Learn To Skydive

Become a qualified skydiver

and enjoy the adrenaline rush

So you want to learn the sport of legends…

Australian Skydive guides people with no experience, through all levels, to become competent, safe, badass skydivers. There are many training courses available at Australian Skydive including:

  • AFF – Accelerated Freefall Skydiving Courses
  • TAF/AFF – Tandem Assisted – Accelerated Freefall Courses

Join our next nine-stage Accelerated Freefall (AFF) skydiving course! Learn to skydive at your own pace through a structured, professional learning environment.

Before your first jump you will undertake approximately 8-9 hours of comprehensive classroom/ground training, learning and rehearsing each component of the skydive, until you are 100% ready to go.

Once you have satisfied the requirements you’ll be eligible to apply for your A Licence from the Australian Parachute Federation! Hooray for you!

 

What’s involved in your AFF Course?

Stage 1

Together with two highly experienced skydiving instructors you will complete your first solo skydive. You will steer your own parachute, communicating with an instructor on the ground until you are guided in safely for landing.

Stage 2

Stage 2 teaches you how to fly forward through the sky in a ‘delta’ body position. Your two skydiving instructors continue to hold you and fly with you the whole way.

Stage 3

Learn how to make controlled turns in freefall and hover on a column of air. When you are ready, one of your skydiving instructors will let you go and fly in front of you.

Stage 4

Jump out at 14,000 feet with just the one instructor. Once you have demonstrated your stability at the beginning of the jump, your instructor will release their grip on you to come around and fly in front of you.

Stage 5

Try a solo exit from the plane and learn how to turn your body 360 degrees. After practising ‘docking’ techniques, you will deploy your parachute at 3500 feet for an unassisted landing back at the drop zone.

Stage 6

After a solo exit, this skydive focuses on turns and forward movement.

Stage 7

The Stage everyone looks forward to! After exiting the plane, your instructor will demonstrate a backflip – follow their lead and have a blast doing your own backflip! Initiate your turn and make a high-speed track away from your jumpmaster.

Stage 8

Consolidate your solo skydiving training with a dive exit followed by fall rate control to your instructor, then a 360-degree left and right turn followed by a track.

Stage 9

The last stage in your AFF course involves two jumps exiting the plane from 5000 feet and 4000 feet to orientate you to jumping from lower altitudes. Congratulations, you have just graduated!

I bet you’ve got questions…

How long does it take to complete the AFF Course?

It depends on the individual person, time restrictions and weather. All going to plan, some students can finish their AFF course over two weekends. Other students like to spread it out over a couple of months to fit in with their budget or work schedule.

What do I need to get my A Licence?

Approx. 15- 20 successful jumps (including approved accuracy landings), learning to pack a parachute plus the successful completion of a written exam. Check out our learn to skydive information below for more details on earning the Australian Parachute Federation (APF) A Licence.

What is involved in the AFF Course?

Check out what’s involved in the nine-stage AFF course above.

How many jumps per day can I expect to do when I am learning?

Most students average two jumps per day. It really depends on your personal progression and stamina!

What are the wind limits for AFF students?

Wind speed limit for AFF students is 15 knots.

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Health & Safety

Weight Limit
Participants over 80kg (fully clothed) are subject to instructor assessment & our maximum weight limit is 100kg (again fully dressed)
Age Limit
Participants must be 18 years old or over 16 years old with parental consent.
Language
Students must be able to speak English up to a conversational level.
Before you skydive
You cannot have consumed any drugs or alcohol in the 8 hours preceding your skydive. No scuba diving 24 hours before skydiving.
Health requirements
Any medical conditions should be discussed with us before booking and may require evaluation by a Medical Practitioner and/or our instructional staff. It is not advisable to skydive if you are pregnant, or have back, limb or joint injuries.
Paperwork

All jumpers are required to sign a health declaration and indemnity form prior to skydiving.

Please be aware that even if you have made a reservation, we reserve the right to decline participation due to health and safety concerns.

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