BACKLOOPS AND DELTA TRACKING
- When your jumpmaster says "GET INTO POSITION", take your position in the door.
- When you are ready to exit, turn to your right and shout "CHECK IN!" to your main side JM.
- The JM will respond "OK!" and nod his head when you are ready to go.
- Do the exit count - "Ready! Set! Arch!"
- On "Arch!" step to the left, out of the plane. Your JM will not hang on to you during exit.
- Count to four, maintaining a hard arch.
- Do one practice ripcord touch.
- Check your altitude.
- Turn to find your JM. He will not be hanging on to you, but he will be nearby.
- Follow your JM's hand signals.
- When he signals you to turn, do a 360. Check your altitude after each manuever.
- When he signals you to backloop, pull your knees up to your chest and stick your arms out in front of you in one fast motion. You will feel yourself backloop. When you feel yourself upside down, hard arch to recover stability. Check altitude after the backloop, then find your JM.
- When he signals you to delta track, put your arms back by your sides, extend your legs and point your toes. Track for six seconds. Recover to a neutral body position. Check your altimeter, then find your JM.
- At 6000 feet, shake your head to indicate "no more manuevers."
- Turn 180 degrees away from your JM.
- Wave off and pull at 5000 feet.
- Count to five and check your parachute.
- Begin the backloop, then recover stability.
- Maintain altitude awareness without reminders.
- Turn smoothly.
- Track aggressively in a straight line.
LEVEL SIX HINTS:
- Remember - to start a backloop, be agressive. To recover from a backloop, arch hard.
- It may take a second to get back over - hold the arch until you feel yourself flip back over.
- When you begin a delta track, pick a point on the horizon to track towards to avoid tracking in a circle.
REMEMBER THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF ANY SKYDIVE:
PULL AT THE RIGHT ALTITUDE!
LAND SAFELY UNDER AN OPEN CANOPY!