You are required to successfully complete the following before making your category F skydive
The previous categories (A-E) were devoted to your survival of solo freefall. Since skydiving is best enjoyed with others flying relative with one another, category F begins your education in the skills necessary to survive in group freefall.
Canopy skills will also be practiced and enhanced during this categories two jumps. You will practice making flat,altitude-conserving turns under canopy. This skill can be the difference between a hard landing and a soft one when landing in tight areas and will help you make turns in crowded airspace without picking up a lot of speed or loosing a lot of altitude.
Your familiarity with emergency procedures in the aircraft will be refined so that you start thinking of handling emergencies on your own without the help of an instructor. This is very important as you are working toward becoming a licensed skydiver who is expected to self-supervise. Wether you believe it will happen or not emergencies, while rare, do occur and you should be prepared to deal with them.
Like every category before and after, category F continues to build on your understanding and knowledge of aircraft exit procedures, persons responsibility, emergency situations, freefall skills, and canopy piloting. You are in this for the fun and thrill of skydiving so learn and be patient because you are learning a lot in a short time, it will come to you!
Again, relax and have fun while learning and you will be successful
Please read the following before arriving for your category F skydive.
NOTE: The owners manuals may not be for the equipment you are currently jumping but they give you an idea of what they look like and the type of information provided inside.
Take the category F quiz to see if you have the knowledge