Skydiving lesson that allows you to jump from a plane solo from 12,000ft, but with two instructors flanking you to help guide you safely back to the drop zone! First step of AFF skydiving course.
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To jump from a plane with a parachute safely strapped to your
back is a pretty common 'bucket list' activity. This AFF Level 1
Skydiving Course will have you freefalling from 12,000ft in just
two action-packed days. You will skydive solo, but fear not - there
will be two highly experienced instructors flanking you during your
jump to make sure everything runs smoothly!
During this AFF Level 1 Skydiving lesson you will engage in a lot of ground training and theory before your skydive. During the jump, you'll experience close to a minute of glorious freefall with two instructors holding you on either side. When you do finally deploy your parachute, the instructors will let go, like mama birds letting their young chicks fly for the first time! At this point, you guide your parachute gently back down to terra firma, guided to the landing area via radio assistance.
This is a fantastic skydiving experience, not just an amazing one-off but a valuable first step towards completing your full AFF skydiving course.Your day will start with six hours of ground instruction where you will be taught all you need to know in order to safely jump out of a plane without an instructor strapped to you. By the time of the jump you will know about exits, stability, altitude awareness and control of the parachute canopy. When you jump two instructors will jump with you and stay by your side making sure that all is OK using the hand signals that you will have learnt in your training. After around 7000ft of freefall you will deploy your parachute and float back down to earth. Radio assistance is given under canopy during the descent and landing if necessary. This Level One of an Eight Level course if you want to continue and become a qualified skydiver.
The AFF Level 1 Course is available all year round but is weather dependent.
Age restrictions: Min age is 16 (16 and 17 year olds will need
written consent from parent or guardian)
Weight Limit: Max Weight limit does vary between centres, it is between 14 & 15 stone for men at all of the centres and 12 & 15 stone for females - please check with the centre when booking if this is a concern.
ALL SKYDIVERS will be required to complete the British Parachute Association Student Parachutist 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. Those over 50 will not usually be accepted for the AFF Course.
If the skydiver is aged 16 or 17 you will need a parent or guardian to sign both a medical form and consent form. Goggles fit comfortably over your glasses, and contact lenses are no problem.
If you are disabled this does not mean you cannot skydive. Contact us for more details.
Experience Duration: 00:00
Time at Venue: 00:00
The AFF Level 1 Course can be completed in a day but it is more usual for it to run over two days, please check with the centre when booking.
Participants: The Skydiving Course UK - AFF Level 1 is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome to watch your jump and facilities such as refreshments & toilets will be available at the centre.
The course fee includes P6 membership to the British Parachute Association, third party insurance, all instruction, hire of parachutes, helmets, radios, altimeters, overalls, your aircraft ride and your jump. If it’s a cold day wrap up warm but not too bulky as you will wear the jumpsuit over your clothes. On a hot day a t-shirt and trousers/shorts are ample. Trainers are recommended; do not wear any open shoes such as sandals.
Your training will take place regardless of weather but correct conditions are you required for the actual jump.