Solo Skydiving Requirements

We get asked all the time about the solo skydiving requirements. Specifically, how many jumps you need to skydive solo. The answer to that question has multiple layers. In order to skydive solo, you’ll need to complete an approved training program. At Skydive Taft, we utilize the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course. While it’s not the […]

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The Difference Between Indoor & Outdoor Skydiving

Everyone who’s anyone has heard about skydiving. Whether strapped to an instructor or flying solo, you jump from an airplane several thousand feet above the ground and freefall towards earth. At some point in this freefall, either your or the tandem instructor will deploy the parachute and you will float gently back to the ground. […]

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All About Stratosphere Jumps

The first skydive was executed by André-Jacques Garnerin, the guy who invented the parachute, on October 22, 1797. Since then, parachuting has evolved in technique and equipment to the thrilling sport it is today. But while skydiving has become a safe and well-regulated activity, there are still those always looking to push the boundaries of […]

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Skydiving Locations Near Los Angeles

Southern California is renowned for nearly year-round skydiving weather and breathtaking skydiving locations. Whether you’re in the area for work or pleasure, there’s plenty of opportunities for a thrilling tandem or solo excursion. California is blessed with breathtaking physical features at every turn. From the Pacific Ocean to mountains, lakes, and valleys, there’s no shortage […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Skydiving Gear Safety

When you first start skydiving, you will most likely rent your gear. And you will probably continue to rent gear for the next few jumps. Some recommend that beginners continue to rent their skydiving gear until after they’ve completed the accelerated freefall certification and for a few dozen jumps afterward. But if skydiving becomes a […]

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