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What You Need to Know About Opioids (Preferably, Before You’re In The Hospital) - 2018-08-24 by Annette O'Neil

What You Need to Know About Opioids (Preferably, Before You’re In The Hospital) If you huck yourself out of aircraft for fun, you already know that it doesn’t always go according to plan. It follows that there are a couple of facts of which you should probably be aware...
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How Cognitive Bias Is Messing With Your Skydiving - 2018-06-05 by Annette O'Neil

How Cognitive Bias Is Messing With Your Skydiving Uncertainty is a foundational element of skydiving, and managing that uncertainty is one of our most important responsibilities in the sport. Right? Right. Unfortunately: what we know from laboratory ...
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 14 | Comments: 6 | Views: 6357

Improving Your Indoor Flying Outside The Tunnel - 2018-05-07 by Annette O'Neil

Improving Your Indoor Flying Outside The Tunnel If you’re like most people, there’s only one reason you’re not, like, the best tunnel flyer in the world. It’s the annoying digital thing that barks out at you from the driving room window. 00:00!...
Average Rating = 3.67/5 Votes: 3 | Comment: 1 | Views: 5006

How Green Is My Skydive - 2018-04-16 by Bryan Burke

How Green Is My Skydive Friends, co-workers, and visitors to Skydive Arizona often comment on my interest in environmental topics and my rather restrained consumption of goods and energy, at least by American standards....
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Demo Skydiving for N00bs - 2018-04-09 by Annette O'Neil

Demo Skydiving for N00bs Maybe you’re a limelight magnet and maybe you’re not-- but if you like to mess around with parachutes, the limelight might follow you regardless. Even if you don’t necessarily seek it out, there’s a...
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Recommended Safety Articles for Safety Month - 2018-03-06 by Dropzone.com

Recommended Safety Articles for Safety Month March is safety month, and what better time than just before the Northern Hemisphere's summer season to refresh yourself on information you may be rusty on, or just become more educated in the...
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All About Naked Skydiving - 2018-01-19 by Annette O'Neil

All About Naked Skydiving Milwaukee might seem like an odd place to rack up a truly epic number of naked skydives. You might expect conservatism and bitter winters to, y’know, get in the way. However, that’s exactly what Jeff ...
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When Right is Wrong - 2017-11-01 by bryanburke

When Right is Wrong In March of 2017 I posted a review of a canopy collision that took place at Skydive Arizona on December 30, 2016. The post included two videos, one shot by a participant in the collision and one shot ...
Average Rating = 4.75/5 Votes: 16 | Comments: 7 | Views: 9544

It’s Not Your Imagination. Skydiving Actually Changes the Shape of Time - 2017-08-16 by Annette O'Neil

It’s Not Your Imagination. Skydiving Actually Changes the Shape of Time "We live longer in three seconds than some people live their entire lives." That's one of my favorite quotes from a fellow BASE jumper, and it was at the forefront of my mind as I read BBC...
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Skydiver's Anonymous - 2017-07-18 by Andrew Goodfellow

Skydiver's Anonymous For the average weekend-warrior, skydiving is the great escape. The end of each dreary workweek is met with excitement and anticipation. Time to skydive! This is our chance to be with friends who...
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Why You're Normally Deviant (And Why You Shouldn't Be) - 2017-06-27 by Annette O'Neil

Why You're Normally Deviant (And Why You Shouldn't Be) USPA Director of Safety and Training Jim Crouch introduced a really important concept in April’s Parachutist (‘Safety Check’; April 2017). In it, he brings up The Challenger Launch Decision, written...
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Learning About Weather: Part 4 - The Small Picture - 2017-02-27 by Joel Strickland

Learning About Weather: Part 4 - The Small Picture It is easy to think of the weather as just being big. All too often as skydivers we assess things in very general terms without really worrying too much about the details - yet the most direct impact ...
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Learning About Weather: Part 3 - Upgrade Your Grey Matter - 2017-01-10 by Joel Strickland

Learning About Weather: Part 3 - Upgrade Your Grey Matter There are lots of things you can learn about on the Dropzone that will aid you understanding of how all the elements involved in a skydiving operation fit together to make things work. Even just...
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How to Team - Hayabusa's Best Tips - 2016-12-13 by Annette O'Neil

How to Team - Hayabusa's Best Tips If you say “by training hard,” you’re certainly right. Hayabusa, the aforementioned golden boys of 4-way FS, unsurprisingly train their way around the calendar in both the tunnel and the sky. As of...
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Learning About Weather: Part Two - The Big Picture - 2016-12-08 by Joel Strickland

Learning About Weather: Part Two - The Big Picture From the solar flares and zooming photons of a gargantuan ball of always exploding fire really far away, through to the moon swinging about in the sky or even the rotation of the earth itself - the...
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How to Spot In The Manner of a Boss - 2016-12-05 by Annette O'Neil

How to Spot In The Manner of a Boss Have you ever gotten off at the wrong bus stop? Probably. But did you turn around and blame the bus driver for your mistake? Probably not. As a skydiver, however, there’s a good chance you’ve done...
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Learning About Weather: Part One - Choosing To Know More - 2016-11-29 by Joel Strickland

Learning About Weather: Part One - Choosing To Know More There is a lot to learn across your career as a skydiver. Expanding one’s brain is a process the starts right from the blocks and, if you are doing it right, never stops. Along the way there are...
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Teaming Up: Part 3 - Getting Stuff Done - 2016-11-17 by Joel Strickland

Teaming Up: Part 3 - Getting Stuff Done Skydivers are a diverse bunch, drawn to the sky from across the length and breadth of human endeavour - and we each bring with us into any group dynamic a particular set of strengths and weaknesses....
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Teaming Up: Part 2 - Sponsorship - 2016-11-10 by Joel Strickland

Teaming Up: Part 2 - Sponsorship Compared to many other sports that operate a similar system of patronage between manufacturers and athletes, skydiving is relatively small. Even if you sell yourself brilliantly right from the start, ...
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Skydiving For The Unlucky In Lung - 2016-11-03 by Annette O'Neil

Skydiving For The Unlucky In Lung Ah, the sky: the beautiful bubble of air that surrounds us all in a breezy embrace. But what if your lungs have a troubled relationship with that air? If you’re an asthmatic and getting into...
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Teaming Up: Part 1 - Getting Started - 2016-10-31 by Joel Strickland

Teaming Up: Part 1 - Getting Started Looking back across a season of high profile competitions and seeing professional teams across many different disciplines throw down their best performances can have a powerful effect on the...
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Nailing “The Most Technical Demo Jump in Skydiving” - 2016-09-08 by Annette O'Neil

Nailing “The Most Technical Demo Jump in Skydiving” “I’ve been doing a lot of skydiving, a little bit of BASE jumping, lots of wingsuiting, building the brand of The Bucket List Life, a dynamic lifestyle design community, doing a lot of keynotes,...
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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...
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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...
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How To Organize Your Sky - 2016-05-25 by Annette O'Neil

How To Organize Your Sky>Who are all those people, anyway, with the smiling faces and the discipline names printed in all-caps underneath them? What’s an “Organizer,” really? If you don’t know the etiquette, it can be a...
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