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The Skydiving Handbook - 2011-09-21 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook Welcome to skydiving, perhaps the most exciting and unusual sport in the world! You are at the beginning of a path thousands of people have safely followed for over thirty years. In that time,...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 1 (In the Aircraft) - 2011-09-21 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 1 (In the Aircraft) Every skydive starts before you board the airplane. Before you get on the airplane, you should be totally prepared for the jump ahead. This means that you know exactly what you are going to do on the ...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 2 (Exits) - 2011-09-21 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 2 (Exits) Imagine holding your arm out of a car window as you drive down the highway. The wind you feel is caused by your speed through the air rather than by weather. Skydivers call this apparent wind the...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 3 (Flying Your Body) - 2011-09-21 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 3 (Flying Your Body) The principles of freefall flight are quite simple; after all, you are dealing with just two things: your airfoil (body) and the wind. In a perfect, relaxed arch, or box man, you will fall straight...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 4 (The Skydiving Universe) - 2011-09-20 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook  - Chapter 4 (The Skydiving Universe) We've already discussed your body's relation to the relative wind. Now let's look at your relationship to space and time. When you leave an airplane at our customary exit altitude of 12,500 feet...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 5 (After the Freefall) - 2011-09-20 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook  - Chapter 5 (After the Freefall) There are only two ways to end a freefall. One is to open your parachute, and the other is not to. No one wants it to end the second way. Statistics show that the overwhelming cause of skydiving...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 6 (Canopy Performance) - 2011-09-20 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook  - Chapter 6 (Canopy Performance) Your square parachute is the result of two decades of design refinement. Like a glider, it can fly straight and level or turn, slow down, spin, and even stall. As the pilot, where you land and how...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 7 (Landings) - 2011-09-20 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 7 (Landings) There are two goals when landing your parachute: the first is to land safely and the second is to land where you want to. Clearly, the first goal is much more important than the second one, yet a...
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The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 8 (After the Landing) - 2011-09-20 by Bryan Burke

The Skydiving Handbook - Chapter 8 (After the Landing) No matter how many skydives you make, you'll always feel a moment of great satisfaction as your parachute settles to the ground. But the skydive isn't over yet! You need to carefully gather up your...
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