The USPA PRO Rating qualifies skydivers for skydiving exhibitions into challenging landing areas. To earn the PRO rating, skydivers with a USPA D license must demonstrate landing skills with the parachute they plan to use for shows and receive training on how to use flags and pyrotechnic devices.
The FAA allows PRO-rating holders to fly and land closer to crowds than jumpers who have not demonstrated these qualifications. PRO rating privileges are listed in the Skydiver's Information Manual, Section 7-1
Specific information on the PRO rating is available in the Skydiver's Information Manual, Section 7-2.
Most exhibition jumps where spectators are involved require special authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. Check Section 7 of the SIM.
To issue a Certificate of Authorization, the FAA requires that you complete FAA form 7711-2. Download FAA Form 7711-2. Instructions for completing the form are included in Section 7 of the SIM. View instructions for completing FAA Form 7711-2).
Personal liability and property damage skydiving insurance included with USPA membership does not cover demo jumps. Demo insurance must be purchased separately for the member to be covered.
USPA members can obtain exhibition jump insurance for demos. Costs vary according to the amount of coverage desires and the length in days of the event. A demo insurance application and notification form is available for download on the right. For additional details, call (866) 585-4590.
To verify a Demo jumper's PRO rating or find local PRO rating holders, please contact USPA's Membership Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 604-9740.
For questions about exhibition jumps, PRO ratings, demo insurance, FAA authorizations and restrictions, and other information pertaining to demo jumps, call USPA at (540) 604-9740, or e-mail one of the following:
See also Skydiver's Information Manual, Section 7.