Tandem Rating Course
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.
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
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 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:
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)
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.
Tandem Examiner Certification Form*
Tandem Instructor Certification Form*
Tandem Instructor Checklist
Tandem Instructor Recertification Form*
Sigma Tandem Test :: new