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Skydive Ratings skydiving school offers instructional rating courses for USPA Coach, AFF, Static-Line, IAD and Tandem ratings. We work with small groups in a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning. A personal approach is important to us. Our experienced instructors use personalized training and coaching to help students develop the skills they need to successfully complete their course and earn their skydive rating.

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Ratings We Offer

USPA AFF Instructor Rating

USPA AFF Instructor Rating

The AFF rating is probably the most popular rating. Being able to teach someone the sport that we all love so much is very rewarding and fun.The AFF rating course is most definitely the most challenging and rewarding course we offer. Our goal is to teach you the skills necessary to pass the AFF rating course before we test you so you can be a confident AFF Instructor ready to train students.

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Sigma/Vector Tandem Rating

Sigma/Vector Tandem Rating

The tandem rating course will take 2 to 3 days (weather permitting). The course consists of one day of classroom with lots of practical training and correction of the written exam. There are 5 jumps in the course. One solo jump with the Sigma rig, one where you are the passenger and three evaluation jumps where you are the tandem instructor.

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Coach Rating

Coach Rating

The first course day is a full day of classroom. On the other day(s) we will make the 2 evaluation jumps and the 7 short ground preparations. The IRM Coach exam will get graded during class. You must score at least 80% to pass.

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Strong Tandem Rating

Strong Tandem Rating

The course will take 2 to 3 days (weather permitting). First day is a full day of class with the first jump possibly in the afternoon. Day 2 is to complete the five Phase 1 jumps and finish the course paperwork. Part of day 2 and day 3 is reserved for the USPA portion of the course (see USPA Tandem rating)

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Tandem Ratings

Tandem Ratings

The tandem rating system in the USA is such that each manufacturer issues their own Tandem Instructor rating.

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Wings Tandem Instructor Rating

Wings Tandem Instructor Rating

The Plexus Tandem system has been changed to Wings Tandem. As soon as we have more updates, we will post it here. In the meantime follow the information below and register for this course as normal on the registration page.

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Static-Line Rating

Static-Line Rating

Candidates jumpmaster each other during the course. The course starts with one on one and a half day of classroom instruction. You will get evaluated on ground training and on your jumpmaster skills.

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Racer Tandem Rating

Racer Tandem Rating

We can teach a Jump Shack Racer Tandem rating course on request. Please send us an email and we will send you the details and rating requirements.

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IAD Rating

IAD Rating

The course starts with a full day of classroom. On the second and third day you will get evaluated on ground training and on IAD jumpmaster skills.

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Instructor Examiner Course

Instructor Examiner Course

To become a Coach Examiner or an Instructor Examiner you have to take an Instructor-Examiner course. We teach these courses twice a year, in December and in March.

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Tandem Instructor Seminar.

November 6 will be the first Seminar for existing Tandem Instructors: Continuing Education by Bram Clement.

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PRO rating Camp

This camp is held annually and led by professional PRO jumper Keith Walter from the Zephyrhills SOCOM Para Team.

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Upcoming Courses

Today!
Static-Line Instructor Course & IAD Instructor Course - Skydive City
Dates | July 27 - 29, 2016 | Register
Rating Info | Static-Line Rating| IAD Rating
In 9 Days
Sigma/Vector Tandem Rating & Strong Tandem Rating - Skydive City
Dates | August 6 - 8, 2016 | Register
Rating Info | Sigma/Vector Tandem Rating| Strong Tandem Rating

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Recent News

July 2, 2016
PRO rating Camp by Keith Walter

Purpose of the course is to make the attendees a better PRO if they already are one; and prep them to be a PRO if they are planning on becoming one.

June 13, 2016
Learning and working at Skydive Ratings winter 2016/2017

Learning and working at the world's number ONE rating school - Skydive Ratings-!!!!

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Skydive Ratings Articles

  • You want to become an AFF Instructor......Now What?

    You want to become an AFF Instructor......Now What?

    What a great goal ! You love skydiving and want to teach others about your passion. That is the right motivation that leads to great Instructors. You won't become financially rich but you will be so rich in other aspects. ... Living the dream!

    October 25, 2015
  • Welcome To Our New Website!

    Welcome To Our New Website!

    It's official! You are reading this article on our brand new website - and we couldn't be more excited! Allow us to take you on a tour!

    May 29, 2015
  • Category D Evaluation Video

    Category D Evaluation Video

    This video shows you an actual Category D evaluation jump including the equipment checks.

    February 26, 2015
  • The RIG SLEEVE, We love ours!

    The RIG SLEEVE, We love ours!

    We just heard of a brand new item in the sport and totally love it: The Rig Sleeve! It is an awesome invention to protect your rig when traveling.

    August 29, 2014

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