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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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Diving and Tracking Safety on Large Formation Skydives - 2015-08-03 by Ed Lightle

Diving and Tracking Safety on Large Formation Skydives This is the first of two articles geared toward safety on big-way formation skydives. This article deals mostly with the freefall part of the skydive whereas the second article “Canopy Safety on Large Formation Skydives” deals mostly with safety under canopy. To get the...

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How Density Affects Your Destiny - 2015-07-27 by Annette O'Neil

How Density Affects Your Destiny When you come screaming in and tumble halfway down the landing area at a new dropzone, it’s unlikely that you would chalk your misery up to “pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature and humidity.” Maybe, however, you should – and if you know a little more...

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Why Your Canopy Is Slapping You Around - 2015-07-20 by Annette O'Neil

Why Your Canopy Is Slapping You Around When you first got together, everything was great. A few tussles over crispy, slippery fabric were the biggest issues you two had. You packed carefully -- lovingly, even -- or you were at least habitually spying on your packer. And after freefall, it was a joy to reach for...

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How To Buy Used Skydiving Gear (The Smart Way) - 2015-07-09 by Annette O'Neil

How To Buy Used Skydiving Gear (The Smart Way) Buying your first gear is an investment (and somewhat counterintuitive) but trust me: you will find it much more cost-effective to buy your first set of gear than to keep renting, but If this is your first set of skydiving gear, you should buy used -- and spend the money...

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Not All Training is for Students: Recognizing and Preventing Groupthink in the Skydiving Community - 2015-06-30 by Corey Miller

Not All Training is for Students: Recognizing and Preventing Groupthink in the Skydiving Community Whenever we discuss safety the comversation usually gravitates towards skills training and obeying the rules. However there is one aspect that does not get enough discussion and that is the psychology of skydiving. How we tink will affect our actions. In this article I...

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10 Things To Note Regarding Malfunctions - 2015-06-29 by Annette O'Neil

10 Things To Note Regarding Malfunctions If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s going to. Sure, there are skydivers with thousands of jumps who have never had to make alternate nylon plans. But don’t be fooled: your first reserve ride is not a question of “if.” It’s a question of “when.” If you don’t feel ready, you’re...

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