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Introduction

Section 1: USPA

Section 2: BSRs

Section 3: Classification

Section 4: ISP

Section 5: General

Section 6: Advanced

Section 7: PRO

Section 8: Awards

Section 9: FAA Documents

Glossary & Appendices

 






 

Appendix B

USPA CATEGORY QUIZ ANSWERS

CATEGORY A
 

1. Approach fixed-wing aircraft from the rear.
(first-jump course outline)
2. pilot and jumper
(FAR 91.107.A.1 through .3)
3. movement on the surface (taxi), takeoff, and landing
(FAR 91.107.A.2)
4. my instructor
(first-jump course outline)
5. AFF and tandem students: helps student and instructors to leave at the same time all students: to leave at the right place over the ground
(first-jump course outline)
6. ahead
(first-jump course outline)
7. best position for deployment
(first-jump course outline)
8. dives
(first-jump course outline)
9. a. Land with the wing level and flying in a straight line.
b. Land in a clear and open area, avoiding obstacles.
c. Flare to at least the half-brake position. d. Perform a parachute landing fall
(first-jump course outline)
10. convert forward speed to lift
(first-jump course outline)
11. Student should demonstrate: feet and knees together, hands and elbows in, roll on landing.
(first-jump course outline)
12. Note to tandem students: Your instructor may teach you a modified PLF that is more appropriate for tandem equipment.

CATEGORY B
 

1. USPA Instructor rated for my discipline
(BSRs 2-1.F.2.b)
2. altitude awareness to recognize and act at the assigned pull altitude
(Category B outline)
3. ten mph for a round reserve canopy; 14 mph for a ram-air reserve, waiverable by an S&TA
(BSR 2-1.G.1)
4. Change body position to modify the air flow over my back
(Category A and B outline)
5. 2,500 feet
(SIM 5-1.E)
6. a. Before releasing the brakes, spread risers or twist risers to transfer line twist to risers, kick in opposite direction, watch altitude to 2,500 feet.
b. Pump rear risers or steering controls at the bottom of the stroke while watching altitude to 2,500 feet.
c. Pull toggles to flare position and hold (or pull down rear risers and hold) and watch altitude. If stubborn, determine controllability with turn and flare by 2,500 feet.
7. Immediately deploy the reserve parachute, but not below 1,000 feet with an SOS system.
(Category A and B outline)
8. If the canopy flares and turns correctly, it is probably safe to land
(Category A and B outline)
9. no more than two tries or two seconds to locate and deploy the main pilot chute; if no success, cut away and deploy the reserve
(SIM Section 5-1.E)
10. Cut away and deploy the reserve.
(Category A and B outline)
11. Cut away and deploy the reserve.
(Category A and B outline)
12. local runway headings
(Instructor)
13. cardinal directions of the reference runway
(Instructor)
14. local runway length
(Instructor)
15. downwind (with the wind), base (across the wind but downwind of the target), and final (into the wind)
(Category A and B outline)
16. local pattern entry altitude
(Instructor)
17. approaching and departing aircraft
(Category B outline)

CATEGORY C
  

1. 5.5 seconds
(Category C syllabus)
2. altitude, arch, legs, relax
(Category C syllabus)
3. Pull at the planned altitude, regardless of stability.
(Category C syllabus)
4. to signal other jumpers
(Category C syllabus)
5. It protects against hard landings, and all skydivers have hard landings
(Category C syllabus)
6. the intersection of the base and final approach legs
(Category C syllabus)
7. shortens the final approach, shortens the base leg, lengthens the downwind leg, and places the planned pattern entry point farther upwind
(Category C syllabus)
8. 10-20 times the height of the obstacle
(Category C syllabus)
9.
Keep the canopy flying in a straight line at full flight (or as directed by the owner’s manual).
(Category C syllabus or owner’s manual)
10. according to the local landing area and obstacles
(Instructor)
11. keeps them in place and prevents accidental or premature deployment
(Category C syllabus)
12. top to bottom, back to front
(Category C syllabus)
13. Pull the cables to release the cloth loop.
(closed parachute system briefing)
14. information found on the reserve packing data card
(closed parachute system briefing)
15. rigger’s packing seal on the reserve ripcord
(closed parachute system briefing)
16. east
(Category C syllabus)
17. Divide the exit weight by the square footage.
(Instructor)
18. 170 square feet/170 pounds
(Category C syllabus)
19. when the jumper has control of all the variables and has executed a good flare at the appropriate altitude
(Category C syllabus)


