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Skydiving Safety Articles

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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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Learning About Weather: Part One - Choosing To Know More - 2016-11-29 by Joel Strickland

Learning About Weather: Part One - Choosing To Know More There is a lot to learn across your career as a skydiver. Expanding one’s brain is a process the starts right from the blocks and, if you are doing it right, never stops. Along the way there are things that you have to know in order to progress through to new levels and...

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A Packing List For The Boogie-Bound - 2016-11-22 by Annette O'Neil

A Packing List For The Boogie-Bound There are a number of ways to kneecap a boogie, and they often have something to do with your gear bag: a forgotten helmet that lands you in a beat-up student ProTec all week; a forgotten suit that leaves you slippery and gripless; the dreaded out-of-date repack card.

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Teaming Up: Part 3 - Getting Stuff Done - 2016-11-17 by Joel Strickland

Teaming Up: Part 3 - Getting Stuff Done Skydivers are a diverse bunch, drawn to the sky from across the length and breadth of human endeavour - and we each bring with us into any group dynamic a particular set of strengths and weaknesses. Across the different available disciplines teams are very different beasts, ...

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Preventing Camera Snags - 2016-11-15 by Annette O'Neil

Preventing Camera Snags Remember when getting a camera onto your helmet required power tools, soldering irons, hot knives and makeshift camera mounts? Um--probably not. It wasn’t so long ago, really, that you had to have access to a workshop to get a camera on your head. Back then they were, like, ...

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Teaming Up: Part 2 - Sponsorship - 2016-11-10 by Joel Strickland

Teaming Up: Part 2 - Sponsorship Compared to many other sports that operate a similar system of patronage between manufacturers and athletes, skydiving is relatively small. Even if you sell yourself brilliantly right from the start, the big goal of free stuff is not something that happens straight away....

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Performing a Great Wingsuit Gear Check (The Easy Way) - 2016-11-07 by Annette O'Neil

Performing a Great Wingsuit Gear Check (The Easy Way) Let me ask you this: When was the last time that you saw the pilot running down a safety checklist on the jump plane? If you’re paying attention, you certainly have--or at least seen the clipboard stuffed somewhere in the cockpit, lookin’ official.

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (101) Collisions 15%
Landings (213) Landings 31%
No Pulls (60) No Pulls 9%
Malfunctions (132) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (26) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (95) Other 14%
Total (691)