AFF Frequently Asked Questions
Any doubts concerning the skydiving course? Go through our Frequently Asked Questions section. If you do not find the answer to any question, or if you wish to obtain further information, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by email or by phone.
Groundschool training begins on the first day of the course, and maybe you can do your first jump. On the following day, you normally would complete three additional jumps (level 4) and the second day you complete the last three levels.
This planning schedule is just an example, since it all depends on you, on you personal conditions and on weather conditions. It is not at all required that you must complete the course in just three days. All depends on you and the pace you want to set.
There are no fixed dates set for the beginning of the courses. The dropzone has an broad schedule of opening throughout the year, and skydiving operations are available on weekdays, weekends and holidays. Similarly, all those days you can find instructors available for the students. You have only to select a date and book it with us.
As we operate all year round, you may set the best date to begin your training. Since it is advisable that you have some time available for the course (a few days in a row, weekends) the truth is that the best time to complete the course is when you deem it appropriate.
Lillo offers exceptional weather conditions for the practice of skydiving. Obviously, there are some days when operation is not feasible, but they are rare and scarce. The best period is from March through November, since days are longer and the amount of rain is lower. In December and January, the weather is colder, and it may rain a couple of days per week. However, any time may be perfect , since cold weather is not a problem, if you are sufficiently protected (since, during freefall, the adrenaline rush is so big that it keep us warm) and rain is not a risk, since we do not jump when it is raining. Just call us and we will inform you about the weather.
Our AFF skydiving course is orientated to novice skydivers, and around 80% of them have never jumped before. During the groundschool training you will obtain the basic skills required about skydiving, and the basic theoretical concepts. Once you have completed this theoretical training stage, if you are not sure of whether you will enjoy freefall, you can do a first tandem jump. This will be similar to the level 1 of the course, since you will learn how to adopt a good body posture, verify the altitude with the altimeter and you will make some canopy opening practices. Once the canopy is open, you will work with your instructor the canopy flight and landing techniques.
Students do an average of three jumps per day. Skydiving causes a great adrenaline rush, and makes that we discover “new” muscles of our body. Also, you are not only physically, but also mentally tired, since it demands a large amount of concentration and mental relax. You may increase the number of jumps per day when you have spent more time jumping.
Experience with static line is very useful. You will not be so nervous when you do your first course jump. Some students convert their static line jumps into AFF jumps to complete their course, since it is a faster and more efficient method. If you have a delay of 10 seconds or more, you may start your course from level 3.
We use a Pilatus Porter EC-IBY aircraft, which is one of the best planes for the practice of skydiving, with a capacity for 10 skydivers. It reaches an altitude of 4000 metres in just 15 minutes, which guarantees that a large number of rotations and jumps are available every day.
Our skydiving centre is located in the heart of Spain, only 96 kilometres away south of Madrid, and in the vicinity of cities like Toledo, Aranjuez, Ciudad Real… It will take approximately one hour to reach Lillo from Madrid by the A4 motorway
The facilities of the skydiving centre are located at a large airfield, which was built for the World Air Games 2000. Therefore, there is sufficient space for the landing area, although there are alternative places to land without obstacles or hazards.
Our hangar is very large and has a carpet installed to prevent damages to the equipment. There are also storage and leisure areas. The bar is located adjacent to the hangar, and has the same opening hours as the skydiving centre.
After completing level 7 of the AFF course, you must begin the consolidation jumps stage. This means that, although you are qualified for skydiving, you are still a novice jumper. Your instructor will be looking after you, to verify that you have prepared the jump well, helping you to board the plane and suggesting targets to be completed within the next 10 jumps.
We believe that our success is based on a mixture of passion for sport, enthusiasm, emphasis on regulations and safety, the professionalism of the members of the team and their kindness. You will notice all this from the very first time you contact us.
Our team of instructors loves the idea of conveying the passion for skydiving and make that you feel the same, We do not pretend to be arrogant, but we are proud of the way in which we do things, since we are sure that quality, safety and professionalism are what really matters in the end. Our main objective is to work in teams and take care of your needs, your safety and comfort, and last, but not least, that you enjoy a lot.