Curt & Jeannie Bartholomew

Foundations of Canopy Piloting

Course SummaryGet to know your instructor

Curt & Jeannie are the co-founders of Team Alter Ego Fastrax and co-owners of the Alter Ego Project, a world-class canopy piloting school. They both started skydiving in 2006 on opposite sides of the U.S. They both breezed through the AFF student program but each struggled under canopy. After 50 jumps, Jeannie went through a canopy course and fell in love with canopy flight. She now jumps a 64 square foot peregrine at a 3.2 wing loading and is one of the top canopy pilots in the world. Curt also put in a lot of hard work and now has over 10,000 jumps and is a six time world champion. Curt and Jeannie are both great examples of focused training and years of experience.

In this course we’ll cover all things related to canopy piloting. We’ll talk about choosing the right gear, setting it up and how to make sure it fits you correctly. We’ll discuss packing techniques, controlling your opening, landing your canopy with accuracy, returning from a long spot, stalling your canopy, different types of flares, using your rear risers, hop ‘n pop etiquette and how to safely continue your progression.

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