- General rules a parachute service
- Documents and parachute equipment
- Skydiving rules
- Skydiver's equipment
- Additional requirements for students
- Responsibilities of the skydiver and the instructor
- Parachute packing to jump
- Parachute service
GENERAL RULES A PARACHUTE SERVICE
Person who uses the parachute is required to:
- ensure that each parachute is used according to the parachute instructions, giving strict attention to restrictions
- conform to the rules provided by the Drop Zone organizer
- only use the parachute if it is in good technical condition, as required by law and adressed in the instructions
DOCUMENTS AND PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT
During jumps, the skydiver should keep the appropriate licenses, insurance and parachute documents in a place known to the DZ organizer . Student’s documents should be in a place known to the instructor providing the training. The log book for registrating jumps is not required but all jumps should be logged, especially your free fall time, necessary for skydive practice.
Every individual planning to skydive (excluding tandem) must have compulisory liability insurance, (Annex 6 to Regulation ,Minister Infrastructure April 25, 2005)
The skydiver should have a liability insurance with an insured sum equivalent to the amount of SDR 10000 (50000 zł). Additionally, the skydiver should hae an accident insurance for skydivers but this is not required.
- Parachute jumps without an instructor's supervision can be made only by skydivers (not students)
- Skydiver may only use parachutes that contain documents and an actual rigger
- One cannot be forced to jump. If one changed his mind, he must remain on the aircraft in order to not pose any threats to the safety of other persons
- Exit from the aircraft should only take place only in the DZ area
- If a jump were to threaten the security of others, it will immediately be terminated
- Only persons involed in jumps may board the aircraft
- Persons not directly involved in the jumps can be taken on board only when they have been if properfly trained and the aircraft is properly fitted to ensure their safety while jumping
- The skydiver is required to open their parachute at an altitude no lower than 700 m above terrain
- Jumps can only be made if the ground level wind speed in no more than measured at ground level is not greater than the horizontal parachute speed used by the skydiver
Jumper should be equipped with at least:
- a set of parachutes (main and reserve)
- a knife
When making a jump, the skydiver should have additional equipment, such as; a helmet and altimeter. The basic equipment of the tandem passenger is provided by the organizer and explained during Tandem Instruction. A reserve parachute, used to jump, shall be equipped with the AAD.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS
Students must always jump under an instuctor's supervision. Supervision can be conducted both, from the ground or in the air- on board the aircraft. Instructor must be on board when the student jumps.
Instructor takes responsibility decides about the equipment for training, documentation, and any contraindications to jumps.
Students are not permitted to jump:
- from altitude below 600 m above terrain
- from altitude above 5,000 meters above terrain
- at night
- into water
- with the planned landing beyond
- during the air show
- without the ADD safety device
Training jumps can take place with the wind speed measured at ground level no greater than 8 m / sec.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SKYDIVER AND THE INSTRUCTOR
The student or tandem passenger should always be informed of the potential dangers,risks, and health hazards that could take place during the jump.
A student or tandem passenger should be familiar with the parachute producer warnings , printed on the canopy or on the parachute instructions, and potential parachute problems.
Personal documentation is required for parachute preperation.
- for skydiver - the skydiver personally
- for student - supervision of instructor
THE STUDENT, AND ONLY THE STUDENT, CAN MAKE DECISION TO JUMP.
PARACHUTE PACKING TO JUMP
Only parachutes with valid rigger authorization may be used by students for their jumps.
Parachute checks must be done before the preparation of each jump and within the specified manufacturer's period.
Parachutes used for training may only be packed by authorized persons.
Qualified jumpers may prepare and pack parachutes by themselves.
If there isn't a specified manufacturer's period, packed main canopies may not exceed 180 days and reserve canopies may not exceed 120 days.
The parachute service that may be done by the qualified skydiver includes:
- ventilation of the main canopy
- replacement of defective parts of the main harness system which does not require interference in the structure of the components
- connecting the main canopy to the harness system
- assessment of the technical condition of the harness, and main canopy before packing to jump
- packing main canopy to jump
- statement of the service