Napoleon Skydiving Center: Level 3 - Release Dive
This is the last of the two jumpmaster levels. If things go well, your jumpmasters
will let go of you and you'll be skydiving unassisted for the 5-5 and pull.
Stay relaxed and maintain a good arch. Pay careful attention during the
pre-jump gear checks since you will soon have to know how to do one on your
own. Likewise begin observing the packing procedure. Under canopy you should
try a stall above 2000'. After you successfully complete this level, you
should become a USPA member by filling out the application provided at
- Leg awareness and control modes.
- Heading maintenance.
- Hover control.
- Unassisted solo pull at or above 3000 feet.
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.
Toe Taps: Tap toes together twice to insure leg awareness.
Short Circles: to maintain altitude awareness.
Hover Control and Heading Maintaince: using principles of turning and forward motion.
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'.
Flare: at 10', feet and knees together, PLF if necessary.