Learning to fly your canopy. Category E for licence USPA

Practice your skills under canopy! Be safe!

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To be safe for yourself and for the rest of skydivers in the air we have to practice canopy skills each jump. In fact, buying the ticket means we’ve invested some money. So it’s just silly not to use this jump properly. Instead of useless spirals (they say funny, in my opinion stupid) to be faster on the groun we can go to the holding area and spend some time learning how our canopy is working. USPA with the SIM, wich is huge store of knowledge, can provide many helpful hints. Each kategory before licence A has the part describing exercices under canopy. So, why not to use this? If you’ve already paid? If you are in the air? Let’s go 😉

  • Flare to chest at a medium speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to chest at a quicker speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to chest at a slower speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to hips at a medium speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to hips at a quicker speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to hips at a slower speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to shoulders at a medium speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to shoulders at a quicker speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Check altitude, position, and traffic.
  • Flare to shoulders at a slower speed and hold.
  • Recover to full flight for ten seconds.
  • Evaluate the most effective flare according to the strongest sustainable lift (“sweet spot”).
  • Initiate the best flare at head height above the ground.
  • Continue to flare to maintain a flat glide until landing.
  • Evaluate the flare height according to the landing results.

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