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Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 20, 2012, 8:04 PM
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Howdy yall. Smile its been forever and a day since I've started a thread on here. Here's the deal. I just recently signed an active duty contract with the Navy to become a Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR). I Dont ship to Great Lakes for 7 Months so I have a lot of time on my hands to get ready.

Since my rating will have me around parachutes I figured its probly a good idea to get recurrent and back up to speed. I have a B license does anyone know where i can find the req's for getting current again after 3 years?

Thanks!


buff  (D 30567)

Jan 20, 2012, 8:18 PM
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SIM. If you don't get that, go to a DZ and seek out an instructor.


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jan 20, 2012, 8:19 PM
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http://www.uspa.org/...168/Default.aspx#970

A License
USPA A-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within 60 days should make at least one jump under the supervision of a currently rated USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating altitude awareness, freefall control on all axes, tracking, and canopy skills sufficient for safely jumping in groups
B License
USPA B-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 90 days should make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating the ability to safely exercise the privileges of that license.
C and D License
USPA C- and D-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding six months should make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating the ability to safely exercise the privileges of that license.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jan 20, 2012, 8:19 PM
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I have a B license does anyone know where i can find the req's for getting current again after 3 years?

Yep, the nearest DZ. Show up with a current USPA card and make a jump.

Full answer, the USPA just requires a recurrency jump, and what that entails is up to the DZ. Expect some sort of refresher training, maybe a quiz, and then to jump with an instructor. You might want to call ahead, just so they know you're coming and can staff accordingly.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 21, 2012, 2:32 AM
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Unbelievable.


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 21, 2012, 4:23 AM
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Unbelievable.

I know right! Who would have thought they would have taken an old fart like me in the Navy!


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Jan 21, 2012, 4:59 AM
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Smile


welcome back.


Cool


NewGuy2005  (A 50256)

Jan 21, 2012, 6:35 AM
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Howdy yall. Smile its been forever and a day since I've started a thread on here. Here's the deal. I just recently signed an active duty contract with the Navy to become a Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR).

That sounds pretty cool. Cool


5.samadhi

Jan 21, 2012, 7:14 AM
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I just did my recurrency dive except instead of 3 years I was 7 years off Tongue

it was easy, just go up with an AFF instructor after watching a refresher video and talking with her about the dive flow. Basically the only way she was gonna not pass off my recurrency was if I busted the pull altitude (4.5k Tongue)

it was great being back up in the air. I'm sure you'll find it hasnt changed any and is still as fun as the other 182 skydives you made SmileCool


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jan 21, 2012, 7:23 AM
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Unbelievable.

I know right! Who would have thought they would have taken an old fart like me in the Navy!

Three years, Arthur? Really? Where is the nearest toilet so I can stick your head in it?


skydivecat  (C License)

Jan 21, 2012, 7:32 AM
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Welcome back viking!

I'm a noob, so I hafta ask (if you don't mind sharing...) WHY would you ever leave this sport for three years!?


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 21, 2012, 8:12 AM
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Unbelievable.

I know right! Who would have thought they would have taken an old fart like me in the Navy!

Three years, Arthur? Really? Where is the nearest toilet so I can stick your head in it?

lol missed you too Monkey!


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 21, 2012, 8:20 AM
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Welcome back viking!

I'm a noob, so I hafta ask (if you don't mind sharing...) WHY would you ever leave this sport for three years!?

Its a long story with many twists and turns but the short...ish version is I was taking care of my grandma the whole time I was skydiving and around 3 years ago she got way worse and I just drifted away from the sport and into more important things.

She passed away at 99 1/2 May 2010. I have been trying to get into the Navy ever since and was about to sell my gear to help pay off my car before I go in when I got my very parachute related Navy Job. So here I is. Smile


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 21, 2012, 8:21 AM
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Howdy yall. Smile its been forever and a day since I've started a thread on here. Here's the deal. I just recently signed an active duty contract with the Navy to become a Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR).

That sounds pretty cool. Cool

are you a PR?


piisfish

Jan 21, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Welcome back. Cool job, wish we had the same in my country


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 21, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Welcome back Viking!

I wondered what ever happened to you...good to see you're still 'in it'. Cool


wildcard451  (D License)

Jan 21, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Unbelievable.

I know right! Who would have thought they would have taken an old fart like me in the Navy!

Three years, Arthur? Really? Where is the nearest toilet so I can stick your head in it?

lol missed you too Monkey!

Dude. No one wants you back. Well, maybe that little girl in the ice cream shop in the AZ desert. But no one else.


in2jumping  (C License)

Jan 21, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Howdy yall. Smile its been forever and a day since I've started a thread on here. Here's the deal. I just recently signed an active duty contract with the Navy to become a Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR). I Dont ship to Great Lakes for 7 Months so I have a lot of time on my hands to get ready.

Since my rating will have me around parachutes I figured its probly a good idea to get recurrent and back up to speed. I have a B license does anyone know where i can find the req's for getting current again after 3 years?

Thanks!

Would not try and get current on this (Pilot 188 ft 1.28 lbs/ft). Freefall skills comeback really quickly but canopy skills is almost like starting all over again.


dzdiva  (No License)

Jan 21, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Shocked


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 21, 2012, 3:29 PM
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Howdy yall. Smile its been forever and a day since I've started a thread on here. Here's the deal. I just recently signed an active duty contract with the Navy to become a Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR). I Dont ship to Great Lakes for 7 Months so I have a lot of time on my hands to get ready.

Since my rating will have me around parachutes I figured its probly a good idea to get recurrent and back up to speed. I have a B license does anyone know where i can find the req's for getting current again after 3 years?

Thanks!

Would not try and get current on this (Pilot 188 ft 1.28 lbs/ft). Freefall skills comeback really quickly but canopy skills is almost like starting all over again.

Ya I had planned to start with a 230 and work my way back to my pilot. That thing needs a reline anyway bc I got it as a rental with 300+ jumps on it.

LOL Don't have a heart attack Diva!Blush


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 21, 2012, 3:32 PM
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Unbelievable.

I know right! Who would have thought they would have taken an old fart like me in the Navy!

Three years, Arthur? Really? Where is the nearest toilet so I can stick your head in it?

lol missed you too Monkey!

Dude. No one wants you back. Well, maybe that little girl in the ice cream shop in the AZ desert. But no one else.

Hey I cant help it if she loved the red hair!!!


5.samadhi

Jan 22, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Welcome back viking!

I'm a noob, so I hafta ask (if you don't mind sharing...) WHY would you ever leave this sport for three years!?
There are many many other equally fun things to do with your time on our planet Smile


(This post was edited by 5.samadhi on Jan 22, 2012, 11:07 AM)


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Jan 22, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Here is a brief refresher on how not to die:

http://www.uspa.org/...y_Day_Check_List.pdf

Be ready to demonstrate mastery of emergency procedures in the training harness before your recurrency jump.


Viking  (B 30397)

Jan 22, 2012, 3:35 PM
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Thanx!! Smile


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jan 22, 2012, 4:22 PM
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Unbelievable.

I know right! Who would have thought they would have taken an old fart like me in the Navy!
Old fartSlySlySlySlySlySly there's a few of us here who remember when you were a virgin Sly Welcome back mateSmile


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