CATEGORY D
  

1. 15 seconds
(Category D outline)
2. altitude, arch, legs, relax
(Category D outline)
3. Look first in the direction of the turn.
(Category D outline)
4. rear riser turn with the brakes still set
(Category D outline)
5. use the rear risers
(Category D outline)
6. practice with rear-riser flares at altitude with that canopy during a routine jump
(Category D outline)
7. Disconnect the RSL (if time), contact the building feet first, PLF, cut away after landing on top of a building, wait for competent help.
(SIM Section 5-1.F)
8. to back up the jumper’s emergency procedures
(SIM Section 5-3.G)
9. Check three-ring release system for correct assembly and RSL; three points of harness attachment for snap assembly or correct routing and adjustment; three operation handles—main activation, cutaway, reserve.
(Category D outline)
10. place head completely outside the aircraft and look straight down
(Category D outline)
11. a. below 10,000 feet MSL? 2,000 feet;
b. 10,000 feet MSL and above? one mile
(FAR 105.17)
12. a. below 10,000 feet MSL? three miles
b. 10,000 feet MSL and above? five miles
(FAR 105.17)
13. jumper and pilot
(FAR 105.17)
14. All student jumps must be completed by sunset.
(SIM Section 2-1.F.9)
15. Determine two lines from the horizon, one ahead and one abreast, and find the intersection of those two lines.
(Category D outline)
16. clouds and other aircraft
(Category D outline)

CATEGORY E
    

1. increases
(Category E outline)
2. reads unreliably
(SIM 5-3.J.6.f )
3. Smoothly raise the controls.
(Category E outline)
4. stable state of decreased glide and increased rate of descent
(Category E outline)
5. at the end of a flare when the jumper begins to rock back under the canopy
(Category E outline)
6. full stall
(Category E outline)
7. Practice different rates of flare entry at different depths of flare
(Category E outline)
8. Stay well downwind of any obstacle, face into the wind early, disconnect the RSL, land with a PLF, pull one toggle down completely, and after landing, cut away if necessary.
(Category E outline)
9. ten
(Category E Open Canopy Orientation)
10. tail or trailing edge
(Category E Open Canopy Orientation)
11. C, D, and brakes
(Category E Open Canopy Orientation)
12. top center
(Category E Open Canopy Orientation)
13. FAA rigger, person jumping the parachute, person under rigger’s supervision
(FAR 105.43)
14. every 180 days
(FAR 105.43)
15. pilot
(FAR 91.3.A)
16. to maintain the correct balance; protection in a crash
(Category E Aircraft briefing)
17. pilot
(FAR 91.7.B)
18. 14,000 feet
(FAR 91.211.A.2)
19. 15,000 feet
(SIM 2-1.M; FAR 91.211.A.3)
20. remain forward until it is time for their group to exit
(Category E Aircraft Briefing)
21. other canopies
(Category E outline)
22. see and remain clear of other jumpers.
(Category E outline)
23. forms a separable link between the main riser and reserve ripcord so that cutting away the main activates the reserve, if the RSL is hooked up
(SIM Section 5-3.F)
24. The reserve deploys with the main still attached by the other riser.
(SIM Section 5-3.F.)
25. inspection and maintenance; correct packing, tight line stowage, and stable deployment, all to prevent hard openings
(SIM Section 5-3.F)
26. Any of the following:
a. Deploy the main parachute at the correct altitude to avoid AAD activation.
b. Initiate malfunction procedures high enough to cut away safely and avoid AAD activation
c. Maintain and correctly operate hand-deployed pilot chutes, especially collapsibles.
d. Protect equipment before exit to prevent pins or handles from being knocked loose.
e. Maneuver gently below the AAD’s firing range
(Category E outline)
27. a. Biplane
Release the brakes on the front canopy only and steer that canopy gently; PLF.
b. Side by side

Release the brakes on the dominant canopy only and steer that canopy gently; or release the RSL (if time) and cut away; PLF.
c. Downplane
Release the RSL (if time) and cut away.
(SIM 5-1.E)

