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USPA PRO Rating Course with Josh Colby

June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The USPA PRO Rating qualifies skydivers for skydiving exhibitions into challenging landing areas. To earn the PRO rating, skydivers with a USPA D license must demonstrate landing skills with the parachute they plan to use for shows and receive training on how to use flags and pyrotechnic devices.

The FAA allows PRO-rating holders to fly and land closer to crowds than jumpers who have not demonstrated these qualifications. PRO rating privileges are listed in the Skydiver’s Information Manual, Section 7-1.

Specific information on the PRO rating is available in the Skydiver’s Information Manual, Section 7-2.

This course provides you the opportunity to fulfill almost every requirement listed to become a USPA PRO Rating Holder. During this class, you will You’ll have the opportunity to jump with smoke, flags, and other ancillary equipment. You’ll also have the opportunity to make up to ten graded, videoed jumps.

There are NO prerequisites to attend this course. However, it is recommended that you have/be

  • USPA C License or D License (You may attend this course without a D License but are not eligible to apply for the USPA PRO Rating until you have a D License)
  • Serve as a member of a ground crew on one or more demonstrations prior to attendance
  • Bring a Parachute with a wing loading of approximately 1 to 1 ratio or less. If you want to bring two parachutes with different wing loadings that’s OK. Different demos accommodate different types of parachutes.

Single person in the course: $350 plus jump tickets
We typically try to get at least 10 jumps during the three day course, weather permitting.

Any unfilled requirements remaining at the end of the course should be eligible for completion back at your home drop zone.  Please, also realize that, while we will do our best to get all 10 jumps in during the course, weather is always a concern.  Furthermore, you must complete 10 jumps in a row landing at your called point.  If you miss, you must start over.  This will complicate you making all ten in a weekend.  However, qualified staff is on hand at all times at SDC to allow you to start over.  This course is mandatory to be able to have this consideration.

Please contact Josh Colby at https://www.facebook.com/cheddar86 to sign up for this course.  He is also available at Skydive Chicago at 815-433-0000.


June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Skydive Chicago
3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States


Skydive Chicago