During the last few years the United States Parachute Association has made adjustments to their “Accelerated Freefall Program.” They have reduced the number of “Targeted Learning Objectives” required for each jump, and increased the number of jumps to graduate.
This allows students to deal with fewer steps in each jump, and it allows DZ owners to use skydiving coaches rather than certified AFF instructors during the later stages of AFF student training.
There are no changes or omissions in the TLO’s between the older “level 1 through 7” approach and the newer one. The older system covers the same information and skills, but in fewer jumps.
This method has served drop zones and their instructors and students well for many years. It simply requires more effort and a higher skill level in teaching on the part of the instructors. In turn, it produces AFF graduates just as skilled if not better.
At this time Rapid Descent does not have the coaches necessary to use the newer Accelerated Freefall program as suggested by the USPA. The pricing schedule is not set up for the increased number of jumps required. Therefore, we will use the “level 1 through 7” approach.
Can be from any previous time or place
Must be completed as part of our AFF program with our instructors
This is our Price chart, if paid in full you will receive 10% off the total. We also offer the option of paying as you go.
|Category E2- first solo||1||$125|
|AFF PROGRAM TOTAL||$2,510|
|AFF program pd in full||$2,250|
|Supervised jumps (x14)||$57- High $47- Low|
Although the name isn't much fun, being a student means all the seasoned Skydivers are always giving you tips and advice. They look out for you and your equipment and most importantly they tell you skydiving stories, good or bad the stories are a good learning tool in this sport. We have found when we listen and learn to others our jumps turn out better than ever!