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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 What are the official currency requirements? 
 How do I calculate my wing loading? 
 How do I book accommodation at the Drop Zone? 
 How do I contact a guest house in Carletonville? 
 When must I pay my PASA membership? 

 

 

 

 



Q
What are the official currency requirements?

A Currency or frequency of jumping is often a factor in incidents.

The CI/SO may request proof of currency from any other jumper before allowing him to manifest.

Any student who has not made a jump for a period of one month and not exceeding 3 months shall undergo full refresher training under supervision of an appropriately rated Instructor before being made to repeat the previously successfully completed task. Thereafter normal progression if appropriate.

A static line student who has not made a jump for a period exceeding three months shall undergo full first jump course training and then perform at least one no task static line jump before being allowed to progress normally.

A freefall progression student who has not yet passed the dive exit test, who has not made a jump in the preceding 3 months shall be required to: undergo full refresher training; one DRCP jump; 1 3sec delay and then the previously successfully completed task before being allowed to progress normally.

A freefall progression student who has passed the dive exit test, who has not made a jump in the preceding 3 months shall be required to: undergo full freefall refresher training; the 20sec dive exit jump; and then the previously successfully completed task before being allowed to progress normally.

An AFF student who has not made a jump for a period of one month and not exceeding 3 months shall be required to: undergo full refresher training under supervision of an appropriately rated Instructor; and then repeat the previously successfully completed task before being allowed to progress normally.

An AFF student who has not made a jump for a period exceeding 3 months shall be required to: undergo full refresher training under supervision of an appropriately rated Instructor and then: If last jump was level 1, 2 or 3 - repeat the previously successfully completed task before being allowed to progress normally. If last jump was level 4 - 10 perform a level 3 check-out jump; then repeat the previously successfully completed task before being allowed to progress normally.

An Intermediate jumper who has not made a jump for a period of one month and not exceeding 3 months shall undergo full freefall refresher training under supervision of an appropriately rated Instructor and then perform a stable delay of at least 20 seconds on familiar gear with practice touches. Opening should be minimum 4000ft.

An Intermediate jumper who has not made a jump for a period of 3 months and not exceeding 12 months shall undergo full freefall refresher training under supervision of an appropriately rated Instructor and then perform at least 1 jump with a FS Instructor. The jump should include a linked exit, body position check and 2 practice touches. Familiar gear. Opening should be minimum 4000ft.

An Intermediate jumper who has not made a jump for a period exceeding 12 months shall undergo full static line training under supervision of an appropriately rated Instructor and then perform at least 1 static line DRCP jump; one 5 second delay (AAD rig); one 20 second delay on familiar equipment with practice touches. Opening should be minimum 4000ft.

As an alternative, the Intermediate described above may get re-current by: Undergoing full freefall refresher training; performing an AFF level 3 jump with 2 qualified, rated AFF Instructors. Then the last successfully completed category test before normal progression.

A CI/SO may require any other jumper who has become un-current due to inactivity to undergo retraining and make such jumps that CI/SO deems necessary for him to become current.

B, C and D licence holders must realise that extended periods of inactivity make them un-current. They should request the assistance of an Instructor in refreshing their drills and knowledge, and then perform appropriate re-currency jumps before continuing with normal activities.

A parachutist who is required to perform prescribed jumps in order to become current, shall where possible, perform such jumps on equipment with which he was familiar at the time immediately preceding the period of inactivity.

Only current AFF Instructors may be appointed to perform AFF style re-currency jumps. In this case appropriate AFF equipment shall be utilised.

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Q
How do I calculate my wing loading?

A The topic of wing loading comes up pretty often and for our newer members this is how it is defined...

Wing loading is calculated as your total exit weight in pounds divided by the size of your canopy. It is very important to know that any jumper with less than 100 jumps, and who does not have a B licence, may not exceed a wing loading of 1.0

OK so how is it calculated? Say you weigh 70kg, that is 70*2.2 = 154 pounds. Add the weight of your gear, 25 pounds, that gives an exit weight of 154+25 = 179 pounds. That means that the smallest canopy you may jump is a 179. Nothing smaller than that until minimum 100 jumps plus B licence.

See the table below which is self explanatory.

Jumper
weight (kg)
Jumper
weight (lbs)
Gear
weight (lbs)
Exit
weight (lbs)
Min canopy size allowed (ft2)
50
110
25
135
135
55
121
25
146
146
60
132
25
157
157
65
143
25
168
168
70
154
25
179
179
75
165
25
190
190
80
176
30
206
206
85
187
30
217
217
90
198
30
228
228
95
209
30
239
239
100
220
30
250
250

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Q
How do I book accommodation at the Drop Zone?

A The following types of accommodation are available...



LOG CABINS ON THE DROP ZONE

To book a wooden cabin on the DZ, please refer to the attached cabin layout and contact the relevant cabin owner for arrangements.

 

CAMPING ON THE DROP ZONE

FREE! Plenty of space to pitch your tent. Free hot and cold showers and plenty of secure parking.

 

B&B ESTABLISHMENTS NEAR THE DROP ZONE

Various B&B's are available and their prices differ. Click here for guest houses in Carletonville.

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Q
How do I contact a guest house in Carletonville?

A Below are the names and numbers of some of the guest houses in Carletonville & Fochville...

 

GUEST HOUSE
ADDRESS
CONTACT
PHONE
ROOMS
Villa Avvenimento
Fochville
Anel Bothma
018 771 2616
072 953 8830
9
Annabel's
Carletonville
Annatjie or
Sebil
018 788 6768
082 454 7176
5
Casa Lumini
66 Oranje Str, Oberholzer Carletonville
Lourina Coetzee
018 786 3370
083 229 6124
9
Die Akker
58 Van der Stel Str, Carletonville
Tienkie
Labuschagne
018 788 5825
1
El Shaddai
9 Pafuri Str, Carletonville
Estelle
Pretorius
018 788 2932
082 804 1300
4
Elspeth
5 Douglas Str, Carletonville
Martie Wasserman
018 787 2694
082 613 9392
7
Francois's
105 Kaolin Str, Carletonville
Francois
van Heerden
018 788 2890
083 228 7811
2
Geranium
7 Geranium Str, Carletonville
Rina
Swanepoel
018 788 3793
083 449 6271
4
Honey's Hive
52 Douglas Str, Carletonville
Jane Honey
018 787 3913
083 271 7459
2
Karee
38 Andries Str, Carletonville
Kitty Cloete
018 788 3233
082 682 2114
8
Kaya Selati
Carletonville
Mariette Joubert
kayaselati@lantic.net
082 876 5816
1
Marlene's
41 Steyn Str, Carletonville
Marlene
Mostert
018 788 6318
2
Onze Whonen
4 Emerald Str, Carletonville
Gerda Cooke
018 787 4282
082 934 9700
5
Crocodilian Estates
Fochville
The Manager
018 771 6499
many
Edensvreugd
Fochville
Amanda
018 771 2220
083 380 8145
3
Waenhuis
Fochville
The Manager
018 771 7900
6

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Q
When must I pay my PASA membership?

A Temporary (or student) membership is issued to every student performing a first parachute descent by way of a static line, AFF or tandem progression course at an affiliated Drop Zone Operation. Such membership is valid for a period of 12 months or until such time as, due to his/her progression, he/she is required to become a full member, whichever occurs first, whereafter full membership must be applied for. Thereafter, membership is renewed annually on 1 April. 

For more information please visit PASA's website: www.para.co.za

   

 

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