Skydive worldwide with the accelerated freefall course: Where are the best places to learn?

Feb 24, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

Once you’ve experienced the thrill of your first skydive, it’s usually only a matter of time before you want to learn to jump solo. All beginner skydivers have to tandem jump with an instructor, and while this is an incredible rush in itself, there’s nothing like learning how to skydive worldwide with the accelerated freefall course. It’s like a high adrenaline version of the moment you learn to ride your bike without stabilisers.

Skydive worldwide with accelerated freefall course flickr image by Wales-Gibbons

Across the world there are plenty of jump schools that offer accelerated freefall courses, covering all the training you need to jump solo in just a few days. Here’s a pick of five of the top AFF schools across the globe. Learn to skydive worldwide with the accelerated freefall course in these destinations.

Skydive Hibaldstow, UK

Skydive Hibaldstow is one of the biggest UK parachute centres and an experienced AFF provider. They offer jumps from 15,000ft which is one of the highest in the UK. Running Accelerated Freefall courses all year round at their centre near Leeds, Yorkshire. Speaking to their chief centre instructor (CCI), “We believe in a hands-on and intensive approach to our AFF. Many of our students go on to compete at national level, so the standards of our students are very high”.

Skydive Hibaldstow AFF

With a combined total of around 30,000 jumps and 75 years experience, you are in good hands on their two day AFF course. At the end of this intensive course, you’ll be freefalling from 15,000 feet, and loving it too. Find out more by visiting

Skydive Sebastian, USA

Aspiring skydivers from all over the world flock to Florida to take the, US Parachute Association approved, AFF course with Skydive Sebastian. It is one of the largest skydive schools in America if not the world, operating 7 days a week year round. The AFF training schedule is flexible so you can join a group, do it individually, or get your skydive licence in a limited timescale.

skydive worldwide with the accelerated freefall course image courtesy of Skydive Sebastian

But the benefits of Skydive Sebastian are not just about the quality of tuition and professionalism of their instructors. Just imagine learning to skydive in the glorious Florida sunshine. With the inviting Caribbean Sea glinting in the sun, and the golden sands of the Florida beaches perfect for relaxing in your down time. Find out more at their website: or by calling +1 772 388 5672.

Freefall University, Spain

Ok, this might not be an actual accredited university but it’s a catchy name and definitely a place of learning. The AFF course they offer covers levels 1 to 8 as well as all the equipment and training you need to be safe on the way down. The week long course includes accommodation and if you’re coming from the UK, their package also includes return flights from Heathrow to Madrid. Central Spain offers great conditions for skydiving, with clear skies, sunshine and light wind. Find out more by visiting

London Parachute School, UK

Taking you from complete beginner to competent solo jumper, again with packages covering all eight levels of the AFF programme. You’ll gradually learn the ropes, accompanied by two instructors. A complete programme will cost around £1,500 with a further ten consolidation jumps at under £500. Fully approved by the British Parachute Association, the London Parachute School is one of the UK’s premier accelerated freefall course providers.

Skydive worldwide with accelerated freefall course flickr image by Alexander Savin

WA Skydiving, Australia

Truly skydive worldwide with the accelerated freefall course tuition in Perth, Western Australia. Top quality tuition from expert instructors will cover all aspects of the AFF course that you need to know. Their policy is to allow at least one day between the training and final solo jump to let it sink in, so why not spend it exploring glorious Perth, one of the world’s best cities. Find out more here:

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