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Advice For Your First Hop and Pop

Advice For Your First Hop and Pop - 2015-08-25 by Annette O'Neil  new 

It’s no wonder that you’re biting your nails. (We’ve all been there.) It’ll be your first time deploying in soft, subterminal air. It’ll be your first time really ...Read Moremore

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How To Land Where No One Has Landed Before (The Star Trek Trick) 
2015-08-18 by Annette O'Neil

As a human in motion, your field of view – your very own spaceship windshield – is called your “velocity field.” Within that velocity field, when ...Read Moremore

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Polish 100-Way National Record 
2015-08-16 by Kuba Konwent and Marta Molińska

This past week saw 100 Polish skydivers take to the sky and set a new record in the form of a 100-way national FS. On the 9th try the dedicated ...Read Moremore

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Canopy Safety on Large Formation Skydives 
2015-08-13 by Ed Lightle

This article is a continuation of my previous article “Diving and Tracking Safety on Large Formation Skydives”. Some of that article is repeated here ...Read Moremore

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Toggles Matter 
2015-08-11 by Brian Germain

It is often the little things in our skydiving day that change the way things go. Paying attention to the details can make all the difference when it ...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.