CATEGORY F
    

1. braked turns
(Category F outline)
2. stalls
(Category F outline)
3. Flaring from half brakes requires a quicker stroke, the stroke is shorter, and stalls occur sooner.
(Category F outline)
4. slows descent, changes glide
(Category F outline)
5. The angle at which the parachute descends towards its projected landing point.
(Category F outline)
6. Look ahead to find the point on the ground that appears not to rise or sink.
(Category F outline)
7. The glide path will become steeper as the wind decreases when flying with the wind. The glide path will become steeper as the wind speed increases when flying into the wind.
(Category F outline)
8. Dip one shoulder slightly in the direction of the turn.
(Category F outline)
9. to avoid other groups ahead and behind
(Category F outline)
10. 40 knots
(pre-flight planning)
11. gauge separation according to position over the ground
(SIM Section 5-7)
12. lines straight and in place in the center, slider up, tight line stows
(Category F outline)
13. clear path from snap shackle to guide ring
(Category F outline)
14. What is the make and model of parachute system you are jumping?
a. Main canopy?
b. Harness and container system?
c. Automatic activation device? (equipment data)
(Instructor)
15. 3,000 feet
(SIM 2-1.H)
16. 14 mph
(SIM 2-1.G)
17. a. 1/2 mile
b. east
(Category F outline)
18. Avoid the area early during the descent, minimum braked turn necessary to avoid lines, land parallel to the wires, braked landing, prepare for PLF, try to touch only one line at a time, wait for help and confirmation that the power has been turned off and will remain off until recovery operations are complete.
(SIM 5-1.F)
19. jumpmaster, or spotter
(Category F outline)
20. DZ policy
(Instructor)
21. school policy
(Instructor or pilot)
22. 25
(SIM 3-1.E, A license)
23.
jump without supervision, pack his or her own main parachute, engage in basic group jumps, and perform water jumps
(SIM 3-1.E, A license)
24. make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder
(SIM Section 5-2, Recurrency Training)
25. make at least one jump beginning in Category D with a USPA AFF Instructor or in Category B with a USPA IAD Static-Line, or Tandem Instructor before proceeding to unsupervised freefall
(SIM Section 5-2, Recurrency Training)


CATEGORY G
    

1. legs
(Category G outline)
2. 1,500 feet above planned deployment altitude
(SIM Section 6-1.C)
3. line twist
(Category G outline)
4. dives
(Category G outline)
5. line twist, collision with jumpers, collision with the ground
(Category G outline)
6. check altitude, establish communication
(SIM 5-1.H)
7. bridle routing and placement
(packing lesson)
8. unnecessary wear on the three-ring release webbing and loops
(Category G outline)
9. covers the hook velcro, which can damage other components, prevents tangles
(Category G outline)
10. FAA rigger
(FAR 65.125.a.1)
11. Ultraviolet rays degrade nylon.
(Category G outline)
12. shorter life for AAD batteries, stow band degradation
(Category G outline)
13. loses tackiness
(Category G outline)
14. distortion
(Category G outline)
15. FAA
(rigger briefing)
16. collision with formation, funnel
(Category G outline)
17. AAD activation near the open door of an aircraft presents a dangerous situation.
(Category G outline)
18. possibility of AAD activation or other accidental or unplanned pack opening
(Category G outline)
19. to improve their chances for correct operation, to help prevent premature AAD activations, to comply with the law
(Category G outline)
20. Deploy the reserve (may not be a safe option with an SOS system).
(SIM Section 5-1.H)
21. Face into the wind, prepare for PLF, flare to half brakes, protect face and under arms, wait for help.
(SIM 5-1.F)
22. thunderstorms in the area
(SIM Section 5-5)
23. thunderstorms in the gust front; rapid and significant changes in winds
(SIM Section 5-5)
24. each will increase
(SIM Section 5-5)

CATEGORY H
   

1. to see others and avoid a collision
(Category H outline)
2. slow fall position with arms forward and knees down
(Category H outline)
3. premature deployment
(Category H outline)
4. Sludge-like dirt and oil deposits cause them to bind.
(Category H outline)
5. Neutralize the turn and get the canopy overhead.
(SIM Section 5-1.I)
6. dramatic increase in rate of descent
(jump experience)
7. Keep them in your hands.
(Category H outline)
8. collisions with other jumpers, collision with the ground
(Category H outline)
9. serious injury or death
(SIM Section 5-1.I)
10. Inflate flotation device, disconnect chest strap and RSL, prepare for PLF, face into wind, flare, hold breath, cut away once feet are wet, remove leg straps, swim upwind; if under the canopy, dive deep and swim away or follow one seam until out from underneath.
(SIM Section 5-1.F)
11. ten percent
(Category H outline)
12. no
(FAR 105.13.a.1)
13. one hour
(FAR 105.25.a.3)
14. AC 105.2, Appendix 2, or aircraft owner’s manual
(Category H outline)
15. person giving notice
(FAR 105.15.a.6)