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PULL – When this signal is given you should immediately deploy your parachute

 

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LEGS OUT – Extend the legs at the knees, 4 to 6 inches. This signal is repeated when further movement is necessary

LEGS IN – Bend the legs at the knees 4 to 6 inches. This signal is repeated when further movement is necessary

CIRCLE OF AWARENESS – When this signal is given, observe your heading, read your altimeter and check with your jumpmaster for any hand signals

PRACTICE PILOT CHUTE THROW
1-Arch and look straight ahead.
2-While positioning your left hand in front of your head toward the horizon, place your right hand on the pilot chute handle.
3-After locating the pilot chute handle, simulate deployment by extending your right arm directly into the clear airstream.
4-Recover into the box position.

PELVIS DOWN – Push your pelvis toward the earth. This will increase the arch of your body. Remember to prevent your knees from spreading too far apart. This decreases your ability to achieve comfortable stability in freefall.

KNEES TOGETHER – Bring your knees closer together. Many students have the tendency to spread their legs apart during freefall. This results in a large flat area across the pelvis and consequently, instability. Bringing the knees closer together will allow you to arch more effectively.

TOE TAPS – Perform taps. While in the neutral box position, bring both feet together. The feet should meet parallel to each other, emphasizing contact at the balls of the feet. This maneuver helps the student to assure that the legs are symmetrical.