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Almost 25 Years Later: Some Hazards of Resurrection - 2016-03-24 by Larry Moulton

Almost 25 Years Later: Some Hazards of Resurrection After almost a 25-year hiatus, I came back into the fold, enabled by the last child having gone off to college, and prompted by arthritic hips that were making it too painful to play tennis. I...
Average Rating = 4.89/5 Votes: 9 | Comments: 13 | Views: 5649

How to Approach Your Recurrency Skydive - 2016-03-17 by Annette O'Neil

How to Approach Your Recurrency Skydive Whatís the second-scariest thing in the world? Probably, itís the open door of a plane at altitude as seen through the eyes of an AFF-1 student. Remember that moment? Most of us do. Whatís the...
Average Rating = 4.22/5 Votes: 9 | Comment: 1 | Views: 5730

Hearing Safety For Skydivers: Itís A Thing - 2015-12-01 by Annette O'Neil

Hearing Safety For Skydivers: Itís A Thing If you want to keep the good sounds coming in to your skyward-tilting brain, youíd better take some responsibility. There are probably some things you donít know about the holes alongside your head,...
Average Rating = 4.50/5 Votes: 8 | Comments: 7 | Views: 4797

Is Your Rig Freefly-Friendly or Preemie-Prone - 2015-11-23 by Annette O'Neil

Is Your Rig Freefly-Friendly or Preemie-Prone Youíre going to point your belly button away from the ground when you fall out of a plane. YES. Youíre gonna point it at the horizon. Youíre going to point it at other people. Youíre going to sit...
Average Rating = 3.71/5 Votes: 7 | Comments: 0 | Views: 4030

Propeller Safety For Skydivers Who Want To Live - 2015-10-22 by Annette O'Neil

Propeller Safety For Skydivers Who Want To Live Remember that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark? Indiana Jones is on an active airfield. Heís duking it out with a bald, mustachioed, wall-of-meat Nazi, and heís kinda losing. Finally, he manages to...
Average Rating = 3.67/5 Votes: 3 | Comments: 2 | Views: 3678

Highway To The Dangerzone - 2015-10-13 by Annette O'Neil

Highway To The Dangerzone We can all agree that -- in addition to fun, of course -- skydiving is about pushing personal limits and building personal skillsets. We might also agree that skydiving is not necessarily about...
Average Rating = 4.56/5 Votes: 9 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3703

Advice For Your First Hop and Pop - 2015-08-25 by Annette O'Neil

Advice For Your First Hop and Pop Itís no wonder that youíre biting your nails. (Weíve all been there.) Itíll be your first time deploying in soft, subterminal air. Itíll be your first time really trusting your stability out the...
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Votes: 4 | Comments: 6 | Views: 8203

How Density Affects Your Destiny - 2015-07-27 by Annette O'Neil

How Density Affects Your Destiny When you come screaming in and tumble halfway down the landing area at a new dropzone, itís unlikely that you would chalk your misery up to ďpressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature...
Average Rating = 3.40/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 3 | Views: 4112

Depth and Breadth: The Red Pill or the Blue Pill - 2015-06-08 by Annette O'Neil

Depth and Breadth: The Red Pill or the Blue Pill Is it better to be a jack-of-all-trades or a master of one? Is it best to aim singlemindedly for depth, or to barrel out into the wild blue yonder of breadth?
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Love Across The Risk Continuum - 2015-06-01 by Annette O'Neil

Love Across The Risk Continuum Risk identification is a spectrum phenomenon. You can picture the risk continuum as a horizontal line, marked evenly from 0 to 10 to illustrate the range between total risk intolerance and extreme...
Average Rating = 3.17/5 Votes: 12 | Comments: 4 | Views: 6614

Recommended Safety Articles for Safety Month - 2015-03-06 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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Teaching Students To Navigate The Landing Pattern - 2015-02-26 by Corey Miller

Teaching Students To Navigate The Landing Pattern When talking to students on the radio we, as humans, can get complacent after a while or even forget the real purpose for use being there. The job of an instructor on the radio is not to just land...
Average Rating = 4.40/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 13 | Views: 6137

