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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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Understanding Camera Switches - 2017-12-12 by Joel Strickland

Understanding Camera Switches Taking photos while skydiving is easier today than it has ever been, yet to doing job properly remains serious business. Camera technology marches ceaselessly forwards, and while the gap between the products aimed at the casual consumer and the lofty professional is...

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

Todd Shoebotham Talks Pilot Chutes Our beloved little workhorse, itís 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 over our canopies, our pilot chutes get surprisingly little love.

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

How the Pros Keep Their Canopies In Perfect Form Canopy wear-and-tear can sneak up on you--and, if youíre new(ish) to the swooping trade, you might not know exactly what parts of your equipment need extra attention. Since a dedicated canopy pilot plies his trade on the basis of impeccable nylon, only a seasoned proís...

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When Right is Wrong - 2017-11-01 by bryanburke

When Right is Wrong 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 shot by a participant in the collision and one shot by an outside observer. The videos make it pretty clear what happened and...

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Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 6) - 2017-09-29 by Joel Strickland

Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 6) Before you have invested the considerable time and effort to persuade your brain how to understand freefly properly it can all feel rather difficult. Witnessing highly accomplished flying in both the sky and the tunnel appears akin to magic, and the road to being able to do ...

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Know Your Gear: Harness and Container Systems Part 2 - 2017-09-07 by Damian Alvarez

Know Your Gear: Harness and Container Systems Part 2 During part 1 we described the different parts of a skydiving harness and the materials used on it. On the second part we are a bit more practical. Here we will go through most (all?) harness options and designs, independently of the manufacturer. We will see what they are...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (108) Collisions 15%
Landings (225) Landings 31%
No Pulls (61) No Pulls 8%
Malfunctions (138) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (27) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (102) Other 14%
Total (732)