Many first-time skydivers come to our dropzone for a one-off jump only to find that after experiencing one of life's most incredible adventures, they can't get enough! If you wish to take your love of skydiving beyond the tandem skydive and experience the pure adrenaline of solo flight, Jumptown offers skydiving lessons through our AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) training program to become a certified skydiver!
AFF is an 8-jump progression program designed to develop skill sets that transform the novice to a safe and independent solo skydiver. After the completion of your AFF training, you will need to complete various coach jumps to develop group skydiving skills. To achieve your A-license, you need a minimum of 25 jumps (including your AFF and coach jumps). Refer to our helpful graphic below for an explanation:
Unlike other drop zones in the area, we offer a focused and intensive 4-Day AFF Camp to provide a more personal group learning environment, based on discussion and information sharing. The course is demanding, and for this reason classes are limited to 4 persons.
This course also offers big savings over our regular AFF course: our camp is priced at $1,799 - giving you savings of almost $200 compared to other dropzone's offerings! Check out the detailed pricing structure below.
If you'd like to book the camp, please book online here. Slots are very limited, so act fast!
|AFF Camp: SAVE BIG with our intense four-day Accelerated Freefall Training Camp. Camps start every Thursday during the season. Price includes ground school, eight jumps, and accommodation in our bunkhouse or campground.
|FJC: The First Jump Course is where we teach you everything you need to know before your first skydive. This is FREE if you purchase the AFF Camp package.
|Jumps 1-3: Categories A, B and C1 in the course manual. These three skill-building jumps include two instructors alongside you in freefall. Price is a per-jump cost.
|Jumps 4-8: Categories C2, D1, D2, E1, and E2 in the course manual. These jumps include one instructor teaching you in freefall. Price is a per-jump cost.
| Coach Jumps: Coach jump prices include pre- and post-instruction and gear rental.
|Solo Student Jumps: Solo student jump prices include gear rental.
|Packing Class: Please see one of our packers to set up a time.
|Recurrency Training with an AFF Instructor: Recurrency training is required for skydivers who have gone “uncurrent” as defined by the SIM (Skydiver Information Manual). Price reflects A-licensed jumpers who have not jumped for 60 to 179 days, B-licensed jumpers who have not jumped for 90 to 365 days, and C- and D-licensed jumpers who have not jumped for over one year.
|Recurrency Training with an AFF Instructor: Recurrency training is required for skydivers who have gone “uncurrent” as defined by the SIM (Skydiver Information Manual). Price reflects A-licensed jumpers who have not jumped for 180 days or more and B-licensed jumpers who have not jumped for over one year.
The program begins in the training room Thursday at 8:00 am sharp with the First Jump Course (FJC).
This is the main theory portion of the weekend covering topics including:
This class will take 7-8 hours including breaks and will end with a group recap/review of all material.
Then it's time to team up with your instructors and perform the first jump of the course: AFF CAT-A.
As the weekend progresses you will participate in all jump planning, including equipment inspections, exit and freefall rehearsals and most importantly - preparing your flight plan using wind speed and direction forecasts to calculate exit and opening points, intended canopy flight path and a landing pattern.
Each and every skydive is a pre-planned sequence of events. Nothing is left to chance.
Remember: Skydiving is weather dependent. If the weather cooperates and you remain focused, our aim is for AFF Camp students to complete the course and jump solo by Sunday afternoon.
For those wanting to avoid the traffic or to enjoy sitting by the campfire, Jumptown has a comfortable bunkhouse, hot showers, and a common kitchen on site to make for a comfortable stay.
Stay one night or all three nights! Just be sure to let manifest know if you need accommodation when you book your AFF Camp slot. Please bring your own bedding.
Camps start every Thursday during the season.
Skydiving lessons begin with an intensive ground school starting at 8 AM Thursday morning. Lasting for eight to ten hours, first-time jumpers are trained on proper operation of the parachute equipment, correct freefall body position, emergency procedures, and how to fly and land the parachute. The class is followed by your first jump (weather and time permitting) with two instructors who fly alongside giving feedback to correct body position and assisting where needed.
Training continues adding additional skill sets for each jump. Jumps B and C1 are made with two instructors.
Jumps C2-E1 are led by a single instructor who will be adding to your skill sets and preparing you to make your Category E2 jump as a solo skydiver!