Staying Current During Winter - 2014-12-17 by Brian Germain

Staying Current During Winter The winter months are a great opportunity to catch up on all the things we werenít doing throughout the summer, such as working on our homes, engaging in winter sports, and mending relationships with ...
Average Rating = 4.67/5 Votes: 3 | Comments: 4 | Views: 15561

Essential Skydiving Safety Articles - 2014-03-12 by Dropzone.com

Essential Skydiving Safety Articles In honor of safety month, we've put together a list of some of the best safety articles we've published over the past 12 years, with writers including Bill Booth, John Le Blanc, Brian Germain,...
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Coaching in the World of Skydiving - 2013-10-15 by DSE

Coaching in the World of Skydiving Skydiving is a sport in which all all participants seek improvement in skill and confidence in their skills. Coaching plays a significant role in setting goals, testing the goals, and reviewing the...
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 9 | Comments: 10 | Views: 12099

Implications of Recent Tracking, Tracing and Wingsuit Incidents - 2013-09-23 by Bryan Burke popular

Implications of Recent Tracking, Tracing and Wingsuit Incidents Of nine incidents in ten months where a jumper was incapacitated in freefall and their AAD fired (or in one case, was deployed for by another jumper), seven out of nine involved trackers, tracing, or ...
Average Rating = 4.46/5 Votes: 26 | Comments: 21 | Views: 86210

The Horizontal Flight Problem - 2013-09-16 by Bryan Burke

The Horizontal Flight Problem All of the following events took place during our spring 2013 season here at Skydive Arizona. Some have been repeated several times. Since I started to look into this subject and inquire as to what...
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Baby on Board - Skydiving While Pregnant - 2013-07-31 by Amy Blackwell

Baby on Board - Skydiving While Pregnant As the number of skydivers grows, the number of female jumpers increases, as well. Inevitably, some of those female jumpers will find themselves pregnant at some time during their skydiving careers....
Average Rating = 2.33/5 Votes: 6 | Comments: 9 | Views: 38699

Action Therapy: When Skydiving Saves Lives - 2013-07-15 by Taya Weiss

Action Therapy: When Skydiving Saves Lives Adam Martin and David Winland are here to tell you that skydiving saved their lives: from self-destructive tendencies, depression, drugs, and possibly even the emotional quicksand of post-traumatic...
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Votes: 7 | Comments: 19 | Views: 18139

AFF Students Are Awesome - 2013-06-28 by Melissa Lower

AFF Students Are Awesome AFF students are awesome! They are incredibly excited, nervous, and sometimes quite hilarious. Ben Lowe and I have complied some of our favorite experiences with teaching and getting to know some of...
Average Rating = 4.40/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 0 | Views: 12815

Jumping Away from the Normal Dropzone - 2013-05-23 by Mike Mullins and Gary Peek

Jumping Away from the Normal Dropzone It seems like every skydiver eventually wants to skydive into an area or event that is not at a regular dropzone or skydiving center at an airport. And no wonder, because it is fun, exciting, and a...
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 6 | Comments: 2 | Views: 16915

Line of Flight Explained - 2013-05-20 by Melissa Lowe

Line of Flight Explained The topic of ďLine of FlightĒ seems to be a mysterious, yet cool term that is often misused and/or misunderstood. As a freefly load organizer and instructor, Iíve realized the lack of knowledge about ...
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Jumping with Weights - 2012-04-19 by Jacques Jonsman

Jumping with Weights Before considering jumping with weights please consider if you are comfortable with the higher wingload of your canopy. You will fly faster with the weights and if you are already pushing your limits ...
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Power-Pitching - 2011-10-20 by Brian Germain

This little article is about the art and science of skilfully and quickly pulling out of a dangerously low dive. You can apply this skill to many aspects of parachute flight, but the scope of this...
Average Rating = 3.67/5 Votes: 3 | Comments: 0 | Views: 15973

Can Yoga Improve Your Skydiving - You Might Be Surprised - 2008-12-03 by admin

Can Yoga Improve Your Skydiving - You Might Be Surprised Yoga is meant to integrate the mind, body and spirit, and to achieve a state of enlightenment. For skydiving, this means developing your insight, awareness and focus, as well as balance, flexibility...
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