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In skydiving, as in any other risky endeavor there exists a direct relationship between your knowledge, skill and attitude, and your chances of survival. Explore the categories below for a wide range of skydiving safety and training related articles. Never stop learning.


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It’s Not Your Imagination. Skydiving Actually Changes the Shape of Time - 2017-08-16 by Annette O'Neil

It’s Not Your Imagination. Skydiving Actually Changes the Shape of Time "We live longer in three seconds than some people live their entire lives." That's one of my favorite quotes from a fellow BASE jumper, and it was at the forefront of my mind as I read BBC broadcaster and psychology writer Claudia Hammond's new book, "Time Warped: Unlocking ...

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Wingsuit Progression - 2017-08-07 by Andrew Goodfellow

Wingsuit Progression Skydiving today is rife with would-be wingsuit pilots. Ask any number of new jumpers what discipline they want to pursue, and more than likely you’ll have a majority vote for wingsuiting. This is thanks in no small part to the viral popularity of wingsuit BASE videos in...

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Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 5) - 2017-07-25 by Joel Strickland

Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 5) Learning to fly upside down can be tough. Once a student reaches the point at which the coaches and instructors in charge of their progression and safety invite them to start, he or she should be suitably skilled in the other main orientations of flight in order to manage...

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Skydiver's Anonymous - 2017-07-18 by Andrew Goodfellow

Skydiver's Anonymous For the average weekend-warrior, skydiving is the great escape. The end of each dreary workweek is met with excitement and anticipation. Time to skydive! This is our chance to be with friends who share our passion, and escape the mundane, while we embrace life on our own...

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Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 4) - 2017-07-06 by Joel Strickland

Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 4) It is probably important clarify exactly what we are talking about when referring to belly positions. Not to be confused with ‘Relative Work’ or ’Formation Skydiving’ or whatever saucy nomenclature is used in your part of the world for gathering up your bootie friends and...

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Know Your Gear: Harness and Container Systems Part 1 - 2017-07-03 by Damian Alvarez

Know Your Gear: Harness and Container Systems Part 1 The harness is a fundamental piece of your skydiving gear. As such, you know it like the back of your hand, right? Maybe the answer is "well, not really". Many experience jumpers will answer that. Most novice jumpers looking for their first rig also often neglect the...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (103) Collisions 15%
Landings (214) Landings 31%
No Pulls (60) No Pulls 9%
Malfunctions (133) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (26) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (96) Other 14%
Total (695)