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C License written test - North/South Carolina?

 


nigel99  (D 1)

Oct 31, 2011, 1:51 AM
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I am in Greenville SC and Charlotte NC this week and I would like to do the C license written test if possible.

Is there anybody that is able to help me out with doing this? I don't know if it just has to be a rated USPA instructor, or if any other restrictions apply.

Willing to provide Beer! for the help.

I may not be back in the US for some time, and I'd like to get this checked off.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Oct 31, 2011, 7:11 AM
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Is there anybody that is able to help me out with doing this? I don't know if it just has to be a rated USPA instructor, or if any other restrictions apply.

And here I thought you were one of the ones who actually read the SIM.
Unsure

SIM 3-1 C

3. Jumps to meet skill requirements must be signed by a
USPA Instructor, Instructor Examiner, Safety &
Training Advisor, or a member of the USPA Board of
Directors.

SIM 3-1 D

4. Signature Verification: Applications for all licenses
must be signed by an appropriate official (as listed in
this Section) before the application is forwarded to
USPA Headquarters.
a. USPA Instructors may verify A, B, and C licenses.
b. S&TAs, I/Es, and USPA Board members may
verify any license application.
5. Federation Aeronautique Internationale


SIM 3-2 A

2. For B, C, and D licenses, the examining USPA official:
a. gives the applicant
an answer sheet and the
questions to the exam
(1) No references
or other assistance are
permitted during the exam.
(2) After the test, the examining official collects
the materials
and grades the exam.
(3) A score of 75% is required to pass.
b. The score is recorded on the license application
and in the applicants logbook.
(1) The applicant not passing will be eligible to
retake this exam after seven days.
(2) To qualify for a higher license, the applicant
must possess a USPA license, meet all qualifications
for lower licenses, and have passed all
lower-class license exams.


nigel99  (D 1)

Oct 31, 2011, 8:18 AM
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Is there anybody that is able to help me out with doing this? I don't know if it just has to be a rated USPA instructor, or if any other restrictions apply.

And here I thought you were one of the ones who actually read the SIM.
Unsure

Ooops thanks Andy. Not a good start to asking about a test on the SIMBlush

Do most instructors have a copy of the test or is it held at the DZ? I was planning on giving Skydive Carolina a call as I will be driving past there. Sadly I won't be down in the Georgia area, or I'd be hassling you for thisFrown


funfall  (C 1)

Oct 31, 2011, 1:02 PM
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Lots of very good, helpful people at Skydive Carolina. Most likely they'll be able to do that for you, but call ahead.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Oct 31, 2011, 5:06 PM
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Do most instructors have a copy of the test or is it held at the DZ? I was planning on giving Skydive Carolina a call as I will be driving past there. Sadly I won't be down in the Georgia area, or I'd be hassling you for thisFrown

DZ only...unless somebody copied it and kept it.
If somebody copied it for personal use, they violated the intent of the "proprietary" nature of the documents.

And yes, it has happened....freakin' bozos in my book.
Mad

Carolina will help you out, I'm sure.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Oct 31, 2011, 9:01 PM
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Hi nigel,

Quote:
Sadly I won't be down in the Georgia area, or I'd be hassling you for this

So isn't there a rumor going around that for a couple of $$$ Andy will sign anything that you send to him.

Oh . . . Hi Andy. Tongue

JerryBaumchen


nigel99  (D 1)

Nov 1, 2011, 2:18 AM
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Hi nigel,

Quote:
Sadly I won't be down in the Georgia area, or I'd be hassling you for this

So isn't there a rumor going around that for a couple of $$$ Andy will sign anything that you send to him.

Oh . . . Hi Andy. Tongue

JerryBaumchen

I heard it was coke.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Nov 1, 2011, 5:07 AM
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I heard it was coke.

Ummmm...just so there's no confusion here...Coca Cola, eh?
Shocked


nigel99  (D 1)

Nov 1, 2011, 3:50 PM
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In reply to:
I heard it was coke.

Ummmm...just so there's no confusion here...Coca Cola, eh?
Shocked

So that's what i've been doing wrong all this timeShockedTongue


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Nov 1, 2011, 4:17 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I heard it was coke.

Ummmm...just so there's no confusion here...Coca Cola, eh?
Shocked

So that's what i've been doing wrong all this timeShockedTongue

NOW send the form for me to sign.
LaughLaughTongue


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Nov 1, 2011, 4:20 PM
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Overheard two students talking...

stu1: I need to get some things signed of on my A card.

stu2: Go to Andy. He'll help you out.

stu1: Oh, hell no! He's too strict!



SmileSmile
Made my day.
SmileSmile


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Nov 1, 2011, 4:36 PM
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Overheard two students talking...

stu1: I need to get some things signed of on my A card.

stu2: Go to Andy. He'll help you out.

stu1: Oh, hell no! He's too strict!



SmileSmile
Made my day.
SmileSmile

What? You mean you actually make sure the students actually understand the concepts behind the stuff they have to learn?

You don't just let them parrot back the answer to pass?

What kind of instructor actually makes the students learn???








Tongue


nigel99  (D 1)

Nov 1, 2011, 4:42 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Overheard two students talking...

stu1: I need to get some things signed of on my A card.

stu2: Go to Andy. He'll help you out.

stu1: Oh, hell no! He's too strict!

SmileSmile
Made my day.
SmileSmile

What? You mean you actually make sure the students actually understand the concepts behind the stuff they have to learn?

You don't just let them parrot back the answer to pass?

What kind of instructor actually makes the students learn???

Tongue

I've never understood the people who don't like understanding how our gear works and the technical aspect of the sport. But then I know I am an engineering geek.


cmarshalls3  (D License)

Nov 2, 2011, 3:04 PM
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This reminds me of a group of experienced jumpers at a SC DZ who would not attempt their demo rating jumps at a particular DZ - because the DZSO abided by the rules. They all went to a DZ closer to the coast and in a few weeks came back flashing their newly obtained Demo Ratings. Funny how no one employed them to do any demos.


nigel99  (D 1)

Nov 2, 2011, 4:17 PM
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This reminds me of a group of experienced jumpers at a SC DZ who would not attempt their demo rating jumps at a particular DZ - because the DZSO abided by the rules. They all went to a DZ closer to the coast and in a few weeks came back flashing their newly obtained Demo Ratings. Funny how no one employed them to do any demos.

I hope you're not implying that I am trying to do that? For what it is worth STF (where popsjumper is) has been my "home" dz as I was travelling through Atlanta regularly. This is probably my last trip to the US for some time and I want to get as much USPA license stuff signed off as possible and I'm not able to squeeze in a trip to Georgia. Popsjumper has been my skydiving mentor since getting back into the sport.

I have spoken to SC and there will be people around tomorrow and Friday so I am taken care of thanks.


(This post was edited by nigel99 on Nov 2, 2011, 4:21 PM)



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