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, left instructor, right instructor)
  • 3 practice touches
  • COA
  • Short COA (heading, altimeter, every 3-5 seconds)
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax
  • 6,000 feet – lock on to altimeter
  • 5,500 feet – wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

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
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 7,000 feet?)
  • Left 90 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax COA (above 7,000 feet?)
  • Right 90 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 7,000 feet?)
  • Leg Exercises (extend legs only for 3 – 4 seconds)
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax
  • 7,000 feet – no more maneuvers
  • 6,000 feet – lock on to altimeter
  • 5,500 feet –  wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

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
  • Toe taps
  • COA
  • Arch, relax, maintain heading and…
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (every 3-5 seconds)
  • 6,000 feet – lock on to altimeter
  • 5,500 feet – wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

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)
  • Practice touch
  • Instructor releases
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Left 90 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Right 90 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Continue turns until 6,000 feet
  • 6,000 feet – no more maneuvers
  • 5,500 feet – wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

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)
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Left 180 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Right 180 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Left 360 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Right 360 degree turn
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax
  • 6,000 feet – no more maneuvers
  • 6,000 feet – lock on to altimeter
  • 5,000 feet -wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

AFF CATEGORY “E1”

– Exit Count –

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

– Dive Flow –

  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Barrel Roll left
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Barrel Roll right
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Back Loop
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • 6,000 feet – no more maneuvers
  • 5,000 feet – wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

AFF CATEGORY “E2”

– Exit Count –

Diving Exit

– Dive Flow –

  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Front Loop
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Front Loop
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • Back Loop
  • Altitude, arch, legs, relax (above 6,000 feet?)
  • 6,000 feet – no more maneuvers
  • 5,000 feet – wave, ARCH, reach, PULL
  • Check, check, 1000, 2000, 3000

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