Advanced Freefly Skills - BPA FF2
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.
Euphoria's training school is now based at Skydive Spain along
with Freefall Addicts.
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
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.
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
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:-
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
and backward movement
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.
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.
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.
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!