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USPA & PIA Team to Revise FAA Repack Rule - 2008-12-18 by Jay Young

USPA & PIA Team to Revise FAA Repack Rule After years of effort by USPA and the Parachute Industry Association, the FAA has approved a new final rule that will lengthen the parachute repack cycle from 120 days to 180 days.
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Derek's Gear Tips - 2004-01-03 by Derek Vanboeschoten

Derek's Gear Tips Derek Vanboeschoten is a Senior Rigger, Tandem Master and AFF instructor with more than 3300 jumps. Derek also moderates the Gear & Rigging forum on Dropzone.com where he first posted this list...
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Do Skydivers Care About Safety - 2003-08-17 by Bill Booth

Do Skydivers Care About Safety If I've learned one thing in my 35 years in the sport, it's that it is very difficult to get most skydivers interested in safety.
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Top 5 RSL myths - 2003-08-17 by Bill von Novak

Top 5 RSL myths I keep seeing the same arguments made against RSL's, over and over. Many of them are just myths, word-of-mouth anecdotal stories passed down for so long that their original meaning has gotten lost. I ...
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Inspecting your Gear - 2003-08-17 by Gary Peek

Inspecting your Gear The following is a list of items on your main canopy assembly that you should inspect occasionally. This inpection should never be a substitute for a periodic inspection by a rigger but should...
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Personal Parachutes: The Ethics of Safety - 2001-10-19 by Heather Sinclair

As daunting as it is to think of, a parachute appears to be a logical and effective means of escape from a building. Why then have we never seen this technology in use? Simply put, it is not...
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AirLock - 1999-11-08 by Brian Germain

Many skydivers believe that airlocked parachutes are the way of the future, while others see the introduction of this new technology as a temporary fad. In this article I will discuss the pros and...
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How To Select The Right Canopy For You - 1999-10-30 by Nancy LaRiviere

In this article we will explore some of the questions you might ask when you go shopping for a parachute. While this advice is intended primarily for the novice jumper--just off instruction to one...
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Spot Cleaning of Nylon Parachute Fabric - 1999-10-30 by Mike Turoff

Most stains can be avoided by immediately wiping the stained area with an absorbent cloth or paper towel. Always handle the fabric carefully and treat the smallest area possible. The following...
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Top Ten Misconceptions About Zero-P Canopies - 1997-11-17 by Bill von Novak

A while back, I overheard a bunch of people discussing therelative merits of different types of canopies and materials forlow-time jumpers. I heard some interesting misconceptions aboutwhat's...
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Buying your first set of Kit - 1996-12-15 by Skydive Mag

If you have just achieved category 8, whether on the category system or through AFF, you will probably have between 20 and 40 jumps, possibly all on squares or mainly on rounds. If, like most people...
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How To Select A Parachute Container System - 1996-10-01 by John Sherman

There have been a lot of dissertations on parachute canopies. Little has been published about the harness and container system, because, while seemingly simple, they are infinitely complex.
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