AFF course equipment

This is the kind of suit you will be using on your AFF course. The suit is streamline and stops any clothes flapping around. It also has grips on the legs and arms for your instructors to hold when exiting the plane or to hold in freefall, if necessary.

 Suit 1

We use a hard shell helmet to protect us from bumping our head when exiting the aircraft. We always wear goggles when skydiving. This is because we’ll be traveling at about 120 mph and this makes our eyes water, making it difficult to see.

 Helmet and goggles

To make sure we always know what altitude we are at when in freefall or flying our parachute, we use a very accurate altimeter. This is warn on our left hand and is compulsory for every jump you perform.


This is like one of the parachute containers you’ll be using on your AFF course. The parachute container houses a main parachute, reserve parachute and an automatic activation devise (AAD).

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This is your main parachute that you’ll be using nearly all the time. It’s designed to be slow and docile and easy to land, but it can also be lots of fun.


This is the reserve parachute that you’ll have on your back in the case of an emergency where your main malfunctions. Though, this is very unlikely to occur! 

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These are the kind of automatic activation devise (AAD) that you’ll use every sky dive. If you were to become unconscious or are unable to deploy your main parachute (or reserve) for any reason, the AAD opens your reserve for you.

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Vigil photo 

The equipment you’ll be using on your AFF course has been tested to a high standard and is ideal for learning to skydive.

BPA Manuals

Here you can download all the relevant manuals that you may need through your AFF course

AFF Manual

Canopy Handling - CH1 & CH2

Canopy Piloting - CP

Freefly Progression

Formation Student Progession

BPA Forms

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