Sigma/Vector Tandem Instructor

Rating Course Information


REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE COURSE

1. 18 years of age, or older
2. 500 ram air jumps minimum
3. At least three years in the sport of skydiving
4. Hold a UPSA D-license or foreign equivalent
5. Hold a USPA instructional rating, (Coach, AFF, SL, or IAD) or foreign equivalent
6. Hold a valid FAA Class III medical certificate, foreign equivalent, or HALO physical

THE COURSE

The Tandem rating course will take 2-3 days (weather permitting). The course consists of one day of classroom, 10 evaluation jumps and a written exam. The class starts with verification of the requirements. The Vector and Sigma Tandem Manual's are the course books. I strongly recommend to purchase this manual from the United Parachute Technologies prior to the course or download it from their website (www.uptvector.com). The questions for the written tests are there and there is a study guide online. These are open book tests and can be done at home prior to the course.

You need to bring copies of:

1. A driver's license (age verification)
2. Logbook with 500 documented jumps
3. Logbook pages verifying three in the sport of skydiving
4. USPA membership card with D-license number and instructional rating endorsement
5. Valid FAA Class III medical certificate, foreign equivalent, or HALO physical

SIGMA ENDORSEMENT

To get the Sigma endorsement you need to take an additional written test.

COURSE FEES

The course fee is $350 for the training. This cost includes the ground instruction, and the examiner fee for the evaluation jumps. Our Tandem equipment may be rented at $40.00 per jump ($400) or you may use drop zone specific equipment. You will still be responsible for the jump tickets (20 slots). United Parachute Technologies charges $25 rating fee for Vector and an additional $10 for the Sigma endorsement.

You will also be responsible for the Course Examiner's travel, transportation on-site, and lodging (to be determined).

CROSS-TRAINING

f you already possess a current tandem rating from another manufacturer you can get crossed-over to the Vector/Sigma rating.

To qualify for cross-training you must:

1. Hold a current tandem instructor rating from another manufacturer
2. Show proof of at least 25 jumps on this system
3. Meet all the requirements for the initial UPT rating (see above)

You need to bring copies of:

1. Current tandem rating
2. Proof of 25 tandem jumps
3. Driver's license (age verification)
4. USPA membership card with D-license number and instructional rating endorsement
5. Valid FAA Class III medical certificate, foreign equivalent, or HALO physical

The course consists out of a classroom portion and a minimum of 2 examination jumps. I recommend getting the system Tandem manuals from the UPT prior to the course. Cross-over candidates must also take the open book written exams.

Course Fees

The course fee is $170 and includes the Sigma endorsement. This cost covers the instruction ,the examiners fee for the evaluation jumps and the use of the tandem equipment (if we use the drop zones equipment cost is only $100). You will still be responsible for the jumptickets (4 slots). The UPT charges $25 rating fee and an additional $10 for the Sigma endorsement.

COURSE REGISTRATION
AND PAYMENT

1. Download the registration form and email, fax or mail it to us.
2. Go to our payment page and choose an option



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