After your tandem, you now have some options to continue on to become a licensed USPA (United States Parachute Association) skydiver with all the rights and privileges entailed in that license. However, in this path, your training is more intense, exciting detailed and offering you a full skydiving experience from the first jump on.
After your tandem you will be enrolled in a First Jump Course ("FJC"), which is a ground school of approximately four to six hours in which you will be trained in all aspects of your first solo-gear skydive. Upon completion of the FJC, you will make a skydive with USPA AFF Instructors assisting you. On this skydive, you will fly a canopy by yourself for the first time with ground radio assistance.
Learn more about AFF Training.