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Landing Challenges - 2004-11-01 by admin

Landing Challenges Most of your landings will be normal and in the center of the drop zone, but unusual things do happen like landing in water, in sudden high winds, descending through power lines or trees.
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Freefall Emergencies - 2004-10-31 by admin

If you make an error in your exit count, you can fool your jumpmasters (JMs) into thinking that you are about to leave and they may end up pulling you off the aircraft before you are truly ready to...
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Exit Emergencies - 2004-10-30 by admin

Exit Emergencies When climbing out onto a step for a S/L exit, you need to firmly plant your feet on the step so that you donít trip over yourself and fall off. If you do find yourself prematurely exiting the...
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Deployment Emergencies - 2004-10-29 by admin

Deployment Emergencies A problem you could have with your reserve deployment, or a main with a spring-loaded pilot chute, is the common pilot chute hesitation. Hesitations can happen to hand-deployed mains but they are not ...
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Parachute Malfunctions - 2004-10-28 by admin

Parachute Malfunctions A malfunction is any failure of the system to provide a normal rate of descent and this includes loss of canopy control. Malfunctions are normally caused by one or a combination of the following: bad ...
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Canopy Emergencies: Breakaway - 2004-10-27 by admin

Canopy Emergencies: Breakaway Before we talk about the series of problems you may encounter with your main canopy, it is important to discuss the types of cutaway (main canopy disconnection systems) that are in common use and...
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Briefings And Safety Considerations - 2004-10-26 by admin

Emergency procedures will vary from drop zone to drop zone to fit local conditions. Therefore, when visiting a new DZ, it is imperative that you get a briefing on the area.
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Airport Safety - 2004-10-25 by admin

If your airport has more than one runway, stay off the active one. It will normally be the one running the closest to the direction of the wind.
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Emergencies In The Aircraft - 2004-10-24 by admin

Emergencies In The Aircraft Occasionally, the jump ship suffers a structural or other mechanical failure. Twisted-on parts sometimes twist off or a canopy may get draped over the tail jamming the controls.
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Choosing Emergency Contacts - 2004-02-11 by Eric Boerger

One of the things that all most every Dropzone or Boogie waiver has is a space to list an Emergency contact. Jumpers should put more thought into this decision then they do into what type of jumpsuit ...
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Skydiving Incident Reporting: For Mass Media Reporters - 2003-12-21 by Christy West

Reporting a skydiving (or any other technical sport) accident isn't an easy job, but making the effort to do it thoroughly can give your readers a better product that tops competing publications in...
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Skydiving Incident Reporting: For Skydivers - 2003-12-21 by Christy West

As distasteful as it is to try to explain to a whuffo reporter why a fellow skydiver was injured or killed while jumping, though, it's actually an opportunity to improve the image of the sport.
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Skydiving Emergencies And Procedures - 2003-08-22 by Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff

The bulk of the content from this section is republished with permission from Chapter 4 of Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook by Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff.
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