General Requirements
Before you check in at Manifest, use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need:
CURRENT USPA MEMBERSHIP CARD
PROOF OF JUMP CURRENCY (logbook)
GEAR IN DATE (according to FAR part 65) AND TSO'ED
COMPUTER BASED AAD (we recommend Cypres)
MAIN AND RESERVE CANOPIES WITHIN WING LOADING LIMITS
(see also calculator at right)
EXIT WEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED WHAT IS LISTED ON RESERVE AND CONTAINER LABELS (must be within TSO, this is a Federal Aviation Administration Regulation FAR)
THOSE EXCEEDING EXIT WEIGHT OF 254 LBS. ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR 2 SLOTS (must also have new TSO that exceeds 254 lbs limit)
HOOK TURNS ARE PROHIBITED. SEE DEFINITION.
 ALL JUMPERS REGARDLESS OF EXPERIENCE LEVEL WILL UNDERGO A BRIEFING OF LANDING PROCEDURES TO INCLUDE THE TWO APPROVED PATTERNS AND OFF FIELD OPTIONS.

Landing Procedures
As a USPA Group Member, we are asked to designate separate landing areas for high speed approaches as opposed to "normal" approaches. Rules Vs. Safety

Landing area for normal approaches follow these TWO approved patterns:
Land to the NORTH:     ... or ...     Land to the SOUTH:
In addition, these normal landing contain these restrictions: TURN FROM DOWNWIND TO FINAL APPROACH LIMITED TO 180°. THE START OF THIS APPROACH SHOULD OCCUR NO HIGHER THAN 800 FEET AND NO LOWER THAN 300 FEET
Any deviation from the 2 published patterns shown above intended to land in the designated normal landing area must be approved specifically and individually by the S&TA.

[humor] Landing area for high speed approaches is located 1 1/4 mile south of the end of the runway
in the three-section swoop pond:

Transportation back to the airport from the swoop pond is not provided. [/humor]


Other Important Landing Information
It is each jumper's responsibility to fly the specified pattern to promote smooth traffic flow and the safety of other jumpers and spectators. Deviations to the designated pattern for accuracy should be limited to adjustable base leg. Please note that s turns on final are a secondary option for students due to the narrow landing area. Students have the right of way. Also due to narrow strip, crosswind landings are very common. If a jumper is not comfortable landing without being exactly oriented into the wind, it is recommended that further training and practice take place before taking on stronger crosswind landings.


Payment
We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit & debit cards and personal checks via ACH. However, due to low volume and high bank fees, we charge an extra 5% on these transactions for licensed jumpers. We welcome cashier's checks, money orders, cash, and management-approved personal checks without extra fees. Prices subject to change without notice.


Subject to change without notice. 
Effective January 1, 2003.
Revisions: 3/05; 6/06; 4/07;
Clarification: 7/07
Fix Error in Coding: 1/10

Why Is There A Limit!??
What is a Hook Turn!??


Jumps in the past 12 months:
Total Number of jumps:
Enter your canopy size:
Is your canopy fully elliptical? (more than 20% wing taper)
Enter your EXIT weight:
(exit weight is jumper fully equipped)


Wing Loading Limits
Total No.
of jumps
Maximum
Wing Loading
less than 25* 1.00
25 1.10
50 1.15
100 1.20
150 1.25
200** 1.30
350 1.40
500 1.50
750 1.60
1,000 1.65
3,000 see S&TA for specific approval

Details about Wingloading Formula
This wingloading chart is based on Total Exit Weight: jumper + all equipment (average 20 to 25 lbs)

Compensation: Decrease your wingloading by 0.10 if...
currency: you have less than 50 jumps in the previous 12 months
canopy design: you have less than 1,000 total jumps and are jumping a fully elliptical canopy (more than 20% wingtip taper)
canopy size: you have less than 1,000 total jumps and are jumping a canopy that is 120 square feet or smaller

Other Factors:
*Minimum Canopy Size for those with less than 25 jumps is 210 square feet, zp fabric, regardless of wingloading.
**Fully elliptical canopies are not permitted for jumpers with less than 200 jumps.
Rounding should be towards less wingloading.
High Density Altitude calls for good judgment on standing down with highly loaded canopies.

NOTE:
 from 2005 Skydiver's Information Manual 6-10 B.7: "These [Advanced Canopy Flight] recommendations don't consider the specialized information and expertise required to safely fly canopies at wing loadings approaching 1.5 pounds per square foot and beyond or canopies approaching 120 square feet or smaller."  See also Brian Germain's Downsizing Chart.

from USPA 2011 Skydiver's Information Manual 5-3 B: [the following is for comparison only; Skydive Kansas employs the more detailed wingloading policy above.]
5. The following are suggested maximum wing loadings based on experience level:
a. A and B license 1.0 pounds per square foot (psf) maximum [100 jumps]
b. C license 1.2 psf maximum [200 jumps]
c. D license 1.4 psf maximum until demonstrated proficiency under canopy. [500 jumps]
d. Jumpers should receive formal canopy training and consult with an S&TA before exceeding these recommendations.
6. Any parachute 150 square feet or smaller is considered a high-performance parachute and falls into the D license guideline regardless of the wing loading.
7. Further downsizing beyond the D license guideline above should be performed according to the downsizing progression listed in SIM Section 6-10 Advanced Canopy Flight.




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Failure to comply with the policies and guidelines of Skydive Kansas can result in probation, required retraining, and/or loss of jumping privileges.