Formation Skydiving Coach

Overview

In order to be awarded a Formation Skydiving coach rating, you must have successfully completed and been signed off for all of the Formation Skydiving Pro and Back Fly Level 2 skills. Upon demonstrating that you are competent at the flying skills, you will also complete a coach rating assessment in person with a current IBA rated Trainer.

The evaluation will include the following items:

  • Verification of personal flight skills
  • Coach Rating orientation briefing
  • Safety awareness and understanding briefing
  • Review of the Fundamentals of Coaching guide
  • Completion of the Tunnel Coach Ready Online Assessment
  • Observation of at least one coaching session with students to verify proficiency and understanding

Once the evaluation is successful, the Trainer will award the rating.

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The IBA distinguishes between the sport of indoor skydiving (engaged in by patrons with IBA accounts seeking approval of flight skills though the IBA’s Flight Progression System) and recreational flying (engaged in by entertainment customers who do not intend to pursue approval of skills). While indoor skydiving is safe for all ages, the inherent risk of the activity is necessarily greater for those engaging in the sport of indoor skydiving, particularly as they progress through more sophisticated maneuvers.