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Niagara Central Airport
435 River Road, Hangar #1
Pelham, Ontario, L3B 5N6
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PFF (Progressive Freefall)

Groups of 1-4 Groups of 5-9
Groups of 10+
$449 $439 $429

About Progressive Freefall

Progressive Freefall (PFF) is the most common training method used by CSPA dropzones in training new skydivers while they pursue their CSPA Solo Certificate and above.

First Jump - Progressive Freefall (PFF) skydive is for the take-charge, high-intensity type of person. This method of experiencing your first skydive starts with the 5-hour First Jump Course ground school, an Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) jump from 3,200 feet, and an additional hour of intensive training with two highly experienced PFF Instructors. You then put on your own parachute (supplied) and board the aircraft, climbing to 10,500 feet or 12,500 feet (depending on the aircraft used). After you reach altitude, you will receive a final safety check, your two instructors will take firm harness grips, & on your command, the three of you will exit the aircraft. Be prepared for the ultimate adrenaline rush as you accelerate to terminal velocity! Once at 5,500 feet you will deploy your own parachute and pilot it to the landing area with the assistance of your on-ground instructor, who will be communicating with you via a one-way radio. PFF is the ultimate rush: Independence - Altitude - Speed! Please note: First Jump PFF requires the ability to perform tasks and make decisions in an extremely fast moving, high risk environment.

A full day commitment is necessary in order to safely complete the PFF skydive experience, due in part to the complexity of the required training prior to each jump, as well as the high qualifications of the instructors. Courses are limited in size so as to ensure all students receive proper one-on-one instruction.One tandem is required before you take this course

There is video package available for Progressive Freefall skydives.

PFF Video Package

Reservations

Progressive Freefall reservations are only available on Saturdays. Reservations are taken weekly May through October. Reservations and proof of one (1) previous tandem skydive are required.

Planning your Skydive

> The course starts promptly at 09:00 every Saturday. Plan on arriving for check-in at 08:45.

> If you are redeeming any gift certificates or prepaid vouchers (e.g. WagJag, Groupon), you must bring a printed copy. Electronic or mobile app versions will not be accepted. Failure to have a printed copy may result in having to pay full price, pending verification of your voucher(s).

> The course runs rain or shine. If the weather does not improve by the time the course concludes, you will be provided with options to return on a later date to complete your jump at no additional cost.

> You must bring proof of having previously completed at least one (1) Tandem skydive (e.g. jump certificate or skydive logbook). You cannot take the course, or complete any solo jumps, without proof. If your Tandem was with Niagara Skydive Centre, we just require the date you jumped with us.

> Expedite your check-in process and save 10 minutes by completing Online Check-In before you arrive.

> Expect to be at the drop zone for the full day.

> Understand that the course start time is not your actual jump time. You will likely be completing your jump mid- to late-afternoon, weather permitting.

> Wear comfortable clothing and sensible shoes. Sandals / flip flops are fine for the classroom part of the day, but you will need to bring running shoes to later change into.

> Consider bringing a snack with you, as there is no food service at the airport. We have plenty of picnic space, as well as microwaves and fridges, that you're more than welcome to use while with us! Light refreshments, such as coffee, tea, muffins, cookies, water and pop are available for purchase from the Niagara Central Airport Authority during their regular hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm. Cash only.

 

Restrictions

You must be at least 18 years of age (regardless of parental consent) on the day that you arrive to skydive with us. Government issued photo identification, such as a passport, driving licence, or provincial ID card, must be presented (Ontario Health Cards cannot be used). All skydive students must weigh 235 lbs (106 kg) or less for the Tandem, Solo, and PFF courses.

NOTE: You must have completed at least one (1) Tandem Skydive before registering for the First Jump - Progressive Freefall (PFF) Skydive.

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