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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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Exit (10) updated
Freefall Photography (10)
Gear and Equipment (34) updated
General Safety (47) new updated
In the Plane (5) updated
Industry (16) updated
Landing (10) updated
Learn to Skydive (35) updated
Students (6) updated

Recent Articles

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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Why You're Normally Deviant (And Why You Shouldn't Be) - 2017-06-27 by Annette O'Neil

Why You're Normally Deviant (And Why You Shouldn't Be) USPA Director of Safety and Training Jim Crouch introduced a really important concept in April’s Parachutist (‘Safety Check’; April 2017). In it, he brings up The Challenger Launch Decision, written by sociologist Diane Vaughan. Vaughn very usefully summarized the kernel of ...

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Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 3) - 2017-06-22 by Joel Strickland

Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 3) Backflying, in the manner that you learn as the entry point into freefly training in the tunnel, is not something much done up in the sky. Back tracking yes, and transitioning through your back from one place or position to another also yes, but static backfly not so much. ...

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Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 2) - 2017-06-19 by Joel Strickland

Indoors Outdoors - Translating Between The Tunnel & The Sky (Part 2) Of all the basic orientations and body positions available, good old sitfly is the one that changes the most between indoor and outdoor flying. If you have done any head up training in a tunnel, your coach will very likely have been hitting you over the head from the very...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (102) 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 (694)