Some of this is repeating what others have said already but it does rase a question of my own in the fourth paragraph.
If a student can not answer yes to any one of the fallowing: C I A (Comfortable, In control or Altitude aware), they should work towards the level to where they can yes to all and give themselves five seconds to do so. After five seconds has elapse and they still can not say yes to any one of the C I A’s then they should pull.
As for loss of Instructor on two instructor jumps where the student loses one of their instructors they should continue the skydive with one instructor and pull at the altitude according to the dive flow. If they were to lose both instructors they should pull, now.
On release skydive with one instructor and the student loses them, they need to ask themselves are they C I A and if they can answer yes they should continue with the skydive and pull at the altitude according to the dive flow.
As for Category C skydives, the release, where the student loses both instructors seems to kind of a gray area, so I am interested in what everyone else is doing through out the U.S. I have been instructing them, during the ground training, to fallow the C I A, five second rule format in this situation.
(This post was edited by lug on May 20, 2004, 9:42 PM)