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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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Lessons Learned with Amy Chmelecki - 2018-12-13 by Annette O'Neil

Lessons Learned with Amy Chmelecki When we catch up with Amy Chmelecki, she’s getting ready for what is, for her, a pretty normal travel schedule. From her Eloy home base, she’s heading out for one week on the coast of Barcelona, and then two weeks in Portugal’s Algarve, and then one week at a pop-up drop...

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Small Dropzone + Turbine Aircraft - Boogie = Totally Doable - 2018-11-13 by Annette O'Neil

Small Dropzone + Turbine Aircraft - Boogie = Totally Doable Our first look at the toothy open grin of that jumpship was to start something of a minor obsession for me. First of all, it became apparent that its presence there had engendered the healthiest sport community of any smaller dropzone I’d ever visited. No wonder: that thing ...

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Why and How to Stop Believing in Talent - 2018-11-07 by Annette O'Neil

Why and How to Stop Believing in Talent If you’re a skydiver, there’s a good chance you’re green--and that’s a good thing. (We’ll get into that later.) The above graphic, and the decades-long body of research behind it, derives from the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, Ph.D. In Mindset: The New...

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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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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (120) Collisions 15%
Landings (243) Landings 30%
No Pulls (65) No Pulls 8%
Malfunctions (149) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (36) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (111) Other 14%
Total (805)