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feuergnom  (D License)

Apr 7, 2010, 6:20 AM
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Hi Guys & Gals

I know that this has been asked already over time, but after visiting a DZ outside of Austria last weekend, we came to realise, that the rules had changed over the winter and we spent quite some time arguing over rules before being able to jumpUnimpressed
So to spare travelling European/International jumpers unnecessary hassles - not having the right papers with you wont get you in the plane in some places.
I am asking you to help me put together this comprehensive list for jumpers worldwide.
Thanks for your input and effort!

If I forgot something feel free to add necessary points


1) Third party insurance (what kind of insurance papers do you have to have):
2) Licence (Valid through/expiry date? Indefintly valid?):
3) Ownership (do you have to carry some kind of “statement of ownership”? If yes: please explain)
4) Reserve (Described on packing card or extra paper? Serial or no serial? Lead-Seal required etc):
4 a) Repack cycles in your country? Do you accept other countries rules?:
5) AAD (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed? Maintainance cycle on packing card or extra paper?:
6) Main (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed?):
7) Gear/Container (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed?:
8) Who states the airworthiness? (Where? Packing card?):
9) Who is responsible for the airworthiness? (Rigger/Owner, etc?):


Needed Paperwork for Austria:
In principle Austrian authorities accept the rules of other countries – whatever works in your home country is fine for our authorities, which gives you a max of freedom

1. Third party insurance: Card from insurance company (like USPA-3rd party insurance)
2. Licence: Visiting jumper must show a valid licence recognised in their home country
3. Ownership: No separate papers needed in Austria
4. Reserve: Last packjob signed off by a rigger on the packing card (no lead seal required)
4a) Repacking cycle is 1 year in austria Crazy
5. Main: Must be listed by the Austrian Aeroclub (http://www.aeroclub.at --> FAA Technik --> Liste der zulässigen Hauptfallschirme, Liste der zugelässigen Gurtzeuge, Reservefallschirme, Öffnungsautomaten und Rettungsfallschirme)
6. AAD: No extra papers (maintenance cycle according to owners manual, there has to be no extra records for maintainance!)
7. Gear/Container: Parts must be listed by the Austrian Aeroclub (see point 6) No extra paperwork needed
8. Who states the airworthiness? Rigger by date of last repack on packing card – no extra paperwork needed
9. Who is responsible for the airworthiness? Owner of rig


edit: I also posted this message in the spanish, russian and french forum for greater input


(This post was edited by feuergnom on Apr 7, 2010, 6:35 AM)


piisfish

Apr 7, 2010, 6:52 AM
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In reply to:
5. Main: Must be listed by the Austrian Aeroclub (http://www.aeroclub.at --> FAA Technik --> Liste der zulässigen Hauptfallschirme, Liste der zugelässigen Gurtzeuge, Reservefallschirme, Öffnungsautomaten und Rettungsfallschirme)
does that mean that someone jumping, for example, a Icarus Safire2 135 (custom size), would not be allowed to jump it as it is not listed ?


feuergnom  (D License)

Apr 7, 2010, 7:14 AM
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I'm not an official, so i can't give you a clear, binding answer. my take: as the type (icarus safire 2) is listed it should be ok. besides that: nobody hereabout gives a shit about these things anyway
Crazy

so what about switzerland?


a.n.knowen  (D 321)

Apr 7, 2010, 7:25 AM
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If he is a Austrian Citizen he had to put his stuff on that List. If he is US citizen he has no problem because we respect foreign regulations.

but the question is which paperwork is required in your country,
please let us know


virgin-burner

Apr 7, 2010, 7:37 AM
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3rd party insurance (500'000 SDR minimum, about ten times higher than the USPA-one), license, preferably B or higher (again, in USPA terms), reserve-card, in less than your homecountry's requirements, pretty much one year of swiss citizens.. Cool


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Apr 7, 2010, 10:56 AM
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NEEDED PAPERWORK FOR CANADA
1) Membership- Either the FAI affiliate from your country of residence or CSPA. (Some DZs will accept USPA whether you are a US resident or not).
2) Certificate of Proficiency- Less than a Canadian "B" will usually draw scrutiny.
3) Packing Card- packing rules in country of rigger/owner/manufacturer (depends).
3) Jump ticket.
Enjoy.


pbwing

Apr 8, 2010, 7:58 AM
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Does the third party liability insurance that you receive with your USPA membership cover you outside the US? I'm guessing not...

I ask because I've seen Canadian DZs refuse people with USPA membership (ie. require that they sign up for CSPA membership) because of the issue with third party liability coverage.


