Napoleon Skydiving Center: Level 2 - Body Awareness
Now that you have your feet wet, we will start working on trim maneuvers. There are a lot of things to accomplish on this level, so don't waste time geeking the camera. Once you are under canopy, try a few spiral turns (above 1500' please).
- Maximum free arm time.
- 3 PRCTs.
- Heading awareness during freefall.
- Trim control or body awareness exercises.
- Relaxed, arched body position through entire freefall.
- Pull by 3500 feet, look over right shoulder to observe pilot chute launch.
Hotel Check: Check In, Check Out.
Exit Count: C-182 Prop, Up, Down, Arch; Otter Center, Out, In, Arch.
HARM Check: Heading, Altimeter, Reserve JM, Main JM.
PRCT: Arch, Look, Reach, Touch, Check 3 times.
Short Circles: to maintain altitude awareness between maneuvers.
Team Turn: initiated by looking over the arm in the direction of the desired turn to pick a heading refrence. Then bend his/her upper body 20 degrees at the waist in the direction of the turn. At the same time, drop the shoulder the turn is moving toward by 2-3 inches. Keep hands and arms still -- all motions are preformed from the waist. As the desired heading is aquired, return to a neutral boxman position.
Forward Motion: initiated by extending legs (straightening them at the knees) while simaltanously bending arms at the shoulders to form a 'lazy W'. Hold for 3 seconds and
return to a neutral boxman position.
5-5 Signal: at 5500 feet.
Pull: Arch, Look, Reach, Pull, Check at 5000 feet.
Primary Canopy Check: Shape, Spin, Speed, Twist.
Secondary Canopy Check: Slider, Endcells, Tears, Lines.
Controllability Check: turns and flares OK.
Canopy Control: halfway down, halfway back.
Setup For Landing: Downwind at 1000', Base at 500', Final at 200'.
Prepare to Land: at 50'.
Flare: at 10', feet and knees together, PLF if necessary.
Collapse the Canopy, Field Pack, and Return.Level 1