> I had always heard it referred to as: Accelerated Financial Failure...
Boy, did I goof!
Here's the quote from my AFFCC course materials (1986)
"This program is called 'Accelerated Freefall' because the learning
process is three to five times faster than with the traditional static
line progression program."
Anyone care to quote a more recent AFFCC course materials?
I 'forgot' it was 3 to 5X faster - sorry.
so let me see...
suppose S/L = 20 then AFF should be 4-7 jumps
but it's 20 jumps...
so that means S/L should take 60 to 100 jumps..
but wait... someone can be a Coach at 100 jumps...
I'm soooo confused ?????
USPA please change the acronym because it's confusing.....
or wait - a better thing ---
make 'cleared to jumpmaster yourself' = 'off student status'
So what exactly is the advantage of going the AFF route today???
> > USPA has a time honored tradition of changing acronyms or what they
> > stand for every few years. I think we need to reconsider what AFF should
> > stand for.
> > Today it stands for
> > Accelerated FreeFall
> > Accelerated meaning accelerated LEARNING, not that you fall faster than
> > someone learning via another method.
> > Now, that it takes ALL students, regardless of training method at least
> > 20 jumps to get off student status, accelerated learning no longer
> > applies.
> > How about??
> > Affluent
> > Affluent FreeFall
> > This could catch on. It would be a status symbol of the Ken & Barbie
> > group. It would be a great way for coaches, organizers & trainers etc to
> > find out who has deep pockets to pay for very expensive jumps.
> > Coach: "How did you go through student status?"
> > New Kid: "Oh, AFF"
> > Coach thinks - ka-ching$$$$
> > Any other suggestions???
> > --
> > Jan Meyer, D7833
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Jan Meyer, D7833
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