You’ve dreamed of flying. We know you have because we’ve dreamed of flying too (still do!).
You’ve dreamed of soaring through the sky, feeling the rush of adrenaline and the wind in your hair. You’re itching for an adventure. You may have done a tandem before (or maybe not), but one thing is for sure: you’re ready to fly.
Here’s some info for you: as opposed to the relative passivity of a tandem jump, the AFF* skydiving program combines the thrill of freefall with the ability to control your own parachute. At the end of the program, when you pass your exams, you’re eligible to get your skydiving license! If you like that idea (and … you do) then AFF is the way to go!
In this article, we'll explore the top 5 reasons why people skydive – and why you should try AFF skydiving. There are way more than five reasons why you should try skydiving – just to be clear on that – but we’re going to limit ourselves to five. Here goes …
One of the main reasons people try AFF is the incredible sense of achievement it offers. Jumping from an airplane is no small feat, and conquering that fear can be life-changing. With each jump, you'll not only gain confidence in your ability to control your body and parachute, but you'll also learn valuable lessons about decision-making and taking charge. It's an accomplishment you'll be proud of for a lifetime.
Imagine having the power to fly like a superhero. That's exactly what skydiving offers! AFF skydiving gives you the chance to experience true body flight and the exhilaration of freefall. No other captain will have the helm; you’ll have control over your movements, your own experience, and, ultimately, your destiny. Sure, you’ll have your instructors alongside you, but solo skydiving is just about the closest thing to real human flight, and AFF puts you and you alone in the pilot’s seat.
In our always-on, notification-punctuated, YOLO kinda world, it's altogether too easy to get caught up in the stresses of the every day and, well, miss your life. Skydiving offers a unique escape from those worries, and completion of your AFF is the gateway to that world.
As you take on that freefall state of mind, your soul becomes fully present in the moment. All your concerns and to-do lists fade away, leaving you with a newfound sense of freedom and – okay, we’ll say it – inner peace. It's a chance to appreciate the beauty of the world from a whole new vantage point, and that new perspective generally proves to be a priceless asset.
Here’s a fun secret: skydiving is nothing close to a one-time thrill. Far from it! Skydiving is a sport and one that you can continue to grow and excel in for many years. AFF is the first step in a journey of learning the fundamentals of flying your body, jumping with friends, traveling around the world to explore new skies – and even competing in national (or world) skydiving events. There are endless possibilities to explore and new skills to acquire.
Your crew is awesome. Of course they are! And the crew that’s waiting for you on the other side of your AFF training is going to increase – and dial up the awesomeness – of your crew.
The skydiving community is a vibrant and diverse group of people who share a common passion for this incredible sport. By going for your AFF, you'll quickly become a part of this tight-knit family. Sport skydivers are united by their love for adventure and their desire to break free from the ordinary. Spending time together in the sky and sharing stories (and laughter, and beer) on the ground creates bonds that last a lifetime. You'll meet people from all walks of life and establish friendships that are as exhilarating as the jumps themselves.
So what is the AFF magic, in a nutshell?
It’s a key that unlocks the magic in you.
There’s no time like right now to lock your sights on an adventure that’ll take you places you never imagined.
Yeah, it’s that good. So why wait? Take the leap and book your AFF skydiving course today. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, adrenaline, and camaraderie. The sky is calling. It's time to answer!
* ”What is AFF?!” you ask. It’s an acronym, short for “Accelerated Freefall.” Long story. Blame the 70s. Just don’t try to pronounce the acronym as a word, and you’ll be fine.