3491  Skydive Ratings Issued Since 2003

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"Setting the standard in knowledge, methods, and integrity for tomorrow's industry instructors/instructor examiners"

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 Instructional 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 Coach rating is the first Instructional rating in USPA's rating system. You need to hold the Coach rating to become an Instructor. Most of the time it is possible to take the Coach and an Instructor rating together, back to back.

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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.

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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

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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PRO rating course

PRO rating course

This course is held 1-2 times per year and is taught by professional PRO jumper Keith Walter from the Zephyrhills SOCOM Para Team and the World-Famous Chuters Demonstration Team.

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Coach Examiner

Coach Examiner

Coach Examiner

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Wings Tandem Examiner

Wings Tandem Examiner

Send us a message if you need further information.

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USPA Tandem Examiner

USPA Tandem Examiner

USPA Tandem Examiner

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Coach pre-course

Coach pre-course

The latest developments at Skydive Ratings have resulted in a new class: The Coach Pre-course. This individually tailored class will help you be successful in the Coach course and prepare you for the class and the jumps

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Upcoming Courses

In 18 Days
AFF Pre-Course and AFF Instructor Course - Skydive City
Dates | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | August 31 - September 5, 2022 | Register
Rating Info | USPA AFF Instructor Rating
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Coach Pre-course - Skydive City
Dates | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thursday, October 6, 2022 | Register
Rating Info | Coach pre-course

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