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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. What is Tandem Skydiving?
Tandem Skydiving is the best method for making your first skydive. It takes a minimal amount of instruction, and allows you to make your initial skydive(s) with an instructor harnessed to you for the entire skydiving experience.

2. What is Accelerated Free Fall?
AFF is the quickest method of becoming a qualified skydiver and is also the easiest way to learn with approximately 50 seconds of free fall on every jump guided by expert instructors. AFF usually turns out to be less expensive in the long run, and much more fun than the outdated static line method.

3. What are the benefits of AFF over other training methods?
There are many benefits, but two of the main ones are the continuous exposure to free fall, that means that you are in free fall for a long time giving you the time to practice your free fall techniques. Another is our ability to teach you in free fall using hand signals to adjust your body position, thereby giving you a better result.

4. How will I know how I am doing on the course?
As well as your debriefs, many facilities offer video of your jumps, these videos are used to show you how well you are doing and are also combined for you to have and take with you as a record of the whole trip.

5. How does free fall feel?
Free Fall is not the stomach churning feeling of a fun fair ride, because you are falling on a cushion of air like a hovercraft it is a feeling of buoyancy similar to being in the water, but with a much greater thrill.

6. After opening is it easy to find the landing zone and fly the parachute to land in the target area?
This worries many people, but everyone finds this easy. Every skydive as an AFF student is accompanied by a mounted radio so that your instructor(s) can talk you down until you are confident and competent to fly and land yourself. Canopies fly at approximately 20 mph and are great fun to steer across the sky.

7. Are the landings hard?
The latest ram air canopies allow you to land very softly! Even the big guys can be afforded soft landings.

8. Will I be scared?
Everyone experiences some fear throughout the course. Some find the first jump the most frightening, whereas others feel more relaxed about the first skydive, then feel it later in the course. This is part of the adrenalin buzz of this course. One of the things you will gain is the ability to confront and control your fear. When you get past this stage you can really start to relax and enjoy the sport.

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