Learn to Skydive

True One on One Instruction

Booking with an instructor ahead of time provides you with the unique opportunity Lodi provides, a direct route to your goal of becoming a skydiver in the highest learning curve environment possible.

One of the reasons we are so inexpensive, is this happens fast, and depends on you to study ahead of time. This is class “A” instruction and coaching. It’s you and your instructor working towards your ultimate goal of becoming a skydiver.

Your success depends on your level of commitment and engagement with the process of your education. You study, you do your tunnel time and learn to fly BEFORE you take your course. This is how you learn so fast. This is how you reach your goals quicker and become a competent and safe skydiver. You have to want this more than anything else.

This is an intensive course and one that requires your attention and ability to follow directions. A lot of responsibility falls on you as it will your entire jumping career.

Anyone can learn to skydive. And, our core students who thrive and excel are typically cross over athletes. IE. Climbing, Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Paragliding, etc. These are people with body and air awareness. If you are not an athlete, or a coach potato, please know this will take you a little longer.

Again, this is one of the only skydiving centers offering this level of premium instruction and coaching service.

Step 1: Get your AFF Done

The Accelerated Free Fall Course (AFF) is a Seven-level (Seven-jumps (7)), high intensity course meant for people who KNOW they want to become a skydiver.

Usually three (3) days, weather permitting, of solid jumping working on the basics of survival. At the end you are cleared for SOLO jumping so you may work towards your USPA “A” license.

There is no AFF certification
&
AFF doesn’t include your USPA “A” license

We are simply clearing you to jump as you have proved your ability to survive the experience of free fall, handle an emergency, land your parachute, and understand and apply basic skydiving and equipment knowledge. That’s it. You have the basics. It’s up to you to push your progression further. That’s the AFF Course.

Once done you are expected to diligently work towards your “A” license with no interruption of jumping. Currency is everything. AFF is the stepping stone to becoming a skydiver. If you stop jumping, take a break, etc. you are going in reverse. Your safety and the safety of those around you depend on you continuing your education and skill set building. So, start jumping!

Don’t worry. We do have an “A” license program totally customized for you with complete one-on-one instruction and coaching. It’s the fastest route.

How it works:

  1. Fill out the intake form using the button below – An instructor will get with you via email or phone to make sure you understand everything and then set a date.
  2. Put down a small non-refundable deposit to hold the date and provide immediate access to your task list and study materials.
  3. Book your tunnel time using the info given. You must book with an AFF Tunnel coach.
  4. Follow all directions and complete all tasks so you arrive ready to jump.

Step 2: Get your “A” license

  • $800-$1500
  • Rig Rental $35, includes jump & pack-job
  • Coach jumps average $30
  • Reviews and sign-offs, vary in price.

USPA “A” Lic requirements:

  • Fully filled out “A” card
  • USPA Membership
  • Minimum 25 jumps

Once off AFF you are cleared for SOLO jumps ONLY as you work towards your first license. Your USPA “A” license. How long this takes and what it costs, depends on you and your commitment. All of the “A” card requires signatures as proof of your acquired skills and coaching for the many reviews and one to one education. This education and skill set building is the foundation of your skydiving career. Take it seriously. You need to know and be able to apply everything you are learning. There are no shortcuts.

If you are fully committed, we do have a coaching program to get you your “A” license in a week. This again, is totally one-one-one instruction and coaching meant for only the candidates serious about their education and their timelines.

Step 3: Get your “B” Lic

  • 50 jumps
  • Canopy Course
  • Water Training Course
  • Accuracy Requirements
  • Aerial Skills Requirements

Stuff to know:

Payments:

You will be paying separate entities and contractors for your education. The tunnel coaches and your AFF jumping instructor and coaches are paid separately. (suggested to book up to 2-3 weeks ahead of time to complete all of the following)

Show up Ready to Start:

You must be fully prepared to start class on the evening prior. That means you will need to have your lodging sorted, tent, hotel, or trailer rental, done. You must be ready to GO full steam. There is no time for late studying, finding lodging, etc. Again, come prepared.

  • You must have your tunnel done and video ready to review on a USB
  • You must have all your study done
  • Class sometimes can start the night before.
  • AFF is scheduled during the week. Mon – Friday, You generally need 3 days or more dependent on weather

Lodging

  • You can tent on the DZ during your stay.
  • There are bathrooms and showers on the DZ
  • Hotels are just a few miles away, some with discounts, see the about page

Supplies

  • There is a small store down the street
  • We have a big community, rides are not hard to find

Are you ready?

Contact Form:

Please use the contact form if you have any additional questions that are not covered here.

Student Application:

If you think you will be a good candidate please fill out the form by clicking the button below. You will be contacted by an instructor usually within 48 hours to set a date.

We look forward to sharing the skydiving experience with you,

The Lodi Crew

Step 1: Get your AFF Done

The Accelerated Free Fall Course (AFF) is a Seven-levels in Seven-jumps (7), high intensity course meant for people who KNOW they want to become a skydiver.

