Are you ready to become a Skydiver?
- Should I do a tandem jump instead?
Make a Tandem skydive if you are not sure you want to become a licensed skydiver.
- Do I need a reservation to get started?
Yes. Your reservation is for ground school. Jumps will be scheduled as you progress. You may reserve online. Or, you call Manifest at 813-783-9399 – an especially good idea if you have extra questions. We will happily put you on the phone with an instructor or have one call you. Scheduled classes are Thursday and Saturday. If you can’t participate on our scheduled days, call us and we will add a ground school that suits your schedule.
- What are the physical requirements of the AFF Program?
We assess people individually, including weight considerations.
Call Manifest to speak with an Instructor.
- What is the initial training for AFF?
AFF starts with a full day (6-8 hours) of Ground School followed by 7 prescribed jumps. Arrive at 8 a.m. Sign your waiver and start training. It is possible to complete the first two AFF skydives on the day after ground school.
- Must I be a member of the USPA?
Yes. Before ground school, obtain a USPA membership here https://uspa.org/Membership/Individual-Membership
If you are not a member of USPA when you arrive at ground school, our staff will help you navigate the USPA website. USPA membership is required before the first jump.
- What’s next after my first AFF Jump?
AFF consists of multiple levels of freefall training. Once Category A is completed, preparation is shorter for each additional level.
- How should I prepare for ground school?
You will advance more quickly if you study the AFF section in the Skydiver’s Information Manual at https://uspa.org/SIM.
- How quickly or slowly may I complete the program?
We recommend completing the program more quickly than slowly to retain currency with your new skills. You are required to jump at least every 30 days to stay current in your training – more frequent progression is recommended.
- What must I do to get a USPA license?
A USPA A- license to skydive requires 25 jumps, plus demonstration of specific skydiving skills. Visit the USPA’s website for the details on A-license and other license requirements.
- What’s Required to Pass?
Each Category (A – E) has specific passing requirements. Most people complete all Categories in 7 jumps before making the first solo jump. If your instructor determines that some skills need additional work, a ’’re-jump” may be required (additional cost). Proficiency on written tests. A small number are advised not to pursue the sport.
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