Parachuting

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BASIC SAFETY RULES — General .1 No parachutist shall engage in parachuting activities or use parachuting equipment unless trained and endorsed. .2 The reserve parachute to be used or worn by any CSPA parachutist making a jump in Canada must have been packed, or had the packing thereof supervised, by a current CSPA Type Rated or FAA certified rigger within the previous 180 days. In the case of a parachutist who is not affiliated with CSPA, the reserve parachute may also have been packed in accordance with the regulations of his/her country of residence but, in this case, must also have been packed within the previous 180 days. In the event that an Automatic Activation Device is installed in the harness/container system, this device shall be serviced and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and service directives. Any such AAD installation must not negatively affect nor constrain the function of the reserve parachute system. .3 When the intended point of landing is within 1 km horizontally of open water, all parachutists shall wear a floatation device capable of supporting themselves and their equipment. .4 Parachutists shall not jump unless wearing shock absorbing protective headwear throughout the freefall and parachute descent. Note: At the discretion of DZ Operators, ‘D’ CoP holders may choose not to wear protective headwear, except while in the role of Coach or Instructor (3.8) or while competing in Canopy Piloting.