Instead of two weeks in 'Shagaluf' with the lads this summer I'm thinking of doing an Accelerated Free Fall parachute course. At Â£1450, it's a bit more than what i'd pay for a summer holiday but looks like something i'd enjoy and find more worthwhile than killing braincells. The cost quoted above does not include an additional Â£250 for ten 'consolodation' jumps to take you to Grade 8 solo skydiver. Anyone done this course and have anything to say about it? The advantages of it seem to be that it takes just a week to do and that's you all qualified as a solo skydiver.