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Bolivar, MO 65613

License

It takes 25 jumps to get your skydiving “A” license. We cover Categories A through H in those 25 jumps. These categories match up with your A License Progress Card.

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Category A

Watch Playlist A
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7ne7KEYkJ4NrZeG1l8NIf8-W

Read
SIM Section 4 Category A
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/A
Read and discuss SIM Section 2-1.G for student training, jumps and supervision requirements
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1#1G
Read and discuss the USPA recommendations on parachute malfunctions and procedures, SIM Section 5-1.A — E
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1
Study the illustration in FAA Advisory Circular 90-66, Appendix 3, in SIM Section 9-2
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/AC90-66#appendix3

Take Category A Quiz

Category B

Watch Playlist B
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7ncW8QgfXglP15tEDKbLUxON

Read
SIM Section 4 Category B
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/B
Read and discuss SIM Section 2-1.G for student training, jumps and supervision requirements
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1#1G
Read and discuss the USPA recommendations on parachute malfunctions and procedures, SIM Section 5-1.A — E
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1
Study the illustration in FAA Advisory Circular 90-66, Appendix 3, in SIM Section 9-2
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/AC90-66#appendix3

Take Category B Quiz

Category C

Watch Playlist C
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7ndPSxuG3yR0II5iThkosx4s

Read
SIM Section 4 Category C
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/c
Review BSRs on equipment required for student jumps, SIM Section 2-1.M.2 — 5
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1/#1M
Study FAR 105.43.b.1 (SIM Section 9-1) regarding the requirements for periodic inspection and repacking of reserve parachute systems
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/105#43
Read a canopy owner’s manual
https://www.performancedesigns.com/docs/MainUsersManual.pdf

Take Category C Quiz

Category D

Watch Playlist D
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7neIhgetUC0ZzULI8Xi7Z4wW

Read
SIM Section 4 Category D
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/D
Read and memorize the table on cloud clearance and visibility requirements in FAR 105.17 (SIM Section 9-1)
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/105#17
Review SIM Section 2-1.G.9 (BSRs) on daylight requirements for student jumps
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1#1G
Study SIM Section 5-1.F to review building landing procedures
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1F
Study SIM Section 5-1.E on equipment malfunctions
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1E
Study SIM Section 5-3.G on AADs
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-3#3G

Take Category D Quiz

Category E

Watch Playlist E
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7ndPb0eFleIzTwh1Bjs2_5rQ

Read
SIM Section 4 Category E
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/E
Review BSRs on wind restrictions for students, SIM Section 2-1.H
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1#1H
Read BSRs on oxygen requirements for jumps above 15,000 feet MSL, SIM Section 2-1.N; also FAR 91.211.A.3
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1#1N
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/91#211
Read and discuss USPA recommendations on dual ram-air deployments, SIM Section 5-1.E
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1E
Read and discuss USPA recommendations on reserve static lines in SIM Section 5-3.F
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-3#3F
Read and discuss USPA recommendations on altimeters in SIM Section 5-3.J
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-3#3J
Read and understand FAA Part 91 sections contained in SIM Section 9-1
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/91
Read and discuss with an FAA rigger FAR 105.43.a and .b (SIM Section 9-1) on parachute packing and supervision requirements for packers
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/105#43

Take Category E Quiz

Category F

Watch Playlist F
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7nf57c4sLwvx2XMg6avYGALl

Read
SIM Section 4 Category F
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/F
Study USPA Basic Safety Requirements for A license holders (SIM Sections 2-1.B; G.3; H.2; I.1 — 3; M.5; and N)
https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1
Study USPA conditions, requirements, and privileges for A-license holders (SIM Section 3-1)
https://uspa.org/SIM/3-1
Study USPA recommendations on recurrent training (SIM Section 5-2)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-2
Study SIM Section 5-1.F to review power-line landing procedures
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1F
Study USPA recommendations on group separation during jump run (SIM Section 5-7)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-7
Read the owner’s manuals for the main and reserve canopies and the harness and container system in use for jumps in this category

Take Category F Quiz

Category G

Watch Playlist G
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7nchqvc0sSwTqRP3XHOMs-8r

Read
SIM Section 4 Category G
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/G
Read and discuss USPA recommendations for tree landings (SIM Section5-1.F)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1F
Read and discuss USPA recommendations to experienced jumpers for automatic activation devices and reserve static lines (SIM Sections 5-3.F and G.)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-3#3F
Read and discuss USPA recommendations for canopy collisions (SIM Section 5-1.H)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1H
Read and discuss USPA recommendations regarding weather (SIM Section 5-5)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-5
Read and discuss USPA recommendations on group freefall skydiving, SIM Section 6-1
https://uspa.org/SIM/6-1
Read and discuss additional USPA recommendations on breakoffs for freeflying groups in SIM Section 6-2.E.5
https://uspa.org/SIM/6-2#2E
Read and discuss FAR 65.125 through .133 (performance standards for parachute rigger privileges, record keeping, and seal requirements)
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/65
Read and discuss FAA regulations for packing main and reserve parachutes (FAR 105.43.a and .b)
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/105#43
Read and discuss FAA regulations for maintaining automatic activation devices (FAR 105.43.c)
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/105#43

Take Category G Quiz

Category H

Watch Playlist H
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjzuzU-nO7nfO_01-sIvm5QqBokEVCTSt

Read
SIM Section 4 Category G
https://uspa.org/skydiveschool/G
Study USPA recommendations on unintentional water landings (SIM Section 5-1.F)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1F
Study USPA recommendations on recovery from low turns (SIM Section 5-1.I)
https://uspa.org/SIM/5-1#1I
Review the breakoff recommendations for groups in SIM Section 6-1
https://uspa.org/SIM/6-1
Study FAR 105.15 and AC 105.2E , Appendix 1 (prior notice requirements before jumping)
https://uspa.org/SIM/9/105#15
https://uspa.org/SIM/9#AC105-2E
Skim AC 105.2E, Appendix 2 (aircraft approved for flight with door removed)
https://uspa.org/SIM/9#AC105-2E

Take Category H Quiz

Final

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