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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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Parachutes to Paragliders: How Skydivers Can Keep It Up Without Crashing Out - 2016-08-22 by Annette O'Neil

Parachutes to Paragliders: How Skydivers Can Keep It Up Without Crashing Out Paragliding (and its zippier cousin, speedflying) owes much to skydiving. From the early footage of a group of 1970s skydivers ground launching their parachutes off of small hills to the early ram-air skydiving canopies used for quick descents by French mountaineers, the...

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A Great Suit Fit By The Numbers - 2016-08-10 by Annette O'Neil

A Great Suit Fit By The Numbers You might think twice--or three times, or never--about dropping many hundreds of dollars on a dapper tuxedo. A skydiving suit, however? Shut up and take my money, dear manufacturer. Just make sure it’s in my colors and that the sponsor logos are right.

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How To Show Your Three-Ring System You Care - 2016-08-04 by Annette O'Neil

How To Show Your Three-Ring System You Care Three-ring systems look pretty tough. They’re made of thick, heavy metal, after all – what could possibly go wrong? Bad news: lots.

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The Art of DZOing - 2016-07-13 by Annette O'Neil

The Art of DZOing Meet the forces of nature that turn your loads. Annette O'Neil talks with several DZOs about the details of operating a dropzone, from getting started to keeping things running smoothly.

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6 Ways to Be Less Dumb When You Buy Used Skydiving Gear - 2016-07-04 by Annette O'Neil

6 Ways to Be Less Dumb When You Buy Used Skydiving Gear Paul Iglin has been brokering used skydiving gear for more than a decade. He’s seen it all. He has definitely seen your kind before, and wants you to know a few things about the buying process, so you don’t make the same mistakes he’s seen over – and over – and over. I...

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Turbulence Is Trying To Hide From You - Here’s Where to Look - 2016-06-27 by Annette O'Neil

Turbulence Is Trying To Hide From You - Here’s Where to Look Most of the time, you’re gonna be lucky. You’ll meet turbulence under a skydiving canopy high enough above the ground that you’ll just rumble around for a little bit before cruising into smoother air. Sometimes, though, your luck will run out.

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (96) Collisions 15%
Landings (209) Landings 32%
No Pulls (59) No Pulls 9%
Malfunctions (122) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (26) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (90) Other 14%
Total (654)