Skydive Ratings News and Updates

Skydive Ratings News and Updates

Welcome to our News Page!

Here you'll find updates from our current courses and announcements concerning new courses. View photos from training courses past and present and join us in celebrating our students' accomplishments!

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**We're Back In The Classroom**

» May 19, 2020

**We're Back In The Classroom!!** Register For Your Course Now!!

Summer Office Hours Start

» May 2, 2020

Our Summer Office Hours:

- Monday thru Friday - TEXT/CALL 813-312-5651

- Saturday & Sunday - 8 am to 11 am

New Office Hours

» October 25, 2018

Our Office Hours when you can find a friendly face or chat with someone:

Monday thru Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Meet Patrick, our new face in the office!

» October 11, 2018

We are very happy to announce that starting October 15, Patrick Barnett will be working in the SkydiveRatings office.

Winter season 2018 - 2019

» September 19, 2018

New courses are posted. our staff is lined up We are ready for YOU to get you INSTRUCTIONAL RATING with us.

NEW course/class: COACH pre-course

» September 19, 2018

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

Meet Skydive Ratings staff members for the winter of 2017-2018

» December 22, 2017

The first half of the winter we have Andy Plisko working fulltime as Coach and Tandem Examiner and AFF evaluator. Ivan Becerra is back for a 2nd term of apprenticeship.Our new apprentice is a couple: Chantel Cleghorn and Ryan Smith

3000 instructional ratings issued

» December 22, 2017

Chris Hayworth, from Mile Hi Colorado, graduated from the Sigma Tandem Instructor course on December 13, 2017. This is the 3000th recorded rating that we have issued at SkydiveRatings.

Some price changes

» September 25, 2016

Some of our prices have changed starting September 1 2016. For further details please check under the info tab - "pricing"

Mandatory Tandem Refresher training!

» September 1, 2016

More than 120 Tandem Instructors need mandatory refresher training to keep their rating. On September 14 2016 we offer this refresher to the effected Instructors and anyone else who would like to be refreshed.

PRO rating Camp by Keith Walter

» July 2, 2016

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.

Learning and working at Skydive Ratings winter 2016/2017

» June 13, 2016

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

January 2016 - News

» January 10, 2016

The New Year is off to a good start for Skydive Ratings

Finding the course pictures

» December 13, 2015

Finding the pictures of skydive ratings courses in the photo gallery is very easy!

Tandem Instructor Seminar program - November 6, 2015. 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

» October 9, 2015

What we do at SkydiveRatings is working with experienced skydivers and raising new Coaches and Instructors . We talk to Instructors and Coaches every day. They turn to us with their questions and share experiences. They ask us for advice, they want our opinions. We truly believe that there is a need for continuous education among existing Instructors. There really isn't anything for them in the system. So we started thinking about filing that void and how we could offer something meaningful for this huge group of skydiving professionals.

Canopy Malfunctions and problems - Seminar for licensed skydivers

» August 16, 2015

Mark your calendars! September 5 at 5 pm we will have a seminar for licensed skydivers about canopy malfunctions and problems

Sigma course August 15 2015

» August 15, 2015

Meet this weekend's Sigma Tandem Instructor course. We have Josh Preston from NY state, Luke Ball from North Carolina and Kent Paro from our local SOCOM skydiving team.

Coach course graduates

» August 15, 2015

Ali Akers and Charlie Craig are our latest Coach course graduates

Will Fisherkeller new Strong Tandem Instructor

» August 15, 2015

Will arrived well prepared and did great in class and during the training for the Strong Tandem Instructor rating.

AFF Instructor Seminar at Skydive Ratings - Zephyrhills on November 13, 2015

» August 1, 2015

The first ever AFF Instructor Seminar. You don't want to miss it!

Tandem Instructor Seminar -November 6, 2015 at Skydive Ratings Zephyrhills,FL

» August 1, 2015

Instructor Seminars at Skydive Ratings in Zephyrhills, FL.

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

SkydiveRatings campus at Skydive Sebastian!

» July 2, 2015

We are extremely excited to announce that SkydiveRatings will be teaching Instructional rating courses at Skydive Sebastian starting November 2015.

Skydive Ratings Seeking an Intern!

» May 29, 2015

Skydive Ratings seeks an intern for the 2015 season. This position is ideal for current instructors looking to become an instructor examiner. Click for more details!

New Tandem and AFF Seminars Coming This Fall

» May 12, 2015

You asked for it, we've created it: new Tandem and AFF Instructor seminars coming this fall.

Annual PRO Camp with Keith Walters of Special Operations Chuters, June 12-14

» April 14, 2015

Join us June 12-14 for the annual PRO Camp with Keith Walter from Special Operation Chuters.

Sigma and Strong Tandem Course Feb 28- March 3 2015

» March 8, 2015

Congratulations to all of those who participated in the Sigma and Strong Tandem courses last week! Click here for a recap and pictures.

Late Graduations

» March 8, 2015

Better late than never! Students don't always finish their course right away, but we're happy to see them come back and complete it when they can.

Coach Course January 26-28, 2015

» January 28, 2015

What started as a request from one person to have a weekday Coach course ended up being a great course with 5 candidates.

AFF course Stephanie and Ryan January 17-22

» January 23, 2015

We had a great smooth week with Ryan and Stephanie during their AFF Instructor Rating Course.

Static-Line and IAD Instructor course January 15-16 2015

» January 23, 2015

This week's course was a lot of fun with candidates from Chili: Pepe Becerra, from Ireland: Gerome Donnelly and Bill Snyder from Illinois Valley Parachute Club

Sigma and Strong Tandem course January 10-13 2015

» January 14, 2015

We had such a great time with Che Morales from Puerto Rico , Jonas Kristensen from Denmark and Stephanie Poirier from Connecticut in our Tandem Instructor Course.

December Courses Going Great

» December 12, 2014

So far we have had some nice courses in December. We started off with an Instructor- Examiner course. We have this course 2-3 times per year.

Great ending of a great AFF course

» November 21, 2014

Gabe Roth, August Haeuser, Eric Scott, Jeff Plisko, Gregg Eastridge and Andy Plisko were with us this past week to work on their AFF Instructor rating.

AFF course November 8-13

» November 9, 2014

Local skydiver Paul Wolfe and Brandon Sbordone and Vince Kramolinski are in this week's course.

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