Two Day Accelerated Freefall Starter Course -
jumps from up to 13,000 feet!
A course for those wanting to become qualified skydivers!
Which includes 30 minutes wind tunnel time with AFF levels 2 to 8 - see below!
You'll start by spending a full day in the class room going through the "AFF Level 1" training syllabus (AFF stands for Accelerated Free Fall). On the second day, weather permitting, you'll be ready to make your first skydive with two instructors from an altitude of up to 13,000 feet using your own parachute - as shown on the above video.
Having completed your AFF level 1 skydive you'll then be able to sign up for the rest of the course and go on to obtain your licence - which is a qualification recognised worldwide.
This involves completing AFF levels 2 to 8 (all of which are jumps using your own parachute, again as shown on the above video, with the necessary instruction included, and can be achieved in a minimum of 7 jumps) plus a further 10 jumps on your own - known as consolidation jumps.
Once qualified jump prices greatly reduce and you'll also be able to start jumping with other people from altitudes up to 13,000 feet free falling for approximately 70 seconds before deploying your parachute to be open at 2000 feet.
Prices for the "AFF Level 1" starter course are as follows...
|1 person attending on their own||£395|
|2 people attending as a group||£360 per person|
|3 people attending as a group||£330 per person|
|4 people attending as a group||£300 per person|
All prices quoted on this page include club membership, the mandatory temporary membership of the British Parachute Association and third party insurance cover for £5,000,000 as well a separate payment to the instructors who provide their services independently.
Additional charges to complete the full AFF qualifying course
The charge for completing the remaining 7 levels of the complete course (i.e. AFF levels 2 to 8) is then £900 - which includes 30 minutes wind tunnel time. You'll also need to upgrade your temporary British Parachute Association membership to full membership.
If you have to repeat any of the levels these are charged at cost. Currently £175 for AFF levels 1 to 3, £110 for AFF levels 4 to 7 and £50 for AFF level 8.
The 10 consolidation jumps are charged at £35 each.
Training days take place on Thursdays, with the jump scheduled for the following day. As there are only four spaces available per course please check accelerated freefall parachute course availability online here, or alternatively call us on 0871 664 0113 or send us an email quoting the dates you want and the spaces required and we'll get back to you.
Restrictions and conditions
Maximum weight limit is 16 stone. However participants mustn't be overweight in relation to their height, as per the table below. Reasonable levels of fitness also apply. (Tandem skydiving courses have a more relaxed weight limit).
All participants are required to sign a Solo student declaration of fitness form on arrival. Anyone with a listed medical condition or aged 40 or over will need to get this form signed / stamped by their doctor and to bring it with them on the day.
The minimum age is 16. The upper age limit is 54.
|Height (ft)||Height (m)||Male Limit||Female limit|
|Stones / Pounds||Kilograms||Stones / Pounds||Kilograms|
|5' 0"||1.52 m||10 Stone 9 lbs||69.68||10 Stone||63.87|
|5' 1"||1.55 m||11 Stone 4 lbs||72.02||10 Stone 5 lbs||66.02|
|5' 2"||1.57 m||11 Stone 10 lbs||74.40||10 Stone 10 lbs||68.20|
|5' 3"||1.60 m||12 Stone 1 lb||76.82||11 Stone 1 lbs||70.42|
|5' 4"||1.63 m||12 Stone 6 lbs||79.28||11 Stone 6 lbs||72.67|
|5' 5"||1.65 m||12 Stone 12 lbs||81.77||11 Stone 11 lbs||74.96|
|5' 6"||1.68 m||13 Stone 3 lbs||84.31||12 Stone 2 lbs||77.28|
|5' 7"||1.70 m||13 Stone 9 lbs||86.88||12 Stone 7 lbs||79.64|
|5' 8"||1.73 m||14 Stone 1 lb||89.50||12 Stone 12 lbs||82.04|
|5' 9"||1.75 m||14 Stone 7 lbs||92.15||13 Stone 4 lbs||84.47|
|5' 10"||1.78 m||14 Stone 13 lbs||94.84||13 Stone 9 lbs||86.94|
|5' 11"||1.80 m||15 Stone 5 lbs||97.57||14 Stone 1 lb||89.44|
|6' 0"||1.83 m||15 Stone 11 lbs||100.34||14 Stone 6 lbs||91.97|
|6' 1"||1.85 m||16 Stone||101.60||14 Stone 12 lbs||94.55|
|6' 2"||1.88 m||16 Stone||101.60||15 Stone 4 lbs||97.15|
|6' 3"||1.91 m||16 Stone||101.60||15 Stone 10 lbs||99.80|
|6' 4"||1.93 m||16 Stone||101.60||16 Stone||101.60|
|6' 5"||1.96 m||16 Stone||101.60||16 Stone||101.60|
|6' 6"||1.98 m||16 Stone||101.60||16 Stone||101.60|
You can jump in clear conditions with winds of 15 knots (17mph) or less.
If the weather prevents your jump from taking place as planned you may return on any mutually convenient occasion at no extra cost within a 3 month period from your initial training date.
Additional jumps should also not be more than 3 months apart.
Normal casual clothes such as jeans and trainers are ideal. Everything else is provided. Goggles are also available for those wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Are more than welcome but please do warn them that skydiving is an "all day" activity.
Food and Drink
Is available throughout the day, however alcohol is not allowed to be consumed whilst parachuting is taking place - although there is a club bar which opens once the last flight of the day has landed.
Is available to those wishing to stay overnight. Please see the accommodation page
Or if you prefer you can print off a reservation form to post to us.
A £50 non refundable deposit per person will be required to initially reserve the places (which can be paid by most credit or debit cards if required) with the balance then due 13 days or more prior to the date requested.
Gift Vouchers are available for all our courses. They make excellent presents! Visit our gift voucher page to find out more.
Why not make your first jump a sponsored event to help raise funds for your favourite Charity? More details including blank sponsorship forms, or how to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance can be found at our Charity skydiving page
If you raise double your course fee you could recoup the full cost of your jump from the money collected thus effectively giving you a free jump!