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About the School

Skydive Dubai’s Desert Dropzone is one of the world’s largest skydiving schools, featuring top-level instructors who use the latest training techniques to pass on their wisdom.

Being able to skydive on your own requires knowledge and skills which you learn during the AFF (Accelerated Freefall) course. For example, knowing what altitude to deploy your parachute, how to pack your own parachute, how to release the reserve in case of an emergency… It's your first step to being able to skydive solo. 

AFF Course, A license and Experienced

1. Accelerated Freefall (AFF) first jump course remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Accelerated Freefall (AFF) first jump course

This program comprises a day of ground school (theory) and a minimum of eight skydives (Cat A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2, E1, and E2). 

Skydive Dubai’s Desert Dropzone offers theory classes in English every Friday, and in Arabic upon request. If you opt for the classes in English, we request that your speaking and comprehension levels be at least at an intermediate level. In order to reserve a spot, you need to pay a deposit of AED 1,000 (which covers the ground school fee). 

During your ground school, you will learn about equipment, safety procedures, canopy deployment and control, and the all-important landing, to name a few topics. Once successfully completed, students are ready for their first skydive.

Learning how to skydive is about progression. Each of the eight skydives consists of a fixed set of maneuvers that you must perform before you can move on to the next one. For the first three skydives, you will be accompanied by two instructors. For the remaining skydives, you will have just one instructor by your side. 

After you pass all categories you are an AFF graduate and are ready to perform your first solo skydive. You can then proceed to achieve the various levels of the license and specialize in various disciplines of the sport.

Please note, if you would like to spend time at the indoor wind tunnel at Inflight Dubai do let our staff know. Minutes for the tunnel need to be purchased separately. 

2. A license remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

The A license is the gateway that enables a relatively new skydiver to get involved in everything the sport has to offer. A USPA A license is an internationally recognized certification that allows the holder to jump at dropzones around the world and jump with other license holders.

Once you have USPA A license you may jump without supervision, pack your own main parachute and engage in group jumps.

To obtain a USPA A license, you must complete a minimum of 25 skydives, successfully pass all the requirements on the A license proficiency card and pass the written and oral A license exam.

3. Experienced remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

If you’re a licensed skydiver who’d like to skydive at either of our locations please follow this link. If you’d like to learn about the advanced coaching courses we offer you may click here.

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