Perform an individual static line parachute descent

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for static line parachute descent carrying combat equipment

1.1 Instructions to conduct a static line parachute descent with combat equipment are received and details are confirmed with supervisor as necessary.

1.2 Appropriate equipment is selected, inspected for serviceability and fitted in accordance with standard procedures.

1.3 Unserviceable equipment is quarantined and reported in accordance with standard procedures.

2. Complete on board aircraft procedures carrying combat equipment

2.1 Aircraft is boarded and both self and equipment are positioned and secured in accordance with standard procedures.

2.2 Verbal and nonverbal communication is used effectively with other personnel on board.

2.3 On board procedures and individual safety checks are carried out when instructed by authorised personnel in accordance with standard procedures.

3. Exit from the aircraft and descend carrying combat equipment

3.1 Aircraft is exited carrying combat equipment using approved techniques.

3.2 Relevant drills are conducted to detect and rectify malfunctions in accordance with standard procedures.

3.3 Situational awareness is appropriately maintained during day or night descents.

3.4 Verbal and nonverbal communication is used to communicate effectively with other paratroopers as required.

3.5 Canopy is controlled using basic flight and canopy control techniques while carrying combat equipment.

3.6 In flight combat equipment drills are carried out in accordance with standard procedures.

3.7 Emergency situations are assessed and the correct drillswhile carrying combat equipment are applied to rectify the situation.

4. Land on a drop zone with combat equipment

4.1 Designated drop zone is identified.

4.2 Combat equipment is lowered in accordance with standard procedures.

4.3 Landing techniques are applied in accordance with standard procedures.

4.4 Landing is completed safely with combat equipment in accordance with environmental conditions.

4.5 Emergency landings while carrying combat equipment is completed in accordance with standard procedures.

4.6 Harness release and drag procedures are applied in accordance with standard procedures and drop zone is cleared.

5. Complete static line post descent procedures

5.1 Performance during the individual static line parachute descent is reviewed.

5.2 Log card is completed accurately and clearly in accordance with standard procedures.