Tandem

UPT Vector/Sigma Tandem Instructor Rating

USPA Tandem Instructor Rating

Fees

The USPA and UPT Tandem courses are typically run together. The break down for each rating is listed below.

UPT Vector/Sigma Tandem Instructor Rating

Requirements for taking the course:

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  • 18 years of age or older
  • Logged 500 jumps on a ram-air canopy
  • USPA D license or the FAI equivalent
  • USPA Coach rating or higher (or FAI equivalent)
  • Three years in the sport (verified by logbook)
  • A current FAA Class 3 Medical
    Certificate or Foreign equivalent

The Course:

  • The tandem rating course will take 2 up to 3 days (weather permitting). The course consists of one day of classroom, 5 evaluation jumps and a written exam. The class starts with verification of the requirements (see above).
  • After the initial 5 course evaluation jumps you need to make 5 tandem jumps with an experienced jumper who has at least 100 jumps. The Ratings Center will provide our Evaluators and Examiners for these jumps in order to better prepare you for "real world" tandems.
  • You will need the UPT Sigma Manual. We recommend you print these manuals from United Parachute Technologies website prior to the course.
  • The Sigma Test  is also available on UPT's site. You must have this test complete prior to arrival to the course. (please answer the test on separate paper, you will need several lines for some answers)

Cross-Training

  • If you would like to cross-train from another manufacturers tandem system please contact us. (more information coming here)

USPA Tandem Instructor Rating

Requirements for taking the course:

  • Complete Manufacturer Rating Course
  • Current USPA membership
  • Complete items 1-8 on the "Tandem Instructor Proficiency Card" for Coaches, items 1-2 for Instructors

Proficiency Card:

  • The "Tandem Instructor Proficiency Card" is in the back of the Tandem section of the IRM (Instructional Rating Manual). You will need a current (no older than 24 months) version of the IRM and SIM (Skydiver's Information Manual) for the course. You can purchase these manuals from USPA's online store

The Course:

  • The course is 2-3 days (weather permitting). This includes classroom time, ground evaluations, and in-air evaluations.

Fees

    • UPT Tandem Rating Course
      • $350 per person
        • plus slots, any rig rentals/pack jobs, and UPT fees
    • Cross-Training
      • $200 per person
        • plus slots, any rig rentals/pack jobs, and UPT fees
    • USPA Tandem Rating Course
      • $200 per person
        • plus slots, any rig rentals/pack jobs, and USPA fees
        • if you are taking the UPT Tandem Rating Course with us, we will waive the USPA Course fees
      • Candidates will also be responsible for travel expenses and lodging
        • UPT/USPA Tandem Courses held at Skydive Spaceland
          • $1,350 per person
            • this includes the Examiner fee, tandem rig rental/pack jobs (for 10 jumps), all slots for your 10 tandem training jumps, and DZ Facilitly Fee
            • plus UPT and USPA fees

      • All fees subject to change

      Register:

      • To register for a course please notify us through our contact page.