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Apr 8, 2010, 9:36 AM
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USPA insurance covers US residents worldwide, and everyone else in the US only. More to the point the CSPA dropzone insurance (the one the airports really care about) is invalid if the visiting jumper is not a member of either CSPA or their home country FAI affiliate.


pbwing

Apr 8, 2010, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the clarification.

So in the case of a Cdn resident with USPA membership, are they covered by USPA insurance?


tombuch  (D 8514)

Apr 8, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Reserve packing requirements for jumpers visiting the United States were explained in an article here on dropzone.com in 2003. The regulation hasn't changed since then, but you will find very different levels of enforcement. It's best to call the DZ you want to visit in advance and seek their guidance.

http://www.dropzone.com/...etail_page.cgi?ID=96


feuergnom  (D License)

Apr 8, 2010, 11:33 AM
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thanks tom - u.s. and canadian rules are pretty obvious and easy to find out. what i am particulaily interested in are the different rulez all over europe.
up to now I made the assumption, that what works in your homecountry is accepted eleswhere - big time mistake. thats why I am asking for input Smile


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Apr 8, 2010, 6:37 PM
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In reply to:
Thanks for the clarification.

So in the case of a Cdn resident with USPA membership, are they covered by USPA insurance?
As far as I know they are only covered for events in the US.


knabe  (F 161)

Apr 9, 2010, 1:00 AM
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OK, as instructor, DZO and former member of the Swiss Skydive board, I would try to answer for Switzerland. If somebody discover error in my post, don't hesitate to made corrections ..

First of all, you would found all rules on the Swiss Skydive web site (in German and French) at : http://www.swissskydive.org/cms/front_content.php?idcat=42



1) Third party insurance (what kind of insurance papers do you have to have):

You need a Third Party insurance covering at least 1'000'000 swiss francs ! USPA DIDN'T COVER THIS AMOUNT !!!

You can take a temporary insurance through Swiss Skydive at : http://shop.swissskydive.org/insurance/index.php?lang=e for about 50 US$ (validity 3 month, only in Switzerland)

2) Licence (Valid through/expiry date? Indefintly valid?):

Visiting jumper must show a valid licence recognised in their home country

For information : Swiss Licence is provided by Swiss Skydive and is valid until March 31th, next year ..

3) Ownership (do you have to carry some kind of “statement of ownership”? If yes: please explain)

No separate papers needed in Switzerland

4) Reserve (Described on packing card or extra paper? Serial or no serial? Lead-Seal required etc):

Reserve is MANDATORY !!! (No "base jump" rig allowed for jumping from airplane/helicopter/balloon/etc.)

Last packjob signed off by a rigger on the packing card (no lead seal required)

4 a) Repack cycles in your country? Do you accept other countries rules?:

Repacking cycle is 1 year in Switzerland ONLY IF THE MANUFACTURER OF THE HARNESS, THE RESERVE AND THE AAD AGREE WITH THIS LIMIT. Otherwise, the most limitating make the rules (For exemple, a Quasar harness with Cypres and PD reserve has a limitation of 4 month, because Strong Enterprise give this limit for his harness)

5) AAD (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed? Maintainance cycle on packing card or extra paper?:

AAD is recomended, but not mandatory ! No extra papers (maintenance cycle according to owners manual, there has to be no extra records for maintainance!)

6) Main (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed?):

There is no rules for the main. If you want to sew it in your garage .... it's your problem !

7) Gear/Container (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed?:

Must be authorized in the home country of the user. No extra paperwork needed.

8) Who states the airworthiness? (Where? Packing card?):

Rigger by date of last repack on packing card – no extra paperwork needed

9) Who is responsible for the airworthiness? (Rigger/Owner, etc?):

User of rig ... except for "student" (In Switzerland, you still a student with a "A" licence !) where the school is responsible.

That's all, folks !

Blue sky !

Andreas


jimp

Apr 13, 2010, 10:24 PM
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At some dropzones or aero clubs in Eastern Europe you will be asked to provide documentation of medical fitness to engage in sporting (parachuting) activities.


feuergnom  (D License)

Apr 13, 2010, 10:31 PM
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eastern europe is big - could you be more specific as to where?


jimp

Apr 13, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Specifically I am thinking of Clinceni in Romania, and generally of other government sponsored aero clubs in the country.

