You made a first jump and you liked it? Are you an adrenaline junkie? The SOLO skydiving training course is for you!

Progressive Freefall course PFF - Parachute Gatineau-Ottawa Skydive

What is Basic Parachute Training?

The solo skydiving training is also known as PFF (Progressive Free Fall),  AFF (Accerelated Free Fall) or simply SOLO skydiving training. This learning method makes you discover the world of freefall. If you have successfully completed a tandem skydiving jump or a DAI (Instructor Assisted Deployment) jump, you are eligible for this training program.

The skydiving training at Parachute GO SKkydive

Your training as a skydiver starts with a complete theoretical course lasting about 4 hours and 15 minutes of free fall simulator (replaced by a second jump with 2 instructor during COVID where the simulator is closed). Theoretical courses are held in Gatineau.

All instructor jumps of your training will be filmed when possible so that you can understand your movements and correct your mistakes.

Your first skydiving jump will be with two skydiving instructors to ensure the stability of your position. The next 4 jumps will be done with one instructor to teach you maneuvers, supervise you and correct your movements.

After these levels, you will perform your first solo skydiving jump.

During your training you will learn how to maintain the skydiver’s position in freefall, watch and read the altimeter and open and control your parachute to the ground. You will also learn to make turns, complete turns and exits of aircraft in instability (dives or saltos).

PFF training includes:


A theoretical and practical course (with exam) lasting about 4 hours


15 minutes of freefall simulator (replaced with a second jump with two instructors during COVID)


Skydiver starter kit (including jump book, glasses, etc.)


1 jump with 2 instructors (two during COVID)


4 jumps with 1 instructor


3 solo jumps


Upon successful achievement of the PFF course, you earn your SOLO CSPA skydiving license (or USPA if avalaible and requested)!


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