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1

What is the definition of a skydive?

the descent of a person to the surface from an aircraft in flight when he or she uses or intends to use a parachute during all or part of that descent.

2

Can you violate any federal regulations on a skydive?

No!

3

When must a skydiver wear a safety belt restraint system?

during movement on the surface, takeoff, and landing. [FAR 91.107]

4

What are the medical requirements for skydiving?

a. Possess at least a current FAA Third-Class Medical Certificate; or

b. Carry a certificate of physical fitness for skydiving from a registered physician; or

c. Agree with the USPA recommended medical statement in Section 4-3.

5

What is the medical requirement for PIC of a tandem skydive?

Any skydiver acting as parachutist in command on a tandem jump must possess a current FAA Third-Class Medical Certificate

6

What is the age requirement for skydiving in the US?

18 years old

7

May you make a parachute jump, or attempt to make a jump, if you are under the influence of either;
a. alcohol
b. any drug that affects that person’s faculties in any way contrary to safety.

No

8

Who can train or conduct student jumps?

An USPA instructor, until issued an USPA A license

9

Can you simultaneously perform the duties of a USPA instructional rating holder and pilot-in-command of an aircraft in flight?

No!

10

What times must all student and tandem jumps be completed between?

Sunrise to Sunset

11

What are the maximum ground winds for solo students?

14 mph (12 kts) for ram air parachutes

12

What are the maximum ground winds for solo students with round reserves?

10 mph (8 kts)

13

What are the maximum ground winds for license skydivers?

Unlimited

14

What is the minimum opening altitude for tandems?

4,500 AGL

15

What is the minimum opening altitude for students and A license jumps?

3000 AGL

16

What is the minimum opening altitude for B license jumps?

2500 AGL

17

What is the minimum opening altitude for C and D license jumps?

2500 AGL
Can be waived no lower than 2000 AGL

18

In regards to a drop zone what is the minimum radial distance to a hazard for Solo students and A license?

330 ft

19

In regards to a drop zone what is the minimum radial distance to a hazard for a B & C license and all tandems?

165 ft

20

In regards to a drop zone what is the minimum radial distance to a hazard for a D license?

40 ft

21

What is defined as a hazard at a drop zone?

Telephone and power lines, towers, buildings, open bodies of water, highways, automobiles, and clusters of trees covering more than 9,850 square feet.

22

What must be present on the drop zone during skydive operations?

Manned ground-to-air communications

23

What are your pre jump requirement?

Determine the appropriate altitude and surface winds

24

Who can advise night, water and demonstration jumps?

Night, water, and demonstration jumps are to be performed only with the advice of the local USPA S&TA, Instructor Examiner, or Regional Director.

25

What certification and equipment do you need for a planned breakaway jump?

Class C- and D-license holders using FAA TSO’ed equipment.

26

What license is required for demonstrations into level 2 areas?

A D license with USPA Pro rating

27

Can you do canopy contact formations on tandem jumps?

No!

28

Can do do a tandem skydive into a stadium?

No!

29

What is the minimum requirement to jump a wingsuit?

Have at least 200 skydives and a current skydive license.

30

What is the minimum distance between a wingsuit and a student or tandem

500 ft