Frequently Asked Questions
to the Freefall Addicts FAQ page. After careful consideration
of our client feedback and after some monitoring of our
sales process we have come up with the below list of commonly
asked questions. If there is anything not covered below
that you might like to ask; please feel free to contact
should I choose the Freefall Addicts?
We are a team of people devoted to the training of AFF.
2. Because you get to book directly with
your instructors, and not with a booking agency.
3. Because the people you speak with and
email and see on the website are the same people that will
be looking after your training and best interests on your
4. Because we love to skydive!
5. We believe in giving you top class instruction
– every instructor on our staff has a minimum of 1
British Gold medal in the sport of skydiving.
6. Because we don’t dress you in
boiler suits! All our equipment, instructor and student,
looks identical- making you feel a member of the team!
7. We will support your skydiving after
you depart, by organising wind tunnel trips, intermediate
training courses, sensible priced equipment and fun trips
8. Because we are specifically a skydiving
AFF school, we can dedicate all of our time to your training-
you do not need to worry about your instructor being used
for tandems/tandem video work/other students.
We promise that you will receive one on one student/instructor
10. Freefall Addicts is not an AFF factory.
We continue to support ex students and graduates by offering
wind tunnel trips, Florida trips, post AFF courses and
support back in the UK. We are also on call should you
need advice on your parachuting, whether you have questions
about different licenses or that 2nd hand set of parachute
equipment you have seen.
all your instructors speak English?
our staff are British. We don’t use foreign instructors,
so you have no concerns about understanding accents or expressions
whilst learning to skydive.
long will my course take?
AFF course starts with an Introduction to the parachute
centre by your instructor. You will then carry out the ground
school training which is comprised of 10 different lessons
and will take about 6 hours to complete – depending
on the length of breaks you have in between lessons. You
are then ready for your first skydive!
Throughout the course you will be able to progress as quickly
as you like, doing as many jumps per day that you are comfortable
with. Most people do around 3 AFF skydives each day, although
it has been known for people to double that! Remember that
you are taking in a lot of information and the adrenalin
you will experience will tire you out! When you are onto
your consolidation skydives, the sky really is the limit!
do your courses start?
course dates are tailored to suit your personal requirements.
We operate with a strict one student to one instructor ratio.
Therefore you can choose the best dates that suit you and
simply call to confirm we have an instructor free on the
day you wish to start.
are open year all round and only close for the 25th and
26th of December. The weather in Spain is ideal for student
jumping, with endless blue skies and low winds.
static line experience count towards my AFF course?
will find that you are at an advantage due your previous
parachuting experience. The equipment, aircraft procedures
and environment will be familiar. If you have done a 10
second delay then you can convert to the AFF course, starting
on AFF level 3.
type of aeroplanes will I be jumping from?
our Seville location we can skydive from either a Dornier
(seats 15) or SMG (seats 10). It is great for a dropzone
to have a choice of aircraft and its fun to skydive from
different planes as well!
do level repeat costs means and what is the likelihood of
having to do one?
the AFF course you are learning all of the principal skydiving
skills to be able to skydive on your own. Each level teaches
you a new skill whilst practicing the skills already learnt.
Sometimes, a student may need to repeat a level to ensure
that the skills have been grasped. Remember you have all
of your instructor’s attention and they will be working
with you on the ground before and after every jump to ensure
your success on every skydive.
am a qualified skydiver / a friend of mine is qualified
and would like to come with me?
problem! It’s great to have friends/family along
to share your experience. We also have various intermediate
skydiving courses if they would like to work on their
are you located?
are an independent company located at Skydive Spain. Our
training facilities are situated on the drop zone which
is approximately 20 minutes from Seville airport. The dropzone
is neighboured by the town of Bullullos, and the city of
Seville. Seville is famous for it's Cathedral, orange trees,
excellent food and nights out! The beach is just a 40 minute
drive. Here we have fantastic weather, English speaking
staff and great nightlife!
are 'consolidation jumps' ?
as ‘consols’, these are the solo jumps that
you do directly after your AFF course. These jumps are designed
for you to consolidate your new skydiving knowledge and
increase your confidence. Your instructor will be supporting
you during this time, and teaching you some of the more
advanced aspects- new types of exiting the plane, learning
how to check your own equipment, perhaps a packing lesson
and even jumping out with you to provide a friendly face
in the sky!
is the weather best for Skydiving in South Spain?
offers excellent weather for skydiving. During the Summer,
jumping starts at 9am and finishes at about 9.30pm when
the last lift of the day lands. Summer temperatures throughout
Spain are warm, although that does not stop us from skydiving,
and it is refreshing to jump in the cool air. During the
Winter the weather is not quite so constant, and of course
it is cooler. However, conditions that prevent us from
skydiving do not normally last more than a day or two.
is the BPA?
BPA is the parachute governing body for Great Britain.
What is the USPA?
USPA is the largest parachute association in the World
and the USPA qualification we also issue is the most recognised
qualification in the world.
my parachute equipment in good condition and properly maintained
to British standards?
Addicts is proud to say that all our equipment is brand
new and maintained and reserve repacked to BPA FAI standards.
The school purchases new equipment on a regular basis to
ensure that our customers are always skydiving with state
of the art equipment.
happens if I cannot complete my course due to … weather,
illness, personal choice?
will make every effort to get you through the course, but
should any unforeseen circumstances out of our control dictate
otherwise, we will make every effort to ensure you can come
back and finish off at a time convenient to you.
I have a set of equipment for my own use, or will this be
shared with other students?
to the amount of equipment we have, you will be given your
own altimeter, helmet, goggles, parachute system etc for
the duration of your stay.
the company run by instructors?
the company is owned and run by instructors meaning we know
exactly what your skydiving needs are and are completely
up to date with safety and teaching regulations.
What can I do when I am not skydiving?
a look at our section ‘Other Activities’ on
the website. Here you will find information about what else
you can do in the evenings, or if you would like to take
a day out from skydiving to explore the local region.
I get equipment advice?
course. Equipment seminars are held on a regular basis and
organised on request. These don’t only teach you about
different manufacturers but give you an insight into the
rigging and technicalities involved in different sets of
equipment, along with advice for choosing equipment that
is correct for your size, weight and experience.
you teach me to pack?
You can learn flat packing and pro packing. We can get you
to a standard where you are happy to jump your own pack
job within a day.