There may be others in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzigovina, Belarus and so on; your best bet would be to have your documents in order before you leave home. You could still be found "fit" by a doctor in-country, just learn the local word for "cough".


feuergnom  (D License)

Apr 14, 2010, 10:16 AM
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Quote:
would be to have your documents

and because you can never be sure exactly what documents you have to produce (read what the officials would want to see) spawned my question. last time in czech republic the security guy at the dz wanted to see papers i have never heard of Unsure


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Apr 21, 2010, 9:54 AM
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Yes,

Several European DZs asked me to provide paper proof of medical insurance.
As soon as they understood that I was serving in the Canadian Air Force, they quit asking.
USPA insurance does not cover your (the skydiver's) medical expenses.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Apr 21, 2010, 9:59 AM
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" ...
3) Ownership (do you have to carry some kind of “statement of ownership”? If yes: please explain)

No separate papers needed in Switzerland
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Proof of ownership is primarily to convince border guards that you are not importing and selling parachutes.
If border guards catch you importing and selling parachutes - without paying customs fees/import duties/taxes - they will get upset.
Upset border guards can make you life miserable!


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Apr 21, 2010, 10:05 AM
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" ...4 a) Repack cycles in your country? Do you accept other countries rules?:

Repacking cycle is 1 year in Switzerland ONLY IF THE MANUFACTURER OF THE HARNESS, THE RESERVE AND THE AAD AGREE WITH THIS LIMIT. Otherwise, the most limiting make the rules (For example, a Quasar harness with Cypres and PD reserve has a limitation of 4 month, because Strong Enterprise give this limit for his harness) ..."

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That was under the old American Federal Air Regulations. Since FARs have been amended to 180 repack cyle, American-made skydiving gear is now on a 180 repack cycle.
If you ask Strong Enterprises for an updated version of the Quasar manual, it will say: "180 day repack cycle."


jimp

Apr 22, 2010, 2:39 PM
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Of course, I should have said "Certificate of fitness" instead of documents - that was what I was discussing at the time.

In a few weeks my wife and I hope to leave for Europe - that is to say, we are booked on flights. First stops will be Romania and Bulgaria. If I find any unusual requirements for visiting skydivers I will post them for you here.

It is as amazing to me, as it must be to you, how different from one dz to another the requirements for visiting jumpers can be. From Lodi California's "Your waiver is on the back of your ticket", to the marathon of signing reams of paper, induction and indoctrination sessions that seem to take up half a day at other places.

Jim


Baksteen  (C 708753)

Apr 23, 2010, 7:34 AM
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Aw hell; I'll give it a go. Other Dutch jumpers, feel free to correct me.

Translated from the Royal Dutch Aeronautical Association (RDAA) regulations:

1) Yes. BUt the regulations are not very clear on what document is considered appropriate.

2) a valid skydiving licence, recognised by the (foreign equivalent of) the RDAA. Students are a special case; I wouldn't know the official policy. Dutch students get an oefenvergunning" ("permit to practice") after completing their FJC, which in this context also counts as a 'licence'.

3) [I don't understand]

4) Reserves must be repacked by a Dutch senior or Master rigger or foreign equivalent, as per the manufacturers guidelines. A 'rigger seal' is mandatory, except if if the reserve is packed by a rigger from a country were sealing is not permitted.
A packing card including serial#must be shown.

4a) Repacks are 6 months. I don't know about longer nor shorter cycles in other counries.

5) AAD+serial+maintainance is described on a logcard.

6) Main: serial is described on a logcard, but no inspection cycles are recorded.

7+8) H/C are decribed on a logcard. Serial needed.
Gear used by foreign jumpers is evaluated for airworthiness (sp?) by an instructor/rigger.
Note: this includes whether or not the I/R thinks the jumper should actually be jumping that canopy.

9) Responsible for airworthiness: ultimately, the owner.

Other papers:
- a logbook
- a membership certificate of the Royal Dutch Aeronautical association (or a foreign equivalent).


(This post was edited by Baksteen on Apr 23, 2010, 7:35 AM)


mircan  (D 32291)

Jul 9, 2010, 3:54 AM
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For Serbia, as in Austria:
(whatever works in your home country is fine for our authorities, which gives you a max of freedom)

1) Third party insurance (what kind of insurance papers do you have to have):

Whatever kind of insurance you already have. Not mandatory.


2) Licence (Valid through/expiry date? Indefintly valid?):

Any "in date" national licence or FAI equivalent. (except students).



3) Ownership (do you have to carry some kind of “statement of ownership”? If yes: please explain)

None whatsoever. Local jumpers must have gear booklets with date of annual inspection and rigger stamp.



