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Complete Your B-Rels at Skydive Ramblers
After you receive your ‘A’ Certificate, the next step towards becoming an experienced skydiver is to complete your B-Rels (B-Rels = ‘B-Certificate’ Course relative work jumps). B-Rels are designed to teach you how to skydive safely with other skydivers.
The B-Rel program consists of 6 Stages. If your flying skills are already exceptional, you might even be able to do more than one Stage at a time. Once you’ve completed all six stages (and a few additional minor qualifications), you’ll be eligible to receive your ‘B’ Certificate.
One of the biggest hurdles to a skydiver in the early months, is the cost!
To support your early progression in skydiving, the Australian Parachute Federation (APF), the South Queensland Parachute Council (SQPC), and the Toogoolawah Skydivers Club (TSC) are helping you save and get back up in the skies! Be sure take advantage of these rebate and training programs:
- SQPC $100 ‘B Certificate’ Rebate Application – A $100 ‘B Certificate’ rebate upon completion of your ‘B-Certificate’ – available for SQPC members who gain their Certificate B in the previous 12 month.
- TSC Jump Ticket Rebate: B-Rel-Reimbursement – To be eligible for a B-Rel jump ticket refund you need to have been a TSC Club member before beginning the B-Rel jump table, and to have done all theses jumps at the Toogoolawah drop zone.
- Book your B-Rel or Star Crest Coaching Ticket with Video ($81)
- APF B-Rel Buddy and B-Rel Boost Camps are training programs designed to help novice skydivers further their training.
Earning your ‘Star Crest’ allows you to skydive with groups of 10 or more people. Learn more about earning your Star Crest and performing well on larger flatfly formations in the APF guide below:
APF Operational Regulation
4.4.2 Australian Star Crest (ASC)
Applicants for an ASC must: (a) Hold or be eligible to hold an APF Certificate ‘B’; and (b) Have entered fifth or later in at least three (3) separate, successful flatfly RW descents involving eight (8) parachutists or more; and (c) Have each formation witnessed by two ASC holders or two APF Formation Skydiving Judges; and (d) Have a Chief Instructor’s verification that the applicant is safe and competent to participate in relative work involving more than ten (10) parachutists Note: see regulation 11.1.3 regarding RW with more than ten (10) people
This video was compiled on Saturday, the 12th of May with B-Rel candidates Jett Girvin (with the help of his dad David and his mum Vikki), as well as novices Ash Robinson, Tyler Stewart & Warner Trim. Thanks to the APF for their support and thanks to Steve Fitchett and the camera flyers for their contribution.
We spent eight days at Skydive Ramblers and had great time. Awesome DZ, awesome friendly staff, great airplane and facilities. Accommodation on premises was great and very reasonably priced. We also enjoyed after jumping socialising at the bar on DZ and great food both at DZ and in nearby Toogoolawah town. Skydive Ramblers are wingsuit friendly and there is plenty of landing space around DZ.
Highlight of our trip was incredible kangaroo action at landing area - we did literally land on kangaroos and it was great fun :-) There are also wild koalas in the area.