Wondering where the training for AFF comes from? At Skydive Palatka we follow the United States Parachute Association’s (USPA) training program, named the ISP that can be found in the SIM. Lots of acronyms, to be sure, but they are all explained below.
The USPA’s Student Information Manual (SIM) can be accessed for free online or in app form (Apple and Android). Or you can order this year’s print version from USPA or other skydiving stores. Once you have found the SIM, then you only need to turn to Section 4 to see the Integrated Student Program (ISP). The ISP is laid out into 7 Categories: A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2, and E.
You can easily read up on your next level or review important information that has been covered in previous levels. Each category contains a sample dive flow, advancement criteria, and explanations of any new skills or knowledge material. After looking through Section 4, you may want to move on to the next 2 sections as you look to become an experienced skydiver. Happy Reading!