Accelerated Freefall Level 1

The Quickest Route To Becoming A Qualified Skydiver

Accelerated Freefall

Accelerated Freefall is one of two ‘learn to skydive’ UK skydiving courses and is the quickest route to becoming a qualified skydiver. Also known as AFF, it’s Intensive, fast-paced and you can experience freefall on your very first jump.

After one full day of ground-training you will have learnt all the skills needed to make your first skydive from 15,000ft, accompanied by, but not attached to, two expert instructors. You will then open and, fly land your own parachute. We offer the AFF level 1 course as a unique introduction to the world of parachuting and skydiving which allows you to try it out first. If you fancy something a little more challenging than a Tandem Parachute Jump, its great as a one-off freefall experience.

The full 8-level Accelerated Freefall course is the best way to learn to skydive and attain your license as a qualified parachutist allowing you to jump at skydiving centres across the world.

  • Jump solo on your very first sky dive from 15,000ft.
  • Open, fly and land your own parachute.
  • Be cleared for unsupervised freefall in as few as 7 jumps.
  • Work towards obtaining your skydiving license.

Skydive Hibaldstow also offers another method of learning to skydive called Static Line Parachuting.

What Does AFF Level 1 Involve?

Before you can jump you will complete an intensive day of ground training with one of our British Parachute Association (BPA) qualified AFF Instructors. The jump will take place the following day making this a 2-day course.

Day 1

Day 2

The AFF ground training can be both mentally and physically tiring and it’s best to start fresh in the morning. The ground training takes one full day with the Level 1 skydive the following day weather permitting We ask all students to commit to the initial 2-days Weds/Thurs (or Mon/Tues in Summer).

For safety reasons we require you to return and jump within one month of your training.

If you are doing your AFF L1 as a one-off experience you will still be required to commit the same level of effort into the training as if you were going to complete the full course.

If you do not live locally then we strongly recommend staying onsite or nearby rather than driving a long distance before your course starts. Please note that skydiving is a weather dependent sport and certain conditions are required for first-time jumpers – this can mean your skydive is delayed or has to be rescheduled to an alternative date.

Find a List of local accommodation here. Skydive Hibaldstow has private and dormitory rooms available as well as free camping.

Please see the link below for our prices page, we offer discounts if you come as part of a group!

Accelerated Freefall Packages

Bronze: AFF Level 1

Learn to skydive with our 2-day Accelerated Freefall Level 1 training course. This is your first step in the route to becoming a qualified skydiver.


Silver: AFF Full 8-Level Course

Your ticket to becoming a qualified skydiver! Includes temporary BPA gloves goggles & logbook manual.


Gold: AFF Full Course and A-Licence

Your ticket to becoming a qualified skydiver! Includes temporary BPA gloves goggles & logbook manual.


AFF Residential Course

The same as the AFF Gold course, but with 3 nights in a B&B + external video. Runs on selected weeks only.


AFF Level 1 Gift Voucher

2-Day AFF Level 1 Training Course Includes Ground Training and AFF Level 1 Skydive from 15,000 Ft. A perfect gift voucher present valid for 1 year - simply pick a date of your choice!


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