Advanced Freefall Progression (AFP) is a specialized, one-on-one freefall training program, that is very similar to AFF, but offers many distinct advantages.
AFF was developed about 25 years ago and was adopted by the United States Parachute Association (USPA) as one of several teaching methods it recognizes. The AFF syllabus is standard world wide, and thousands of jumpmasters teach it. It works. The Advanced Freefall Progression (AFP) was developed in the last two years and is now the cutting edge of student training.
The AFP syllabus is more detailed and flexible than the AFF. It has many more defined levels of competency than AFF. It also accommodates jumpers that have made tandem and static line jumps, while AFF is a rigid syllabus that doesn't dovetail very well with other training methods.
AFF is tailored to only 7 levels, or 7 jumps, but you are still a "student" when you complete the 7th level. To graduate from student status and jump by yourself, or with your friends, you must have a skydiving license. This requires a minimum of 20 freefall jumps (USPA requirements for a license). The AFP program covers all of the jumps you need to earn your license at a lower cost to the student than the 7 level AFF program!
To enter the AFP program, you must first complete the requirements of the First Jump Course (FJC), and complete a successful "clear and pull" jump. The freefall
instruction phase is given on a personal basis so you receive the complete attention of your instructor. Your instructor takes you through complete ground training and accompanies you in freefall.
Unlike AFF where students are required to make reservations to jump, AFP is a program that is always available to all qualified student jumpers. All that is required to make an AFP jump is your presence on the drop zone! All Skydive MRVS coaches & instructors have current USPA ratings and are ready to assist you on your AFP training jumps.
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Evaluation and/or souvenir video is available for all AFP jumps at an additional cost.
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