Westside Skydivers

Advanced Freefall Program

The Advanced Freefall Program is a structured skydiving course that has been continuously developed since 1984. It is the most progressive and complete instructional program in the world. Although there are different training programs being used around the world, AFP instructs where other programs end short. AFP has inspired USPA's requirements for self-supervision thus producing more competent and confident skydiving students. AFP gradutates have excelled in all aspects of the sport. Ronald Bell has perfected our program - now including your choice on the last 5 levels: intro to RW or intro to Freefly! 

AFP allows students to progress at their own rate in a supportive rather than stressful curriculum. This style of teaching caters to students of all ability levels by providing individualized attention. The AFP supervised environment enables each student to demonstrate sufficient and competent skills for equipment inspection, freefall, and canopy flight throughout the 18 level program. 

Sounds good, but how does it compare to the AFF program? To read Joe's impassioned comparison, click: here.

After students complete 2 tandem jumps, they move on to the AFP solo jumps:


Westside Skydivers Advanced Freefall Program


AFP

LevelDeploy ALTJump
Tandem Lvl1-A6000FTIntro to freefall and body position & assisted pull
Tandem Lvl 2-A6000FTExit, practice handle touches (PHT), altitude awareness, body position, turns, solo pull

Transition Ground Class
LevelDeploy ALTJumpExit
    
AFP Lvl1-B5500 FTIntro to solo freefallteam poised
AFP Lvl2-B5500 FTCounter turnsteam poised
AFP Lvl3-C5500 FTRelease dive – heading controlteam poised
AFP Lvl4-C5000 FTSolo flight & pullteam or solo poised
AFP Lvl5-D5000 FTUpper body turnssolo poised
AFP Lvl6-D4500 FTTurns to forward movement & docksolo poised
AFP Lvl7-E4500 FTBarrel rollsassisted backdown
AFP Lvl8-E4000 FTBack-loops & front loopsunassisted backdown
    
AFP Lvl 9-F5000 FTTracking Divediving
AFP Lvl 10-F3500 FTLower Body Turns (center point turns)floater position
AFP Lvl 11-F4000 FTForward, backsliding, & dockingfront float position
    

Remaining dives: student will break off at 5000FT track to 4000FT – pull at 3500 FT
LevelDeploy ALTJumpExit
AFP Lvl 12-G3500 FTFall Rateopen accordion
AFP Lvl 13-G3500 FTAccordion arom docks & side bodiescompressed accordion
AFP Lvl 14-G3500 FTTracking Diveswoop & dock
AFP Lvl 15-H3500 FTChallenge diveswoop & dock
AFP Lvl 16-H3500 FT5000' Hop n Popteam poised
AFP Lvl 17-H3500 FT3500' Hop n Popteam poised
AFP Lvl 18-H3500 FTGraduation Divestudent choice

Jumps 20-25: Student may now choose a discipline: Intro to RW, or Intro to Freefly, or solo

GRADUATION A LICENSE=JUMP WITH YOUR FRIENDS UNRESTRICTED!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Currency Requirements

Not Jumped in:
Requirement:
30-90 days
Transition or Freefall test, and repeat last accomplished level
91 days - 6 months
AFP Ground Refresher, Transition or Freefall Test, and repeat last accomplished level
6 months - 1 year
AFP Transition Class, Transition or Freefall Test, and repeat last accomplished level
Over 1 year
AFP Transition Class, Transition or Freefall Test, and repeat last accomplished level with possibly 2 Jumpmasters

 

Off Student Status - No License

60 days - 6 months
Freefall Test and solo jump with 4500' deployment or 1 on 1 jump to altitude with Jumpmaster
6 months - 1 year
Freefall Test and 1 on 1 jump to altitude with Jumpmaster
Over 1 year
Freefall Test and Manifest discretion