So, you may have a few tandem jumps under your belt and you’re ready to take your experience to the next level? Skydive Taft’s Accelerated Freefall program is the perfect preparation for solo skydiving. While prior tandem experience is recommended, it is not mandatory if you are the ambitious type! We employ the most modern and efficient instructional techniques to ensure your success. You will receive four to six hours of ground school to prepare you for your first accelerated freefall skydive. You will then receive membership to the United States Parachute Association (USPA) prior to your first jump. Then, the magic moment. Accompanied by two instructors, you will jump from over two miles above the earth while wearing your own parachute system.

You’ll learn to skydive from the pros. After approximately one minute of freefall, you will deploy your own parachute and land while being coached by your instructor over the radio. This self-paced eight level program will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to safely conduct solo skydiving.

Movin’ On Up

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 you have completed your AFF training, you can continue learning to skydive with progress towards obtaining your USPA "A" License.


To participate in this program, you must be at least 18 years of age with a valid photo I.D. and you cannot weigh over 230 pounds. All prices include complete training, equipment, as well as the freefall skydiving jump. All prices are per person, per jump.

Skydive Taft has been the premier skydive operation serving Los Angeles and helping new people learn to skydive for over twenty years. Our professional instructors, pristine gear, and top-notch safety record are just a few of the reasons to choose Skydive Taft as the place to take solo skydiving lessons for your next adventure. Book your course today!


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 661.765.5867 or email us at [email protected].

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