Become a qualified skydiver and jump at any drop zone in the world with this awesome course! The AFF course includes all tuition, equipment and 8 skydives at different levels.
- Durham (County Durham)
- Price for 1 Participant
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a daredevil and have always
dreamed of becoming an independent skydiver, look no further than
this Freefall Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham. Nothing
can compare to the immense thrill of free-falling through the sky
before enjoying a parachute ride back down to earth, and if you are
a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then this is for you. The AFF course
is a revolutionary new fast-track training programme and is perfect
for those who want to become qualified as quickly as possible. You
will receive expert advice from your instructors throughout the
course and will soon have the confidence needed to make those
jumps. Starting on the ground with some ground-training, you'll
learn all the necessary skills to make your first skydive; you will
not be attached to your two instructors, but they will be
accompanying you and holding you, so you will feel entirely safe.
Based on eight levels, this brilliant course will teach you all you
need to know about both the practical and theory aspects of
skydiving - and you'll be a qualified skydiver in no time!Your Full
Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham will begin with a full
day of tuition at the Peterlee Parachute Centre near Durham, after
which you will work you way through the following levels:
Level 1: Your first jump is with two instructors holding on to you and will teach you the basics; exits, stability, altitude awareness and control of the parachute canopy. Three practice ripcord pulls, altitude awareness and the actual pull, are all part of this jump. Radio assistance is given under canopy during the descent and landing if necessary.
Level 2: As level 1 but with only 2 practice pulls and a turn to the left and right.
Level 3: Instructors ‘release’ you, allowing you to fly alone, but staying in close proximity to re-grip and provide assistance if necessary.
Level 4: Exiting with just one instructor holding on exit, 180 degree left turn and 180 right and forward movement.
Level 5: One instructor holds you on exit, 360 left turn, 360 right and forward movement.
Level 6: Dive exit with instructor following. Back loop, delta track, 180 turn and delta track.
Level 7: Dive exit instructor following. Back loop, delta track, 360 turn left, 360 right.
Level 8: Solo exit from 5,000 feet, followed by deployment of your canopy within a few seconds. This familiarises you with a lower exit altitude and a faster pull.
On completion of level 8 you graduate from AFF. Following graduation you must make 10 further jumps, called consolidation jumps, under the guidance of an AFF instructor. These jumps allow you to practice what you have learnt on your own. On completion you are qualified as a category 8 skydiver and can join in with the regular skydivers and start to have some serious fun!
The Full Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham is available on Fridays and weekends all year round.
Maximum Weight: 15 stone
Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: 55
Minimum Height: 5'0"
Maximum Height: 6'6"
Those under 18 will need written consent from a parent or guardian. You will be required to complete a Declaration of Fitness. If you are over 40, or have a medical condition that may affect your ability to freefall or parachute safely you will require a doctor’s certificate to be completed in advance.
Experience Duration: 00:00
Time at Venue: 00:00
It is possible to complete the Full Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham in five - seven days, although the precise duration of the course can vary due to weather and your own circumstances. Generally a week is ample time to complete the course.
Participants: The Full Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
The Full Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham is for one person. Friends and family are more than welcome to watch your jumps; their details need to be included on the Guest Proforma which you must send to the centre at least 7 days before your jump. You and members of your party will all need to bring photo ID on the day.
The Full Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham includes all the skydiving gear you will need including hire of parachutes, helmets, radios, altimeters, overalls, your aircraft ride and your training. You should wrap up warmly but make sure your clothes aren't too bulky as you will be wearing a jumpsuit over the top. On a hot day a t-shirt and trousers/shorts are fine. You should wear shoes like trainers on your feet - do not wear any open shoes such as sandals.
The Full Accelerated Skydiving Course (AFF) in Durham is weather dependant. You will be kept updated about any adverse weather conditions should they arise.