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sunflower92

Questions and clarifying for the A-license Test

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Hello!
I am studying for the A-license test. I would really appreciate it if you can check and clarify this? Also, if you can see if I am missing anything or if I made some errors.



1. Cloud clearance requirements and visibility:
10,000 ft or above
-5 mile visibility
-1 mile from clouds

10,000 ft or below
-3 mile visibility
-2,000 ft from clouds


2. Minimum number of jumps for different situations
-B license-50 jumps
-B license with 100 jumps--> coach rating
-c license- 200 jumps
-d license-> 500 jumps--> tandem rating
Missing anything???

3. Minimum pull altitudes for different situations
-2,500 is the "decision altitude"

Missing anything???


4. Currency requirements, including how to regain currency
A-license--> 60 days-one jump with supervision
b- license--> 90 days- "
c and d license--> 180 days- '


missing anything???



Blue Skies and much love <3

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1. Cloud clearance requirements and visibility:
10,000 ft or above
-5 mile visibility
-1 mile from clouds

minimum 1,000 feet below or 1,000 feet above clouds

10,000 ft or below
-3 mile visibility
-2,000 ft from clouds

minimum 500 below or 1,000 above clouds


Chuck Akers
D-10855
Houston, TX

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It is under 10,000 so you should be 2,000 ft from the clouds. Right?


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Let's imagine you are jumping in Topeka, Kansas. If your skydiving altimeter shows 9500', how far away from the clouds should you be?



I would suggest learning the difference between Mean Sea Level (MSL) altitude and Above Ground Level (AGL) altitude.
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100% of the questions for the A license exam can be found in the SIM. If you look at the back portion of each category, there are 20 or so questions for each category. The A license test is a random sample of those questions from categories A - G and it covers all the stuff you're expected to know to get your A license. If you can answer all of the questions in the SIM in categories A - G, you should get 100% on the A license exam.

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whelp that must mean I was wrong.


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I would suggest learning the difference between Mean Sea Level (MSL) altitude and Above Ground Level (AGL) altitude



Yes, it does.

It was an intentionally tricky (not 'trick') question.

Skydivers use AGL. The only thing we care about is where the ground is.

Airplanes, however, use MSL. They do this so that everyone flying at, say, 12000 ft is at the same '12000 ft'.

Cloud clearances change at 10k MSL. They do this because below 10k, there's a 250 knot speed limit. No limit above 10k.

In the above question, Tulsa has an elevation of 772 MSL (according to Google). That would put the skydiver showing 9500 AGL at 10200 MSL. Topeka is at 945. That would put the jumper at 10445.

Hope this helps :)
Edit because I confused Topeka with Tulsa. Duh.
"There are NO situations which do not call for a French Maid outfit." Lucky McSwervy

"~ya don't GET old by being weak & stupid!" - Airtwardo

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3. Minimum pull altitudes for different situations
-2,500 is the "decision altitude"

Missing anything???



Depends on license level. From the Skydiver's Information Manual...

Minimum container opening altitudes above the ground for skydivers are:

1. Tandem jumps–4,500 feet AGL
2. All students and A-license holders–3,000 feet AGL
3. B-license holders–2,500 feet AGL
4. C- and D-license holders–2,500 feet AGL
(waiverable to no lower than 2,000 feet AGL)

BTW, here's a handy link for you - https://uspa.org/Portals/0/files/Man_SIM_2018_Rev1.pdf
Chuck Akers
D-10855
Houston, TX

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