BPA FF1 (Freefly one qualification course)

Want to Freefly? Have you seen the videos and want to do it yourself? Or was it the reason you started skydiving in the first place? The FF1 course will give you the necessary flying skills, safety information and qualifications to confidently Freefly with others. This is a 6 level, 15 jump course.

All our customers learn to freefly with Mikey Carpenter and Jim Harris from Freefly Space-Euphoria. These guys are one of the best freefly teams in the UK at the moment, holding silver medals at senior level. If you want to learn to freefly in Spain, then drop us a line and you will be flying head down in no time!

What is FF1?
The FF1 is a British Parachute Association licence endorsement that lets you show others that you have the skills to safely fly head up. Head up Freefly is also known as sit fly or stand up and adopts these basic body positions. Without this qualification you will not be allowed to Freefly with others in the UK.

How do I get FF1?
The course is divided into 6 levels. Students learn at different rates, some pick it up more quickly, while other may take longer to consolidate what they have learned. When you have progressed through the program you be able to move onto the final level and complete the FF1 qualification dive.

What are the levels?

Level 1.
The Back fly transition to make a stable sit fly position. Back fly is the position we first cover when trying to learn to sit fly. It gives us a good solid base position to fall back onto. From here we literally sit up into sit fly. To pass level 1 you need to show a solid, stable sit fly position.

Level 2. Turning in place
Turns are the first activities we learn once we have a stable sit fly. It allows us to "fly" the position without going unstable. If we can control our turning then we can also control our heading. To pass level 2 you need to show controlled turns.

Level 3. Transitions
Transitions are manoeuvres performed that rotate us around different axis. To pass this level we need to show going from a stable position to being unstable and back to a stable position again. If for any reason you find yourself unstable during a Freefly jump you need to be able to get back into a stable sit fly as fast as you can. This will prevent freefall collisions.

Level 4. Speed
Every skydiver has their own individual freefall speed. To fly relative to others we need range. Range is the ability to go faster or slower in a vertical axis. To pass level 3 you need to show fast and slow fall.

Level 5. Forward and backward movement
During any type of group jump separation can occur between people. To make the most out of every skydive we need to cut the amount of time it takes to get to where you want to be. To be able to move horizontally across the sky in a sit fly position is one of the most important levels of the FF1 course. Not only to get to where you want to be, but to also get you out of the way of any trouble.

Level 6. FF1 dive
The final level of the FF1 course is a evaluation jump showing:-

Controlled sit fly, turns, transitions on different axis, fall rate control and forward movement (most important).

When you can show all these skills you will qualify for your FF1 and you will be able to Freefly safely in groups head up.

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