USPA Instructional Rating Manual (IRM)
USPA Accelerated FreeFall Instructor Rating Card
Xcelskydiving AFF Link
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Required Prior to Course

  • Holds or has held any USPA instructional rating
  • Must have held a USPA Coach or Instructor rating for at least 12 months, or have at least 500 jumps
  • Holds a USPA C license
  • Logged six hours of freefall time
  • Assisted in two AFF first jump course
  • Assisted in two Category C and two Category D AFF group preps
  • Observed all AFF ground preps in Categories A through E
  • Correctly taught freefall stability and basic freefall maneuvers, including freefall turns, backloops, barrel rolls, front loops, and tracking
  • Prepared an effective canopy flight plan and provided ground-to-air (radio) instruction for winds up to 14mph
  • Participated in the spotting and aircraft lessons from Categories D through H
  • Made 10 jumps to teach and observe basic group freefall skills
  • Correctly answered at least 80% of the questions on the USPA AFF exam