4) Reserve (Described on packing card or extra paper? Serial or no serial? Lead-Seal required etc):

Should have reserve packing card, with serial, date of mfg.



4 a) Repack cycles in your country? Do you accept other countries rules?

Repack cycle here is 1 year. We do accept whatever is rule in your country.



5) AAD (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed? Maintenance cycle on packing card or extra paper?

AADs are not mandatory except for students and tandems. It would be good to carry AAD regular inspection card.



6) Main (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed?)

Packing card or some document of annual inspection. In reality, just airworthy. Which could always be checked by local rigger.



7) Gear/Container (Described on packing card? Serial or no serial needed?

Same as former point.



8) Who states the airworthiness? (Where? Packing card?):

Rigger on packing card.



9) Who is responsible for the airworthiness? (Rigger/Owner, etc?):

Owner.


GalFisk  (D 23239)

Jul 23, 2010, 6:58 AM
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Sweden - this is what I've found scouring the "Svenska Bestämmelser för Fallskärmsverksamhet (Swedish regulations for Skydiving Activities) document of 2010. Corrections/additions welcome.

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The license must be issued by an FAI affiliate.

The license must contain the following:

*The words "Fédération Aéronautique Internationale"
*FAI logotype
*The words "International Parachutist Certificate"
*Name of licensee
*Date of birth
*Nationality
*Signature of licensee
*Date of issue
*License grade

The Swedish rules essentially say that foreign skydivers may follow the rules of their home country regarding airworthiness, reserve repacks etc. They are also allowed to jump anything that's allowed under the Swedish rules, even if it's banned in their home country.
The current rules say nothing about insurance requirements for foreign skydivers.

A skydiver who has been banned from jumping in another country, may not jump in Sweden either.

If a skydiver with a foreign license lives in Sweden for more than 12 months, their license must be converted to a Swedish license.


Dodatt  (Student)

Aug 1, 2010, 2:38 PM
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As a Traveling Skydiver, I say, Just don’t be the air Gestapo Mad
Papers Please!……paperwork Frown…..it should be avoided wherever whenever possible……this being one of them wherever whenever possible situations.

If you don’t know a skydiver when you see talk to one, Piratemaybe sell your DZ to someone that dose Smile

or just get right to it and install naked body scaners in the parking lot.

I bring so much paperwork most never do more than glance at it Angelic


jonathan.newman  (D 30644)

Aug 19, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Obvious and easy to find out? I've used my USPA membership card to jump in Thailand, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and never had a problem.

There are at least a couple DZs in Ontario that won't accept a USPA membership. They require CSPA. I'm trying to find out why. Anyone have an idea?




ps5601  (D 100131)

Aug 24, 2010, 11:26 AM
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For the UK, as best as I can remember ('cos I can't be bothered to look it up at www.bpa.org.uk)

FAI membership (to prove your licence level)

Membership of BPA or home country if it provides insurance of £1m (I think, it may be a litle less but it's a lot) - however USPA is NOT recognised as insurance in the UK.

Medical form (under 40 and in good health you self-certify there and then, above 40 you need a doctor's signature).

Generally a logbook or proof that you are current.

Reserve card for your gear - 6 month reserve re-pack (not sure if the BPA recognise longer re-packs for countries that allow 1 year). If packed by UK packer then it will also have an "MOT" form stating what was checked, reserve pull force, serial numbers etc.

You must jump with a reserve, which is packed by a qualified reserve packer/rigger or foreign equivalant.

If the gear is grounded in the UK then you can't jump it.

AADs not mandatory (individual DZ may have local rules requiring AAD).

ALL jumpers in the UK have to wear suitable headgear (frappe hat is the minimum required - but you have to 200 jumps to use one). Oh and I think the BPA also required you to wear shoes for a jump (though no other clothing is specified).

Good links to a local witch doctor to stop the rain, winds and clouds long enough to jump

Blue skies

Paul


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Sep 1, 2010, 4:37 AM
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In reply to:
For the UK, as best as I can remember ('cos I can't be bothered to look it up at www.bpa.org.uk)

FAI membership (to prove your licence level)

Membership of BPA or home country if it provides insurance of £1m (I think, it may be a litle less but it's a lot) - however USPA is NOT recognised as insurance in the UK.

€1.3M

In reply to:
Medical form (under 40 and in good health you self-certify there and then, above 40 you need a doctor's signature).

Section 11 (Medical) Para 2 (General) Sub-Para 2.6 (Foreign Parachutists) says,

Quote:
A parachutist from a foreign country may parachute at a BPA Club if he/she fulfils the medical requirements of that parachutist’s own country.

