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B License

Combine courses
CCD 1.1 and CCD 1.2
to cover the
B-License requirements.

CCD 1.1: Fundamental Skills

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:

B-License Jump 1

Jump 1

Equipment, practice flares, and evaluation

B-License Jump 2

Jump 2

Basic aerodynamics and effective flaring

B-License Jump 3

Jump 3

Braked canopy flight

B-License Jump 4

Jump 4

Rear riser applications and long spot navigation

B-License Jump 5

Jump 5

Toggle stalls and stall recovery

B-License all jumps

All Jumps

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.

Optional Written B-License Exam.

CCD 1.2: Survival Tactics
Includes Water Training

Topics of discussion
will be:

Decision Altitude

Turbulance Management Skills

B-License Water Training 1 B-License Water Training 2 B-License Water Training 1 B-License Water Training 3

Water Landings Theory


Optional Written B-License Exam.

Organizational Information

Your Agenda for the Day

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


CCD 1.1:
$50 for ground school (includes written exam)
$30 coaching fee per jump
(expect 5; cost excludes student's jump tickets)

CCD 1.2:
$50 Survival Tactics Course (includes water training)

$30 USPA licensing fee will be processed by the Manifest office

The Next Course is scheduled for

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Courses CCD 1.1 and CCD 1.2 usually take place on the same day

Related Articles by AXIS

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.

Why Stall?
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.

Relative Glide
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).

Toogle Stalls
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.


USPA Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card
USPA Skydivers Information Manual (SIM)
Passages to Study


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