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Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is the best way to experience an exciting freefall from 10,000 to 14,000 feet above ground level. For many new jumpers that have already experienced a tandem skydive, the experience is too exciting to want to stop there. Instead, you think that maybe you would like to become a licensed skydiver with the training and skill to skydive any time. Napa Valley Skydiving is here to assist you kick off your adventure by developing your skydiving skills to a competent level. Napa Valley Skydiving wants you to be able to confidently skydive from anywhere in America. An Accelerated Freefall course would provide you with the opportunity to make a solo skydive under your own canopy. It's an adventure like no other! And you can jump unobstructed and untethered to an instructor. All you need is an USPA "A license," and you are free to make solo skydives at whatever dropzone without supervision. How cool is that?

Expect to meet many unique men and women and conquer any fear of heights through your professional skydiving training. As an AFF student, you will master the skills to free fall with other people and learn how to pack your main parachute. Take pride in knowing that you can competently make a solo skydive from over 10,000 feet and even progress with more instruction.

An Introduction to the United States Parachute Association.

The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is an organization that represents skydivers and drop zone operators by providing education procedures and issuing skydiving licenses in California. They provide skydiving licenses ranging from an "A level" (earned after 25 jumps) to a "D level" (acquired after 500 skydives) and express an escalating level of accomplishment and skill.

What does the AFF course involve?

You will start your Accelerated Freefall training by participating in ground instruction and instructor-led skydiving jumps. It is designed to assist the student skydive swiftly and safely using the most recent training methods and tricks. Expect to learn how to maneuver your body, release the parachute correctly and how to land safely. After completing the ground class, you are going to be accompanied by two AFF instructors on your first skydive to provide you with extra stability and guide you through your first jumps. From exiting the plane to freefall time and then landing, your instructor will be monitoring your every move. You will be expected to master more on body control during freefall as you progress to the next levels. 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.

You will make your first completely solo skydive at Level 6. This occurs after a final examination of sorts. Your instructors need to confirm that you have the skills required. Your jump master will watch you from a distance and appraise 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. As long as you have met the conditions of the course by performing 25 jumps and the tasks that your trainer has given you, you're qualified to receive your USPA 'A' license.

Requirements for Accelerated Freefall

The Accelerated Freefall course is very demanding physically and psychologically, so you will be wanted to meet the following requirements for entrance:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Be in good physical condition.
  • Be under a max weight limit of 240 lbs.
  • Be medically cleared by a medical doctor if you are affected by certain health conditions.

Earn Your License!

Your skydiving training starts with Napa Valley Skydiving. Sign up for your skydiving accreditation program today. You don't need prior sky diving experience. Begin to discover what skydiving has to offer!