Usually three (3) days, weather permitting, of solid jumping working on the basics of survival. At the end you are cleared for SOLO jumping so you may work towards your USPA “A” license. There is no AFF certification. This doesn't include your USPA "A" license, which we expect you to start working toward immediately. We are simply clearing you to jump as you have proved your ability to survive the experience of free fall, handle an emergency, land your parachute, and understand and apply basic skydiving and equipment knowledge. That’s it. You have the basics. It’s up to you to push your progression further.

Once done it is HIGHLY recommended you diligently work towards your “A” license with no interruption of jumping. Currency is everything. AFF is the stepping stone to becoming a skydiver. If you stop jumping, take a break, etc. you are going in reverse. Your safety and the safety of those around you depend on you continuing your education and skill set building. So, start jumping!

NOTE:

  1. You will be paying separate entities and contractors for your education. The tunnel coaches and your AFF jumping instructor are paid separately.
  2. This is an intensive course and one that requires your attention and ability to follow directions. There is not a lot of hand holding here at Lodi and we weed wannabe's out pretty quickly. A lot of responsibility falls on you as it will your entire jumping career.
  3. Again, the AFF Program doesn't include any certification nor does it include the USPA "A" beginner license. Once off AFF you will want to start jumping immediately and start working towards your first official certification and license, your USPA "A" license. This take a minimum of 25 jumps dedicated to all the sign offs of the "A" license card.

AFF: About $1500

(suggested to book up to 2-3 weeks ahead of time to complete all of the following)

  1. Pick a date
  2. Put a deposit down
  3. Book tunnel time - (Must use and AFF training Coach!) can take a week or more to get a coach and date sometimes, they are busy.
  4. Do all of your study - Less than a week of concentrated effort. Look it all over, look it all over again. This is an accelerated course, you are expected to show up prepared & knowledgable.
  5. Complete AFF - Usually no more than three days of high intensity jumping & knowledge review.

If you pass AFF you are then cleared to SOLO Jump only until you get your "A" license below. Again, a lot of responsibility is on you to do the work, not just get a sign off, and be able to apply what you learn. Your ability to be safe directly affects the safety of everyone around you.

Step 2: Get your “A” license

Costs: $800-$1000
Rig Rental $35, includes jump & pack-job
Coach jumps average $30
Reviews and sign-offs, vary in price.

Once off AFF you are cleared for SOLO jumps ONLY as you work towards your first license. Your USPA “A” license. How long this takes and what it costs, depends on you and your commitment. All of the “A” card requires signatures as proof of your acquired skills and coaching for the many reviews and education. This education and skill set building is the foundation of your skydiving career. Take it seriously. You need to know and be able to apply everything you are learning. There are no shortcuts.

USPA “A” Lic requirements:
Fully filled out “A” card
USPA Membership
Minimum 25 jumps

Step 3: Get your “B” Lic

50 jumps
Canopy Course
Water Training Course
Accuracy Requirements
Aerial Skills Requirements

Get Your AFF Done:

BOOK The DATE for AFF:
Send a message with the dates you would like to start jumping. Please remember, you will need TIME to book your tunnel, it could take more than a week to get a slot with a tunnel instructor. You will need time to study. You MUST do your tunnel and study BEFORE you jump. You will be given all the info and study materials once a deposit is made.

STUDY!
You will have to do your study work. Give yourself plenty of time to study. Your ability to meet performance objectives is related to your study. Come prepared!

BOOK EARLY!
Private instructors book out in the summer – BOOK EARLY

Stuff to know:

Lodging
You can tent on the DZ during your stay.
There are bathrooms and showers on the DZ
Hotels are just a few miles away, some with discounts, see the about page

Supplies
There is a small store down the street
We have a big community, rides are not hard to find

AFF is scheduled during the week
Mon - Friday, You generally need 3 days

Getting Stared:

Step 1: Use the form below to book a date and to ask any other questions.

Step 2: Put your deposit down to hold the date with your instructor. Link provided once you agree on dates. (Once you put a deposit down you will be directed to the study page with further directions and steps)

Step 3: Fill out the intake form.

Step 4: Get your tunnel done and have video on USB for review. Bring your own USB with you to the tunnel

Step 5: Get all of your study done!

Step 6: Show up the night before prepared and ready to get to work.

Upon Arrival:

Show up Ready to Start:
You must be fully prepared to start class on the evening prior. That means you will need to have your lodging sorted, tent, hotel, or trailer rental, done. You must be ready to GO full steam. There is no time for late studying, finding lodging, etc. Again, come prepared.

1) You must have your tunnel done and video ready to review on a USB
2) You must have all your study done
3) Class sometimes can start the night before.

You need to be:
1) Well Rested
2) Hydrated
3) Pre-fueled with Food

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