After you calculate all your time and cash available for skydiving, you will be able to choose between three first jump skydiving methods. Static line, tandem and AFF (Accelerated Free Fall).
These methods are pretty different because if a method will give you some experience as a introduction to skydiving the other one it's made to quick jump your path to a very experienced skydiver. You have to think about your alternatives. You have to set some clear points in your mind. Think about these three options you have and then just choose one, the one that best fit your expectations. Whichever skydiving method you will choose for your first jump, will be a good one, just because you choosed it.
Let's learn a few things about each of the skydiving methods we outlined at the beginning of this article.
Static Line - it's still evolving after more than 30 years. The first jump takes place from an altitude of 3000 feet after 4 hours of ground training. You will receive your A license after 25 free falls.
Tandem Jumping - This method is the most popular as a first jump. This method will allow you to experience skydiving without any stress. You can do your first jump with just 30 minutes of basic training. You will be assisted by a tandem master and a tandem instructor. Be prepared to spend $90 to $280 for your tandem jumping.
AFF(Accelerated Free Fall) - This is the most extreme skydiving method. You will have to exit the airplane somewhere at 11000-11500 feet, only with 2 instructors who will assist you during the AFF. For each jump you will assist to a 45 minutes ground training.
Now that you now something about all the three skydiving methods that can suit your first jump you are free to choose the one that best fit your needs and just do it, you will love to skydive from the very first moment. Have fun.
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