In reply to:
Generally a logbook or proof that you are current.

Reserve card for your gear - 6 month reserve re-pack (not sure if the BPA recognise longer re-packs for countries that allow 1 year).

Section 6 (Equipment) Para 8 (Parachute Packing) Sub-Para 8.5 says,

Quote:
Reserve parachutes that have been packed in a foreign country, in a manner acceptable to the parachuting organisation of that country, may be jumped at a BPA Club for up to 6 months from the date of that packing. This is provided that the parachuting organisation of that foreign country allows 6 months validity for a reserve repack; otherwise the foreign country’s lesser time will apply. In the case of visiting foreign parachutists the length of time may be up to 12 months, depending on the repack cycles permitted in their country.


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If packed by UK packer then it will also have an "MOT" form stating what was checked, reserve pull force, serial numbers etc.

You must jump with a reserve, which is packed by a qualified reserve packer/rigger or foreign equivalant.

If the gear is grounded in the UK then you can't jump it.

AADs not mandatory (individual DZ may have local rules requiring AAD).

ALL jumpers in the UK have to wear suitable headgear (frappe hat is the minimum required - but you have to 200 jumps to use one). Oh and I think the BPA also required you to wear shoes for a jump (though no other clothing is specified).

Good links to a local witch doctor to stop the rain, winds and clouds long enough to jump

Blue skies

Paul


(This post was edited by cpoxon on Sep 1, 2010, 4:40 AM)


rehmwa  (D 12816)

Dec 30, 2010, 6:47 AM
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I have to do a search, there's a thread back where I attached most of the TSA policies and the Cypress card etc. I don't know if I still have those. Easy to keep a copy set together while traveling. Also each airline has their own rules - helpful to have those handy.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Feb 10, 2011, 7:02 PM
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Has anyone posted probably the most important paperwork for a traveling jumper to have? A valid passport from their home country.

Sparky


ps5601  (D 100131)

Feb 11, 2011, 8:36 AM
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Ahh, but a citizen of a European Union nation does not legally require a passport to travel to other EU nation states, mearly they need proof of EU citizenship - and once you are on mainland Europe most of the countrys don't even have a manned boarder anyway!

Paul


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Feb 14, 2011, 1:55 PM
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In reply to:
Ahh, but a citizen of a European Union nation does not legally require a passport to travel to other EU nation states, mearly they need proof of EU citizenship - and once you are on mainland Europe most of the countrys don't even have a manned boarder anyway!

Paul

And I don't need one to travel in the 50 United States, but if I leave them I need a passport. Wink

Sparky


jfskydiver  (C 39547)

Apr 13, 2011, 3:12 PM
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anyone know anything about for Israel dz's. They are kind of hard to get in touch with, and I heard they are pretty specific with their requirements for traveling jumpers.


feuergnom  (D License)

Apr 29, 2011, 8:02 AM
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updaten for czech republic:

saftey guy at dz wanted so see following papers bedides of license and third party insurance (same as last year).

1) Card for main including serial and DOM + last inspection
2) card for gear including serial. DOM and last inspection
3) card for reserve including serial, DOM and last inspection/repack
4) AAD with DOM, serial and last inspection/maintenance

preferably in english and Czech language, everything signed of by a rigger with seal#

as I have no idea if all the czech dz's really are as thorough i strongy recommend of getting your stuff together - no need to stay on ground for a lack of "papers"

attached you'll find the solution my riggers came up with
Attachments: Schirmpapiere009.pdf (67.1 KB)


rhys  (D 95)

Apr 30, 2011, 1:32 PM
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New Zealand

New Zealand is fickle,

There are three different part 149 organisations that issue licenses.

1, The NZPIA, these guys are the babylon forces of darkness, haha. not really but they can be difficult to deal with and unreasonable. Most of the major DZ's are under the NZPIA as the NZPIA shareholders are comprised of the Dropzone owners that were in existance at the time. anod for the most part are not into sport jumpers, there are exceptions to that.

2, The NZSA, these guy are easy to deal with, inexpensive and promt, you can have your authority to jump immediately, and you can complete a high altitude test immediately at no cost (if need be), where the NZPIA can make you pay $170 for a high altitude test for going to 15kCrazy

3, The NZPO, these are the new guys, not too sure how they roll but have not herd any bad things.

The CAA has requested that all part 149 organisations recognise each others licenses and ratings, though the NZPIA cant quite fathom that concept it seems.

