Most people are satisfied with achieving mind blowing, adrenaline surging, pulse pounding fear and exhilaration from horror movies, however, if you prefer a more hands on approach, then skydiving is the perfect activity for you! To truly have a passion for something that forces you to endure blood, sweat, and occasional tears, in addition to crazy out of pocket expenses, you must be into it. This is the thing about skydiving, there is no half assing it, it's either all or nothing. Which is why we think it shouldn't be any big deal for you to choose to enroll in our skydiving school to get certified as a legit skydiver.
What to expect when you're educating...
Our Accelerated Freefall course is fast and convenient, and guaranteed to get you up and out of that plane, jumping solo, in just a few weeks’ time. Don’t get us wrong, we say it's fast, but only if you're committed to learning and mastering the principles that will be put forth by our expertly trained, veteran skydive Instructors. It will be all on you to put what they teach into practice. Because unlike what you’ve previously been told, “If at first you don’t succeed, try again”, well, to be honest that philosophy doesn’t mean jack here because if at first you don’t succeed skydiving, then…
AFF training is an 8-step training course designed to help you achieve certification and proper demonstration of a variety of acrobatic moves and body positions. It also strives to ensure skydivers know firsthand how to respond in scenarios where radio contact is inhibited or emergencies arise. If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to jump on your own, you’ll be expected to complete at least three jumps assisted by your Instructor(s) before you can skydive unaccompanied. No need to worry though, it will happen soon enough.
The 8 steps to solitary skydive freedom
Briefly we’ll try and give a general idea of what each step or portion of your training will be focused on:
- Initial Skydive (Don’t get too excited, you’ll deploy your chute on your own but will still be accompanied by one or more instructors.)
- Correct and Refined Body Position
- Time to Set You Free (Yay!) sorry, we mean heck, yeah!
- Perfect Right Angles (90 degree turn)
- Come Full Circle (360 Degree Turn)
- Stability Training
- Adding it All Up
- Hop n Pop (No, it's not microwave popcorn to celebrate your course completion!)
Once you’ve completed our AFF program, you’ll be able to sign up with the United Parachute Association (USPA) and apply for your certificate. This certificate and advanced skill set can serve to propel you into multitudes of different things within the realm of skydiving. You can further your educational advancement and segue your knowledge and experience into becoming a jumpmaster yourself.
Or perhaps you want to learn more aero acrobatics, the more skill and styles of skydiving you master, the more an integral part of a performing team you’ll become and you may be sought after to compete in shows and competitions. On the flip side, you may just really enjoy participating in the sport and it will come to nothing more than a means to enjoy yourself and experience pulse pounding excitement on the weekends to break up the monotony of your daily grind. No matter the reason, it's always going to be step in the right direction to pursue learning and discovering more about the sports and activities that you have a passion for.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about our Skydiving School or exactly what it entails, you can always give us a call. We have agents standing by to help you determine what course of action is best for you. They also have access to all of the dates, times, and locations where are schools are available. If you happen to be in the South Carolina area, not only can you contact us by phone, but you can drop by our facility as well and check things out. Even if you reside elsewhere, we have drop zones located all throughout the United States, each one with a staff of people who will be more than happy to assist in any way. So, what do you think? Ready to give it a try?
We’re free fallin’ for your skydive skill
If you think you just might have an interest in pursuing becoming a professional skydiver, give us a call and get your enrollment started. There’s no time like the present and no better place than in Charleston!