Advanced Freefly Skills - BPA FF2

Freefall Addicts in conjunction with Freefly Space Euphoria are able to offer the BPA FF2 Freefly qualification. This is an advanced training scheme and is designed for those who already have good freeflying skills and hold the BPA FF1. Have a look at the information below to learn more or contact us for bookings. This is a 15 jump course, that is broken down into 6 levels.

 

Freefly Euphoria's training school is now based at Skydive Spain along with Freefall Addicts.

The school is now offering personal one to one coaching with the revolutionary radio in air coaching system manufactured by Rare Dynamics Inc (John and Mike from the freefly team Alchemy). The sophisicated noise reduction system allows the instructor to give very clear and exact voice commands to the student in freefall.

Freestyle or Freeflying Grade 2 (FF2) is designed to teach parachutists all the necessary skills for flying in a controlled “head down” body orientation, alone and with other parachutists.

 

According to the BPA operational requirements parachutists must have completed at least sections a-e of the BPA Formation Skydiving (FS) requirements and must have obtained FF1 (Freestyle or Freeflying Grade 1). Whilst FS1 is not a requirement it is certainly a good idea to have completed it fully. All parachuting equipment used during freefly descents should be appropriate and safe.

In order to obtain Grade 2 in FF (FF2) the parachutist must be Grade 1 in FreeFly (FF1) and have received a full safety brief and demonstrated the ability to:-

Fly in a controlled head down position, control fall rate in a head down position, control turns in both directions in a head down position, fly relative to others in a head down position and display independent body movement in a head down position, e.g. hand claps.

Course Summary

Introduction

It is particularly important that a new head down skydiver is competent at flying in a head up body position. The sit position is a the starting point for learning head down flight. You will practice transitions from sit flying to head down by performing a cartwheels and then opening into a head down position with wide legs. This position is only be held for a few seconds before you will return back to a sit position. This exercise will be practised until the transition is smooth and consistent.

Learning Control

After familiarising yourself with the basic transition to and from a head down position you will learn to spend longer durations in a controlled head down position. You will learn heading awareness to control horizontal movements. It is during this time that a good freefly coach becomes especially important so they can act as a reference and help correct any incorrect body positions.

Turn dynamics

Once you have acquired a good head down body position and control of horizontal movement you will then work on learning to fly it in avariety of different directions. You will start with controlled 360 degree turns.

 

Fall Rate Control

Once 360 degree turns are mastered youw will learn the principles of controlling fall rate, practicising faster fall with a more streamlined body position and slower fall in a wider, more open head down position.

Forward and backward movement

After learning fall rate changes in head down flight the next important skill to learn is forward and backward movement. This is accomplished by moving your hip in a forward position or backward position in relation to the upper body. Hips forward can create a backward movement and vice versa. You will learn how to work on levels when moving in a horizontal direction.

Qualification

One of the requirements of FF2 is the demonstration of flying in good control relative to others whilst in a head down position. As part of your qualification you will jump and work on 360 degree turns, some transitions to and from a head up position and some changes in fall rate.

The final requirement for FF2 is to display independent body movement, in essence demonstrating that the FF parachutist can move their arms independently of their legs. This is achieved by taking arm grips whilst flying head down, by performing hand claps or flying with destorted arms.

 

If you are interested in this course, or one of our other courses, please visit our prices section or contact us for more information. Freefly to the max!