Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)

Learn to skydive from 15,000 feet!

So, a little bored and in need of inspiration, fulfillment and excitement? Need to clear your head? Take a brisk walk, lie in a warm bubble bath or drink a hot cup of coffee. No? Then learn to skydive! And if anyone asks why, it's because you can!

Accelerated Free Fall “AFF” really means Accelerated Learning, it is a professional one to one, 8 jump skydiving course designed for you.

The course includes a full day of ground school, covering the theory and practice of skydiving. You will learn safety procedures, how to exit the aircraft with your instructors, how to maintain control and communicate in free fall, how to initiate the opening of the main parachute, and how to navigate to the landing area and land safely.

You will start jumping with 2 instructors from 12,000 – 15,000 feet. You'll freefall for around 45 seconds – 1 minute and then deploy your canopy at 6,000 feet under the supervision of your instructors. The canopy ride lasts 3 – 5 minutes where you are in complete control. At the end of the course you will be able to freefall alone, perform turns, somersaults, and tracking. 

You can make just one jump as a fun and satisfying alternative to a Tandem, alternatively why not do the one jump course in aid of your favourite charity to raise funds. If the bug bites, then take the full course.

What's Involved?

The Basic AFF course is 8 levels and given ideal weather conditions this can be done over 2 good weather days and taken place at Durham Airfield, County Durham. However please be prepared to return at your convenience should the weather be unsuitable. Add an extra 3 good weather days for the Gold standard course. There are also “all-inclusive” courses in Spain where you can finish your course there if you wish.

How much does it cost? 

You can book with a £150 non refundable deposit or pay in full for any of the courses listed below. Alternatively, why not buy a Gift Certificate to give your crazy loved one the best experience ever!

Explorer Package £375 

This is a fun and satisfying alternative to a Tandem jump which allows you to enjoy the full skydiving experience. You will wear your own parachute with all the gadgets provided by the AFF School, get properly trained and jump with two instructors.

If the bug bites you and you want to get your licence this jump will be considered a Level 1 and you may continue your training at AFF level 2. 

What's Included:

  • Full Ground Training
  • Equipment for the course
  • Level 1 Jump
  • 30 days BPA Membership

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8 Jump AFF Course £1495

You are well on your way to being a qualified skydiver.

What's Included:

  • Full Ground Training
  • Equipment for the course
  • 8 x Jumps
  • 30 days BPA Membership

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Gold BPA Full Licence Course £1945

The full package, so what's included:

  • Full ground training
  • 8 x Jumps
  • 10 x Consolidations Jump (leading to your A licence Certificate).
  • Packing Lessons
  • Canopy Handling (CH1 & 2) 
  • B licence
  • Goggles
  • Log Book
  • 2 internal videos with USB stick
  • T shirt

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learn to skydive in the Sunny, warm climates of Spain or Portugal

 £2045 for the Gold package + flights, transfers and accommodation

Take your course abroad and you get the great opportunity to combine a holiday with achieving a British license. These trips are a lot of fun and you can make friends for life as you mix and get to know the people you train with.



How it works

The AFF School have a policy of fully-integrated training, there are no add-ons or omissions and use the best equipment.  You can make just one jump as a fun and satisfying alternative to a Tandem or take the full course.

The standard AFF course is recognised worldwide but it only gives you the basics.  Before you can receive an “A” license to become an independent jumper and off “student status” you will need 10 more jumps, further training in such things as packing, equipment checks, advanced canopy-handling skills along with written examinations, instructor endorsements and various certificates and this is provided as part of the Gold Standard Course (or as modules if you prefer to pay jump by jump).

But don’t worry – these are simple and straightforward to achieve!

Many students tell us that completing the AFF course is one of the most rewarding and fun experiences ever!

Weight restrictions and limitations 

Fitness, Age and Suitability for Jumping

  1. Any persons between the age of 16 and 18 will have to have the BPA Membership Agreement Form (parental consent form) signed and will have to bring this form along on the day of the jump.
  2. Any persons over the age of 40 and/or with a pre-existing medical condition noted on the BPA Medical Form, has to have the Medical Declaration of Fitness Form signed by a GP and has to bring this form along on the day of the jump. Failure to present this form on the day will prevent your jump or ground training from taking place and you will forfeit your fees.
  3. The maximum weight for a student is 17½ stone fully clothed with weight being in proportion to height and anyone between 16 and 17½ stone will need to contact The AFF School in advance to ascertain their suitability to attend the course.  Please note, you will be weighed on the day and if you exceed this weight, you will be unable to jump and will forfeit your course fees.
  4. An AFF School instructor, whose responsibility it is to make the final decision to allow or refuse the go ahead of the jump, will assess the suitability of a student for skydiving.
  5. It is you the student who has the responsibility to not board the aircraft or to jump and to inform a staff member at The AFF School if you are not medically fit, are not a current BPA member, haven’t received the necessary refresher training or if for any other reason that might interfere with or prevent you making a safe jump.

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