Skydiving Recurrency Training

Photo by Mark Kirschenbaum

USPA SIM Section 5-2 determines when the holder of a particular license becomes uncurrent. In addition, USPA provides guidelines to its instructional rating holders to determine the training process to re-enter the sport.

Are you un-current or out of practice with your emergency procedures?

Schedule a private recurrency training with us.

Photo by Niklas Daniel.

A recurrency training can vary in length of time, based on the student’s knowledge and recollection of safety procedures. Passing performance is up to the instructor’s discretion and may take one to several jumps. Additional coach jumps and tunnel time can be arranged and are highly recommended upon completion of a recurrency trainings.

When contacting us, please provide us with the following info:

  • License Number
  • Number of Jumps
  • Date and location of last Jump
  • Last canopy size, model, and number of jumps
  • Tunnel Time

Things you will need to provide:

  • Equipment (Rig, suit, altimeters, helmet, eye protection)
  • Log book with signed jumps (specifically date of last jump)
  • If you do not have a logbook, but are a USPA licensed skydiver, accommodations can be made through a verification process.

Recurrency Requirements

At AXIS Flight School this training process usually includes the following:

USPA A License

Not Jumped InNeed To
60 days
to 6 months
Review of emergency procedures and check dive with an USPA instructional rating holder. You must demonstrate altitude awareness, freefall controll on all axes, tracking, and canopy skills sufficient for safely jumping in groups.
6 months
or more
In addition to the above you will most likely have to audit a first jump course.

USPA B License

Not Jumped InNeed To
90 days
to 12 months
Review of emergency procedures and check dive with an USPA instructional rating holder. You must demonstrate altitude awareness, freefall controll on all axes, tracking, and canopy skills sufficient for safely jumping in groups.
12 months
or more
In addition to the above you will most likely have to audit a first jump course.

USPA C-D License

Not Jumped InNeed To
180 days
to 24 months
Review of emergency procedures and check dive with an USPA instructional rating holder. You must demonstrate altitude awareness, freefall controll on all axes, tracking, and canopy skills sufficient for safely jumping in groups.
24 months
to 5 years
In addition to the above you will most likely have to audit a first jump course.
5 years
or more
Audit a first jump course.

Malfunction Images

For your convenience please review the malfunction images below.
Most images courtesy of Performance Designs. Image no. 3 courtesy of Niklas Daniel.

 
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Available Merits

Skydiving Recurrency Training

Recipient has successfully completed a skydiving recurrency training.

How this Merit is Earned

Recipient, already being a licensed jumper, has demonstrated the ability to safely exercise the privileges of his/her license to a USPA instructional rating holder. The recurrency training was carried out in accordance to USPA Recurrency Training guidelines (SIM Section 5-2).

Body Flight Theory—Part 1:
A Skydiving Coordinate System

By Niklas Daniel. Photos and illustrations by Niklas Daniel.

In order to fully exploit our body’s maneuvering potential in the air, we have to understand what is aerodynamically and physically possible and which underlying principles apply. This paper will eventually cover theory and application for all human flight disciplines, whether for training purposes or general inquiries.

The goal of part 1 of this paper is to establish a more elegant and convenient way to visualize body-flight movement with the purpose of creating order by introducing AXIS systems. You will be introduced to aerodynamic fundamentals and principles of a person in freefall – be it skydiving, base jumping, or flying in a vertical wind tunnel.

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