The AFF teaching method has been designed to be didactical and methodical at the up-most. After seven levels of increasing difficulty, which can be achieved within only seven jumps, the candidate receives the graduation and is permitted to jump alone. And even if some levels must be repeated for safety reasons, it is fairly common to see candidates obtain their graduation after 3 or 4 days of jumping.
The AFF Introductory Jump is not much more expensive than the Tandem Jump but requirements to be allowed to jump are quite more demanding
The instruction starts with the theory and the ground training mentioned above. Those course take place once a month.
For instruction, we use the most modern equipment, made of one square main parachute and a reserve parachute of the same type.
All the gears are equipped with an Automatic Ativation Device. This device, controlled by a microprocessor, continuously measures the rate of descending speed and the altitude and activates, whenever needed, the reserve parachute.
To help in the control of the open parachute, during the early jumps, an Instructor gives by radio the necessary indications to the Student in order to guarantee a landing in good conditions in the appropriate landing area.