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Parachutes to Paragliders: How Skydivers Can Keep It Up Without Crashing Out

Parachutes to Paragliders: How Skydivers Can Keep It Up Without Crashing Out - 2016-08-22 by Annette O'Neil  new 

Paragliding (and its zippier cousin, speedflying) owes much to skydiving. From the early footage of a group of 1970s skydivers ground launching their parachutes off of ...Read Moremore

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Saving Veterans With Skydiving 
2016-08-15 by Annette O'Neil

It started with a simple fact: Soldiers are dying--after they come home--from self-inflicted injuries.Read Moremore

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A Great Suit Fit By The Numbers 
2016-08-10 by Annette O'Neil

You might think twice--or three times, or never--about dropping many hundreds of dollars on a dapper tuxedo. A skydiving suit, however? Shut up and ...Read Moremore

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How To Show Your Three-Ring System You Care 
2016-08-04 by Annette O'Neil

Three-ring systems look pretty tough. They’re made of thick, heavy metal, after all – what could possibly go wrong? Bad news: lots.Read Moremore

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Countdown To Luke Aikens Heaven Sent 
2016-07-21 by Dropzone.com

When the first astronaut landed on the moon, it was "one small step for man." Now, 47 years later, the next "giant leap for mankind" will be made by ...Read Moremore

Skydiving Today

Skydiving is one of the most popular action sports known to adrenalin and adventure seekers alike. Most "bucket list" jumpers who simply want to experience the beauty of free fall once, will get their first introduction to skydiving through a tandem jump, sometimes also called a tandem skydive. It's not uncommon for people to move straight into AFF or static line training, the two most common skydiving training progression programs for students to become fully certified as skydivers and participate in the sport on their own terms.

Skydiving activities take place around drop zones or a skydiving center, usually found at an airport where aircraft takes groups of skydivers up into the air so they can perform their jumps. Aircraft vary in type and size depending on the size of the drop zone.