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In skydiving, as in any other risky endeavor there exists a direct relationship between your knowledge, skill and attitude, and your chances of survival. Explore the categories below for a wide range of skydiving safety and training related articles. Never stop learning.


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You Know Nothing About Seatbelts - Part 2 - 2016-09-27 by Annette O'Neil

You Know Nothing About Seatbelts - Part 2 Think your seatbelt only helps you when the metal hits the dirt? Nope. The magic of seatbelts goes far beyond the prevention of injuries and fatalities during actual impacts. Seatbelts also help the plane fly better and move more safely during maneuvers, sometimes...

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You Know Nothing About Seatbelts - Part 1 - 2016-09-20 by Annette O'Neil

You Know Nothing About Seatbelts - Part 1 If you look at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports, online forums and the world’s newspaper reports, you’ll notice something interesting: the last couple of years were bad for forced landings, but good for survivors. Since December 2014, the total has...

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How to Tube: Buying and Using Time - 2016-09-12 by Joel Strickland

How to Tube: Buying and Using Time Tunnel time is not cheap. For casual flyers there is no real way to make it be cheap, short of selling your soul to a tunnel company for a position as an instructor. However, there are a few things to learn about the process of procuring time that can help make every minute ...

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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, running a bunch of seminars and trainings...” He pauses for a moment. “And I’m...

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How To Tube: A Guide To Getting The Most From Your Tunnel Sessions - 2016-09-05 by Joel Strickland

How To Tube: A Guide To Getting The Most From Your Tunnel Sessions A tunnel coach and a tunnel instructor are different things. This can be confusing as they may look the same, sound the same, perhaps wear the same suit and even be the same person performing two different roles from one session to the next. They will all high-five you too...

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How To Avoid Line Burn (Because Raw Canopies Work Better) - 2016-09-02 by Annette O'Neil

How To Avoid Line Burn (Because Raw Canopies Work Better) When a suspension line gets out-of-place and slides across neighboring nylon, another line, or another skydiver (in a collision scenario), the damage can be catastrophic. The lines connecting your mortal coil to your nylon conveyance are, after all, thin strands of...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (96) Collisions 15%
Landings (209) Landings 32%
No Pulls (59) No Pulls 9%
Malfunctions (122) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (26) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (90) Other 14%
Total (654)