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 7 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, canopy flight and packing 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
|Tandem Lvl1-A||6000FT||Intro to freefall and body position & assisted pull|
|Tandem Lvl 2-A||6000FT||Exit, practice handle touches (PHT), altitude awareness, body position, turns, solo pull|
Transition Ground Class
|AFP Lvl1-B||5500 FT||Intro to solo freefall||team poised|
|AFP Lvl2-B||5500 FT||Counter turns||team poised|
|AFP Lvl3-C||5500 FT||Release dive – heading control||team poised|
|AFP Lvl4-C||5000 FT||Solo flight & pull||team or solo poised|
|AFP Lvl5-D||5000 FT||Upper body turns||solo poised|
|AFP Lvl6-D||4500 FT||Turns to forward movement & dock||solo poised|
|AFP Lvl7-E||4500 FT||Barrel rolls||assisted backdown|
|AFP Lvl8-E||4000 FT||Back-loops & front loops||unassisted backdown|
|AFP Lvl 9-F||5000 FT||5 second delay (hop & pop)||solo poised|
|AFP Lvl 10-F||3500 FT||5 second delay (hop & pop)||solo poised|
|AFP Lvl 11-F||4000 FT||Tracking Dive||front float position|
Remaining dives: student will break off at 5000FT track to 4000FT – pull at 3500 FT
|AFP Lvl 12-G||3500 FT||Lower body turns – center point turns||diving|
|AFP Lvl 13-G||3500 FT||Forward, backsliding, & docking||floater position|
|AFP Lvl 14-G||3500 FT||Fall Rate||open accordion|
|AFP Lvl 15-H||3500 FT||Accordion arm docks & side bodies||compressed accordion|
|AFP Lvl 16-H||3500 FT||Tracking dive||swoop & dock|
|AFP Lvl 17-H||3500 FT||Challenge Dive||swoop & dock|
|AFP Lvl 18-H||3500 FT||Graduation Dive||student choice|
Jumps 19-25: Student may now choose a discipline: Intro to RW, or Intro to Freefly
GRADUATION A LICENSE=JUMP WITH YOUR FRIENDS UNRESTRICTED!