Students FAQ

The AFF course is the unsurpassed method of training if you are interested in jumping with a parachute system designed for an individual and ultimately becoming a licensed skydiver.  The AFF course is the most advanced skydiving training course offered and is endorsed by the United States Parachute Association (USPA).

On your first AFF Level, you will receive 6 hours of ground training, followed by the jump utilizing your own equipment and jumping with two USPA certified instructors.  Under normal conditions you will jump the same day as you complete the ground training.

The AFF Course/Program is structured in a two-phase training progression program.  Phase Iconsists of eight jumps, where you will be jumping with an instructor on each level.  Each one of the eight jumps is regarded to as “learning level.”  Each level features a performance objective that must be accomplished prior to advancing to the next level.  Completing Phase I qualifies you to make solo skydives under the supervision of an AFF qualified instructor.  At this point, you will be allowed to skydive on your own as you will now be on Student Solo Status.

After reaching the desired altitude (13,000 ft.), it is time to freefall with your two instructors who will grasp your harness on each side.  Upon exiting the aircraft, you will quickly accelerate to over 193 miles per hour for up to 60 seconds in freefall!  You will then pull the deployment handle and enjoy a breathtaking five-minute flight under your own parachute.  Yes, these parachutes truly fly, allowing you to steer your parachute during your descent.  We will help you guide your parachute via radio communication and control commands for a safe landing.  After the skydive, you will be given a First Jump Certificate and a skydiving logbook.  As you pass to the next learning level, your instructor will outline the next lesson plan and explain the new objectives.

After you have a made tandem skydive and want to continue to get a license, you must complete a 25 jump program for USPA A-License.

Once you have the license, you can jump with other licensed skydivers and jump your own equipment.

USPA is a United Stated Parachute Association and governing body over skydiving for United States. Abu Dhabi is USPA drop zone and adheres to all USPA and FAA regulations

USPA has set guidelines in order to obtain A-License, which requires you to fulfill 25 jumps and meet all proficiency’s for A-License

There are many reasons to choose us, but number one reason is that we adhere the highest standards or training program. All of our equipment and aircraft are well maintained and regulated to FAA and USPA  specifications. All instructors are USPA rated.

You will jump from 13,000 ft.

Yes, 90kg is weight restriction for student program.

You only need to do one Tandem Skydive as an introduction to skydive. We do not offer tandem progression.

You need to contact the school in advance to schedule since space in the ground school is limited. To find our schedule you can click HERE. Once you start you need to plan to check-in each training day by 7:30am

You will use our students equipment until you are licensed. Once licensed you can rent or purchase your own equipment at the gear store located at Abu Dhabi Skydive.

You can get your License in as little as 7 – 10 business days.

Currently requirements are that you do not go over 30 days in between jumps

If you are in Phase-I of our program and become un-current, you will need to do a refresher course and repeat the previous level. Otherwise you will do a refresher course and check dive before you can continue. Remember, staying current is Key!

Phase I of our student program consists of 8 jumps towards your license, getting you to solo status. Phase II of our program is the last 17 jumps of the program to finish up your USPA A-License. So the total is 25 jumps.

Most training jumps will transfer. Please contact our school for further information.

You have the options for paying each day or purchasing one of our packages for a 5% to 10% savings. Packages plan are paid in advance, before starting a program

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