Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Program

Learn How to Fly Solo with the AFF Program

Once you have finished your First Jump Course, you are ready to make that milestone first jump with your own parachute. This is the beginning of your 6-jump Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) program. During AFF you will learn – with instructors at your side to help – the fundamental life-saving skydiving skills which all additional skydiving training will build upon.

The first jump in the program consists of jumping with two instructors that act as “smart training wheels” in the air. They will exit the plane holding on to you and help you maintain stability in the air. Your instructors will give hand signals as necessary in order to help correct your body position in freefall (if need be). Finally your instructors will remain by your side until it is time to deploy your parachute and assist you if necessary.

As you progress through the 6-jump AFF program, you will learn a variety of in-air skills, such as:

  • different methods of exiting the aircraft
  • basic freefall maneuvers, including turns and forward motions
  • performing front flips, back flips, and barrel rolls on your own

Once you have successfully completed this portion of the training, you are ready to move on to the final part of getting your “A” license: the Skydiving Coach Program.


AFF Program Pricing

First Jump Course & Parachute Packing Class – $150

2 Instructor AFF Jump (Level 2 & Level 3) – $250 per jump

1 Instructor AFF Jump (Level 4- Level 7) – $200 per jump


AFF 6-Jump Cost: $1450 (when paid on a per jump basis)

**This total does not include re-currency jumps or jumps that must be repeated based on student performance.


AFF Skydiving Packages

Full AFF Package (6 jumps) – $1350 (Savings of $250!)

This package includes your First jump Course, a class to teach you how to pack your parachute, a logbook, and 6 jumps.

**This package does not include recurrency jumps or jumps that must be repeated based on student performance.

Accelerated Free Fall Level 1 Package: $750

If you are interested in the Accelerated Free Fall Program but don’t want to complete a tandem skydive, this specialty package is for you. It includes the First Jump Course (but not the parachute packing class), 10 minutes in the vertical wind tunnel at iFly Toronto in Oakville Ontario with a WNY Skydiving AFF instructor, and 1 skydive wearing your own parachute. You will have two instructors with you in freefall, plus radio assistance to help you during the parachute descent and landing phase of the jump. This package DOES NOT require prior tandem jumps – however, students that have already made a tandem skydive are eligible as well.

This package must be scheduled and paid for over the phone. Wind tunnel time, first jump course, and first jump will happen over multiple days. You must be able to travel to Canada. Please allow at least 14 days for scheduling.