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USPA B license practice quiz?

 


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jun 22, 2012, 2:52 PM
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Is there a practice quiz available for the B-license quiz? I know the SIM tells you what parts the quiz covers, but it would be cool if I could test myself as to how well I've retained the info.


cjsgrlsx3  (C 38727)

Jun 22, 2012, 3:59 PM
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There is no "practice" quiz.....you will do fine by looking over the sections the SIMs ask you to! Good luck and Blue Skies!


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 22, 2012, 7:21 PM
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Its pretty easy if you have read the SIM. Just make sure you know cloud clearance requirements and how far from the dropzone a jump plane can drop jumpers - every other question on there is pretty much common sense.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 22, 2012, 8:04 PM
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Its pretty easy if you have read the SIM. Just make sure you know cloud clearance requirements and how far from the dropzone a jump plane can drop jumpers - every other question on there is pretty much common sense.

Let's not be giving the test answers away, eh?
We don't teach the test. We teach skydiving.


Abedy  (D 10153)

Jun 23, 2012, 6:56 AM
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Let's not be giving the test answers away, eh?

Huhu... students in Germany are given the questions (loads!) and their answers so they can prepare for the test. TongueCool


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 7:16 AM
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Let's not be giving the test answers away, eh?

Huhu... students in Germany are given the questions (loads!) and their answers so they can prepare for the test. TongueCool

USPA Instructor tests are in the IRM, they're all OPEN BOOK.


People STILL fail them! CrazyCrazyCrazy


Abedy  (D 10153)

Jun 23, 2012, 7:35 AM
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USPA Instructor tests are in the IRM, they're all OPEN BOOK.
People STILL fail them! CrazyCrazyCrazy

IRM? Indiana Railway Museum? Sorry for being ignorant, lacking cultural background, I suppose Unsure

As for "failing tests even with resources at hand": I now and then allow my students to use their notes for a test - if they have them handy. -> First hurdle which sometimes about up to 1/3 won't overcome Frown -> Second hurdle: Some of them hectically flip the pages and won't find anything because they were too lazy to either take notes or to file them away in a decent way. -> Next third of them stricken out by themselves. MadCrazy

Another topic is dictionaries. "The fcking wrd isn't in the dictio-book!!!!!!!!eleven" In 99% of all cases it is but they aren't able to find it, quite often because their spelling abilities are so poor. Not to talk about them resorting to the first entry they find or just messing verb, adjective or noun...

So yeah, it's strange folks fail the abovementioned tests but it doesn't really surprise me any more...


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 7:37 AM
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USPA Instructor tests are in the IRM, they're all OPEN BOOK.
People STILL fail them! CrazyCrazyCrazy

IRM? Indiana Railway Museum? Sorry for being ignorant, lacking cultural background, I suppose Unsure

Sorry, forgot you were over the ocean.

IRM is the USPA's Instructional Rating Manual

It's basically like a SIM (Skydivers Information Manual) but for instructor techniques, rules and requirements.


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 23, 2012, 9:31 AM
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I didn't give her any answers Tongue


cjsgrlsx3  (C 38727)

Jun 23, 2012, 9:50 AM
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Most people fail the test simply because they are nervous.....if you just use what you were taught and have already used in your last 48 jumps all will be good! Reviews what the SIMs asked you to review and all will be good!


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jun 23, 2012, 8:22 PM
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Review what the SIMs asked you to review and all will be good!
Thanks to frisky winds I spent much of my DZ time on the ground today, studying the specific parts of the SIM.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 24, 2012, 4:02 AM
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...Reviews what the SIMs asked you to review and all will be good!

Personally, as an instructor, I have a problem with this idea.

I could tell you to study A, B and C to pass the test.
And, these days, that just what students will all-too-often do....the minimum to pass a test or get a license.

That leaves you still ignorant of D through Z.
Not good.

Learn the whole damned thing. Knowledge is power. The more you know, the more likely you are to to do the right thing at the right time. That translates directly to safety.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 24, 2012, 4:04 AM
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I didn't give her any answers Tongue
Touche.

I'll redo the post substituting the word "questions" for the word "answers".
Wink


(This post was edited by popsjumper on Jun 24, 2012, 4:05 AM)


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 24, 2012, 4:48 PM
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Actually the only reason I mentioned the distance question is that it threw me for a loop - I knew the answer to every other damn question on the thing without even studying, and then after the test I had to get someone to show me WHERE in the SIM that particular answer was at as I couldn't find it! Really pissed me off.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 24, 2012, 9:06 PM
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Learn the whole damned thing. Knowledge is power. The more you know, the more likely you are to to do the right thing at the right time. That translates directly to safety.

When I was actively jumping I would read the SIM 2 or 3 times a year. It would keep me up to date on the information and any changes made. It would also assure that when a newer jumper asked a question I could answer it with facts instead of making it up. (Which is done way too often)

Sparky


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Jun 29, 2012, 4:47 PM
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Is it possible to get your B & C license at the same time if you have the right amount of jumps?


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Jun 29, 2012, 4:50 PM
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Is it possible to get your B & C license at the same time if you have the right amount of jumps?

Yes. You have to complete (and document) all the requirements for both licenses (jump numbers, skills, training, written tests), but you'd only need to pay for the C license. That's what I did - it took me a while to get water training for the B, so I figured I was close enough to 200 jumps that I'd just wait for the C.


(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Jun 29, 2012, 4:50 PM)


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Jun 29, 2012, 4:58 PM
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Nice. I can do my water training at Perris. 68 more jumps to go, then I can get my C License, strap on a wing suit, and jump the new dropzone in Oceanside.

Fired Up


fasted3  (D 30104)

Jun 30, 2012, 8:34 AM
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Is it possible to get your B & C license at the same time if you have the right amount of jumps?

Yes. You have to complete (and document) all the requirements for both licenses (jump numbers, skills, training, written tests), but you'd only need to pay for the C license. That's what I did - it took me a while to get water training for the B, so I figured I was close enough to 200 jumps that I'd just wait for the C.

In this case you don't actually get a B license; no number is issued. It is not necessary because as you correctly stated, the requirements still have to be met, other than paying for it. Some have gone straight from A to D in the same manner.


shibu  (C 42074)

Jul 17, 2012, 9:02 AM
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There is no "practice" quiz.....you will do fine by looking over the sections the SIMs ask you to! Good luck and Blue Skies!

I just found this Jeopardy Game on USPA's site. It is not a B-lic practice quiz but it may help you review after you read the SIM.

www.uspa.org/Portals/0/Downloads/JeaopardyGame-Safety.ppt


(This post was edited by shibu on Jul 17, 2012, 12:07 PM)


rjblake  (B 41164)

May 20, 2014, 7:58 AM
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shibu wrote:
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There is no "practice" quiz.....you will do fine by looking over the sections the SIMs ask you to! Good luck and Blue Skies!

I just found this Jeopardy Game on USPA's site. It is not a B-lic practice quiz but it may help you review after you read the SIM.

www.uspa.org/Portals/0/Downloads/JeaopardyGame-Safety.ppt

Since I was looking for this PPT file, I'll update the link - (typo in the above)

http://www.uspa.org/Portals/0/Downloads/JeopardyGame-Safety.ppt



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