Your gear must be "in date" for the entire convention, even if you are not staying for the duration.
1. For US jumpers the date that needs to be reflected on your repack card is April 1, 2006 or after.
2. Foreign jumpers with foreign gear will need to be in date for their country's repack cycle.
3. Foreign jumpers with US gear must comply with with US 120 day repack cycle.
If your gear is not current through the end of the Convention, you will be directed to the friendly and professional onsite riggers for a repack, and who can provide services for any of your rigging needs.
Automatic Activation Devices (AAD's) are not required on
gear used by licensed skydivers at the WFFC.
1. To be registered as a skydiver with a "Skydiver" wristband you need
to have at least 50 freefall skydives and be "current". This does not
require a "license" but expect some additional scrutiny at Registration
if you do not have one. Written logbooks are highly recommended to help
verify currency. Being registered with a "Skydiver" wristband is at the
discretion of the personnel at Registration.
USPA licenses are encouraged for skydivers from any country. We
encourage lower experienced jumpers to seek out the WFFC Convention
Load Organizers for jumps to provide an orientation.
This WFFC policy is established based on jump numbers because skydiving
organizations in other countries may not have jump number requirements
identical to USPA for a particular license. 50 freefalls is about the
same experience as a USPA "B" license holder and what we feel is enough
experience to be in the air with a number of jumpers. Please keep in
mind that anyone registered as a "Skydiver" may participate in any type
of skydive available at the WFFC, and should have sufficient experience
to safely do so.
2. Skydivers who hold a current skydiving license issued by a national
skydiving organization in their country or another country, but who do
not yet have 50 freefalls may jump under the supervision of a selected
WFFC Staff member. This will normally require only that the Novice
skydiver cover the cost of the staff member's slot on the aircraft.
This staff member will accompany and supervise the Novice skydiver
during the entire jump, from the time they board the aircraft, during
the freefall, and until they land together. Novice skydivers must
register using a "Novice" wristband after providing proof of a
skydiving license. Anyone who has registered as a "Novice" and makes
enough verifiable jumps during the Convention to qualify as being
registered as a "Skydiver" may do so.
3. Skydivers who do not yet have a license are considered Students
and must register with a "Student" wristband, and must jump under
the supervision of the WFFC Student Training Vendor instructor or
their approved representative instructor. This type of jump will
involve paying whatever the vendor or approved representative