A four to six hour ground school prepares you for your first AFF jump, which is the most modern and efficient way to learn how to skydive solo. You will jump from over two miles above the earth accompanied by two instructors while wearing your own parachute system.

After approximately one minute of freefall, you will deploy your own parachute and land while being coached by your instructor over the radio. This program involves eight levels of instruction. After you have completed your AFF training, you can then continue your progression towards obtaining your USPA "A" License.

Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid photo I.D. Cannot weigh over 230 pounds. All prices include complete training, equipment, as well as the jump. All prices are per person, per jump.


USPA Membership: $65 + First Jump Course: $120 + Level 1: $209
Total to complete first jump : $394
Level 2-3 $209 each
Level 4-8 $199 each
Solo x 13 $65 each
Coach jumps x 2 $120 each
Simulated Emergency Exit $79
Packing Class $79
Graduation Jump $120
USPA License $30
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All prices are per jump. USPA membership is required before doing the Level 1 jump.


Our First Jump Course typically involves several hours of ground school where all topics relating to safely completing your first skydive are covered. The class covers information such as airplane procedures, skydiving exits, body position, canopy control, landing procedures, and emergencies. At the conclusion of the class you will make your AFF Level 1 jump with two experienced USPA instructors.

If you wish to continue with your skydiving journey after your level 1 jump, you will progress through AFF levels 2 through 8, with each level introducing you to more skills, maneuvers and involvement in the sport of skydiving.

After completing the AFF program students are cleared to jump solo and are guided every step of the way through earning their USPA "A" License and beyond.


Check out some of the most frequently asked questions our newbie and even experienced skydivers have. We'd love for you to learn to skydive with us at Skydive Taft! If there’s a question that isn't answered on this page, then give us a call at 661.765.JUMP (5867) or email us at .

Located in Taft, CA, we offer some of the best vistas and weather for skydiving in California!