What would you like to know? A few points: Skydiving is less forgiving than diving, in the states their is only one organization, with mutual reciprocity to 2 Euro organizations,... in Dubi they are very strict that you meet a highr standard, although multiple agencies can skydive in Dubi, they will let those without any certification skydive, but they really do watch you, best to be certified somewhere. Japan and Russia have multiple organizations. The biggist issue I see is that the FAA in the states has taken a back seat to the one organization that overseas training. The basic training is genererally a no nonsense set of standards. It is when individuals progress to what is known as a "D" license that things begin to get stupid. Just like in SCUBA the US organization favors industry over safety. Allthough they make extensive use of "waivers," there have been a number of very profitable law suits where the plaintiffs have pervaled over the waiver. There is a strong self policing attitude in skydiving due to the local business controling the aircraft. The reserve portion of skydiving gear is highly controlled and regulated. There is not a lot of recurring training or required re-certification. Licenses are for life basicially. However under a hunderd each year give or take, kill themselves demonstrating how masculine they are trying to out doo each other. PM me,Anyone happen to know how it works in skydiving? I tried looking it up.