Learn to Skydive Solo
Vancouver Skydive’s Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course is a license to human flight. The course teaches the necessary skills and knowledge to acquire your Canadian Sport Parachute Association (CSPA) Solo License.
Our AFF program is the most advanced learn to skydive training program. It is the fastest and best training method to develop freefall skills and ultimately become a proficient, solo skydiver.
The AFF Program
AFF is an eight level program (8 jumps) designed to teach student skydivers to become solo skydivers. During each level you’ll learn new skills which are critical to become a proficient and safe solo skydiver. Each level consists of extensive training for the jump to follow.
You’ll be taught new skills in each critical area: preparation, exit, freefall, canopy control and gear. On each jump, you’ll open your own parachute, perform freefall skills and fly your parachute safely back to the ground.
In Levels 1-2, two instructors will be holding on to your harness to coach and assess your performance of the skills and tasks you learned on the ground. In Levels 3-8, one instructor will be there with you to instruct, assist, assess and debrief your performance on each jump, and provide coaching for your next jump.
Once you complete AFF and have done ten jumps, you’ll be able to write your test for your solo license.
- Completed a Tandem Skydive or any other skydive.
- Must be in good physical condition.
- Eight (8) Jumps (7 from 13,000 feet, 1 from 5,000 feet)
- Ground School
- Training (for all 8 Levels)
- Training Materials
- Gear Rental
- Student Membership in the Canadian Sport Parachute Association (CSPA)
- Gear Up & Equipment Adjustments
- Safety Checks
- Pilot Briefings
- Aircraft Exit Techniques
- Freefall Body Positions & Maneuvers
- Main Canopy Activation
- Canopy Control
- Landing Techniques
- Technical Knowledge
Please note that our program includes all costs associated with acquiring your CSPA Solo Skydiving Certificate. Some of these costs are paid to the CSPA.
We aim to give you a clear understanding of exactly what it will cost for you to become a solo skydiver. The table below outlines our AFF program in each respective phase, as well as its objectives and price.
All jumps are from 13,000 feet (weather dependent) with the exception of Level 7 (intentional five second delay from 5,000 feet). If you’re not able to complete all of the tasks on a level, we’ll give a discounted rate on the following jump.
|Level||Phase 1 – Objectives||Price|
|Ground School||Equipment, In Flight, Freefall, Canopy Identification, Landings||$195|
|L1||Body Position, Altitude Awareness, Main Deployment||$385|
|L2||Body Position, Delta Dive, Turns, Main Deployment||$385|
|L3||Body Position, Heading Maintenance, Turns, Main Deployment||$225|
|L4||Turns, Main Deployment||$225|
|L5||Unlinked Exit, Figure 8 Turns, Main Deployment||$225|
|Phase 1- Total Price||$1640|
|Phase 1- Pre-Paid Discounted Price||$1500|
After completing Phase I, you will be able to jump solo at Vancouver Skydive with instructor supervision.
|Level||Phase 2 – Objectives||Price|
|L6||Unstable Exit, Forward Drive||$225|
|L7||5 Second Delay from 5,000′||$95|
|L8||SOLO Checkout Jump||$150|
|CSPA Solo License Administration Fee’s||$45|
|Phase 2- Total Price||$575|
|Phase 2- Pre-Paid Price||$475|
After completing Phase II, you will be a solo rated skydiver at the national level as per the CSPA.