2. National Skydiving Championships Minimum Site Requirements
2.1 Aircraft and Airspace
2.1.1 Clear airspace within a three-mile radius to the following altitudes (AGL):
18.104.22.168 Accuracy Landing (AL): 8,000 feet.
22.214.171.124 Formation Skydiving (FS): 13,000 feet.
126.96.36.199 Canopy Formation (CF): 9,000 feet (Meet Director can increase to 10,000 feet).
188.8.131.52 Artistic Events (AE): 13,000 feet.
184.108.40.206 Canopy Piloting (CP): 5,000 feet.
220.127.116.11 Canopy Piloting – Freestyle (CP-F): 5,000 feet.
18.104.22.168 Wingsuit Flying (WS): 12,500 feet.
22.214.171.124 Speed Skydiving (SP): 13,000 feet.
2.1.2 Aircraft capabilities for all events at the rate of 150 jumps per hour.
126.96.36.199 Back-up aircraft available in the event of aircraft down time.
188.8.131.52 List of aircraft type and availability.
184.108.40.206 Designate range of aircraft speeds to be flown during exit.
2.1.3 Fuel facilities for all listed aircraft.
2.2 Facilities—Registration and Judging
2.2.1 Office space to accommodate registration.
2.2.2 Judging rooms for a team of five judges (one room per discipline); for FS, room(s) must be large enough to accommodate a minimum of two panels of five judges each.
2.2.3 On-site copy machine.
2.2.4 Computer with high-speed internet access and printer.
2.2.5 Secured area (400-sq. ft.) for air-to-air video copying, editing and file transfer.
2.2.6 Space for a USPA Judge Training Program, if conducted.
2.3.1 Indoor area for teams and competitors.
2.3.2 Area to accommodate competitors for briefing and seminars.
2.3.3 Rigging services.
2.3.4 Food service on site.
2.3.5 Sufficient creeper area to accommodate FS teams.
2.3.6 Area for public viewing of judging, including large-screen TV(s) or multiple viewing monitors.
2.4.1 Electronic scoring system with high definition video playback capability.
2.4.2 High definition video display(s) of size, number and type determined in consultation with the Chief Judge.
2.4.3 Tables and chairs for judging area.
2.4.4 Area for posting scores.
2.4.5 Tuffet for accuracy landing.
2.4.6 Position logging devices for WS.
2.4.7 Wind socks and wind-speed meter meeting FAI requirements for size, metric read-out, and wind exceedance alarms.
2.4.8 All necessary equipment and staff to run the competition under current USPA competition rules; the Chief Judge determines size of staff needed to support the scoring and judging sections.
2.5.1 List of motels and hotels in the area.
2.5.2 Camping facilities in area.
2.5.3 Bathroom and shower facilities on DZ.
2.6 Travel Cost
2.6.1 Best airport hub location nearest to DZ.
2.6.2 Transportation available from airport to DZ for competitors and costs.
2.6.3 Airport shuttle from airport to DZ and return for official staff.
2.6.4 Motel shuttle for official staff.
2.7.1 List extras to be provided, such as t-shirts, etc.
2.8.1 List proposed dates, which may be flexible or cover a range.
220.127.116.11 Meet dates must be decided within two weeks of being awarded the bid.
18.104.22.168 Dates will include registration date(s) and competition dates.
2.9 Sanction Fees
2.9.1 Sanction fees will be $25 for the first event per participant, plus $10 for additional events entered by the participant (except the NCSC, $10 per participant). Each of the following is considered a separate event:
- 4-way (FS)
- 8-way (FS)
- 10-way (FS)
- 16-way (FS)
- Accuracy Landing (AL)
- 2-way Sequential (CF)
- 4-way Rotation (CF)
- 4-way Sequential (CF)
- Freeflying (FF)
- Freestyle Skydiving (FR)
- National Collegiate Skydiving (NCSC)
- Canopy Piloting (CP)
- Canopy Piloting – Freestyle (CP-F)
- 4-way Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS)
- 2-way Mixed Formation Skydiving (MFS)
- Wingsuit Performance Flying (WSP)
- Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying (WSA)
- Speed Skydiving (SP)
2.10 Competitor Costs
2.10.1 List training and competition jump cost ($):
- Accuracy Landing: 3,000 feet
- Team Accuracy Landing and Sport Accuracy: 3,500 feet
- 4-Way Formation Skydiving: 10,500 feet
- 10-Way Formation Skydiving: 11,000 feet
- Artistic Events, and 8-Way and 16-Way Formation Skydiving: 13,000 feet
- Canopy Formation: 7,000, 8,200 and 9,000 feet
- Canopy Piloting: 5,000 feet
- Canopy Piloting – Freestyle: 5,000 feet
- Mixed Formation Skydiving and Vertical Formation Skydiving: 13,000 feet
- Wingsuit Flying: 12,500 feet.
- Speed Skydiving: 13,000 feet.
2.10.2 Proposed competitor registration fees—Bidders should be as specific as possible and should differentiate between basic registration fee, event registration fee, multiple-event registration fees and cost per jump.
2.11 Judges’ Travel Accommodations
2.11.1 The Host is to pay expenses for travel, room, breakfast and lunch, and a daily fee of $100 as follows:
22.214.171.124 Airfare or driving expenses up to the equivalent of airfare from home to major airport closest to DZ.
126.96.36.199 Transportation from closest airport to DZ.
188.8.131.52 Local transportation from DZ to/from lodging site.
184.108.40.206 Breakfast and lunch at DZ.
220.127.116.11 Lodging (double occupancy).
18.104.22.168 The daily $100 fee applies to all officially scheduled competition days (including training, practice and set-up) for each event for which the judge was hired.
- This daily fee may be modified by mutual agreement between the host and the individual judge.
- The daily fee may be designated as part per-diem and the remainder a stipend for tax purposes.
2.12 Performance Bond
2.12.1 The Host will post a performance bond in accordance with the USPA National Skydiving Championships Letter of Agreement.
2.13.1 Speaker system to reach all areas of the DZ.
2.13.2 Staff for manifest, equipment inspection, aircraft fueling, loading, off-site pickup vehicle, scoring/recording and other support duties as required (see SCM 1-7.9 “Host and Meet Management Responsibilities”).
2.13.3 Awards ceremonies and social events to be provided by the Host.
2.13.4 Five-year weather study in the month the event is to be hosted.
2.13.5 Portable ground-to-air radio communications, number to be determined by the Meet Director.
2.13.6 Ground-to-ground radios, number to be determined by the Meet Director.
2.13.7 Cost of the video pool at the National Collegiate Skydiving Championships to be provided by Host
2.13.8 Any USPA member in good standing will be allowed to participate in a National Championships in any role.
2.13.9 Competition operations will take precedence over normal operations to ensure completion of all rounds.