Skydive DeLand offers the most effective and efficient way to learn how to skydive, the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) training method. This program has seven levels of progression and is designed to provide you with personalized instruction allowing you to advance at your own pace as you satisfy the training objectives.
You will begin with a First Jump Course (FJC) which is the ground school portion of the AFF program. It is typically scheduled for Monday morning at 8:00 am or Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm, but other days can be arranged if needed. Plan for your FJC to last approximately 5 hours. After you complete the classroom objectives you will be ready to jump wearing your personal parachute system, which we provide for you. Two instructors will accompany you on your first skydive. The three of you will exit the plane together at 13,500 feet. They will stay at your side, coaching you through your training assignment, until you deploy your own parachute. Your helmet will be equipped with a radio, which we use to provide you advice if needed in order for you to steer your parachute to a soft landing.
As you advance through the program, two instructors accompany you through level 3. Then one instructor will jump with you until you graduate. After you have completed the program, you will be cleared to jump without an instructor! The AFF training program includes ground school, pre-jump training, the lessons needed to graduate, and all the required equipment.