Come to New Jersey for Your Skydiving License!

Our skydiving training takes you from simply checking off your bucket list to becoming a true member of our sport. By getting your skydiving license, you will be able to jump with other people, build formations in the sky, practice different disciplines, pilot your canopy like a pro, travel the world and skydive at different drop zones, and become a member of a unique community of amazing people.

AFP Program

The AFP skydiving program at Skydive Cross Keys is one of the most advanced training methods available, designed to give you a quick start in the world of skydiving. Taught by some of the most experienced instructors in the country, using state of the art gear and aircraft, this program will comprehensively cover everything you need to become a safe member of our sport and get your skydiving certification.

There is no standard timing since every student takes it at their own pace. You can get your license in as little as two weeks if you jump every day. USPA requires that you make at least one jump every 30 days to stay current. We encourage students to jump as often as possible; the less time between the jumps, the better your learning curve will be.

You have to be at least 18 years old, weigh under 250 lbs and be in good health to skydive. Our program is taught in English.

Below is a breakdown of our AFP program levels, jumps, and prices. There is no standard total skydiving course price as the program is customized based on the student’s progress. It largely depends on how often you come to jump. Jumping often will minimize your need for any refresher training, and therefore would minimize your cost. On average, the total ballpark cost of getting to your A license is around $4,000.

You make your own schedule as you go. We do student jumps every day, as long as the weather permits. You can make 2-3 jumps per day if you like. The only requirement is that you don’t go more than 30 days without jumping during your training in order to stay current. (If that happens, you may need to take a refresher course.)

AFP Step by Step

Let’s go over the AFP skydiving training program step by step. After your first skydive, you will be able to sign up for training and take the following next steps in this order:

  • Category A. 2 Tandem jumps (T2 and T3). Body position and altitude awareness. Heading control and canopy control.
  • Ground School. A 6 hour ground class.
  • Category B. 2 AFP jumps with an instructor. Introduction to solo flight. Team forward movement and turns.
  • Category C. 2 AFP jumps with an instructor. Release Dive, Heading Control. Hover Control, Unassisted Solo Pull.
  • Category D. 2 AFP jumps with an instructor. Solo 90-degree turns and forward movement. Solo 360-degree turns and docking.
  • Category E. 2 AFP jumps with an instructor. Diving exit and freefall aerobatics. Tracking with awareness.
  • Category F. Solo jumps. Supervised solo jumps from high and low altitude. Additional solo practice jumps as needed.
  • Category G. 2 Coach jumps. Fall rate control with a coach. Group exit and docking control. Additional solo practice jumps as needed.
  • Category H. 3 Coach jumps. Diving exit and freefall swooping. Group jumping and tracking for separation. Freefall control on all axes. Additional solo practice jumps as needed.
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AFP Prices

Prices below include all gear rentals except where noted. Read on to discover how to get your skydiving license.

Phase I. AFP jumps

Categories A through E are called the AFP program. At these levels you are always jumping with an instructor.

Phase II. Solo student status

For the remaining categories, gear rental fee is listed separately where applicable. Gear rental is $40 per jump, or $80 per day.

Successfully completing these levels, the check out dive and a parachute packing class, would allow you to apply for your “A” license, that is issued by the USPA.

USPA “A” License

$100 A-License Check-out Dive + Gear rental extra

$36 A-License Application Fee (Payable to USPA)

“A” license allows you to jump without supervision and jump at different drop zones, pack your own parachute, jump in small groups, and is just the beginning of your skydiving journey!

After your “A” license, you can work towards obtaining your “B”, “C”, and “D” skydive licenses that allow you to progress towards more complex jumps.

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