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. To issue a Certificate of Authorization, the FAA requires the completion of FAA Form 7711-2. The form and its instructions are available under the Quick Links tab on this page. Additional information can be found in Section 7 of the SIM.
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 Safety & Training 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: