Nov 25, 2013, 2:55 PM
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A question of understanding: Overseas rating conversion and challenging?
Looking over the IRM, it looks like I should be able to convert my Australian coach rating to USPA:
1. For persons with a current non-USPA Coach rating or equivalent or an expired USPA Coach rating a. make at least one satisfactory USPA Coach Rating Course evaluation jump with a USPA Instructor or IE who has served as a USPA Coach Course Evaluator b. assist in at least one complete first-jump course c. attend a USPA rating renewal seminar d. pass the Coach Course written exam with a score of at least 80 percent e. non-USPA Coaches must include a rating card or other proof of the non-USPA Coach rating to USPA Headquarters along with the Coach proficiency card
…and after that, I'd be able to challenge for a static line rating even without having a foreign instructor rating?
2. For all others persons, under the direct supervision of an IAD or Static-Line IE— a. Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of static line rigging procedures for both direct-bag and static line assist (static line only). b. Demonstrate competence to gear up and check a student (not required for current USPA Instructors rated in another discipline). c. Demonstrate competence to spot for a student (not required for current USPA Instructors rated in another discipline). d. Receive personal instruction from a USPA IAD/SL instructor (per rating sought) on the following emergency areas:
IAD/Static-Line (1) Aircraft (2) Static line student in tow e. Complete one satisfactory IAD or Static-Line Category B training evaluation. f. Complete one satisfactory Category D freefall and canopy training session and air evaluation (not required for current USPA Instructors rated in another discipline).. g. Pass the IAD or Static-Line Instructor written exam with a score of at least 80% h. Conduct at least two IAD or Static-Line jumps