Learn to Skydive Solo
Edmonton Skydive’s Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course is a license for human flight. The course teaches the necessary skills and knowledge to acquire your Canadian Sport Parachute Association (CSPA) Solo License. Our AFF program is the most advanced learn to skydive training program. It is the fastest and best training method to develop freefall skills and ultimately become a proficient, solo skydiver.
How It Works
AFF is a two phase, nine level program (9 jumps) designed to teach student skydivers to become solo certified skydivers. During each level you’ll learn new skills which are critical to become a proficient solo jumper. Each level consists of extensive training for the jump to follow.
You’ll be taught new skills in each critical area: preparation, exit, freefall, canopy control and gear. On each jump, you’ll open your own parachute, perform freefall skills and fly your parachute safely back to the ground.
In Levels 1-2, two instructors will be holding on to your harness to coach and assess your performance of the skills and tasks you’ve learned on the ground. In Levels 3-8, one instructor will be there with you to instruct, assist, assess and debrief your performance on each jump, and provide coaching for your next jump.
Once you complete AFF and have done ten jumps, you’ll be able to write your test for your solo license.
- Completed a tandem or any other skydive in the last three years
- Must be in good physical condition
- Nine (9) Jumps (8 from 13,000 feet, 1 from 5,000 feet)
- Ground School
- Training (for all 8 Levels)
- Training Materials
- Gear Rental
Learning & Skills Objectives
- Gear Up & Equipment Adjustments
- Safety Checks
- Pilot Briefings
- Aircraft Exit Techniques
- Freefall Body Positions & Maneuvers
- Main Canopy Activation
- Canopy Control
- Landing Techniques
- Technical Knowledge
We aim to give you a clear understanding of exactly what it will cost for you to become a solo skydiver. The table below outlines our AFF program in each respective phase, as well as its objectives and price.
All jumps are from 13,000 feet (weather dependent) with the exception of Level 7 (intentional five second delay from 5,000 feet).
In order to received the prepay discount, you must pay for the entire program (both Phase I and I) upfront. Purchasing the AFF complete package is nonrefundable.
|Level||Phase 1 – Objectives||Price|
|Ground School||Equipment, In Flight, Freefall, Canopy Identification, Landings||$195|
|L1||Body Position, Altitude Awareness, Main Deployment||$385|
|L2||Body Position, Delta Dive, Turns, Main Deployment||$385|
|L3||Body Position, Heading Maintenance, Turns, Main Deployment||$240|
|L4||Turns, Main Deployment||$240|
|L5||Unlinked Exit, Figure 8 Turns, Main Deployment||$240|
|Phase 1- Total Price||$1685|
|Phase 1- Pre-Paid Discounted Price||$1535|
After completing Phase I, you will have completed the AFF component of the program. You must also complete Phase II to earn your solo license and jump solo.
|Level||Phase 2 – Objectives||Price|
|L6||Unstable Exit, Forward Drive||$240|
|L7||5 Second Delay from 5,000′||$125|
|L8||SOLO Checkout Jump||$165|
|Phase 2- Total Price||$675|
|Phase 2- Pre-Paid Discounted Price||$579|
After completing Phase II, you will be a solo rated skydiver at the national level as per the CSPA.