Learn How to Skydive: AFF 7 level course – Bronze Package
Special pre-paid pricing saves you $224 at $1399. The Jumping Place Skydiving Center will teach you how to skydive. The objective of the bronze package is to clear you for solo-self supervision (not including re-jumps). Over the course of this seven skydive package, you will start your skydiving training and develop into a functional solo skydiver. This training package is ideal for skydivers that want to get into the sport, and spend a minimal amount before becoming self sufficient. Bronze Package includes: 7 skydives (Instructor slots + Jumper slots), instructors, gear rental, training, radio, packing, taxes, fees.
Category ‘A’ – the First Jump – Category A Jump Ala Carte
After a 4-6 hour long ground school, you will start your skydiving experience. You will meet with your instructors, gear up, and dirt dive your skydive to see what you need to do during the experience. After a short plane ride, you will skydive and deploy your parachute. You will land your own parachute, and debrief your skydive. Category ‘A’ First Jump Skydiving Details…
Category ‘B’ – “beginning to get it” you learn to become more comfortable in the skydiving environment.
After a 20-30 minute dirt dive and dive flow discussion you will begin your B level jump. The student will perform leg awareness exercises to improve control during Free Fall. On landing you will be given more control and freedom. Category ‘B’ Skydive Details…
Category ‘C’ – “altitude, arch, legs, relax”
At this point, students have had several opportunities to learn controlled, stable fall. Freefall students (AFF and tandem) have a head start on the point of the next lesson’s Free Fall skills: relaxed control using the procedure, “altitude, arch, legs, relax.”
Tandem and AFF students begin this category with two AFF Instructors but should jump with only one before advancing. Category ‘C’ Skydive Details…
Category ‘D’ – “Developing skills” 2-3 Jumps
AFF Students have learned to safely control Free Fall by keeping track of your altitude, focusing on a neutral body position-especially your hips and legs-and relaxing. In Category D, you’ll learn to control heading by modifying the neutral position using your upper body to deflect air. You will want to demonstrate relatively effortless control of 90-, 180-, and 360-degree Free Fall turns before moving on to aerobatics, introduced in Category E. Category ‘D’ Skydive Details…
Category ‘E’ – “Developing Solo skills” 2-3 Jumps
This is the last category that distinguishes between students of different disciplines. Once you have demonstrated the ability to regain stability and control within five seconds after initiating a disorienting maneuver, a USPA Instructor in your discipline may clear you to jump without instructor supervision in free-fall. At that point, any USPA Instructor may perform gripped exits with you, as well.
In Category E, you practice un-poised (door) exits and aerobatics to increase your confidence, awareness, and control in Free Fall. Students should by now be jumping from the highest altitude available at your drop zone.
Under canopy, you’ll practice for softer landings by looking for the “sweet spot” in the flare-the flaring stroke that provides the best lift for that canopy with that jumper’s weight. The goal is to flare your canopy to fly as flat as possible until you begin to touch down. The USPA Instructor will also remind you of your responsibility (and every jumper’s responsibility) to observe and steer clear of other canopies. Category ‘E’ Skydiving Details…
AFF Bronze Package Objectives:
- Demonstrated the ability to regain stability and control in freefall within five seconds after initiating a disorienting maneuver.
- Demonstrated sufficient canopy control skills to land safely in all expected conditions.
- Demonstrated the knowledge required to select and inspect gear before use.
- Shown knowledge of spotting required to make reasonable judgment about suggested exit points.
- Shown knowledge of both normal and emergency aircraft procedures for all aircraft types in common use for skydiving.