Your A CoP started opening the doors to jumping with one other person who wasn’t your coach! But why stop there, obtaining you B CoP will present you with endless opportunities to do all sort of great things in the air, with all sorts of great people!
By now you know the drill, we can’t just hand you the B CoP and send you on your way. First we have to teach you all the skills, both freefall and canopy, and all the technical knowledge, that comes with being a B CoP jumper.
Once you have your ‘B’ you can:
- No limits on the number of people you can jump with (as long as they’re B CoP or above)
- Do 2-ways with A CoP’s (with C2 approval)
- Get your CSPA Coach 1 Rating
- Get your CSPA Rigger A
- Group night jumps (once endorsed and briefed by an SSE)
In order to earn your ‘B’ you’ll have to complete the following:
- Perform 15 belly 2-ways, signed by a C2
- Perform a Figure 8 on your back (+/- 45 degrees), signed by a C2
- On a single jump, and within 16sec (including penalties), performed a left 360, right 360, front-loop, back-loop, left barrel roll, right barrel roll, signed by a C2
- Perform 3 successful Group RW Evaluation jumps with a C2, signed by a C2
- Complete 10 self-directed accuracy jumps demonstrating line and angle control during a landing approach, and landing with 15 meters of the target, signed by a C2, JM, or SSI
- Complete the ‘B’ Level Sports Canopy Endorsement, signed by a C2
- Complete the Emergency Procedures Review ‘B’ Endorsement, signed by a JM, C2, or SSI
- Get at least 80% on the written exam, signed off by an SSE
- Have at least 50 jumps and 30 min free fall time, signed off by an SSE
“Parachutist Information Manuals” (PIMS) are your source for all the technical aspects to skydiving and will be a great aid no matter what level skydiver you are.
PIMS All of the PIMS are freely available here.
Of course, to get your ‘B’ you’ll need to fill out the paper work.
The ‘B’ Application lists all of the requirements to earn your ‘B’. Also attached to the application is the test answer sheet for your written test.
Earning your Solo proved you could perform the basic life-saving-jump-another-day-skills. Now we’re going to refine those skills and make you into a skygod (soon enough). The coaches around the dropzone are both qualified and excited to help you get there. Make sure to see the following coaches to help you with the ‘A’ skills.
While the bulk of the new skills to be learned in advancing from your A to your B will be taught and evaluated by your C2’s, the C1’s can be great jump partners with which to practice your RW skills and bang off some of your required 15 2-ways!
A C2 will perform three jumps with you to develop your Group RW skills for your ‘B’.
During all these jumps the Novice will be required to demonstrate control of relativity and approach speed during docks. Altitude awareness, clear ability to wave-off, and sufficient capability to create separation and pull at a safe altitude are all musts.
All of these jumps will build upon the skills you learned with your C2 in obtaining your ‘A’.
Each jump will be comprised of you diving out after the C2, delta diving to the C2, and proceeding to take controlled docks with the C2 between performing a variety of maneuvers such as center and knee turns. Altitude awareness, proper break-off and separation, and event recall will all be a key factors to success in your C2 jumps.