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Todd Shoebotham Talks Pilot Chutes

Todd Shoebotham Talks Pilot Chutes - 2017-12-05 by Annette O'Neil  new 

Our beloved little workhorse, it’s the first thing we take out and the last thing we put in. It gets dragged around. It gets abused. For all the obsessive fawning we do ...Read Moremore

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How the Pros Keep Their Canopies In Perfect Form 
2017-11-28 by Annette O'Neil

Canopy wear-and-tear can sneak up on you--and, if you’re new(ish) to the swooping trade, you might not know exactly what parts of your equipment need ...Read Moremore

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10 Gift Ideas for Skydivers 2017 
2017-11-15 by

We're back again for the 2017 festive season, bringing you some gift ideas for your skydiving buddies or family members. We've spoken to the guys ...Read Moremore

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Case Study: How to Make A Really Good Life In Skydiving 
2017-11-10 by Annette O'Neil

When I talk to Attila Csizmadia, he’s out of breath. He has just finished shaking down his four-year-old son for a set of puckishly “stolen” car ...Read Moremore

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When Right is Wrong 
2017-11-01 by bryanburke

In March of 2017 I posted a review of a canopy collision that took place at Skydive Arizona on December 30, 2016. The post included two videos, one ...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.