The USPA (www.USPA.org) is the governing body issuing licenses ratings and certifications to the civilian skydive community in the USA and acts as the official liaison between them and the Federal Aviation Administration (www.FAA.gov). The United States Parachute Association offers membership to skydive centers that are committed to strict safety and training standards. Skydive Amelia Island has been a member in good standing since 2010 and maintains the highest quality of safety and training.
The FAA governs all civilian air traffic and monitors aircraft maintenance and operations and programs from general aviation to international commercial operations. All skydive aircraft and skydive operations are regulated by the FAA under Part 105 and Part 91of the FARs (Federal Aviation Regulations). Skydive Amelia Island has remained in compliance with all FAA regulations concerning skydive flights and parachute operations.
Local Airport authority also has jurisdiction of skydive operations on local airports and runways. Fernandina Municipal Airport www.fbfl.us holds the lease to the Skydive Amelia Island operation and requires compliance to local air traffic and property regulations concerning all activity on the airport. Skydive Amelia Island has remained in good standing at the Fernandina Airport and plan on many years of successful operations.
It is a good idea for all prospective skydivers to research the center and its safety standards before committing to your jump.
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