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Flying Techniques for New 4-Way Teams - 2013-07-09 by Ed Lightle

Flying Techniques for New 4-Way Teams 4-way is a group activity, so jumpers should learn it as a team. This article offers advice for doing just that. As such, it is geared toward jumpers new to 4-way, but you don’t have to be a student...
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An Introduction to Piece Flying on Formation Skydives - 2010-11-04 by Ed Lightle

An Introduction to Piece Flying on Formation Skydives This article was first published in the August 2004 issue of Parachutist as “One Good Turn Deserves Another”. Since then, the article has been updated and improved.
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Looking for the perfect team - 2006-06-22 by Gary Beyer

Looking for the perfect team You might as well be searching for The Holy Grail. It's the syndrome of seeking the 'perfect' team, and it's become so commonplace in skydiving that we could almost be forgiven for thinking it's...
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The Challenge of 10-Way - 2004-09-06 by Christy West

The Challenge of 10-Way Remember when you were a student? Most of us couldn't exit a plane to save our lives (or pass a level), the skydive seemed so short yet so full of things to do, and when it was over we had this...
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Learning to Fly With Weights - 2004-07-03 by Ed Lightle

Learning to Fly With Weights With today's fast fall rates, weights are essential for lighter weight jumpers. Small jumpsuits are not enough, especially when jumpers in the base are also wearing smaller jumpsuits. But it is not ...
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Improving Your Sequential Skills - 2004-05-29 by Ed Lightle

Improving Your Sequential Skills I've seen a lot of skydivers who want to improve their sequential skills but don't quite know how to go about it. They jump their butts off but never seem to get any better.
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Starting a FUN 4-Way Team - 2004-05-14 by Ed Lightle

Starting a FUN 4-Way Team Many formation skydivers cannot afford a thousand training jumps a year. Some can't jump every weekend. Some are married with children. Some are students. Some live in the cooler climates and can ...
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Performing Your Best In Competition - 2002-03-24 by Jack Jefferies

Performing Your Best In Competition For many people, there is a lot of anxiety around their personal and team’s performance in competition. Many teams have trained to a high level of performance, only to have their dreams broken...
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Keeping Good Records - 2002-03-10 by Jack Jefferies

Keeping Good Records Keeping good records is a hallmark of most successful teams. It has been said that in order to manage success, you must be able to measure success. What this means is that in order to know where you...
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Goals - 2002-03-03 by Jack Jefferies

Goals Setting goals could be the single most important ingredient to success. There are basically three different types of goals: long, medium, and short-range. The long-range goal is where you need to...
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Debriefing Structure - 2002-02-23 by Jack Jefferies

Debriefing Structure In the interest of creating a positive training environment and promoting the optimum state of mind for learning, we have developed a debriefing structure, which puts the majority of responsibility...
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Briefing Structure - 2002-02-17 by Jack Jefferies

Briefing Structure When engineering a dive, find as many different reasonable possibilities as you can. First, looking to find the most efficient way from one formation to another. Then, looking at different reasonable ...
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Basic Exit Techniques - 2002-02-07 by Jack Jefferies

Basic Exit Techniques There are three basic concepts that apply to all exits. When these are executed, it is possible to launch any formation you can imagine from any aircraft.
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