Training towards CT3 & CT4 will help improve your canopy skills and gain the technical knowledge required to begin training for high-performance landings. Specific techniques for each manoeuvre and their applications, are to be taught by a properly qualified instructor/canopy training coach.
As you gain more proficiency in canopy training, you will be able to move on to smaller and faster canopies in line with the canopy sizing chart, Form 330iii. You will find the requirements for CT3 & CT4, in Section 2 of the Operations Manual.
Skydiving is a sport rich with ever-evolving disciplines, and high-performance canopy flight is one of those! Commonly referred to as Canopy Piloting/CP or swooping, this discipline is all about increasing the downward speed of the canopy during the final stages of the
canopy flight, to give a much faster ground speed on landing. This can result in an extended period of fast level flight, just off ground level, before a soft touchdown. Much like birds can be seen doing, hence the nickname swooping.
You must hold CT4 and British Skydiving D Licence (1000 descents) and have a recommendation from a Chief Instructor or canopy piloting coach before being allowed to take part in British Skydiving canopy piloting competitions.
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