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CCD 1.3: Advanced Accuracy

Course may help cover the C-Li­cense accuracy re­quire­ments.
CCD 1.3 is also a great course for any aspiring demo jumper.

(Written C License exam available)

Advanced Accuracy Course: accuracy landing

In order to meet the USPA C-License accuracy landing requirements, an applicant must have 25 landings that are within a pre-declared seven feet (≅ 2.1m) target. The AXIS Advanced Accuracy Course (CCD 1.3) focuses primarily on cleaning up pattern work by using ground reference maneuvers coupled with GPS analysis. Understanding how to adjust a landing pattern based on the environment and other jumpers, students begin to understand how their flying behavior and choices affect accuracy. With an emphasis on small class size for better student/coach ratio, this course provides its participants with a detail oriented and analytical approach for self-improvement.

Your training jumps will start at app. 5,000 feet AGL, where you will deploy immediately so you can completely focus on flying your canopy. A landing target will be provided for you by your coach.

Each jump has a different focus:

Advanced Accuracy Canopy Course - Jump 1

Jump 1

Coach evaluation, introduction to reading GPS data (examine Google Earth overlay, with exact ground path, altitudes, and speeds)

Advanced Accuracy Canopy Course - Jump 2

Jump 2

Ground-reference maneuvers, discuss ground speed v airspeed

Advanced Accuracy Canopy Course - Jump 3

Jump 3

Canopy inputs effect on glide, pattern adjustments for wind conditions

Advanced Accuracy Canopy Course - Jump 4

Jump 4

Pattern altitude adjustments, pattern size and shape

Advanced Accuracy Canopy Course - Jump 5

Jump 5

Accuracy trick, imprinting (DZ specific), target fixation

All Jumps

Before each jump, you will receive theoretical information and practical drills to be performed under canopy. An AXIS coach will watch your entire canopy flight and take a video of your approach and landing. Each jump will be debriefed using the video and GPS information.

Your Agenda for the Day

Here is a quick break down of what you can expect for the course:

(with optional written C License exam)

Organizational Information

Next Dates

This course is currently by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule a date.

Check out our calendar page for other courses.

Related Articles by AXIS

Parachute Flight Dynamics

Foundations of Flight: Reading Surface Wind Conditions

Foundations of Flight: Relative Glide

Foundations of Flight: The Accuracy Trick

References for optional C-License exam

USPA Skydivers Information Manual (SIM)
Requirements and Passages to Study


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