Napoleon Skydiving Center: Level 6 - Solo Exit
You should now be able to spot and pack like a pro (if not, get on it before the next level). Under canopy try a ``maximum recovery flare'' by initiating a toggle turn and then bringing the other toggle down without letting up the first one (but try it up high).
- Brief pilot with assistance.
- Spotting direct to pilot.
- Perform a stable poised exit without assistance (solo, no-contact, with
subterminal heading control).
- Two backloops.
- Wave off, then pull at or above 3000 feet.
Roach Hotel Check
C-182 Prop, Up, Down, Arch; Otter Center, Out, In, Arch.
performed without the jumpmaster assisting in stability. Remember to arch
hard on leaving. If stability is lost, recover using arch. Inversion recovery
can be performed by briefly folding one arm across the chest to initiate
a roll in that direction.
JM Demonstrates Backloop.
Get eye contact with the JM. He/she will initiate a backloop by drawing
legs in and swinging arms using a large circular motion.
Initiate by drawing legs in extending arms out and then down past legs using
a circular motion. Recover to arch as you see green (ground) again. Repeat.
by first getting a ground reference on the horizon. Face the reference and
extend legs to straight out at knees. At the same time bring arms down and
back until they are straight at the elbows and even with the lower back.
Continue to arch at the hips and chest. Slowly recover to box man position
by 4500 feet.
Wave Off at 4000 feet.
Pull by 3500 feet.
Primary Canopy Check
Shape, Spin, Speed, Twist.
Secondary Canopy Check
Slider, Endcells, Tears, Lines.
turns and flares OK.
halfway down, halfway back.
Setup For Landing
Downwind at 1000', Base at 500', Final at 200'.
at 10', feet and knees together, PLF if necessary.
Collapse the Canopy, Field Pack, and Return.