Getting Your Licence

What Happens After AFF

Getting a Licence

Obtaining a ‘licence’ means that you are a qualified skydiver and that you have completed the AFF course itself. Now due to each country’s own skydiving federation having differing requirements in order to obtain a licence, we will work with you to ensure we are sending you home having fulfilled as many of these requirements as we possibly can.

For skydiving students from the UK – If you would like a British Skydiving A-License, we have expertise in this area.

British Skydiving

The requirements for the British Skydiving A-Licence are covered by our Platinum package:

  • Successful completion of AFF Levels 1 – 7
  • Successful completion of AFF Level 8 (low altitude exit)
  • 10 consolidation jumps (solo jumps supervised in the aircraft)
  • Canopy Handling Grade One (CH1) theory, practical exercises and written test.

Our British Skydiving Advanced instructor will be able to present you with your signed  A-Licence application form for you to send off to the British Skydiving federation, along with a photo and £10 application fee. You will also need British Skydiving membership to apply for the licence and to jump in the UK.

United States Parachute Association

The United States Parachute Association is recognised worldwide and should you want to apply for the USPA A-License, all our instructors are USPA rated and can take you through the full application process.

Our Expert package is ideal for the USPA licence and we recommend 10-14 days for your skydiving holiday in Portugal to include:

  • Successful completion of AFF Levels 1 – 7
  • Successful completion of AFF Level 8 (low altitude exit)
  • 12 consolidation jumps (solo jumps supervised in the aircraft)
  • 5 FS Coached jumps, which include learning ‘swoop to pin’, ‘break off and track’ from a group of experienced skydivers
  • Canopy skills practical exercises
  • Equipment Skills, Aircraft and Spotting Skills, Emergency Review
  • Endorsement by USPA Instructor on USPA A-License Proficiency Card.

Portuguese nationals being taught AFF in Portuguese language

Portuguese nationals will be trained by our FPPQ (Federação Portuguesa de Paraquedismo) approved AFF school and can apply for an FPPQ A-Licence following the same package as the USPA A-Licence please see our Portuguese language page for full details.

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