Become a Licensed Skydiver

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Above: A video of how the Accelerated Freefall Program prepares you to become a skydiver.

Do you wish to take your love of skydiving beyond the tandem skydive? If so, this is the place for you - getting certified!

Our training program is known as AFF - Accelerated Free Fall.

AFF is a seven (7) jump progression program designed to add skill sets that transform the novice to a safe and independent, solo skydiver.

Classroom/Ground Training and First Jump - Classroom/ground training begins on Fridays at 5:00 pm running until approximately 9 pm, and continues on the next day (Saturday) at 9 am wrapping up about noon. Students will make their first skydive on Saturday afternoon, weather permitting. Classes are first-come, first-serve.

2017 Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Ground Training Schedule

Our regularly scheduled Ground Training Classes begin on Friday evening, and continue on Saturday morning. You can reserve your slot in class by using the "Book Now" button and utilizing our online reservation system. If for some reason, the Friday/Saturday class schedule does not work for you, give us a call. We usually can work with you to meet your schedule. Our currently scheduled 2017 classes are:

  • May - 5/5 and 5/19
  • June - 6/2, 6/16 and 6/30
  • July - 7/14 and 7/28
  • August - 8/11 and 8/25
  • September - 9/8 and 9/22

How To Make a Reservation - To book a slot in one of our 2017 classes, please call the manifest office at 586-752-5867 and we'lll register you for class. Accelerated Freefall Training skydives beyond the first jump (Jumps 2-7) are scheduled based on your availability and usually require about one hour of preparation with your instructors prior to the actual jump.

AFF - The Process
First Jump Course & Jump 1

The program begins with an intensive ground school known as the first jump course. Lasting between six to eight hours, first time jumpers are trained on how to use the parachute equipment, correct freefall body position, emergency procedures and flying the parachute. The class is followed by your first jump with two instructors who fly alongside giving feedback to correct body position and assist where needed.

Jumps 2-3

Training continues adding additional skill sets for each jump. Jumps two and three are made with two instructors.

Jumps 4-7

Jumps 4-7 consist of jumping alongside one instructor who will be adding your to your skill sets preparing you to make jump number eight a completely solo skydive!

Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Pricing

Package Cost
Ground Training - (required first) 150.00
Level 1 - First Accelerated Freefall – the name says it all. An amazing sense of accomplishment! 205.00
Level 2 - Preparation for your release dive – more body control. 205.00
Level 3 - This is your release dive – your instructors release you and you fly on your own. 205.00
Level 4 - One instructor from here on out. You will be released and learn hover control in free fall. 180.00
Level 5 - You will learn how to glide forward in freefall. 180.00
Level 6 - This is a combination of turns with forward motion. 180.00
Level 7 - This is your graduation jump, your now cleared off AFF! Our experienced coaches can help you continue your training to obtain your skydiving license. 180.00

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I'm so glad my first tandem jump was at Midwest Freefall...

» Darcy Day