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CCD 1.1 and CCD 1.2
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Contents: Self-accountability. Situational awareness. Analyzing your environment and making educated decisions. Flying precise and predictable patterns. Learning proper flare technique. Improving accuracy. Learn to fly defensively (do not confuse with "passively"!).
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.
Each jump has a different focus:
Equipment, practice flares, and evaluation
Basic aerodynamics and effective flaring
Braked canopy flight
Rear riser applications and long spot navigation
Toggle stalls and stall recovery
An Axis coach will watch your entire canopy flight and take a video of your approach and landing. There will be a video debrief and theoretical class work with power point slides between each jump.
Same dates as Course CCD 1.1.
Topics of discussion
Here is a quick break down of what you can expect for the course:
$50 for ground school (includes written exam)
$30 coaching fee per jump
(expect 5; cost excludes student's jump tickets)
$50 Survival Tactics Course (includes water training)
$30 USPA licensing fee will be processed by the Manifest office
Courses CCD 1.1 and CCD 1.2 usually take place on the same day
More Than Just a Sign-Off—Training for Water Landings
Training for intentional and unintentional water landings is an important part of a skydiver's learning progression and is required to receive the USPA B license. Unfortunately, most jumpers rarely give it much thought after their instructors sign them off for this skill, and few take the time to carefully consider the dangers involved.
Anyone who takes a quick look at the USPA Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card (the completion of which is required to receive a B license) will notice that most of the maneuvers are of the slowflight variety. The big question jumpers always ask is, "Why do I need to perform stalls? What practical application does it offer?" Learning more about slow flight and stalls not only prepares you to land your parachute better, but also teaches you just how versatile your wing can be.
Reading Surface Wind Conditions
Increase your situational awareness and increase your ability to make better landing pattern and directions decisions. Better anticipate your movement across the ground (holding, running, and crabbing). Anticipate and avoid turbulent conditions.
Braked Canopy Flight
Increase your awareness of a canopy's control range, bank angle and angle of attack. Increase your landing proficiency and improve your long-spot navigation with a tailwind (when pilot is upwind of the target). Increase your mobility in breaked flight and thereby ease congestion in the landing pattern through vertical separation.
Understanding the difference between glide ration and relative glide. Understanding how to best manipulate your canopy's control range to affect relative glide.
Rear Riser Stalls
Increase your awareness of the slow-flight range of your canopy. Learn to recover from a stall with minimum loss of altitude. Understand when you are no longer maximizing forward glide. Learn how to prevent high-speed stalls (particularly for high-performance canopy pilots).
Understand your canopy's slow-flight characteristics and its limits (the stall point). Improve your landings by making smoother and more precise inputs. Further your knowledge of braked (flat) turns for obstacle avoidance, to minimize altitude loss when turning and to maintain vertical separation from others when turning in the pattern.
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