Accelerated Free Fall Iowa

Tandem Jumps

Most drop zones use tandem jumps to introduce students into the solo training programs. The instructor is the pilot in command of the shared parachute so the training time is considerably less than the methods where the student is wearing his own parachute. Both the student and the instructor are attached to the same parachute system. They freefall together for 30 to 50 seconds, depending on jump altitude, typically 9,000 to 13,000 feet and descend together under a single large parachute with dual controls. more >

Accelerated Free Fall

Commonly referred to as AFF, this training discipline involves making a series of jumps in which certified instructors accompany the student in freefall holding onto the student's harness at first while the student demonstrates certain skills. It can be compared to learning to ride a bike with training wheels. Students exit the aircraft with two USPA AFF Instructors and freefall together for 30 to 50 seconds, depending on jump altitude, typically 10,000 to 13,000 feet. Instructors maintain grip on the student's harness to provide in-air instruction and assist with stability if necessary. The student opens his own parachute by 4,000 feet and pilots it to the landing area. more >

Experienced Jumpers

Already a licensed skydiver? Come out to the dropzone and join our other fun jumpers. more >