Skydive Atlanta

Getting Certified for Solo Skydiving

Getting Certified!

Accelerated Freefall is the name of our training method to teach you to become a safe skydiver that can jump without instructor assistance. The name Accelerated Freefall, or AFF as we call it, was coined in the early 1980's when the method was developed as an accelerated method of learning over the old Static Line method used since the 1930's.

Each jump is made from 14,000 feet above the ground and each has a series of objectives to be completed before moving on to the next level. Objectives are made progressively more difficult throughout the program. AFF can be completed in as little as one long weekend. Once you begin, you must complete one jump every 30 days to remain current.

After completion of the AFF program you must complete 1 jump every 30 days to remain current. If you go beyond this, you must complete a jump under the supervision of an instructor before jumping solo again. Therefore, most jumpers begin working toward their "A" license. You are eligible after 25 jumps, completion of certain review items, a few jumps with a USPA Coach, and demonstration of 10 landings within 25 meters of a target. An "A" license holder can go 60 days between jumps.

Ground School

Ground School

During the ground school you will learn everything you need to safely make a skydive. This includes equipment, how to control your body in freefall, emergency procedures, and parachute control and landing. The ground school starts early the morning of your Level 1 skydive and typically lasts around 6 to 8 hours. Once completed, your ground school is current for 6 months in which time you must complete your certification.

Level 1 Skydive


During Level 1 you will have 2 instructors. Your objectives are to remain stable in freefall, maintain altitude awareness, and open the parachute on time. These objectives are required for all Levels. If you complete all tasks you are cleared for Level 2.

Level 2 Skydive


On Level 2 you must meet the Level 1 objectives plus you execute 90 degree turns and forward movement.

Level 3 Skydive


Objectives on Level 3 are the same as Level 1, only the instructors completely release you for the first time.

Level 4 Skydive


For Level 4 you will only have 1 instructor. You are released, then execute maneuvers as in Level 2.

Level 5 Skydive


Same as Level 4 only now 360 degree turns.

Level 6 Skydive


Level 6 you exit the aircraft with no instructor holding on. You perform all maneuvers plus backflips.

Level 7 Skydive


Level 7 you perform a diving exit and perform all the maneuvers you have learned. In addition, you execute front flips and fast forward movement.

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Just an hour or so from Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, and 90 minutes Auburn, Alabama. Whether you want a first time tandem skydive, AFF solo certification, or more advanced training Skydive Atlanta has no equal. When the U.S. Army needs a place to train their demonstration jump team, The Silver Wings, they choose to come to us in Thomaston, Georgia. Skydive in Georgia this weekend!

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