after moves such as back loops, flips and gliding.
At level 6, you will be ready to make your first solo skydive. However, before getting started on this, you must prove that you can correctly and safely perform a skydive from beginning to finish. Your jump master will observe you from a distance and determine how well you control your movements, pay attention to safety protocol, release the chute and land; if you pass, he will provide you with a certificate of successful completion. With all said and done, you will have made at least 25 jumps and completed all requirements to get your USPA 'A' license.
As challenging as skydiving is, there are certain criteria that candidates to the Accelerated Freefall course must meet, consisting of the following:
If you are ready to take the next step in becoming a licensed skydiver, it all starts with Fort Lauderdale Skydiving. Sign up for your skydiving accreditation course today. No prior experience is needed. Start on a new quest and reach for the sky with sky diving certification through Fort Lauderdale Skydiving!