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How to obtain a BPA or USPA skydiving license.

 


speedy

Aug 1, 2012, 6:50 AM
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What would I need to do to get a BPA or a USPA skydiving license. I already have a German license with Instructor ratings and I am current with 2900 jumps.
I don't need the instructor ratings on the BPA or USPA license, just the standard license everyone needs to be able to skydive.
BTW I am a British national.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Aug 1, 2012, 7:02 AM
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I think you just join the USPA, and then find a USPA DZ. Bring your logbooks, licesnes, etc, and then take the tests for the different licences. I think you can take all the tests (A, B, C, and D) all at once and then just pay for the D (provided you meet all the requirements).


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Aug 1, 2012, 8:12 AM
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I don't see why you would need to obtain any license to skydive other than your German one. I certainly don't when I jump in US. Your German one would work just fine here in Canada; we recognize all FAI affiliate licenses.


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Aug 1, 2012, 9:11 AM
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Simply rock up to any old UK DZ, show them your German license papers and signed log book and I'm sure virtually any CCI (chief instructor) will sign you off there and then for BPA membership and in all likelihood a D-license to boot... then you just have to pay.


jshiloh

Aug 1, 2012, 7:50 PM
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In the US, no one "needs" a license to skydive. Many DZ's require USPA membership, but not all do. Even those that do only require membership, not a license. To be a member, simply fill out the application & pay your dues.


speedy

Aug 1, 2012, 11:35 PM
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"then you just have to pay. "

and how much? is it a per year thing. How long is a BPA license valid? Is membership of the BPA a requirement for the license to be valid?


JackC1

Aug 2, 2012, 1:52 AM
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There's an admin fee for processing a BPA licence, 15 for your first one then 5 for any upgrades. Once you've got it, you've got it forever. If you actually want to jump in the UK on a BPA licence, you'll need BPA membership which is currently 116.35 per year.


speedy

Aug 2, 2012, 6:50 AM
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Thanks for the info. Sounds like just the ticket. I just now need to find a DZ in the UK that can help me do the paper work or maybe RAPA can help here in Germany?


Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Aug 3, 2012, 1:41 AM
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RAPA would probably be easier for you?



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