Accelerated Free Fall

The Accelerated Freefall Program was first developed and implemented in DeLand Florida. The instructional program is designed to teach beginners to become skydivers.

The Accelerated Freefall ( AFF) is a seven level progression program designed to progress you to the point where you can skydive safely by yourself. Skydive DeLand’s full time professional instructors will provide personalized training during the AFF course.

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The Accelerated Freefall ( AFF) is a seven level progression program designed to progress you to the point where you can skydive safely by yourself. Skydive DeLand’s full time professional instructors will provide personalized training during the AFF course.

The AFF course begins with a four to six hour ground school. Once you complete the AFF ground school you will be ready to jump with your two instructors wearing your own skydiving rig and parachute system. You will exit the aircraft over DeLand Florida from nearly 14,000 feet where you will experience the rush of your first skydive at 120 mph! Your two highly experienced, professional instructors will guide you through the criteria of your skydive until it is time for you to deploy your main parachute. Once you deploy your parachute, you will be provided radio advice while you operate your parachute over DeLand Florida to land in the designated student area.

As you progress through the AFF program two instructors will accompany you through level three. Once you reach level four, you will be accompanied by one instructor. All the training is personalized and you will progress at your own pace. Most people are able to complete the seven levels in seven to ten jumps. Once you complete all seven levels, you will be cleared to make solo skydives and work your way to becoming a licensed skydiver through the United States Parachute Association.

The Course:

Level: Objective:
1 Relax have fun and show ground, altitude and instructor awareness and the ability to pull on your own and on time
2 Introduces the student to freefall turns (jump with two Instructors.
3 Jump with two Instructors, learn forward movement and then fly 'solo' for the rest of the skydive
4 One Instructor, teaches 360 turns in freefall
5 Move to forward motion and docking on your Instructor
6 Solo exit from the airplane, backloops and recovery, tracking before pull.
7 The Graduation Dive! Diving solo exit, frontloops, backloops, turns, docking- just about anything you want to show off, after all it's your graduation

7 Jump AFF Package

Skydive DeLand offers a seven jump prepay special that includes the ground school for the AFF program, all the instruction and gear for seven jumps. Price:
7 Jump Special $1299.00
Additional jumps needed to complete the AFF program charged at the pay as you go rate.

Or: Pay as you go

Jump: Price:
Ground School & Level 1 $361.00
Levels 2 & 3 $204.00 each
Levels 4 to 7 $174.00 each
Instructor freefall video only is provided on all AFF jumps.

Requirements and FAQs


  • Must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions. Anyone over the age of 60 must be evaluated and have no medical infirmities. Please call Skydive DeLand at   (386) 738-3539 for additional information.
  • Weigh no more than 230 pounds and be in good physical shape.
  • Provide a valid government issued photo ID.
  • Absolutely no alcohol or drugs consumption prior to skydiving!
  • Reservation to attend the AFF ground special must be at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Please allow all day to complete the AFF ground school and first skydive.
  • Safety is our number one priority and there may be some physical limitations that will require an evaluation from a Skydive DeLand Instructor.

What to Wear:

  • Comfortable clothing according to the weather
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes
  • Long hair should be put in a pony tail
  • We recommend that you do not wear dangling jewelry, or anything valuable

Frequently Asked:

  • What is the United States Parachute Association?

    Please visit www.uspa.org and click on About USPA. Skydive DeLand is a USPA member.
  • What does it cost to jump after I complete the AFF course?

    After you complete the AFF course, you will be cleared to make solo skydives. Solo skydives from 13,500 feet are $24.00 each and skydives from 5,000 feet are $18.00 each. You may rent gear for the day for $74.00 or by the jump for $37.00. Pack jobs are $7.00 each. We have instructors available daily to help you meet the requirements for the United States Parachute Association ( USPA) skydiving license.
  • Do I need to bring my own equipment?

    No, Skydive DeLand will provide all the equipment and instruction for the AFF course.
  • I am not from the US or live in the state of Florida, will I be able to skydive at the local drop zone when I return home?

    Yes, the AFF course offered at Skydive DeLand is recognized world wide. You will return home with a signed log book and video of your student skydives. However, most drop zones should require you to make a check out skydive before further advancement.
  • What are the weather concerns or issues for the AFF course?

    Skydiving is very weather dependent and there are higher weather restrictions for AFF students for the upper winds, ground winds and the clouds. Skydive DeLand will not take up AFF students in weather that will compromise safety. There may be weather delays.
  • How long will it take me to finish the AFF course?

    How long it will take you to complete the AFF course is up to you and the weather. All training is personalized and everyone learns at a different pace. The weather is a large factor too. Some people are able to complete the course in three to five days, others take longer. You can also spread the course out over periods of months. If you plan on taking the course on one trip to beautiful Florida, allow yourself at least seven to ten days to allow for bad weather and the opportunity to make some solo skydives after you complete the AFF course.
  • How do I book the AFF course?

    The AFF course begins with a four to six hour ground school that starts at 8:00 A.M. Reservations must be made in advance by calling us at 386 738 3539.