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PARACHUTIST LICENSING

Licencing Class
 Student Parachutist License
Person who hold a Student Parachutist License are authorised to receive practical parachute instruction.
 Class A License – Parachutist
Person who hold a Class A License are certified as able to jumpmaster themselves, pack their own main parachute, compete in competitions (other than State and National Championship) and to make parachute descent onto a dropping zone having a minimum radius of 300 meters. The applicant must have:
(1). Completed 25 freefall parachute jumps including:
(a). 12 controlled delays of at least 10 seconds
(b). 6 controlled delays of at least 20 seconds
(c). 3 controlled delays of at least 30 seconds
(d). 10 freefall jumps landing within 50 meters of target center during             which the novice selected the exit and opening points.
(2). Demonstrated ability to hold heading during freefall and make       360 degree flat turns to both the right and left.
(3). Demonstrated ability to safety jumpmaster himself.
(4). Demonstrated ability to properly pack his own main parachute and       conduct safety checks on his/her and other parachutist’s equipment       prior to a jump.
(5). A logbook endorsement by a DCA instructor/Examiner, a DCA       instructor, his CSO or ASO that he had received training       for unintentional water landings.
 Class B License – Intermediate
Person who hold a Class B License are certified as able to jumpmasters themselves, pack their own main parachute, are eligible for appointment as Club Safety Officer and are record attempts and to make parachute descents onto a dropping zone having a minimum radius of 250 meters. The applicant must have:
(1). Met all requirements for the Class A License
(2). Completed 50 controlled freefall parachute jumps including:
(a). 15 delays of at least 30 seconds
(b). 2 delays of at least 45 seconds
(3). Demonstrated his ability to complete two alternate 360 flat turns to       the right and left followed by a backloop in freefall in ten second or       less.
(4). Landed within 25 meters of target center on 10 jumps during which       he/she selected the exit and opening points.
(5). Demonstrated his/her ability to control and vary both his/her rate of       descent and lateral movement in freefall.
(6). Demonstrated his/her ability to safety engage in relative work       involving at least two jumps:
This includes:
(a). a demonstration of ability to perform acceptable door exits, and
(b). a demonstration of ability to move a horizontal distance away             from other jumpers in freefall and check the sky around him so             that he may deploy his parachute without danger of collision             with a fellow parachutist.
(7). Demonstrated his/her ability keep track of other canopies in the air       and remain a safe distance from them.
 Class C License – Advanced
Person who hold a Class C License are certified as able to jumpmasters licensed parachutists, pack their own main parachute, eligible for appointment as Club Safety Officer and Area Safety Officer are recognised as having reached the proficiency level to participate in competitions (including State and National Championship). The applicant must have:
(1). Met all requirements for the Class B License
(2). Completed 100 controlled freefall parachute jumps including:
(a). 30 delays of at least 30 seconds
(b). 5 delays of at least 45 seconds
(3). Demonstrated his/her ability to perform a controlled international       series (Back Loop and Back Loop) in freefall in 18 seconds or less.
(4). Landed within 15 meters of target center on 25 freefall jumps during       which the parachute independently selected the exit point.
(5). Demonstrated his/her ability to “track”.
(6). Demonstrated his/her ability to control and coordinate rate of       descent and horizontal movement by exciting the aircraft after at       least two other experienced parachutists and successfully entering       third or later in a star on the same jump.
 Class D License – Expect
Person who hold a Class D License are certified as able to jumpmasters licensed parachutists, pack their own main parachute, may complete in all competitions (including State and National Championships); participate in record attempts; make relative work; night; water and exhibition jumps and to make parachute descent onto a dropping zone of having a minimum radius of 50 meters. They are eligible for DCA Jumpmaster, Instructor and Instructor/Examiner ratings and appointment as Club Safety Officer or Area Safety Officer. The applicant must have:
(1). Met all requirements for the Class C License
(2). Completed 200 controlled freefall parachute jumps including:
(a). 100 delays of at least 20 seconds
(b). 50 delays of at least 30 seconds
(c). 10 delays of at least 45 seconds
(d). 5 delays of at least 60 seconds
(3). Demonstrated his/her ability to perform the following maneuvers on       heading in 18 seconds or less(in sequence): Back Loop, Front Loop;       Left Turn; Right Turn, Right Barrel Roll, Left Barrel Roll or successfully       enter sixth or later in a star which is held for at least an additional 5       seconds or 1,000 feet.
(4). Landed within 2 meters of target center on 10 freefall jumps during       which the parachute independently selected the exit point.
(5). Made one night parachute jump with a delay of at least 20 seconds,       with certification of prior night jump training (DCA       Instructor/Examiner, DCA Instructor, his/her CSO, or ASO). Jump       must be approved by ASO in accordance with MSPA BSRs).

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