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What You Should Know Before Each Jump

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  • How do you perform a canopy controllability check?
  • What happens if you flare too high? How do you prevent that?
  • What is your decision altitude? What does that term mean?
  • How do you recognize a good canopy?
  • How do you get the slider down if it's stuck partway up?
  • How do you deal with closed end cells?
  • How do you fix line twist?
  • How do you use your reserve if you need it?
  • How do you handle a horseshoe malfunction?
  • How can you avoid losing sight of your reserve handle during a cutaway?
  • What do you do if you’re in the plane and your jumpmaster tells you "BAIL OUT ON YOUR MAIN?"
  • What do you do if your parachute deploys prematurely in the plane? How can you prevent this from happening?
  • If you find yourself still in freefall and the altimeter needle is in the red, what do you do?
  • If you're in freefall, and you're unstable but you're still above 5000 feet, how do you get stable again?
  • If you find yourself in freefall at 5000 feet and you're unstable, what do you do?
  • What do you do if two canopies are out? How do you control them? When would you cut one away?
  • What would you do if the pilot chute goes over the front edge of the canopy?
  • How do you handle a hard-to-pull main ripcord?
  • If you start having some kind of serious problem during the freefall, how do you stop the skydive?
  • If you see your jumpmaster pull, what does that indicate?
  • What do you do if you can't find the main ripcord?
  • How do you steer your canopy? How do you flare it?
  • How is your reserve canopy different from your main?
  • How do you collapse your canopy after landing to avoid being dragged?
  • How do you prepare for a landing in trees? Rough terrain? Water?
  • How do you determine wind direction? What direction should you land in with relation to the wind?
  • How do you find the landing area?
  • What do you do if you realize you will not be able to make it back to the landing area?
  • What is the hand signal for pull? Check-altitude? Legs-out? Hips-down? Relax?
  • What is your pull altitude on this dive?
  • What are the manuevers you'll be expected to perform on this dive?




IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS, ASK A JUMPMASTER BEFORE YOU JUMP!




REMEMBER, YOUR SAFETY IS IN YOUR HANDS.


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