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 licence 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 licence.

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

Midweek Tandem & AFF Level 1 Beginners Package

If you have never jumped before then, although it is not a pre-requisite, you may prefer to start with a tandem skydive. It’s the ideal way to orientate yourself from the air and have a better appreciation of the landing pattern and procedures. We also find that AFF students who have already completed a tandem parachute jump are more focused in the classroom and are looking forward to their second freefall.

This tandem jump will take place in the morning on Day 2, so you can go through some of what you have learnt whilst still harnessed to a professional BPA instructor, and then move straight on to your AFF Level 1 skydive.
Some students may prefer to book their tandem jump in the weeks leading up to their course date.

You can save £50 by booking your midweek tandem and AFF L1 together with this package. Or if you would prefer to start just with a tandem jump, then we offer a £50 discount if you book your AFF course within 6 months of your tandem jump.

However you are still welcome to book the AFF Level 1 on its own.

What Does AFF Level 1 Involve?

Accelerated Frreefall jumpBefore 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 dependant 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.

AFF Level 1 Packages

AFF Level 1

Learn to skydive with our 2-day Accelerated Freefall Level 1 training course.


AFF Beginners Package : Midweek Tandem + AFF L1

Includes AFF Ground Training, Introductory Midweek Tandem Skydive to educate and build the student's confidence, AFF Level 1 Skydive, and BPA membership. This package is not available for online purhcase. Please call us to book.


AFF Full 8 Level Course

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


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