AFF in details
- Stable fall / Freefall awareness exercises
- You'll jump for the first time and do an circle of awareness (COA) which consists of locating the horizon, reading your altimeter, and looking at your instructor. You'll then be required to do 3 practice touches on your main deployment handle, followed by actual deployment at 5,500' feet.
- Ground references, 90° turns, forward movement
- After becoming stable, you'll do two practice touches. Then you must find a point on the ground and make 90° turns, and conduct forward motion in relationship to that point.
- Heading and hover control
- Once you exit and stabilize, you'll do an COA, practice touch, and toe taps (leg awareness exercise) - followed by your first instructor release and opportunity to practice freefall control.
- 90° turns and forward movement, in relationship to the instructor
- This is the first jump where the instructor will stop holding you. You'll exit the plane as you have been doing during the previous jumps, but this time, the instructor will let you go once you are stable. After stabilizing, you must do 90° turns and forward movement in relationship to the instructor.
- 360° turns, forward movement
- From now on you'll be exiting the plane on your own. You'll have to complete 360° turns to the right and left, followed by forward motion towards the instructor.
- Dive Exit + Backflip + Tracking
- You'll do your first dive exit, then you'll be asked to do a backflip. Whether you make the backflip or not, you must do at least one good track. tracking is done to gain distance from other divers really fast, before deploying your main parachute.
- Tracking / skills building
- This jump is a combination of all previously learned skills, or can be used to polish tracking skills.
- Hop and Pop
- Final lesson : 4,500' feet. Check and don gear, locate airport and decide exit point (spotting) - followed by a 5 second delay and parachute deployment.