Imagine traveling from 14,000 feet to ground level in under five minutes; Accelerated Freefall is the quickest and most thrilling way to do it. For many new jumpers that have already been on a tandem skydive, the experience is too remarkable to want to stop there. Instead, you think that maybe you would like to become a licensed skydiver with the education and ability to jump whenever you want. Our master skydivers can assist you in learning the skills needed to make a living from skydiving. An Accelerated Freefall course would provide you with the chance to make a solo jump under your own canopy. It's an experience like no other! You can skydive on your own without being attached to an instructor from your first skydive. All that is needed is an USPA "A license," and you are qualified to make solo skydives at any dropzone without an instructor. As a thrill seeker, who could ask for more than total freedom?
Study with the best from all over North Carolina and enjoy the pride and sense of achievement of becoming an expert skydiver. You will not only learn how to freefall with a group, you will be taught how to properly pack your parachute. You will feel proud knowing that you can properly make a solo skydive from over 10,000 feet and even progress with more education.
As AFF is a strenuous and demanding program, it is necessary that new students meet the following general criteria:
On your initial level of training you will spend a lot of time on the ground courses, but plenty of time in the air as well. The first stage is intended to provide students the chance to get into the air swiftly yet safely; you will be shown some of the tricks of the trade to use in the course of your first skydive. Our friendly instructors will take the time to instruct you on correct body positions, how to deploy the parachute and flying yourself to the landing area. After completing the ground training, you are going to be accompanied by two AFF coaches on your first jump to provide you with additional stability and guide you through your initial jumps. From exiting the plane to freefall time and then landing, your instructor will be watching your every move. You will be expected to understand more on body control during freefall as you move on to more advanced levels. Additionally, you will be guided through advanced skill-sets and procedures like airplane spotting, equipment checks, canopy packing and regaining stability after actions such as back loops, flips and gliding.
You'll make your first completely solo jump at Level 6. Having said that, before embarking on this, you must show that you can properly and safely execute a skydive from beginning to finish. Your jump master will watch you from a distance and judge how well you manage your movements, pay attention to safety protocol, deploy the chute and land; if you pass, he will provide you with a certificate of successful completion. As long as you have met the conditions of the course by finishing 25 skydives and the activities that your coach has given you, you're qualified to receive your USPA 'A' license.
The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is an organization that represents skydivers and drop zone owners by providing education protocols and issuing skydiving licenses in the United States. They issue skydiving licenses ranging from an "A level" (acquired after 25 jumps) to a "D level" (acquired after 500 jumps) and represent a progressive level of achievement and skill.
If you are prepared to take the next step in becoming a certified skydiver, it all begins here. Sign up with our team right now and let us assist you in earning your sky diving license. No previous expertise is required. Start on a new quest and reach for the sky with skydiving certification through Skydiving Over Charlotte!