Before starting AFF, you must complete:
1 tandem skydive + 10 minutes of wind tunnel AFF training at iFLY Utah
2 tandem skydives
Sign up for AFF Ground School HERE.
This is a 5-6 hour class where you will learn everything you need to know to successfully complete your first solo skydive. If you would like to get a head start, you can read through the USPA Online Ground School, which will give you an overview of the course.
Now you will work your way through the 7 jump levels. Here is a short summary of the main freefall tasks of each level.
This is your first solo jump. Held by 2 instructors, the main focuses are altitude awareness and a stable body position.
This jump will introduce turning and forward movement, while still being held by your instructors.
This jump will remove the training wheels. Your instructors will let go and let you control yourself in freefall for the first time.
Now down to 1 instructor, you will continue flying solo and work on 90 degree turns.
Similar to level 4, you will learn 180 and 360 degree turns.
You will now learn barrel rolls and flips, and how to regain stability after these maneuvers.
Your last jump, you will learn forward movement across the sky.