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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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What You Need to Know About Opioids (Preferably, Before You’re In The Hospital) - 2018-08-24 by Annette O'Neil

What You Need to Know About Opioids (Preferably, Before You’re In The Hospital) If you huck yourself out of aircraft for fun, you already know that it doesn’t always go according to plan. It follows that there are a couple of facts of which you should probably be aware...

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How Cognitive Bias Is Messing With Your Skydiving - 2018-06-05 by Annette O'Neil

How Cognitive Bias Is Messing With Your Skydiving Uncertainty is a foundational element of skydiving, and managing that uncertainty is one of our most important responsibilities in the sport. Right? Right. Unfortunately: what we know from laboratory experiments is that when humans come up against probabilities—all of which ...

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Improving Your Indoor Flying Outside The Tunnel - 2018-05-07 by Annette O'Neil

Improving Your Indoor Flying Outside The Tunnel If you’re like most people, there’s only one reason you’re not, like, the best tunnel flyer in the world. It’s the annoying digital thing that barks out at you from the driving room window. 00:00! 00:00! 00:00!

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Useful Training for BASE, Right There on the Dropzone - 2018-04-23 by Annette O'Neil

Useful Training for BASE, Right There on the Dropzone If you’re like most people, your idea of dropzone training for the stresses of the BASE environment involves trying to look nonchalant when you climb into a hot-air balloon basket. If you have no access to such a thing (and/or if you’re significantly smarter than the...

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How Green Is My Skydive - 2018-04-16 by Bryan Burke

How Green Is My Skydive Friends, co-workers, and visitors to Skydive Arizona often comment on my interest in environmental topics and my rather restrained consumption of goods and energy, at least by American standards. This is in sharp contrast to my job, which is helping to run the biggest drop...

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Demo Skydiving for N00bs - 2018-04-09 by Annette O'Neil

Demo Skydiving for N00bs Maybe you’re a limelight magnet and maybe you’re not-- but if you like to mess around with parachutes, the limelight might follow you regardless. Even if you don’t necessarily seek it out, there’s a chance that someone will find out you’re a skydiver and ask you...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (120) Collisions 15%
Landings (241) Landings 30%
No Pulls (65) No Pulls 8%
Malfunctions (149) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (36) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (110) Other 14%
Total (802)