ACCELERATED FREEFALL - SKYDIVING CLASSES
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.
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 email@example.com .
Located in Taft, CA, we offer some of the best vistas and weather for skydiving in California!
How long will my jump take?
Plan on the whole day for AFF jumps. Plan on 1-4 hours for tandem jumps.
What should I wear?
Comfortable, well fitting (closed-toe) gym shoes, and casual, loose fitting clothing. Jeans are okay. Sweats or shorts, according to season. We furnish you with a jumpsuit, goggles, gloves and all equipment necessary to make your skydive.
Is there an age limit?
Yes. You must be 18 years or older. No upper limit as long as you're healthy!
Are there weight limits?
Yes, 240lbs for tandem jumps and 230 lbs. for AFF jumps.
There is $20 fee if you are over 200lbs, and $30 fee if you are over 230lbs (for tandems)
What if it rains or is too windy?
AFF students will complete the classroom portion of their training, regardless of the weather. Tandems are simply rescheduled for another date.
I received my training and did not get to jump due to weather. When can I jump?
Anytime during our normal business hours or by appointment.
When is Skydive Taft open?
We are generally open for skydiving from 8am till sunset, Friday to Sunday. We are occasionally also open during the week, so please call and check! We are also here 7 days a week to take appointments and answer questions over the phone.
Can I get licensed?
Yes, Skydive Taft will train you from your first jump through your expert license and beyond.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes, call Skydive Taft anytime to make a reservation at 661.765.JUMP. We require a $50 deposit per person. We accept debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Can my friends and family watch me skydive?
Yes, we land right on the airport and have an area where they can watch you land.
Do you have a picnic area?
Yes, we have picnic tables along with a BBQ and pool (in the summer) that you are welcome to use.
Do you have camping facilities?
Yes, we have a place to set up tents, park RVs (no hookups) and shower/bathroom facilities.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, but they must be on a leash.