British Skydiving ‘B’ Licence

Gaining a British Skydiving “B” Licence is a significant step in a skydiver’s journey, marking a transition from a novice to an experienced jumper. This licence allows individuals to participate in more advanced skydiving activities,including learning formation skydiving, freeflying, and canopy formation.

Prerequisites for Obtaining a “B” Licence:

  1. A Valid “A” Licence: You must possess a current British Skydiving “A” Licence with at least 50 descents.

  2. CT1 (Canopy Training 1): Complete the CT1 training course, which focuses on advanced canopy piloting skills.

  3. JM1 (Jumpmaster 1): Undertake the JM1 training course, covering jumpmaster duties, packing and inspection of parachutes, and basic fault-finding.

Steps to Obtaining a “B” Licence:

  1. Endorsements and Application: An Advanced Instructor must endorse your “A” Licence with CT1 and JM1 Grading System stamps. 

    Fill out the British Skydiving “B” Licence application form and submit it to the British Skydiving office.

  2. Theoretical Knowledge Assessment: Pass a theoretical knowledge assessment covering various aspects of skydiving. 

  3. Practical Skills Assessment: Demonstrate proficiency in practical skills, including freefall maneuvers, canopy control, and emergency procedures.

  4. Licence Issuance: Upon successful completion of all requirements, you will be issued a British Skydiving “B” Licence.

Benefits of Obtaining a “B” Licence:

  1. Enhanced Skills: Gain proficiency in various skydiving disciplines, including formation flying, freeflying, and canopy formation.

  2. Increased Privileges: Act as a Jumpmaster, perform flightline checks, and wear a full-face helmet.

  3. Progression Pathway: Opens doors to further skydiving certifications, such as “C” and “D” Licences.

  4. Personal Fulfillment: Experience the thrill of advanced skydiving techniques and contribute to the skydiving community.

NOTE: Skydive Tilstock has a SOP for gaining your “B” licence. This is a basic guide.