As a foreign jumper you can usually use your license from your own country if it is recognised, you will normally have to become a temporary member.

At the NZSA this cost NZ$10, and you are away.

Accident insurance is not required in New Zealand as EVERYBOY is covered for accidents whether they are a citizen or not under the socialised ACC accident insurance scheme.

At my DZ you can rock up, pay $10, and be at 18k in 30 minutes, if you have not been signed off for high altitude you will have to sit a basic test with study material supplied.

Some DZ's such as NZONE you will have to Pay $80 for your first jump, bugger knows why but that is how it is.

In NZ at present expect a little confusion when travelling to different DZ's due to these different organisations, and you can blame the NZPIA for anti competative behaviour in the past for this being the case.


Rover  (D 241)

Apr 30, 2011, 4:21 PM
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The NZPIA is the only 149 organisation that carries comprehensive public liability insurance - and my high altitude endorsement was done online / instantly and cost $20.


rhys  (D 95)

May 5, 2011, 7:22 PM
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The NZPIA is the only 149 organisation that carries comprehensive public liability insurance - and my high altitude endorsement was done online / instantly and cost $20.

Our dropzone has its own comprehensive liability insurance that covers all jumpers that jump here, it costs us less than $2k and saves us more than $6k of fees annually from PIA.

As far as the high altitude test is concerned I had a jumper come to our DZ a few weeks ago for a fun jump, he was charged $170 for high altitude test, and his tandem rating issued at NZONE was issued for use at NZONE only. This is against the CAA part 149 regulations, and the requests of the CAA for each part 149 to accomodate the use of licenses and ratings of each subsequent 149 organisation.

I said you 'may' be charged that amount as I know of one instace where that is the case or at least I was informed of it that way.

It is free at NZSA.


jimp

May 20, 2011, 9:12 AM
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At one busy Czech dz for me last summer the formalities were "normal":
fill out the form, pay for the jump ticket and within half an hour I was at altitude. I can't remember whether they checked any documents or not. Anyway, dz staff was very courteous, friendly, minimum BS.


crossfire139  (D License)

Jun 17, 2011, 3:24 PM
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If you want to study a skydiving community suffering from the influences of self -interest and bureaucracy, come to New Zealand. New Zealand, the back-stabbingest, bad-mouthingest, small-minded, bureaucratic bullshit capital of the skydiving world. A complete embarrasment to those of us who live here.
My apologies to those guests from overseas who are subjected to this crap.


Rover  (D 241)

Jun 17, 2011, 5:09 PM
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and his tandem rating issued at NZONE was issued for use at NZONE only.

Are you sure you aren't confusing the rating with the conditions of a work permit. The rating being issued by a Part 149 organisation, and the other issued by NZ immigration. If the rating holder is sponsored by an organisation then they are restricted by law to work at that organisation only. Wink




alec86  (C 109831)

May 8, 2012, 1:12 PM
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copied from the BPA mag:

FAI Certificates are changing... but only in name. The FAI has advised the BPA that they should no longer be known as FAI National Certificates, and that they should bear the BPA's name instead. Since the name was changing anyway, Council took the opportunity to also change it from Certificate to Licence, since many people refer to them as licences. So from April 1st 2012 they will be known as a 'BPA National Parachutist Licence', or just 'A Licence', 'B Licence', 'C Licence' and 'D Licence'.

New books have been printed for all licences issued from April, and all previously issued Certificates remain valid.


rjblake  (A 70178)

Jul 28, 2014, 7:02 AM
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Skydive Spain is very specific as far as paperwork and requirements:

1. Valid skydiving license
2. Proof of third party liability insurance for skydiving (valid for Spain) (foreign jumpers please make sure the document is readable in English and/or Spanish)
3. Correctly written up logbook and up to date
4. If bringing your own rig, it must be in serviceable condition and we reserve the right to refuse the use of rig if we believe it is not safe
5. Signed and correctly filled in reserve card with valid repack cycle for the reserve packer’s qualification
6. Valid and maintained AAD documents
7. If you wish to jump camera, please show proof of at least 200 jumps in your log book
8. If you wish to jump a full-face helmet with the visor in place, please show proof of at least 50 jumps in your log book
9. If on student status, you will need a medical certificate (self certified under 40 years old)

additionally, if you wish to rent an alti, they require you to leave your ID (passport, drivers licence, etc.) with them


DougH  (D License)

Jul 28, 2014, 9:52 AM
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Do you know if the USPA insurance is sufficient for the 3rd party liability insurance requirement.



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