This is a document that just came out from the FAA January 2016. It’s only two pages long in pdf. It’s a good quick read and should be part of any initial jump pilot training to reinforce what should already be known but sadly we’ve seen the results from inaction or incorrect action. YOU WILL BE STARTLED when it really happens. Getting through the startle response is the point of this document and back into performing like you trained. No one is immune. Even though we call training “Stress Inoculation” it’s not really true. Training is the road map of what to do next. Having a clear map will get you past the startle response faster.

Click on the link to download this file produced by the FAA: GAJSC – Training Aid