AFF Level 1 – Introduction to Freefall USPA Category A

Freefall TLO’s

  • Exposure to continuous freefall
  • Focused awareness and attention
  • 3 coordinated Practice handle Touches (PHT)
  • Altitude Awareness
  • Assisted pull

Dive Flow

  • Exit
  • COA
  • 3 PHTs
  • COA
  • Free Time
  • Wave off and pull @ 5,500 feet

Canopy Control TLO’s

  • Steering check
  • Identify the holding area and landing pattern
  • Fly a basic landing pattern
  • Proper flare and PLF … if necessary

AFF Level 2 – Turns and Forward Motion USPA Category B

Introduce Equipment checks – check of 3’s

Freefall TLO’s

  • Maximum free arm time
  • 2PHT
  • Heading awareness/controlled turns
  • Forward motion
  • Relaxed arched body position
  • Unassisted pull@ 5,500 feet

Dive Flow

  • Exit . COA
  • 2PHT
  • Altitude Check
  • Left 90 degree turn
  • Altitude Check
  • Right 90 degree turn
  • Altitude Check
  • Forward Motion
  • No maneuvers at/below 7,000 feet
  • Wave off and pull@ 5,500 feet

Canopy Control

  • Steering check
  • Identify the holding area and landing pattern
  • Fly a more defined landing pattern,starting at 1,000 feet at the upwind side of the landing area.
  • Proper flare and PLF … if necessary

AFF Level 3 – Release Dive USPA Category C

Freefall TLO’s

  • Heading maintenance
  • Hover control
  • Unassisted Pull
  • Discuss C.I.A. (Comfortable In Control and Altitude Aware)

Dive Flow

  • Exit
  • COA
  • 1 PHT
  • Altitude Check
  • Release/Hover
  • Short COA’s
  • Wave off and pull@ 5,500 feet

Canopy Control TLO’s

  • Steering check
  • Identify the holding area
  • Identify alternate landing pattern
  • Look for 45 – degree angle on the final target
  • Proper Flare

AFF Level 4 – Heading Control/360 Degree Turns USPA Category D

Freefall TLO’s

  • Heading Control
  • Unassisted pull
  • Self gear checks and donning as well as parts quiz.

Dive Flow

  • Exit
  • COA
  • Student picks and holds heading
  • Instructor releases
  • Altitude check
  • Turn left 360 degrees/stop on heading
  • Altitude check
  • Turn right 360 degrees/stop on heading
  • Altitude check
  • Continue to 7,000 feet
  • Wave off and pull@ 5,550 feet

Canopy TLO’s

  • Steering check
  • Identify the holding area and landing area
  • Penetration check
  • Rear -riser turns and flares

AFF Level 5 – Back Loop/Forward Motion USPA Category E

Freefall TLO’s

  • Solo Poised Exit
  • Back loop
  • Forward Motion
  • Unassisted Pull

Dive Flow

  • Solo Poised Exit
  • COA
  • Back loop
  • Altitude check
  • Forward motion to dock
  • Altitude check
  • Continue until 7,000 feet
  • Wave off and pull@S,000 feet

Canopy Control TLO’s

  • Stall practice and recovery (above 2,000 feet)
  • Review low wind vs. high wind landing patterns, low turns and object fixation

AFF Level 6 – Linked Floating Exit/Tracking USPA Category F

Freefall TLO’s

  • Linked Floating Exit
  • Tracking for 5 seconds
  • Unassisted Pull
  • Self Gear Checks and Donning as well as parts quiz .

Dive Flow

  • Linked floating exit
  • Altitude check
  • Face Instructor
  • Turn left/right 90 degrees when prompted
  • Track on heading for 5 seconds
  • Altitude check
  • Turn 180 degrees and repeat if above 7,000 feet
  • Wave off and pull @ 5,000 feet

Canopy TLO’s

  • Practice break turns vs. full toggle turns
  • Right of way and canopy avoidance in the landing area

AFF Level 7 – Graduation Skydive

Freefall TLO’s

  • Floating Exit – maintain and recover control
  • Front flip
  • Back flip
  • 360 degree turn
  • Tracking
  • Unassisted wave off and pull
  • Self supervision of gear checks and donning

Dive Flow

  • Solo floating exit
  • Altitude check
  • Front Flip
  • Altitude check
  • Back flip
  • Altitude check
  • 360 degree turn – any direction
  • Tracking for 5 seconds
  • Wave off and pull @5,000 feet

Canopy Control TLO’s

  • Above 1,000 feet perform 180 degree toggle turns following turns of 90 degrees in opposite directions.
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