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AFF Rating

Registration Link / Dates

April 22nd - 26th Skydive Elsinore

Course fees:

  • Only 1 candidate $1500.00
  • 2 or more candidates $750.00
  • You will need to cover your slot and examiner’s slot in the plane
  • This price is for five day training
  • USPA License fee $50
  • We also offer tunnel training


AFF pre-course training:

We start our AFF courses with AFF pre-course you will receive coaching in the specific AFF in-air skills:

  • flying hard exits
  • slot flying with a moving student
  • reading the students body position
  • properly presenting hand signals
  • stopping spins
  • rolling over an inverted student
  • assisting with deployment including pulling for the student

To participate in a USPA AFF rating course you need the following:

  • be 18 years old
  • USPA membership
  • USPA C-license
  • Be an USPA coach or instructor from another discipline (USPA IAD, S.L.I. or Tandem Instructor)
  • If you hold the Coach rating for less than 12 months you need to have at least 500 jumps
  • Documentation of 6 hours of accumulated free fall time
  • Have the prerequisites of the USPA AFF proficiency card signed off

Foreign Candidates:

Foreign candidate’s FAI License are not recognized by USPA anymore. If you don’t have your USPA license we can help you achieve your USPA license. We can provide the test when you get with us. To obtain the C-license all previous license requirements need to be met as well and the previous license tests need to be made.


  • The course books for any USPA rating course are the SIM and IRM which can be ordered from USPA
  • You are required to arrive at the course with the IRM written exam for that specific course completed
  • The IRM exams are open book tests
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the exam

The USPA AFF Proficiency Card:

Can be downloaded from the USPA website


  • This card needs to be signed off and complete section 1 before the course starts if you are already an instructor you can skip the starred numbers
  • The signatures are valid for 24 months so don’t worry about starting too early
  • The numbers on the back of the card are signed during the course by the Instructor Examiner
  • This is all marked on the card itself and is pretty much self explanatory

Equipment concerns:

  • For your and our safety we ask you to remove all sharp objects from your helmet for the practice and evaluation jumps.
  • Full face helmet is a must during the course.
  • Bring a jumpsuit that you are comfortable with, bootie suits are a great help for a more aggressive flying
  • For a larger range in fall rate weight belt and baggy suit
  • The pre-course is the time to try out new suits and get comfortable with your suit

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