Accelerated Freefall, the clue is in the name – it is the quickest way to experience freefall, gain the necessary competence and enjoy, if that’s the right word, solo freefall jumps.
It’s very instructor heavy with all jumps being made with an instructor, 2 instructors for the first 3 levels.
A summary of the levels is
- Ground School – a day of theory, chute drill rehearsals with an exam (open book) at the end
- Level 1: 2 instructors – awareness, stability 3 practice chute pulls
- Level 2: 2 instructors – awareness, stability 2 practice chute pulls
- Level 3: 2 instructors – awareness, stability 1 practice chute pulls
- Level 4: 1 instructor – 90 degree turns
- Level 5: 1 instructor – 2 x 360 degree turns
- Level 6: 1 instructor – back loop, tracking
- Level 7: 1 instructor – back loop, 2 x 360 degree turns, tracking
I had no idea all this stuff was involved until I arrived – this scared the hell out of me. The idea of doing level 7 seemed like something out of a Bond movie. Totally awesome when I finally did it.
I kept a video diary links below.
AFF – Day 1
A quick overview of the location and accommodation.
AFF – Levels 1 to 3
A summary of the training and the first 3 levels
AFF – Levels 4 to 6
Summary of levels 4 to 6 – struggling a but as I’ve a few failed levels so far
AFF Level 4 Jump – Shocking failure – forgot to pull chute
A disaster on Leve 4 – I forgot to pull my chute – that’s why you pay for an instructor. Thanks Adi.
AFF Level 7 Jump – Pass!!!!!
So pleased to pass. My instructor was Paula Silva a multi-time world wingsuit champion. Fantastic training, a great coach and I knew I was in safe hands jumping with someone of this skill level. Amazing.