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Learn to Skydive
The AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) Skydiving and Parachuting Course consists of a minimum of 9 formal training jumps. This is the modern method of learning to skydive.
- All training jumps are up to 14,000′
- Skydiving techniques and canopy handling skills are introduced on your first jump
- You freefall for a minute
- The freefall is followed by a four minute parachute ride
- Then comes the landing
The AFF course is designed for beginners with no experience. All equipment is supplied. The course gives you the knowledge & skills necessary to become a qualified and certified skydiver, as laid down by the regulations of the Australian Parachute Federation. The course covers freefall skydiving and parachuting techniques with a particular emphasis on:
- Freefall sequences
- Body position
- Parachute canopy flight
We offer student training seven days a week at our Toogoolawah drop zone in Queensland, weather permitting. Advanced booking is essential for those wishing to participate in an AFF course. Please contact us for details on booking an AFF course.
- $100 Stage 9 Student Rebate Application Form (visit the SQPC.org.au website)
Students participating in an AFF course can either pay per jump as they go or purchase a course package. Skydive Ramblers offers several packages at different price points, all of which offer a discount off of the per jump price. Below you will find a summary of the different AFF course packages on offer at Skydive Ramblers.
If you committ to a package, we committ back to you at least 3 jumps a day, even if you are the only student. However, packages do not have to be done in a set time. The days indicated are the minimum number of days it will take you to complete the jumps in the package.
For prices, please see the pricing table at the bottom of the page.
Stage 1 and First Jump
First Jump Training Course – 1 Day
Complete a full day of theory and ground training. Make your skydive jump in the afternoon.
3 jump package over 2 days
Complete Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the AFF Course over a 2 day period (weather permitting).
This is an ideal package for people who want to check it out without committing to the full course and for people and travellers with time and financial restraints. The AFF course with Ramblers is recognised worldwide allowing you to continue through the course at other Australian and some overseas drop zones.
The ‘Introduction Package’ includes three AFF Course jumps plus overnight bunkhouse accommodation, a log book, T-shirt and membership to the Australian Parachute Federation.
Full Course 10 jump package takes 4 days
Complete all required nine jumps of the AFF course over a 4-5 day period (weather permitting), and get one jump FREE!
This package is ideal for travellers and local South Queenslanders alike. By completing the course in a short time frame you are creating the best learning environment possible and maximising your skills.
The ‘Completion Package’ includes all 9 formal jumps of the AFF Course plus bunkhouse accommodation, a log book and T-shirt PLUS a BONUS jump including equipment hire. (All “rejumps” must be paid for.)
Basic A Certificate Package
Full Course, ‘A’ Certificate, 15 jump package takes 5 days
This is a streamlined package designed to help you achieve your ‘A’ Certificate in as few jumps as possible.
The package includes the 9 formal jumps of the AFF Course, plus 6 extra jumps, bunkhouse accommodation, log book, and t-shirt.
Please note that this package does not guarantee your ‘A’ Certificate as this depends on your skills in the air and under canopy, plus being able to land your parachute accurately and consistently without assistance.
All the above packages are “bare bones” at minimal cost. All “rejumps” must be paid for.
A Certificate Addiction Package
‘A’ Certificate 20 jump Addiction package over 7-10 days
The ultimate skydiving holiday! This is the most adrenaline packed holiday you are ever likely to experience – spend a full week (or longer) skydiving and earn your ‘A’ Certificate – that’s your open licence to skydive anywhere! Yahoo! This package has a lot of “extras”!
The ‘A’ Certificate 20 jump Addiction Package includes all 9 formal jumps of the AFF course and 11 extra skydives. All stages of the course are videoed onto a USB. On completion of all AFF stages you go for a dedicated photo shoot jump with an instructor using an HD digital video and stills camera (value $145). All gear hire for the 20 jumps is included plus you will become a member of the Gear Hire Scheme (value $150) giving you cheaper gear hire for 12 months after the package is completed. Membership to the Australian Parachute Federation is included. You receive a log book, skydiving goggles and a T-shirt, and you will earn your APF ‘A’ Certificate, weather permitting. Caravan accommodation is included. This package gives you over $350 worth of extra value.
This package is not “bare bones”. There are lots of valuable extras. Up to 3 rejumps are included at no extra cost – value sky high!
Note: If you choose the AFF 20 Jump ‘A’ Certificate Addiction Package, you can later upgrade to the 50, 100, or 200 Jump Certificate Course packages.
Certificate Course Packages
50 Jump ‘B’-Certificate Package
Package includes the 20 Jump AFF Addiction Package, all APF fees, plus 30 jumps with equipment hire, 8 of these with a Coach doing Certificate “B” training jumps, advanced parachuting training, and packing training. Caravan accommodation for the duration of the course up to 5 weeks is included.
