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It's Not Only Size That Matters - Thoughts on Canopy Upsizing - 2014-05-09 by Dave Kottwitz (Dusty Dave)

It's Not Only Size That Matters - Thoughts on Canopy Upsizing At 66 years of age and with a one year old hip replacement, it decided that it was time to upsize my main canopy. I currently jump an Aerodyne Triathlon 210, so I purchased a Performance Designs...
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When Should You Upsize Your Canopy - 2014-02-25 by Melissa Lowe, Barry Williams and Jason Moledzki

When Should You Upsize Your Canopy At the end of the day, skydiving is a dangerous sport. Iíve lost many friends and even family membersĖ under properly functioning parachutes. We canít regulate stupid behavior, but we can at least...
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Saved By The Beep - 2011-05-15 by Brian Germain

Saved By The Beep Altitude awareness is not something that ends once the canopy opens. Knowing precisely how high we are throughout the approach and landing is vital for consistency, and many of the traditional...
Average Rating = 3.75/5 Votes: 4 | Comments: 0 | Views: 13098

The Abort Zone - 2010-09-01 by Brian Germain

Landing your canopy in a specific place is a skill that we all must master. If you cannot land where you want to, eventually you will land someplace you donít want to. Honing this skill is something...
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An Inconvenient Truth Regarding PLF's - 2010-03-02 by Jack Guthrie

An Inconvenient Truth Regarding PLF's The complete PLF technique is not a natural, readily apparent procedure. During the actual jump about half of the students would perform a PLF and the other half wouldnít no matter how much time...
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The "D" Point by Brian S. Germain - 2009-11-01 by Brian S. Germain

The Although there are many ways to improve oneís accuracy in parachuting, I have found no better way than flying a consistent pattern. By connecting a series of invisible points in the sky,...
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Big Canopies in Turbulence - 2009-06-03 by Brian Germain

Big Canopies in Turbulence I have spent much of my life studying parachute stability. It has become an obsession of sorts, spurred by a fairly sizable stint in a wheel chair- funny how that works. I have designed and built...
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Canopy Control - A DVD Review - 2009-04-06 by Eduardo Guillen

Canopy Control - A DVD Review When I started skydiving more than 25 years ago, the leading cause of skydiving deaths was the failure to pull on time, or at all. Skydivers just failed to do the one thing every one of us knew we...
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Canopy Formation Part II - 2009-02-16 by Peter A. Pfalzgraf

Canopy Formation Part II A good way to achieve this is to pack the main similar to a reserve canopy, as the requirements for a reserve opening are about the same. Indeed, many CF teams do so. Since there are different...
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Canopy Formation Parachuting - 2009-01-06 by admin

Canopy Formation Parachuting Things have changed a lot since the early days of CReW (as canopy formation skydiving used to be called) then. So, here's something new to make general information on the sport available to...
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Canopy Flight Simulation for Education - 2008-08-15 by Alexander Shyrokov

Canopy Flight Simulation for Education Skydiving requires an action to survive. Freeze, fight or flight are natural reactions to stress but they do not work for skydivers. There is very little time to think about what to do next when the...
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Clean Up Your Turns - 2008-07-18 by Brian Germain

Clean Up Your Turns Turn coordination is a topic that, until recently, has been mostly unapplied to ram-air parachute aerodynamics. In simplest terms, this refers to the degree to which a flight vehicle is aligned to...
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Swooping is Not a Crime - 2007-05-28 by Brian Germain

Swooping is Not a Crime A large sector of the skydiving population is currently in danger of extinction. This is because of the widespread proliferation of new DZ rules that prohibit 270 turns for landing or ban high speed...
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The Stall - 2006-07-18 by Brian Germain

The Stall The stall is one of the least explored and most feared aspects of flying. Avoidance of this flight mode causes many canopy pilots to be uncomfortable with flying slowly, and unpracticed in this...
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Body Language: Helping Your Canopy Open Better - 2006-07-11 by Scott Miller

Body Language: Helping Your Canopy Open Better Many factors determine the way your canopy opens. The design of the canopy and the way it is packed are two important factors, but body position also plays a major role.
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Collapses and Turbulence - 2006-02-01 by Brian Germain

Collapses and Turbulence There are many variables to consider when looking into a canopy collapse. In this article Brian Germain discuss 6 of the most predominant causes separately.
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Five Quality Canopy Skills Every Beginner Should Have - 2005-06-27 by Steven Blincoe

Five Quality Canopy Skills Every Beginner Should Have Canopy or Parachuting skills are an integral part of every training program. These are also the most important skills you need in order to successfully take on the title as Skydiver.
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Canopy Skills Drills - 2004-11-15 by Brian Germain

Canopy Skills Drills We must understand the principles that allow our canopies to fly. To make a real difference in our capabilities, however, we need to physically experiment with our parachutes in flight. We must...
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Downsizing Checklist - 2003-12-13 by Bill von Novak popular

Downsizing Checklist A list of canopy control skills everyone should have before downsizing. It's important to do these BEFORE you downsize, because some manuevers are a little scary and you want to be on a larger...
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Advanced Canopy Control via CRW - 2003-10-05 by Jon Sikorsky

The Advanced Canopy Control Course is designed for the average skydiver. It will give the skydiver confidence and ability to fly in close proximity to other canopies safely, while providing the...
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Flying and Landing High Performance Parachutes Safely - 2003-08-21 by John LeBlanc

Flying and Landing High Performance Parachutes Safely Notes from A Seminar by John Le Blanc of Performance Designs Inc.
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Survival Skills for Canopy Control - 2003-08-21 by John LeBlanc

Notes from A Seminar by John Le Blanc of Performance Designs Inc.
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Static, Dynamic and Accelerated Stalls - 2003-08-17 by Paul Quade

Before discussing static and dynamic stalls we should first review some terms involving stability.
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