4.25 CURRENCY JUMPS

Experience shows that proficiency in any skill is in direct proportion to the frequency with which the skill is exercised. This is especially true with skills which require presence of mind, coordination, sharpness of reflexes, and control of emotions. The second jump of the day is always easier since anxiety is reduced—the jumper has already experienced one jump. Long lay-offs between jumps not only dull skills but heighten apprehensions. Because of this human characteristic, these procedures are presented to establish currency.

A. Students—Static Line:

1. Student skydivers on freefall, being trained by the static line progression method, who have not made a skydive within the preceding 30 days, should make at least one satisfactory static-line jump with a successful practice ripcord pull (PRCP) under the direct supervision of a currently rated USPA SL JM, before returning to freefall status.

B. Students—Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD):

1. Student skydivers on freefall, being trained by the IAD progression method, who have not made a skydive within the preceding 30 days, should make at least one satisfactory IAD jump with a successful practice ripcord pull or practice pilot chute throw under the direct supervision of a currently rated USPA IAD JM, before returning to freefall status.

C. Novices—Static line and Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD):

1. who have graduated from the static line or IAD program but have not yet obtained a USPA A license and have not jumped in the preceding 30 days, should make at least one jump under the direct supervision of a currently rated S/L, IAD, or AFF jumpmaster.

2. who have graduated from the static line or IAD program but have not yet obtained a USPA A license and have not jumped in the preceding 60 days, should follow the recurrency recommendations for students.

D. Students and Novices—AFF and Tandem/IAF:

1. Who have graduated from the AFF or Tandem/IAF program but have not yet obtained a USPA A license and have not jumped in the preceding 30 days should make at least one jump and demonstrate the ability to start and stop turns, maintain altitude awareness and the ability to maintain stability during deployment. This jump must be made under the direct supervision of a currently rated AFF JM.

E. Basic Skydivers—USPA A License holders:

1. 60 days: who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 60 days should make at least one solo jump under the direct supervision of a currently rated USPA S/L, IAD, or AFF JM.

2. 90 days:

a. Static Line and IAD: who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 90 days should make at least one satisfactory static line jump with a practice ripcord pull and one freefall under the direct supervision of a USPA JM currently rated in the method by which the jumper was trained, or:

b. AFF or IAF: make at least one jump to demonstrate the ability to start and stop turns and maintain altitude awareness and stability during deployment. This jump should be made under the direct supervision of a currently rated AFF JM.

F. Intermediate Skydivers—USPA B License holders: who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 90 days should make at least one jump under the direct supervision of a S/L, IAD, or AFF Jumpmaster.

G. Advanced Skydivers—USPA C License holders: who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 120 days should make at least one jump under the direct supervision of a S/L, IAD, or AFF Jumpmaster.

H. Master Skydivers—USPA D License holders: who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding six months should make at least one jump under the direct supervision of a S/L, IAD, or AFF Jumpmaster.

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