AFF Categories

AFF CATEGORY “A”

-Exit Count-

Check Left…OK
Check Right…OK
PROP!
Up, Down, ARCH!
– “Arch 1000, Arch 2000, Arch 3000, Arch 4000” –

-Dive Flow-

  • COA (heading, altimeter, check left, check right)
  • 3 practice touches
  • COA
  • Short COA (heading, altimeter, every 3-5 seconds)
  • 6,000 ft, lock on to altimeter
  • 5,500 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

In order of importance:

  1. Pull
  2. Pull on time
  3. Pull stable

AFF CATEGORY “B”

-Exit Count-

Check Left…OK
Check Right…OK
PROP!
Up, Down, ARCH!
– “Arch 1000, Arch 2000, Arch 3000, Arch 4000” –

-Dive Flow-

  • COA (heading, altimeter, check left, check right)
  • 2 practice touches
  • Short COA (above 7,000 ft ?)
  • Left 90 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 7,000 ft ?)
  • Right 90 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 7,000 ft ?)
  • Leg Exercises (extend legs only for 3 – 4 seconds)
  • 7,000 ft, no more manuevers
  • 6,000 ft, lock on to altimeter
  • 5,500 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

AFF CATEGORY “D1”

Observe Spot

-Exit Count-

Check…OK
PROP!
Up, Down, ARCH!
– “Arch 1000, Arch 2000, Arch 3000, Arch 4000” –

-Dive Flow-

  • COA (heading, altimeter, check right)
  • Instructor releases
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Left 90 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Right 90 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Continue turns until 6,000 ft
  • 6,000 ft, no more turns
  • 5,500 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

AFF CATEGORY “C”

-Exit Count-

Check Left…OK
Check Right…OK
PROP!
Up, Down, ARCH!
– “Arch 1000, Arch 2000, Arch 3000, Arch 4000” –

-Dive Flow-

  • COA (heading, altimeter, check left, check right)
  • Practice touches
  • COA
  • Arch, relax, maintain heading and…(instructors release grips)
  • Short COA (heading, altimeter, every 3-5 seconds)
  • 6,000 ft, lock on to altimeter
  • 5,500 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

AFF CATEGORY “D2”

-Exit Count-

Solo Climb Out (student climbs out before instructor)
Check Instructor…OK
PROP!
Up, Down, ARCH!

-Dive Flow-

  • COA (heading, altimeter, check instructor)
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Left 180 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Right 180 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Left 360 degree turn
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Right 360 degree turn
  • Short COA
  • 6,000 ft, no more turns
  • 6,000 ft, lock on to altimeter
  • 5,000 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

AFF CATEGORY “E1”

-Exit Count-

Solo Climb Out and Exit
PROP!
Up, Down, ARCH!

-Dive Flow-

  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Barrel Roll left
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Barrel Roll right
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Back Loop
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • 6,000 ft, no more maneuvers
  • 5,000 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

AFF CATEGORY “E2”

-Exit Count-

Diving Exit

-Dive Flow-

  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Front Loop
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Turn 90 degrees to line of flight
  • Track for 5 seconds
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • Turn 90 degrees to line of flight
  • Track for 5 seconds
  • Short COA (above 6,000 ft ?)
  • 6,000 ft, no more maneuvers
  • 4,500 ft, wave, arch, reach, pull

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