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

Line of Flight Explained The topic of “Line of Flight” seems to be a mysterious, yet cool term that is often misused and/or misunderstood. As a freefly load organizer and instructor, I’ve 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...
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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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Risk Homeostasis and Skydiving - 2007-05-18 by labyrinth

Risk Homeostasis and Skydiving Dangerous safety? There's more to this paradox than meets the eye. According to a case study by Sky Diving Academics the introduction of safety innovations tend to seriously influence levels of...
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Meditation Preparation - 2006-11-05 by Brian Germain

Meditation Preparation Most skydivers exercise some form of mental preparation on the way to altitude. What most do not realize is how incredibly important this is. The mental state that we are in prior to exiting the...
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Skydiving at Night - 2005-03-28 by Eric Boerger

Skydiving at Night So you want to make a night jump and don't know what to expect? Here is an example of how many dropzones run their night jump procedures and what you need to know before you participate in night...
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The Long Haul - 2004-12-19 by Brian Germain

The Long Haul There are many areas of this sport in which we can invest ourselves, so many avenues in which to excel. Although the speedy gratification of our desires is tempting and rewarding in the short term,...
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Thermals 101: A Paraglider’s Perspective - 2004-11-08 by tdog

Thermals 101: A Paraglider’s Perspective If you see a wind indicator (wind sock) quickly change directions, you might have just witnessed a thermal near by. On a quiet day in a field of tall grass you can hear them leave too, just a quick...
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Ten things that may keep you alive - 2004-05-16 by Bill von Novak

Ten things that may keep you alive Skydiving is a sport where you never stop learning. Even if you could, somehow, come to know everything, the sport is evolving constantly, and someone who's an expert one day is a newbie the next.
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