AFF - Accelerated Free Fall

Learn to Skydive in Michigan

About Our Accelerated Freefall in Michigan Course

In Skydive Tecumseh’s Accelerated Freefall in Michigan course, you start from the top and work your way down. You’ll get to experience free fall from up to 14,000 feet and be able to fly your own parachute in for a landing in our wide open student landing area!

Accelerated Freefall is the most modern method of skydive training. It is called “accelerated” because the progression is the fastest way to experience solo freefall, normally from 10,000 to 14,000 feet AGL (above ground level).

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Three skydivers making a formation during free fallHow AFF Training Works

After a day of training in our classroom, you will be prepared to make your first skydive. During your first few jumps, you will be as­sisted by two instructors who will be there to observe your skydive and guide you through the process. In freefall, your instructors will use hand sig­nals to communicate with you, helping you correct your body position, maintain altitude awareness, and stay relaxed.

At approximately 5,500 feet, your instructors will release their grips on you as you deploy your own parachute. Once you deploy, the instructors will fly away and deploy their own canopies.

From there you’ll take control of your toggles and steer yourself into our wide open student landing area, under radio guidance from an instructor on the ground.

Once you’ve proven you can maintain altitude awareness, keep relatively stable, and deploy your own parachute on the first few jumps, you’ll work up to the basic flying skills required to skydive without assistance. Eventually you will be cleared to “solo status,” where you will be able to jump with coaches in addition to instructors.

Getting Your “A” License and Beyond

After logging 25 jumps, and demonstrating comprehensive safety and flight skills you will be able to test and apply for your USPA “A” License, your ticket to jump at almost any dropzone in the world!

When you’re ready to jump, just give us a call at 1-517-SKYDIVE or 517-423-7720. You can also click the button below to register for your initial ground school training course.

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Tandem Skydiver in freefall at Skydive Tecumseh

This was a great experience! The staff were friendly, the TI (Amber) was informative and made it fun. I felt very safe and in the care of a qualified and capable TI. Skydive Tecumseh has been around for over 50 years and I can see why. This is a fantastic place to check off one's bucket list, have fun with friends, and do something exhilarating. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to have a chance of a lifetime.

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