Skydiver Training Tip: Cheat Sheet!

Are you one of those people who knocks standardized tests out of the park without half trying, or do you tend to need some quality study time to ace them? Regardless of your test performance proclivities, keep one thing in mind regarding your skydiving training tests: These are definitely tests you don’t want to fail, because this knowledge could literally save your life!

Your Skydive Spaceland Skydiver Training Program (STP) manual will tell you everything you need to know to pass the quizzes you need to complete before each STP dive flow. But sometimes you might want a different study perspective, and the USPA Skydiver’s Information Manual (SIM) can help!

The manual includes everything the United States Parachute Association requires and recommends for skydivers doing various activities, from basic training to wingsuiting and high-performance canopy flight. As a skydiving student, you’ll want to focus on sections 2 (basic safety requirements, or BSRs) and 4 (Integrated Student Program).

Section 4, in particular, has quizzes for each category of training dive along with the answers, which will give you a very good idea of what we’ll ask you to know before each training dive at Spaceland. It’s a bit like a cheat sheet, but we’ll call it a study guide. 🙂 Review the applicable categories before you arrive at Spaceland for your training, and you’ll be extra prepared for success! The SIM is also available for mobile devices, so check it out in your mobile device’s store if you want to review it on the go.

And if you really want to be the star student, ask your instructor (or another instructor if your previous instructor is busy) to review your next dive flow with you at Spaceland before you leave for the day. Ask for physical practice on the creeper board and/or malfunction junction so you have a clear idea of what’s expected of you for that next jump. That way, you can spend some of the time between that practice and your next jump reviewing a clear, accurate visualization of your dive flow objectives and be ready to knock it way out of the park on your next jump day.

As always, if you have any questions about what you read in the SIM or what you practiced earlier, just ask one of our highly capable STP instructors!