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Learn to Skydive

Advanced Freefall Program

The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects of the sport becoming National and World Champions.

Individualized attention with one on one instruction starts with an in-depth 8-hour class.

 

Home of AFP In a Week

Questions about AFP?

  • 815-433-0000
  • info@skydivechicago.com
  • 3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350

Course Overview

First Jump Transition Course

There is much to learn before you jump out of the plane for your first time.  We have two ways for you to get the information you need.  You should have completed at least 2 tandems prior taking the course.

Online

Saves time and convenient.  Once you sign up and get access you’ll be able to watch and re-watch the entire instructional series from your computer or phone.  This online course covers equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control and test.  After you have completed your course you will attend your pre-scheduled in person practical (1-2 hours).   Where we review and do the hands-on portion of the course.  You will then be ready for your first solo jump!  

Or

In person course.  (Only one course per month.)

The instruction is broken down into two sessions:

Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is all classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4-6 hours.

Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and test. Depending on class size, session two normally takes around 2-3 hours to complete.

You must be available for both sessions, Friday evening and Saturday morning, to take the course. Once you have completed and passed the test you will be ready to make your 1st AFP jump!

 

18 specifically designed levels to teach you:

  • Flight Planning
  • Altitude Awareness
  • Freefall Body Position
  • Deployment Procedures
  • Canopy Flight
  • Equipment Instruction and Packing
  • Video of your jump included for each level
  • Maximized training with video review

Pre-requisites to AFP

  • Must weigh less than 230lbs
  • Complete at least 2 tandem jumps
  • Completed objectives of the tandem progression
  • At least 1 tandem jump made at Skydive Chicago within 6 months of your AFP class

Private Skydiving Lessons

Unable to attend the pre-scheduled Transition Courses or just want a more individualized class?  Private courses are available.

FREE! With the purchase of an A License Package or A License in a week package.
72 hour notice required.
Call 815-433-0000 or info@skydivechicago.com

Pricing

Advanced Freefall Program

$240
for Level One
  • Pay independently for each jump as you go move through your A-license progression.
  • You must have completed 2 tandems, one being at Skydive Chicago prior to taking the course.  Please e-mail us if you have any questions.

Advanced Freefall Program

$3422
A-License Package Pricing
  • Our most popular option- Pay for your entire A-License program up front for a discount and flexibility to complete your license on your schedule.
  • AFP Jumps 1-18 Included + 5 Solo Jumps
  • $715 discount compared to paying as you go
  • No hidden fees, all classes and membership fees included
  • You must have completed 2 tandems, one being at Skydive Chicago prior to taking the course.  Please e-mail us if you have any questions.

Advanced Freefall Program

$585
3-Jumps Pay as you go
  • Includes 3 jumps from AFP Program
  • Pay as you go. Includes a 3 jump pass.
  • Does not include USPA Membership, A-Prep Course, Packing Class or final 5 jumps to complete A-license
  • You must have completed 2 tandems, one being at Skydive Chicago prior to taking the course.  Please e-mail us if you have any questions.

Questions about AFP?

  • 815-433-0000
  • info@skydivechicago.com
  • 3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350

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