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Learning About Weather: Part Two - The Big Picture - 2016-12-08 by Joel Strickland new

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 new

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 new

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

How to Approach Your Recurrency Skydive What’s the second-scariest thing in the world? Probably, it’s 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. What’s the...
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Hearing Safety For Skydivers: It’s A Thing - 2015-12-01 by Annette O'Neil

Hearing Safety For Skydivers: It’s A Thing If you want to keep the good sounds coming in to your skyward-tilting brain, you’d better take some responsibility. There are probably some things you don’t know about the holes alongside your head,...
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Is Your Rig Freefly-Friendly or Preemie-Prone - 2015-11-23 by Annette O'Neil

Is Your Rig Freefly-Friendly or Preemie-Prone You’re going to point your belly button away from the ground when you fall out of a plane. YES. You’re gonna point it at the horizon. You’re going to point it at other people. You’re going to sit...
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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. He’s duking it out with a bald, mustachioed, wall-of-meat Nazi, and he’s kinda losing. Finally, he manages to...
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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...
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Advice For Your First Hop and Pop - 2015-08-25 by Annette O'Neil

Advice For Your First Hop and Pop It’s no wonder that you’re biting your nails. (We’ve all been there.) It’ll be your first time deploying in soft, subterminal air. It’ll be your first time really trusting your stability out the...
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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, it’s unlikely that you would chalk your misery up to “pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature...
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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...
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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...
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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 weren’t doing throughout the summer, such as working on our homes, engaging in winter sports, and mending relationships with ...
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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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