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DCLK  (E 2778)

Jun 27, 2012, 4:27 AM
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Hi Guys,

Kind of feel stupid asking this but am confused.

So i want to get my ratings either converted or indeed I'll start from scratch this winter to get USPA recognised ratings. I have reached the criteria for AFF I, and am currently a Strong Rated TI.

My question is does the AFF I rating override the coach rating or should I get this rating also? Is it needed if one is an AFF I?

Also, what can an AFF I sign off on as I live outside of the USA but I want my club to be affiliated to tidy up our ability to get a licence for new members.

Helps hints and advice much appreciated.

Thanks

D


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smoothflyin  (D 32423)

Jun 27, 2012, 5:36 AM
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My question is does the AFF I rating override the coach rating or should I get this rating also? Is it needed if one is an AFF I?

If you are an AFF-I you are able to do anything a coach can do and more; no reason to get a coach rating if you are going to do an AFF-I immediately after. If you were wanting to practice working with students for a while as a coach before going for the AFF-I, that would be an option, but in your case it seems like straight to AFF-I would be what you are looking for since you meet all of the requirements.

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Also, what can an AFF I sign off on as I live outside of the USA but I want my club to be affiliated to tidy up our ability to get a licence for new members.

This would be great material to start reading up on before you go to the course, all of it is found in the SIM and the IRM.


ufk22  (D 16168)

Jun 27, 2012, 6:27 AM
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The question is "do you currently hold any USPA instructional rating or any instructional rating from any recognised parachuting organization"? Having a tandem manufacturer rating only doesn't count.
If the answer is no, then you would have to get the coach rating first. If you have non-USPA instructional rating, there is a procedure for converting them.
Get an IRM or contact Jim Crouch at USPA to get the facts.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Jun 27, 2012, 6:38 AM
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no reason to get a coach rating if you are going to do an AFF-I immediately after.

Other than that it's a requirement if you've never held a USPA instructional rating in the past...


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jun 27, 2012, 7:29 PM
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For questions about USPA ratings, call USPA at (540) 604-9740 or e-mail safety@uspa.org subject=Instructional Rating

Source: http://www.uspa.org/...bid/147/Default.aspx


smoothflyin  (D 32423)

Jun 29, 2012, 7:12 AM
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no reason to get a coach rating if you are going to do an AFF-I immediately after.

Other than that it's a requirement if you've never held a USPA instructional rating in the past...

very true...good point


demoknite  (D License)

Jul 1, 2012, 4:46 PM
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Some headaches can be alleviated depending on what your home association is, i.e., Canada or UK, etc. Also, Sigma is the tandem of choice in most places, but that is a non starter really.


talon2

Jul 1, 2012, 10:30 PM
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ya think ?
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