PRO-rated skydiver Mary Tortomasi of Bodyflyers.com recently organized a PRO-rating course at Skydive Elsinore, where seven participants had the privilege to learn from two of the most experienced demonstration jumpers in the world: Jim Wallace of 21st Century Skydiving and Rich Piccirilli of Just in Time Skydivers.
The two-day course began with a day of classroom instruction on topics such as exits out of a various aircraft and how to file a Notice to Airmen with the Federal Aviation Administration for off-drop-zone skydives. The instructors devoted the second day to practice skydives with American flags, 60-foot-long streamers and smoke canisters. They encouraged accuracy but did not prioritize it over learning to exit and deploy safely with the demo items.
The drop zone plans to offer additional PRO courses in 2019.
Mary Tortomasi | D-19869
Lake Elsinore, California