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 - Let our team help make your dream a reality and become a licensed skydiver.
Our training program is known as AFF - Accelerated Free Fall.
AFF is a eight (8) 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 may continue on the next day (Saturday) at 9 am, depending on class size. Students will make their first skydive on Saturday, weather permitting. Classes are first-come, first-serve.
Your first Skydive is included in the cost of the Ground Training/First Jump package, and is paid at the time of class registration. Your first jump will consist of a specialized, focused Tandem Skydive conducted with a Tandem/Accelerated Freefall Instructor and goes beyond the ususal Tandem Skydive by focusing on proper exit techniques, freefall body position, altitude awareness, proper deployment procedures and one-on-one canopy flight instruction. This Skydive provides a guided instructional experience that will enhance your awareness and prepare you well for your flying your body on your next skydive using our individual student equipment.
2019 Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Ground Training Schedule
Our regularly scheduled Ground Training/First Jump Classes begin on Friday evening, and may continue on Saturday morning (depending on class size). 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 2019 classes are:
- April - 4/26
- May - 5/10 and 5/24
- June - 6/7 and 6/21
- July - 7/5 and 7/26
- August - 8/9 and 8/23
- September - 9/6 and 9/20
- October - 10/4
How To Make a Reservation - To book a slot in one of our 2019 classes, click on the "Book Now" button on this page, and select the "Accelerated Freefall Training Class" calendar to book online. Or call our 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 which is a specifically designed tandem skydive with an AFF/Tandem Instructor who will give you direct supervision and feedback regarding correct body position, equipment operation and canopy piloting.
Training continues adding additional skill sets for each jump. Jumps two through four are made with our specifically outfitted student equipment and two instructors who fly along side you, giving you direct feedback in freefall regarding correct body position, awareness, and equipment operation.
Jumps 5-8 consist of jumping alongside one instructor who will be adding your to your skill set, preparing you to make jump number nine a completely solo skydive!
Located 25 minutes from Detroit. We cater to new jumpers who live near the Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Flint, Jackson, Pontiac, Dearborn, Saginaw, Bay City and all over Michigan. Let our team of USPA certified instructors teach you how to spread your wings and take flight with our Accelerated Freefall program.
Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Pricing
|Ground Training & First Skydive - Level 1A - Ground Instruction Course and first Training Skydive - A specially focused Tandem Jump. Must be booked online.||249.00|
|Level 1B - First Accelerated Freefall with Solo Student Gear accompanied by two instructors. An amazing sense of accomplishment!||215.00|
|Level 2 - Preparation for your release dive – more body control. A Two-Instructor Skydive.||215.00|
|Level 3 - This is your release dive – your two instructors release you and you fly on your own.||215.00|
|Level 4 - One instructor from here on out. You will be released and learn hover control in free fall.||190.00|
|Level 5 - You will learn how to glide forward in freefall.||190.00|
|Level 6 - This is a combination of turns with forward motion.||190.00|
|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.||190.00|
The staff at Midwest Freefall have now helped me obtain my second of four skydiving licenses and are certainly great to work with!
» Carlo Gobba