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STANDARDS FOR PARACHUTIST LICENCE AND DISPLAY RATING

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY: ‘Student Parachutist’
1. Have made a minimum of 10 jumps, at least two of which were freefall.
2. Hold a current packing certificate for a main parachute.

‘A’ LICENCE: ‘Parachutist’
1. 25 freefall jumps
2. 5 minutes of freefall time.
3. 5 formation skydives involving at least two participants OR 5 freefly jumps under the supervision of an instructor.
4. Demonstrate control of the body in all axes (backloops, turns, barrel rolls etc)
5. Ability to pack a main parachute.
6. Demonstrate ability to land a parachute within 50 meters of a target, on at least 10 jumps.

‘B’ LICENCE: ‘Freefall Parachutist’
1. Hold a current A Licence.
2. 50 freefall jumps.
3. 30 minutes of freefall time.
4. Successful completion of ten formation skydives, OR ten formation freefly jumps, at least five of which, in either discipline, must involve at least 3 participants.

‘C’ LICENCE: ‘Experienced Parachutist’
1. Hold a current B Licence.
2. 200 freefall jumps.
3. 1 hour of freefall time.
4. Successful completion of fifty formation skydives, OR fifty formation freefly jumps, at least ten of which, in either discipline, must involve at least 4 participants.

‘D’ LICENCE: ‘Senior Parachutist’
1. Hold a current C Licence
2. 500 freefall jumps.
3. 3 hours of freefall time.

‘E’ LICENCE: ‘Master Parachutist’
1. Hold a current D Licence.
2. Have made 1000 jumps AND have 10 hours freefall time.
3. Have successfully jumpmastered a Display Jump.
4. Have performed 30 critiqued landings to within 10 meters of a target, on all of which the exit point was self-spotted.
5. Have performed any 5 of the following:-
a) A disc landing in accuracy
b) A style series within 15 seconds
c) An intentional water jump
d) An intentional night jump
e) Have closed 6th or higher in Formation Skydiving
f) Have successfully carried out three four-way manoeuvres, as planned, in sequential formation skydiving or formation freefly jumps.
g) Have successfully closed 3rd or higher in Canopy Formation.
h) Have successfully transitioned from head down to a sit flying position, safely and controllably, such a manoeuvre to be done 3 times during the one skydive and signed off by an instructor.
i) Hold a Tandem Master Rating.
j) Hold an Instructors Rating

The holder of a Certificate of Proficiency may not take part in any form of formation skydiving or freefly jumping.

An ‘A’ Licence Holder may only particpate in formation skydiving or freefly jumps under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

‘B’ to ‘E’ Licence Holders may jump under self supervision.

DISPLAY RATING QUALIFICATIONS
1. Hold a current C Licence
2. Have completed 10 critiqued accuracy landings to within 8 metres of a target. Two of these descents should involve approaches over an obstacle, and all landings must be stand-ups. All of the qualification jumps must be logged and signed off by an Instructor.

NOTE: A Display Jumpmaster must hold a D Licence.