100 ‘C’-Certificate STAR CREST package
The 100 ‘C’-Certificate STAR CREST package is for people who intend to start their student skydiving training program and then live on the Drop Zone until the 100 jumps are completed.
Everything, except food and parachuting packing, is included in the Package; 100 jumps which includes everything listed in the 20 and 50 jump packages, equipment hire, parachute packing course, coaching for APF licences and Star Crest, Drop Zone daily registration fees and caravan accommodation for 10 weeks.
200 ‘D’-Certificate CAREER STARTER Package
The 200 ‘D’-Certificate CAREER STARTER Package is for people really serious about starting a career in the skydiving Industry. This package includes everything mentioned in the 100 jump package (except for Equipment Hire after 100 jumps), plus Drop Zone daily registration fees and caravan accommodation for 16 weeks.
You will be tutored in the skills of freefall photography, video jump editing, parachute handling skills and tandem freefall video techniques. You will be capable of performing income productive skydives and packing jobs. You will be qualified to commence your Coaching Ratings.
You will be required to sign a Binding Contract before commencing the “50 jump B-Certificate”, the “100 jump C-Certificate Star Crest” and/or the “200 jump D-Certificate Career Starter” Packages. Please read the contract carefully before signing. A key point of the Contract is the REFUND POLICY which clearly states that only 50% of the jump ticket component will be refunded. Please contact us and we will email you the contract form. After downloading the contract form please sign and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Learn to Skydive Options
- Min. age 16
- Max. weight 110kg
- AFF Stage 2 needs to be completed within 2 months of the First Jump Course. If Stage 2 is not completed within this time frame, you will have to pay an extra $100 and repeat the First Jump Course.
- If there is a break of more than 6 months between jumps, you must pay an extra $100 and repeat the First Jump Course.
- If the ‘A’ Certificate is not completed and there is a break of more than a year since the last jump, you must pay an extra $100 and repeat the First Jump Course.
AFF COURSE JUMPS & PACKAGES
If you choose the AFF 20 Jump ‘A’ Certificate Addiction Package, you can later upgrade to the 50, 100, or 200 Jump Certificate Course packages.
|First Jump Course - Tandem Stage 1||$395.00||Book Now|
First Jump Course - Conventional Stage 1
To book, please click the link to contact us.
|Deposit - for AFF Course||$100||Book Now|
|PAY PER JUMP: Individual Jump Prices||Cost||Book Online|
|Stage 2 AFF||$345.00||Book Now|
|Stage 3-4 AFF||$330.00||Book Now|
|Stage 5-8 AFF||$260.00||Book Now|
|Stage 9||$160.00||Book Now|
|REPEAT Stage 2-4 AFF||$251.00 each||Book Now|
|REPEAT Stage 5-8 AFF||$170.00 each||Book Now|
|REPEAT Stage 9 AFF||$120.00||Book Now|
|PACKAGES: Buy a package and save!||Cost||Book Online|
|AFF 3 Jump Introduction Package - Package includes three AFF Course jumps plus free bunkhouse accommodation, a logbook, t-shirt and a membership to the Australian Parachute Federation.||$1035.00||Book Now|
|AFF 10 Jump Completion Package - Package includes all 9 jumps of the AFF Course plus free bunkhouse accommodation, a logbook, t-shirt, PLUS a BONUS jump including equipment hire!||$2550.00||Book Now|
|AFF 15 Jump 'Basic A Certificate' Package - Package includes 9 jumps of the AFF Course, plus 6 extra jumps, bunkhouse accommodation and the extras of logbook, t-shirt, and APF Membership.||$2975.00||Book Now|
AFF 20 Jump 'A' Certificate Addiction Package - Package includes all 9 AFF Course jumps, 11 extra skydives, video of all stages, gear hire membership, APF membership, logbook, goggles, t-shirt, A Certificate accreditation, and Caravan accommodation.
Note: optional upgrades to 50/100/200 jump Certificate Course packages available.
|Deposit - for AFF Package||$100.00||Book Now|
Certificate Course Packages
|50 Jump B-Certificate Package - 20 Jump AFF Addiction Package + 30 Jumps for B-Certificate||$7200||Book Now|
|100 Jump C-Certificate STAR CREST Package - 20 Jump AFF Addiction Package + 80 Jumps for B, and C-Certificates||$11975||Book Now|
|200 Jump D-Certificate Career Package - 20 Jump AFF Addiction Package + 180 Jumps for B, C, and D-Certificates||$16750||Book Now|
My experience of a tandem skydive was for my 40th Birthday. I could not imagine possibly enjoying myself any more than what I did today. Thank you to my tandem guide and the video guys. Instructions were very clear and thorough about what to do, what to expect and I got a great tour guide experience up in the air. I look forward to doing it again.