Accelerated Freefall (AFF)
AEROGRAD KOLOMNA IS EUROPE’S LARGEST AND BEST-KNOWN DROPZONE!
An individual skydiving training program Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is the most exciting and safest skydiving course to date. AFF uses the most advanced techniques and equipment. Our AFF course will turn anyone into a true skydiver!
All AFF jumps are performed from an altitude of 3,500-4,000 meters using a special training system equipped with square parachutes (main and emergency) and an automatic activation device.
It seems that the AFF training system is more complicated than previous courses. However, it is a known fact that a beginner learns the correct freefall position much faster and more effectively, because each jump is accompanied by experienced instructors.
The long freefall enables the student to make the most of each jump.
All your jumps can be videotaped for you and the instructors to analyze and also for the sake of good memories. After the landing, the student and instructors go over the video to thoroughly analyze the jump, pinpoint all mistakes and get ready for the following jump. The Moscow AFF course includes a very intensive land training program under the watchful eyes of the instructors.
Aerograd Kolomna, the Aviation and Technical Sports Club of DOSAAF Russia, is the best skydiving club in Russia; a flight school and a campus with developed infrastructure that offers infinite opportunities to families and corporate clients.
Aerograd is located on the bank of the River Oka close by the picturesque ancient town of Kolomna and about 100 kilometers from Moscow. We are only an hour and a half/two-hour drive from Moscow. You can reach us by taking the M5 Moscow–Chelyabinsk federal highway. Aerograd has an area of 250 hectares and has a capacity of up to 1,000 guests.
The Korobcheevo Airfield is designed to accommodate class 4 aircrafts, including the An-2, An-28, L-410, Yak-52, and Yak-18t airplanes, the Mi-2, Mi-8 helicopters, and very light aircrafts (except autogiros, aerostatic balloons and airships), receive and dispatch the said aircraft performing airfield, en-route and international flights, daytime VFR flights, and airfield and en-route daytime and nighttime VFR flights for helicopters.
SKYDIVING SKILLS ARE MASTERED ON THE GROUND
There are seven levels in our AFF course:
During the first three levels, a learner gains the key freefall skills. They include the skill to exit an aircraft, control your body during the freefall, focus, use skydiving devices, and deploy the parachute. A learner gains these skills through active practice and direct control by instructors while in the air.
The next four AFF levels are designed to further develop skills and techniques of maneuvering during the freefall. A learner gains the skills of closing in an instructor, making 360-degree turns, front and back loops, and tracking, jump planning and awareness during the freefall. Pre-jump preparation is focused on safety. The achievement of a new level based on accomplishments rather than a number of completed jumps.
PHASE 1 "FIRST SKILLS"
PHASE 2 “MANEUVERING”
PHASE 3 “GRANTING A LICENCE”
The level is consisted of at least eight jumps, including:
AFF 8.2 jumps with an instructor
AFF 8.1 solo jumps
A successful completion of Level 8 permits solo jumps and grants “Beginner Skydiver” status.
Those who have completed an AFF course are not allowed to jump in groups, except for jumps with experienced skydivers having the club’s clearance or any Aerograd instructor. This rule is applicable until a learner achieves “Category A” and does not depend on the number of jumps.
A TANDEM JUMP WITH AN INSTRUCTOR:
TOUCH THE SKY PROGRAM:
Theory, a tandem jump, a jump with two instructors: 19 990 RUB.
ACCELERATED FREE FALL:
Video and photo shoot of a jump AFF: 2 000 RUB.
ACCOMMODATION AT “AEROGRAD HOTEL”
“Aerograd Hotel” is a modern country hotel, built in 2013. It is situated on the territory of the aviation-skydiving club “Aerograd Kolomna” on the bank of the Oka River not far from the Town of Kolomna and about 100 km away from Moscow City. A trip from Moscow to “Aerograd Hotel” takes about 1.5-2 hours. The hotel offers 62 comfortable rooms, including low-priced Bungalow Double rooms and business class rooms. For our foreign guests we can arrange transfer from the airport and back. “Aerograd Hotel” offers a wide range of services for the guests.
The restaurant is situated in the main building of “Aerograd Hotel”. You can have a great time, because we have sauna, a volleyball playground, a football field, the buggy route and a paintball club, as well as a skating rink (in winter period), a small lake with a sandy beach.
Prices start from 3000 rubles per room per night (twin).