Tandem Rating Course

Tandem Rating
UPT / USPA Tandem rating

Earning the UPT Sigma Vector Tandem rating is a 3 step process.

5 jumps under supervision of an UPT Examiner.

5 Tandem jumps with an experienced jumper.

The probationary period, where you can take actual passengers, but are on probation until you have a total of 25 tandem jumps. At that point the rating will get issued by UPT.

Pre-requisites:

18 years of age

at least 700 ram-air jumps

3 years in the sport

USPA D-license or foreign equivalent

Hold an instructional rating

Hold an FAA class 3 mediacl certificate or foreign equivalent

Preparation:

The Sigma Manual, SIM and IRM are the books for the course. It is recommended to print the manuals from United Parachute Technologies web-site prior to the course. You will have to make the written test at home prior to the course. Please type the answers on a sheet of paper and bring them to the course. Any questions you don’t know the answers to can be left open.

The course:
The tandem rating course will take 2 up to 4 days (weather permitting). The course consists of one day of classroom, 5 evaluation jumps and correction of the written exams. And 5 jumps with an experience skydiver.

You need to bring copies of:

USPA membership card with D-license number and Coach or Instructor rating endorsement

Copy of a current FAA class 3 medical certificate

logbooks showing 700 jumps and 3 years in the sport

For the course jumps you will need:

Baggy jumpsuit

Helmet

Audible

Cross training:

If you already possess a current Tandem Instructor rating from another manufacturer you can get crossed over to the Sigma rating.

To qualify for cross-training you must:

Hold a current Tandem rating from another approved manufacturer

Show documentation of at least 25 jumps on this system

Meet all the requirements of the initial UPT tandem course (see above)

Preparation:

The course books are the Sigma Tandem manual from UPT, available on UPT’s web-site. To pass the course you must make the Sigma tandem written exams .You can make the tests ate home, type the answers and bring them to the course or on a pen drive.

You need to bring copies of:

Current tandem rating

Logbook entries with 25 tandem jumps

FAA class 3 medical certificate

USPA membership card with D-license number and Instructional rating endorsement

The course consists of a day of classroom and a minimum of 2 evaluation jumps. The Sigma tandem written exam will be corrected during the course before the jumps begin.

COURSE FEE: US$ 5OO

10 x EQUIPMENT RENTAL, PRICE PER JUMP: US$ 50

10 x PACK JOB: US$ 10

USPA FEE: US$ 50

UPT FEE:US$ 50

JUMP TICKET: US$ 26 (your slot and the examiner’s)

ALL CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS ADD 3% TRANSACTION FEE.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE COURSE:

Complete your Sigma test before the course.

Print all the forms from the links below.

Logbook

Sigma Manual

Tandem Examiner Certification Form*
Tandem Instructor Certification Form*
Tandem Instructor Checklist
Tandem Instructor Recertification Form*
Sigma Tandem Test :: new