Learn to skydive. Which Option is Right for You?
The best option for you will depend on your individual preferences. If you’re a first-time skydiver and want a relatively easy experience, static line parachuting is a good option. If you’re looking for a more challenging and rewarding experience, AFF is a great choice.
No matter which option you choose, skydiving is an amazing experience that you’ll never forget.
Here are some additional things to consider when choosing a skydiving option:
- Altitude: Static line jumps typically take place from a lower altitude than AFF jumps, which means you’ll experience less freefall time.
- Cost: Static line jumps are typically less expensive than AFF jumps.
- Ground training: The amount of ground training you receive will vary depending on the skydiving option you choose.
Static Line Parachuting
With static line parachuting your parachute opens automatically when you jump out of the plane, attached to you by a static line. This makes it a great option for first-time skydivers, as you don’t have to worry about opening your parachute yourself.
Static line skydives typically take place from a height of 3,200 feet. You’ll receive about 6 hours of ground training before your jump, covering topics such as parachute fundamentals, body position leaving the plane and landing safely.
Accelerated Freefall (AFF)
Accelerated freefall (AFF) is a more advanced method of skydiving that allows you to experience freefall without being attached to an instructor. In AFF, you’ll make a series of jumps from 10,000 plus feet, each with two instructors accompanying you. The instructors will help you control your body in freefall and teach you how to open your parachute safely.
AFF skydives typically take place over the course of two days. On the first day, you’ll receive about 6 hours of ground training. On the second day, you’ll make three jumps, each from a higher altitude than the last.